Hi, I'm kelly.
That kid you knew growing up that always had a camera in hand? Yeah, that was me. I remember being a teenager on a trip to Yellowstone National Park with my family and I designated myself as the official trip photographer. My photos weren't great back then, and they were all taken on a point-and-shoot, but that's the first time I truly remember running around documenting moments and enjoying every minute.
My love for photography grew in high school, and it was my senior year when my parents bought me my first DSLR camera. I lugged that thing around everywhere that I could and took it to college hoping to continue photography recreationally as I got my degree in marine biology (yes, you read that correctly). After my first semester in college, I realized photography was more than just a hobby, so I dumped my former major and pursued my passion in hopes of making it a career. I went on to graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi (SMTTT!) with a B.A. in photojournalism, and have been shooting professionally ever since.
Before jumping full time into my own business, I served as the Director of Photography for Mississippi State Athletics for over 4 years. I've also had stops at the University of Alabama and the Hattiesburg American (a daily newspaper in South Mississippi) and have experience in all facets of photography. My work has been featured by media outlets including Sports Illustrated, CBS, Fox Sports, Politico, USA Today, and many local affiliates as well as top brands like Adidas and Mossy Oak.
About two years ago, my family and I made the move to Indiana, and I've since been freelancing in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Since moving to Indy, I've worked for IUPUI, Indiana University, Indiana State and numerous out-of-state NCAA programs looking for coverage in the area.
Outside of photography, my favorite past times include spending time with my husband, Robby, and our dog, Rizzo, binge-watching cooking shows, and making trips to Wrigley Field to watch our favorite team play! #GoCubsGo
A special thank you to Aaron Cornia and Chris McDill for taking the photos of me that you see here.