Free People

For the past month I have been working alongside Free People here in Providence and loving every second of it!

I just wanted to share a few of my favorite updates from a couple sessions back with you all.

Hope you enjoy!

Kelly Louise

Fall session with the Bliss family

Hey guys!

Today I am sharing my session with the Bliss family.

You know when you start following someone you have mutual friends with on Instagram and can tell almost immediately that they are your kind of people? That is basically how it went for me with Torie. I was so excited to link up with her and her husband and of course the babe- Hadley Willow!

I hope you like them + be sure to message me with any questions you may have!

Kelly Louise

Mother + Daughter session.

Had a great mother daughter shoot with my friend Jess! This coming weekend I will be photographing Jess and her boyfriend- I can't wait to share those with you guys too!

I hope you enjoy their mini session as much as I do!

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As always thank you for checking out my space here,

Kelly Louise

Lifestyle session with Alex

Hey there!

I LOVE when people message me wanting portraits done of themselves for awesome reasons. This was definitely one of the best. I have known Alex and his family for quite some time now but have never really had a scheduled shoot with them so this fall day we took to the streets of Providence doing just that!

He very rarely gets his photograph taken but with his recent weight loss this was the perfect opportunity to show off how hard he worked;

"I hate getting my picture taken. I have two default looks: 1. eyebrow-raised bitch-face 2. insane super big smile. Neither could be described as "editorial". I was also the peer/family group photographer for years and years. This gave me both the means and motive to never be in pictures, I have literal years where there are not photos of me. People having cameras in their phones has made this harder for me, so I spend a lot of time un-tagging myself online. 

Lately this started to feel ridiculous. I have a lovely daughter and wife and I am rarely in pictures with them. I spend a lot of time playing 'dodge the camera' it's exhausting and childish. Having recent lost a lot of weight I figured there was no time like the present to cut the crap and get some photo's taken."

When I asked him why he decided to loose the weight;

"On July 7th 2015 I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office. I weighed 215lbs, it's not the most I've ever weighed but it was close, I'm 5'11'' so it's not a great number... and furthermore my blood work was awful. Cholesterol, triglycerides, blood-sugar were all shitty. So I thought, I don't like how I look, I don't like how I feel and I'm setting myself up to miss a big chunk of my daughter's life, what the fuck am I doing? Was I not dieting and exercising because I thought it was uncool or lame? Why is this better? So I changed my diet a lot and started exercising. Basically doing what every-doctor-ever has said. I've lost 35lbs so far and all my blood work is clear; now all I have to do is keep at this forever :)"

How could I NOT be excited to work with one of my favorite families for such an awesome reason?! Enjoy!

So happy that I can call these three not only friends but family.

Kelly Louise

Maurisa + Madewell Style

Welcome back!

This set I did with my friend Maurisa is definitely one of my favorites I have done this fall.

Maurisa works at Madewell in Providence and if you follow her on Instagram you can see how she styles their wardrobe in such an awesome way. I knew I wanted to do a fall style inspired shoot with her and she was actually applying for a contest through the company so it worked out perfectly!

I hope you like em!

Kelly Louise

Kaye // Providence Style

Hey guys!

Today I am sharing some shots I took of my friend Kaye. We walked up and down the streets of Downtown Providence and I love the variety we got from this day.

Kaye models between Boston, NYC and Providence and just recently did work in London and after looking at these photos you can see why! Such a beautiful girl inside and out. 

Enjoy!

Kelly Louise

Woman of the Woods // Abbey

Today I am showing you guys one of my favorite girls to photograph- Abbey

She has such a way of understanding what it is you are looking to create and making it come to life. We have done some studio work together in the past so I was beyond excited to get outside and work with her outside in nature. 

I am so happy with how the photographs came out, I hope you enjoy! 

Kelly Louise

Harrison

Before I left for tour I finally had the absolute pleasure of finally meeting up with my friend Harrison. I met Harrison first through my boyfriend and we both started to follow each other on IG once we found out we were both photographers.

I could tell when I first started to started to hang out that he would be a great friend to have for a long time. He is such a genuine human being and being surrounded by that kind of energy is great to have.

We talked about life, photos, dreams and everything in between. I can not wait for the future adventures we have planned!

