Kelli's love of photography began at the age of 10 when she was given her first Kodak Instax camera as a birthday present. It came as no surprise that once in high school, she fell in love with the art of black and white traditional film photography. On some days, she'd even ditch her academic classes and just stay in the darkroom, developing photos and rolling film for the entire day. Most of her images consisted of her punk rock friends and local punk bands that she has shot from Fullerton to Hollywood. It should also come as no surprise again when she got her big break when she creatively snuck in a large telephoto lens and DSLR camera to a MUSE concert, and sooner after, a Queens of the Stone Age concert. It wasn't long after that Kelli eventually made friends with members in the bands and the Los Angeles music scene and eventually began shooting for various media outlets.
While Kelli also owns and operates a luxury lifestyle and destination wedding photography business, music portraiture and journalism will always be her first love and the basis of her editorial-meets-journalism style of photography. She can creatively capture the rawness of a moment and blend it with a high-end, luxury editorial feel. She's a punk rock Martha Stewart. Iggy Pop-meets-Pottery Barn. Next to her old crusty vinyl rock records sit Diptyque and Le Labo candles that complete her zen den.
Kelli currently resides in Hollywood, CA and travels worldwide.
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