The days of typical, unspirited family photos are gone. Let’s run to the parts of life that are compelling, free-flowing and unfeigned.

oh hey, families.

Welcome to adventure and art in the making, with love at the core.

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With nature as our guide, we’ll capture short-lived moments, celebrating your family as they are. Receive your online gallery within 7 days so you can frame those dreamy photos and share with family and friends. Most importantly, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as your heart gets what it really wanted — the family, together, with a tangible memory to indulge in when the nights are long, when the tears are shed and when, after long days and years that are too short, the kids grow up.

Resulting in heart-stopping photos that feel like you.

We’ll roam through earthy, mountainside trails and explore sandy, seaside paths, telling stories with the curiosity that sidetracks your children as you soak up the sweetness of motherhood and just let things flow without interruption.

Followed by an intentional adventure with nature herself.

I’ll coordinate every detail from start to finish so you don’t have to. Simply gather the family. I’ll guide you through the entire family’s wardrobe, session location and even hair and makeup — because this is your opportunity to capture this season of life, beautifully.

It starts with an experience that’s all too easy.

photos with feels are possible.

Here's how.

Hang on tight, mama.

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san luis obispo family photographers

adventure session

family photoshoot



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Recommended for family photos, child photography and maternity photos. With less posing and more play, we’ll showcase the personalities of your gorgeous fam.


family photoshoot

Full-hearted and down to earth, adventure sessions are extended family photoshoots with an abundance of images. With more time on our hands, we’ll explore, laugh and let the little ones be — pausing moments in time.


adventure session

“We have done our yearly family photos with Kelli for the past 3 years... There is only 1 word... WOW!!! Her photography is spectacular and she is GREAT to work with! Even with 3 little girls on the shoot, she is just a JOY to work with. She is fast with the shutter and awesome with the kids! We not only create great memories during the photo shoots, we have amazing pictures to share with our friends and family. Her creativity has no bounds and she has created completely different looks for us each time. I would recommend her services WITHOUT reservation!”

"even with 3 little girls on the shoot, she is just a joy to work with."


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raving reviews from moms & dads

I get it. You want the smiles, the unmuddied outfits and the portraits that grandma and grandpa will love, but that’s not what this is about. I want your kids to just be themselves and sure, if it takes some French fries to bribe your toddler, that’s definitely an option! Ultimately, though, we’ll give your kiddos the time to settle in and relax so we can capture them as they are — personality, sass, giggles, cuddles and curiosity.

I’ll guide you as we go. You’ll receive direct links for wardrobe inspiration, lists of what to do, what not to do and I’ll even book vendors directly for you if you add on hair and makeup services, for example. We’ll create a cohesive look without stressing you out in the days leading up to the session.

Believe it or not, choosing the location is one of the things that stresses families out the most. Instead, you tell me what you have in mind and I’ll choose the epic location for you! I’ll scope it out and make sure it’s your dream location.

Images are delivered through an online gallery that also functions as a print shop! This is where your print credit can be applied, making it easy to access and print photos for the home. 

My approach is to candidly capture the moments as they are — the moments that will live on your walls for years to come. Sometimes those simply happen on their own or I find creative ways to instigate them. However it happens, I deliver natural, modern and artistic photographs.


Receive your own incredible photographs within 7 days.

6. enjoy the captured moments

Show up. Be you. Soak up the wilderness and the wild within your own family.

5. Let's take pictures

I’ll guide you through the rest — preparing outfits, getting to the shoot location and loving every minute.

4. I'll be your guide

Choose your date and time. (I typically book 8-12 weeks in advance.)

3. pick a date

Get the details for the session you’re interested in, sent straight to your email.

2. get the details

Reach out to me so you can stop planning and start enjoying the thought of you, your fam and a gorgeous, scenic backdrop.

1. say hello

I've got you mama.

here's everything you need to know

Lead your kiddos along a pretty path while I capture their eyes full of discovery and their little feet in the sand. Follow me through the mountains or the ocean waves while you hold hands with your husband. Cradle that baby bump on the reef and enjoy the sweetest season of maternity while I document the moments. Leave all expectations of what life should be at the door. Come as you are. We’ll let love and nature illuminate the best parts of life.

art. adventure. Authentically you.

san luis obispo family photographer

let's do it!

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