More of Jordan

Other photographers will definitely agree, I'm sure, (and artists in general), that keeping a steady flow of creativity is difficult, nearing impossible sometimes. I especially get really bored of my work easily, so clients/friends/Kris & Jamie/anyone around really know it when I find something that totally excites and reinspires me (I'm pretty giddy about it :-). Today was absolutely one of those days! I feel like all winter I've been in creative hibernation and this whole week of shoots has really allowed me to stretch my legs!

On another note, this shoot was also really special to me because it was my fabulous mini-me-niece, Jordan's Sweet 16 shoot. I absolutely love my nieces and nephews (thanks to my hubby since I'm an only child :-) and have so much fun photographing them. Today Katie came out and styled Jordan and I'm sooooo proud of what a beautiful and smart woman she is becoming - love ya Jorjicken :-)

One more technical note, then we'll get to the images. As mentioned, I love doing different looks and the last shoot I posted made use of texture overlays. This time after thinking about what Bruce just wrote, I thought I'd challenge myself to make the photos really interested and layered and dimensional without too many extra photoshop toys. All the photos in this post were created in camera. The only out of camera manipulation was done with Adobe Camera Raw (colors) and a bit of sharpening in Photoshop (and obviously adding my logo ;-) Whatcha think guys? Thanks for all the recent comments - keep 'em coming - they totally make my day!!!


kristy said...

you are the most amazing photographer , kell. i love you, i look up to you. you're AMAZING. like beyond that. heart and soul (plays piano). really. you move me. stretch my creative limits.

Mark said...

WOW! Really fun stuff here. The creative use of DOF is great, and the colors look fantastic!

Josh said...

AMAZING! I love the work you've done in your new studio. I can't wait until Jenny looks really big so you, me and Heather can all triple team a maternity session:)

Bruce L. Snell said...


Incredible job! You obviously really dug deep and it paid off! I think this is by far some of your best work.

We don't need no stinkin' photoshop!


Mark said...

Really cool images, Kelley. Nice diversity too, in the lighting, poses, and locations. My favourite ones are the ones of her smiling. :)

The Prairie Jeweler said...

Gorgeous work Miss Thang! Love them all! I think this past week has been a creative wake up call for both of us!
Yeah for spring... maybe that will get us going!

Rosie said...

beautiful composition!