Featured Photographer – Kellie Conlon

I started doing photography in high school. I would shoot football games for the yearbook. After high school I realized I needed to know more about photography if I really wanted to take good pictures. I took a few classes at a local college. I fell in love with it! In 2003, I moved to San Francisco. I started working for a handful of wedding photographers as a second shooter. It was from those amazing people that I learned more about the business aspect of photography. I worked my way up to shoot weddings on my own. After doing that for a few years, I moved to Tennessee. I concentrated on starting my family and getting settled. When I had my second baby, I just made a huge switch to newborn photography. I did a mentorship with an amazing newborn photographer, Jennie Pyfferoen. She has been such a huge help to me! I learn something new every time I do a session. It has really been my niche. I absolutely love newborns!

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Why and when did you become a photographer?

I started doing photography in high school. After years of hard work and working for others, I started my own business in 2010. I love being creative and giving my clients beautiful images.

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How would you describe your style of photography?

My style is classic, simple and sometimes whimsical. I do try new things, but I want my images to be timeless.

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What is the most difficult challenge in the photography business?

Standing apart tom the rest. I have struggled with that. But I am at the point where I know all I need to do is give my clients great images. I want them to love their pictures.

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Who or what is your biggest source of inspiration?

It sounds cheesy, but newborns really inspire me. They are so new and beautiful, I can’t help but be drawn to them. I love documenting this precious time in these little lives.

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Tell us little about your studio.

This year I built a studio in my backyard. I love that I have my own space and that I can give my clients a unique experience.

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Name three favorite things in your camera bag.

My MarkIII, 50mm 1.2, 100mm macro.

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What advice can you give an aspiring photographer today?

Learn the basics! It’s not about anything else, until you know what an f-stop, shutter speed and ISO do!

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If you would like to find out more about Kellie you can visit her website or facebook.