Kelly Howell Photo

Kelly Howell Photo

Kelly Howell Photo is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019

Kelly Howell Photo locationPlacerville, CA, El Dorado

(3 Reviews)

I wasn't always a photographer. Before I had my son I worked for a Parks and Recreation Department. Honestly, I thought I'd always work there, but it turns out I had a different calling. Since I was a kid I have been a creative person. I would draw and paint and I spent part of my college years studying art. My dream was to be an artist and have my work shown in galleries, then I would become a graphic artist to pay the bills. It's funny how life turns out. I never let go of my creative side. I just channeled it differently.

When I got my first full-time job a long time ago I got myself a gift. I bought a Nikon D40 with two lenses. It was one of the only expensive purchases I ever made that I didn't regret. I loved taking pictures but never thought of it as anything more, that was until I got pregnant. I wanted to document my son's life in a creative way. I wanted to take amazing pictures of him that he would be able to keep for a lifetime and share with his kids in the future. I started exploring photography classes and came across documentary family photographer Kirsten Lewis. Her class was a game changer for me. I thought photos always had to be posed and a struggle to get your kids to do something they don't want to do. But her style was so different and I fell in love with it!

Her class taught me that everyday moments are more precious than that occasional posed family photo. I realized that capturing my son's personality was more important to me than my family looking pretty all the time. It was more important to me to capture our interactions as a family than posing one time for one good shot. I realized that my family isn't perfect, we are weird and funny and happy as we are. So that's what needs to be captured in a photo.

So if you haven't already guessed what I am really passionate about, it's you and your family. I want to celebrate your weirdness, your struggles, and your imperfections and capture it all on camera. You and your family are unique and your photos should represent that. How many group shots can you really hang on your walls before they all start to look the same? I consider my job done when you have a large print hanging on your wall that's not a posed family photo.

  • 5 hires on Bark.com
  • 4 hours average response time
Kelly Howell Photo Reviews

Kelly Howell Photo Reviews


Review of Kelly Howell Photo by Sunday Gover
5 19/09/2018 Sunday Gover

Kelly was supportive and flexible regarding our vision of our wedding. She was thorough and thoughtful and it resulted in many, many amazing moments memorialized. I love the unscripted moments and all the things I would have missed if it weren't for Kelly. She has more than a talent, she has an instinct which you can't teach. I appreciate our decision to work with Kelly every time I look at our new photos on our wall!

Review of Kelly Howell Photo by Tiffany
5 26/05/2018 Tiffany

I have met Kelly and think her vision of photography encompasses my vision of my wedding. I believe with her professionalism and ideals of her photographs will make this a day to remember!

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Review of Kelly Howell Photo by Elise Snow
5 Elise Snow

Kelly did an amazing job capturing the true expressions of our family. We are a huge outdoors family and she came with us on one of our favorite hikes. My jaw dropped when I saw her pictures of us. They were all so beautiful. The candid shots were my favorite because you can’t fake a smile anywhere close to the real thing. I will treasure her photos for the rest of my life and look forward to having her capture our memories again in the near future.

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Kelly Howell Photo Q&A

Kelly Howell Photo Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

I love connecting and learning about the people I photograph and then seeing their faces light up when I bring them their photos. I am so happy to be giving them this gift because it's something they will cherish for a lifetime.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I love photography and I just thought it would be fun to share it with people.

Why should our clients choose you?

Basically, I offer a style that is completely unique. Although it's beginning to trend it is still not widely accepted. So if you're looking for something a little different in your photos, photos that focus on the moments and not the poses, we should work together.

Services provided by Kelly Howell Photo

Kelly Howell Photo Services

Documentary and Lifestyle Portrait Collections

30 minutes $200 The 30-minute session includes all culled and edited digital photos in a beautiful online gallery and a smartphone app, plus one large matted print. 1 - Hour $350 The one-hour session includes all culled and edited digital photos in a beautiful online gallery and a smartphone app, plus five matted prints for a wall in your house. 4 - Hours $900 The four-hour session is designed to be a mini "day in the life" session. It includes all culled and edited digital photos in a beautiful online gallery, a slideshow set to music, smartphone app and 25 printed photos neatly displayed in a wood box that doubles as a frame, plus five matted photos for a wall in your house. Day in the Life Collection $1500 I spend an entire day with your family taking photographs of your everyday life. It's one flat fee for 8-12 hours depending on what you want me to be there for. This collection includes an 11 x 14 album custom designed to your tastes. It also includes three large ready to frame prints, plus a slideshow, online gallery and smartphone app and all culled and edited images.

Weddings

The Picture Book $650 2 hours of wedding coverage with one photographer. Includes an online gallery, slideshow, smartphone app and all culled and edited images. Great for courthouse weddings and quick elopements. The Poem $1000 4 hours of wedding coverage with one photographer. Includes a free engagement session, online gallery, slideshow, smartphone app and all culled and edited images. The Essay $1300 6 hours of wedding coverage with one photographer. Includes a free engagement session, online gallery, slideshow, smartphone app and all culled and edited images. The Short Story $1800 8 hours of wedding coverage with one photographer. Includes a free engagement session, online gallery, slideshow, and smartphone app and all culled and edited images. The Novel $2100 10 hours of wedding coverage with one photographer. Includes a free 1-hour engagement session, online gallery, slideshow, and smartphone app and all culled and edited images. Second photographer $400

Work history from Kelly Howell Photo

Work History

Recreation and Event Coordinator

Folsom Parks and Recreation

From July 2007 to March 2015.

Plan and organize events for th e community.

  • 5 hires on Bark.com
  • 4 hours average response time

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