Kelly Louise

Exploring Providence with Chris

Earlier this week I met up in Providence with one of my friends Chris and had a great time photo taking and chit chatting about living the life of a rolling stone. It is always fun to walk around places you normally ignore and don't get to truly appreciate and give yourself the opportunity to take it all in- the small little details you miss that mean so much to the experience as a whole.

Myself alike he is a photographer who is super talented at what he does, and is now the fiancé to one of my favorite girls- Allison! I have photographed her (Allison) before and was excited to work with Chris behind the lens. 

We shot in some cool locations on the East Side of Providence and love how the photos came out. I edited them a little bit different from my normal style but love the vibe they give. 

Hope you like em' 

live simply.

dream big.

be grateful.

give love.

laugh lots.

all good things are wild & free 

there is always something to be thankful for

explore.

know who you are: love who you are.

➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ ➳ 

 

Kelly Louise

Session with Allie

Hey guys!

Last week I met up with one of my favorite girls to shoot with- Allie! Since we live so close to each other its nice to be able to do a last minute session and be creative! I brought my little pup Simon with me this time too, I couldn't help but sneak him into a couple shots!

Enjoy!

Kelly Louise

Brooklyn Weekend

Hey guys!

This past weekend I visited my boyfriend down in NY and we spend all of Saturday in one of my favorite places- Brooklyn! We started at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg where we had all sorts of delicious things to eat (my favorite being the almond ice-cream by Alchemy). After that walked around checking out different shops around, and of course the popular Artists & Fleas which if you are a vintage lover and small shop obsessed I highly recommend you checking it out! We finished the day under the Brooklyn Bridge and had the best pizza EVER at Grimaldi's.  

I wanted to share a few snaps from the day, I wish I got more but we were having to much fun to even think about it!

Enjoy (:

Kelly Louise

Warped Tour : Mansfield MA

Hey guys!

I was at the Vans Warped Tour this past Saturday, Sunday and at my home show on Tuesday. Although my boyfriend was not there on Tuesday I still had a great time meeting up with friends and snapping photos. I worked with the Support Tattoos & Piercings at Work booth and had a great time hanging out with them!

I wanted to share a few snaps from the day with those I know, enjoy!

Kelly Louise

A session with Abbey

Today I wanted to share some shots of Abbey. I worked alongside with Joe St. Pierre this day and had such a great afternoon in the studio with both! I love the simplicity of the shots and how delicate Abbey is with her modeling. 

There is a sense of fresh and airy movement to each image and I hope you feel the same as you look through them. 

"She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom."

Enjoy!

Kelly Louise

Lifestyle Session with Brianna Moon

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing with you Ms. Brianna Moon! Brianna and I have been friends on Instagram for awhile now and knowing she was right by my in Providence I knew I wanted to get this "modern day holly golightly" in front of my camera. Her apartment on the West Side was hands down one of my favorite apartments I have ever been in- it is so esthetically pleasing! 

We had coffee, chatted about fashion, played with her cat Morrissey and walked around outside. I had such a great afternoon with her and I can't wait to continue to work with this beauty!

Be sure to email me to set up a Lifestyle Session!

Be sure to follow Brianna on Instagram! @ITSBRIANNAMOON

Kelly Louise

Michelle + Alejandra

Michelle and sister Alejandra are two of my favorite ladies to take photos of. With their natural beauty and awesome personalities you can't help but fall in love with them both! I have taken photos of both of them before but wanted to share this specific session with you all! We walked all around Providence and I am so happy with the shots we got!

Kelly Louise

Mia + Indie

"When Kelly asked me to write about my recent journey into motherhood I was hit with a wave of excitement, overwhelmed with all the things I wanted to share. A part of me sits here at a loss for words, wondering how I could possibly begin to express the ways being a mother has changed my life- how beautiful it truly is. There aren’t enough words in the world to even begin to explain it all, but these are my best efforts. 

I guess the best place for me to start would be the day I found out I was pregnant. I remember holding the pregnancy test(s) in my hand, clutching them for dear life. I was thrilled yet fearful; Life as I knew it would never be the same. I, from that point on, would be responsible for another person’s life. Terrified and anxious, I couldn’t wait to set foot on this new chapter in my life. 

