Kellie graduated from the University of Idaho with her BFA in Interior Design in 2003 and moved to the Salem area with her husband shortly after. She picked up the camera after the birth of her daughter in 2005 and fell in love! By 2009 she started shooting other children and families and Kellie Parry Photography was born. Aside from her portraiture work Kellie also enjoys the challenge of keeping up with a Project 365 and shares her favorites on her Facebook page every now and again.
Kellie’s photography style can be described as a modern take on traditional portraiture with a large emphasis on natural light. There’s nothing that makes her happier than a beautiful golden hour with a willing subject or two! Since she lives in the rather wet Pacific Northwest the weather is often a big factor in scheduling portrait sessions. Kellie prefers to shoot portrait sessions outdoors for a lot of reasons, but the biggest reason is that she finds the interaction of her subjects with their environment to be much more interesting than with traditional studio backdrops. For that reason she only shoots family sessions outdoors but in order to escape the rain she does have a portable studio set up that she uses for small children and babies on occasion.