I’m Kellianne, a wedding and portraits photographer. I am a small business owner, entrepreneur, wife, mom and so much more. While I already work from home, my business requires me to be with people (since that’s what I photograph).
My business, like so many others has been effectively shut down do to social distancing for the Covid-19 virus. I will not go out of business, but I also can’t work right now. Even though I know I can photograph clients with social distancing rules in place, I’m okay with not because I want to do whatever I can to keep people like my mom and dad safe.
But here’s the thing, many small businesses will be forced to shut down during this time. I’ve seen so many amazing people in our community come together to support small businesses so far, so let’s keep doing that!
While many businesses need money right now to survive, especially the food industry, there is only so much money you can spend to help your favorite businesses.
There are so many ways to support small businesses without giving money. Here are a few…
Okay, this is the money one 🙂 If you have the funds, please buy 1 thing each day from one of your favorite small businesses. This will help keep them going so you can buy more from them in the future.
If you’ve ever thought about having family photos taken or a headshot, I’d love for you to buy from me. The session will not expire and will have flexible scheduling. Also, anyone who buys a session now will get priority booking (yes those precious Saturday slots will be open to you).
If you’ve used my services in the past, a great way to help my business at this time is to leave a Google Review. You can use this link to directly access my Google Review page: Click to add a Google review!
These reviews are used by Google to rank us in Google search. Every review helps bring in more business. Every review is like cash in hand for my business.
Follow us on Instagram. I recently split up my Instagram account into the 3 categories that I photograph. If you don’t already follow me, please follow the one you love or all three. It really does help!
I will soon be showing amazing projects you can do with your kids as well as giving tips for getting great photos on your own. I hope this will become my main Instagram feed where I can keep investing in the amazing families I get to work with!
I use this feed to not only show off my beautiful brides and their creative and personal weddings, but also to support my fellow small business owners in the wedding industry. I love being able to share about our marriage too! My goal is to create a place where my brides can be a community, learning how to have strong and healthy marriages.
My goal is to show off those awesome headshots we take in the studio and around town. I also love to highlight working professionals and share what they love to do and who they are! If you’ve had you headshot taken by me, please follow this feed. I’ll be posting fun ideas on how to use your headshot as well as tips for taking casual photos of yourself on the go.
Hang out on the blog and leave little comments on posts. This helps too!
Lastly, share our website, Instagram feed, blog posts and FB posts with your friends.
Thank you so much for supporting your favorite small businesses! We’ve already seen so much support in our community. I feel so blessed to be around such amazing people!
Amanda is new in town and just a started a new job with Monte Vista Homes! She loves her team and is excited to be in Redmond.
I always love to show a few extra headshots that didn’t get retouched. We captured so many great images in just 20 minutes in this Basic Headshot Session. The main photo at the top was her final choice. I think any of them would have been great, but she sure looks professional, trustworthy and approachable which is why it’s the best option for her!
Julie looks stunning! She would be the best boss to work for. I wish her the very best as she steps into her new role at her dad’s company.
I love all the great images we got in this Basic Headshot Session – only 20 minutes! So many great looks! Here are just a few of my favs plus the fully retouched image above.
Thanks for coming in to the studio, laughing with me and brighting my day!
I love Carissa’s new headshot! The one above is her fully retouched amazingly gorgeous new look.
She was so much fun to work with! Carissa came in with a beautiful smile on her face, ready to step in front of the camera. She said she had some nerves and always feels awkward having her photo taken, but I think she looks so relaxed and professional.
The green sweater she chose fit her perfectly and made her skin glow and eyes pop. I knew when she came into the studio that her photos were going to look great.
Below we have a few raw images (not retouched). I love sharing extra images from the session. We captured these and so many more in just 20 minutes. We may not have chosen these beaming smile portraits for her final image, but I couldn’t resist showing off her beauty.
So let’s talk retouching… a lot of people think retouching is all about air-brushing in that strange way that makes people look fake. For me, I like to change things that will make people look more like the do in real life to show off the beauty that we all see. For Carissa, that meant getting rid of wrinkles in her clothing and fixing the hair. I usually smooth skin tone too, but she actually didn’t need much since her skin is so creamy. I did take down the shine just a touch. The main thing was fixing her hair. The backlight I use gets rid of a lot of fly aways, but can also thin hair down. To counteract that effect, I thickened her hair, darkened it, and made it look like more like she stepped out of the salon.
Carissa, I love this new headshot! I hope you had as much fun as I did in the studio with you. Welcome to Bend!
Isn’t she gorgeous? Kiona came by for a Basic Headshot Session in my studio last week. Which means we captured all these lovely images in just 20 minutes!
I love being able to show clients images during the session. It super helped out for this one. After only a few minutes I knew which side was her good side and together we picked the position we both thought looked best. From there, it was easy to make a few tweaks to get the perfect headshot for Kiona! It helped that she was relaxed and had fun.
Kiona, thanks for being willing to laugh and be a little silly during your session. You were so much fun to work with. Keep smiling! It’s infectious 🙂
Above is Kiona’s final retouched headshot. Here are few outtakes and proofs from her session that we didn’t use, but I love them anyway:
Have you wondered what your headshot would look like in black and white? Katie had specific needs for a black and white image so I created one for her.
You can always take your image into a program like iPhoto to turn it into black and white, but here’s what happens when you do:
When I change the image to black and white, I make sure that it still represents you. I take time to brighten the skin tone and adjust the levels to make you look amazing. Best of all, by doing this your image will pop more when printed!
I photographed our insurance guy, Fabian Clark, outside a couple years ago and recently had a chance to update his look. He’s awesome at his job! If you ever need insurance, give him a call!