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Honest documentary & lifestyle newborn and family photography

Raleigh, North Carolina

Illuminating the magic of real life & everyday rhythms

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Tell the story of your love and connection through candid family photos

Family life - a whirlwind of spilled milk, bedtime battles, and the never-ending cycle of laundry. But amidst the chaos, there's a quiet magic unfolding. The way your daughter giggles uncontrollably while you chase bubbles in the kitchen, the gentle hold you share with your son during story time… These fleeting everyday moments are what tell the true story of your family.


You pull out your phone & take some photos, but - are YOU shown in these moments too? You're the heart that keeps it all going, the maker of the magic, the constant source of love and laughter… but how often is that reflected in your everyday photos? How much do you get to see yourself documented with your family?

Let’s capture the beloved connections you share with your family, ensuring you're not just behind the camera, but forever a part of the beautiful story being told.

Family life - a whirlwind of spilled milk, bedtime battles, and the never-ending cycle of laundry. But amidst the chaos, there's a quiet magic unfolding. The way your daughter giggles uncontrollably while you chase bubbles in the kitchen, the gentle hold you share with your son during story time… These fleeting everyday moments are what tell the true story of your family.

You pull out your phone & take some photos, but - are YOU shown in these moments too? You're the heart that keeps it all going, the maker of the magic, the constant source of love and laughter… but how often is that reflected in your everyday photos? How much do you get to see yourself documented with your family?

Let’s capture the beloved connections you share with your family, ensuring you're not just behind the camera, but forever a part of the beautiful story being told.


Newborns

Capture life with your sweet new family member

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lifestyle family

Document joyful
moments of togetherness

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documentary family

Embrace the magic
in your real life rhythms

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Hi, I’m Kelly!

I’m a Raleigh-based newborn and family photographer focused on documenting your real life
naturally with joy, ease, and fun. 

My goal is to create an honest snapshot of your family at this moment in time, so YOU are seen & documented with your loved ones, you can recognize & savor the magic all around you, and you can chronicle life as it actually is - the sweet, the wild, and all the feelings in between. Don’t let these everyday moments of connection be forgotten.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO

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Keepsakes to record your family's life beautifully

I can capture the full essence of a moment in a photograph, but the magic really comes back to life when you can hold it in your hands, pass it to a family member, and put it on your fridge. While digital photos are convenient and necessary, they don’t hold that same kind of life-giving power or tangible record. 

You’ll find that some form of printed artwork is included with every session you have with me as a built-in way to enjoy your photos in your home. You don’t have to find the time to get things printed yourself, and the quality ensures that your family will be enjoying these keepsakes for generations to come. 

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“Kelly has been the only photographer of our family EVER! As long as she is in business, she will be our family photographer always.”

- Jessica & Ben

the Light Creative experience

 one

Complimentary
Consultation

 two

session
planning

 three

true-to-life session

 four

photo reveal
& ordering

 five

artwork
delivery

I’ll be with you each step of the way so you and your family know what to expect, feel comfortable & relaxed while I'm photographing, and receive printed artwork to help you document these beautiful, simple, real life moments.

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”While Kelly is great with light, Kelly is also just a light. She's a joy to be around and made me feel at ease as I knew she would capture great photos.”

- Rose

Let's capture the magic of your family's everyday rhythms

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