The minute the baby bump pops, you’re hit with an immense amount of advice. From strangers, friends, family, coworkers- you name it. I remember feeling horrified and confused. Every article I read, all the advice I was given, made motherhood sound like a nightmare. “You’ll never sleep again,” “Enjoy your freedom now,” “You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into." Wasn’t motherhood suppose to be the most beautiful adventure of all? This is what women dream of. Bearing a child, feeling her baby kick inside, and care for her squishy little newborn. And if so, why was everyone making it sound so awful? 

You see, I was well aware my life was going change. Despite the fact that I was told I “had no idea” how much. I knew things would never be the same. Going to the grocery store will be a task, simply grabbing a coffee will be a planned event. These were things I planned for, and was ready for, that’s why I decided to embark on this journey. My husband and I would lay awake at night and talk about how upset it made us that people belittled the entire thing. We hated the way they made us feel like we were heading into a dark scary cave and life as we knew it was over. We promised we would never think like that.

Fast forward to the birth of my little pea. I can still feel my heart race awaiting her arrival. Childbirth is by far the most wonderful challenge life has ever presented me with- well, after raising my daughter, of course. As I’m saying that, I’m aware I’m one of the crazy ones. Who could possibly find labor enjoyable. I know, yet I loved every second of it. 

I look back on the day I first met her, she was bright red, slimy, and whaling- but she was perfect. I often wish I could go back to the second I laid eyes on her, just to experience it all over again. She lit up the room and, for a moment, I couldn’t breathe. Our first night in the hospital I didn’t sleep a wink. I watched her chest take in unsteady baby breathes, her sensitive eyelids flicker from the unfamiliar lights. She was the most beautiful little human I had ever seen, could have ever imagined, and the love I had for someone so tiny set my whole body on fire. It was a feeling I didn’t know existed, didn’t know possible and if you were to ask me how many times I cried that very first day, I couldn’t give you a number- but boy did I cry. 

When I was pregnant, I tried to picture her. What would she look like? Her hair color, her eyes, the shape of her nose- I closed my eyes, but got nothing.

As I held her in my arms that first day, I thought to myself “Of course. How could I picture her any other way?” I couldn’t wait to take her home. I just wanted to put her in her crib, show her the nursery we had so impatiently waited to fill. As the days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, I look down at my now three month old little love and I have an unbelievable understanding of my views of motherhood.

First, you were all wrong. You told me I’d never sleep again, but you were wrong. The early weeks are rough, and sleep deprivation struck as it does all new mothers, but I slept; and when I slept, I dreamt of her. I dreamt of who she’ll be and what she’ll become. I pictured her future, and how bright it will be and I woke up feeling new and ready for every day because I knew it involved her in it, and to me that was enough. Second, you told me to enjoy my freedom because it would soon be gone, but you were wrong. My freedom greets me every morning with a toothless smile. It’s happy, and giggly, and it depends solely on me- and that makes me as free as i’ll ever need to be. However, you were all right about one thing. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no idea my body could love anything this much, and this love I feel is so overpowering sometimes, I don’t know how I handle it. I had no idea that I could be so in awe of something, because it’s beauty simply blows me away. 

I watched my body expand and stretch and grow this tiny human, and as a result I watch my sweet girl grow and change and learn new things every day. I sit and rock my daughter to sleep at night and I wouldn’t change the course of my life for the world. She is my greatest gift, my greatest accomplishment, and for that there are no words."

- Mia Matias 

Kelly Louise

Allie

Allie and I met each other via Instagram (which has proven to be a great way to meet people) and instantly clicked. Ironically she lives only 10 minutes away from me! She has worked with other photographers before and her natural ability to model translates in each session we have.

This time we drove around the town and found an awesome spot to shoot. I love the natural light we had that day and how dominant it is in the photographs. 

Enjoy!

Kelly Louise

Brooke + Sophia

Hello! This post will be all about Brooke and Sophia. I met Brooke through mutual friends and was so excited to photograph her and her beautiful baby! Sophia was such a great little baby to walk around with an take photos of. Brooke and I enjoyed how laid back the session was and I was so happy to deliver the photos to her! Below are a few of my favorites, enjoy!

Kelly Louise