SPECIALIZING IN CHILDREN, HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS + FAMILIES

West Virginia
 Portrait Photographer

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KELLY BROYLES PHOTOGRAPHY

High School Seniors

Children + Families

Disney obsessed, binge TV watching children, high school senior + family portrait photographer in West Virginia.

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Lauren + Brandon | Charleston, WV Engagement Session

Last week I shot my first real session in over a year. The only reason I ever stepped behind the camera many years ago was to have a creative outlet and at some point over ten years I lost my passion. I had begun to dread picking up my camera. Then last spring COVID-19 hit. […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Last week I shot my first real session in over a year.

The only reason I ever stepped behind the camera many years ago was to have a creative outlet and at some point over ten years I lost my passion. I had begun to dread picking up my camera. Then last spring COVID-19 hit. With all the chaos of the last year there were some small blessings, such as the fact it FORCED me to take a break. I packed my camera in the back of a closet. I’m not even going to lie, I lost the camera that I bought last March for a FOUR MONTH period and had absolutely NO IDEA where it was located. I only picked up my camera to snap some children’s mini-sessions which I love because they help benefit a charity and are always so energetic.

I almost didn’t pick my camera back up for sessions, and then an email came in from one of my favorite past clients. She had gotten engaged during the insanity of this last year and before moving many states away wanted me to capture her engagement photos.

She could have called anyone in the world to take her photos but I had given her senior photos that she loves many years ago and she wanted me.

I dusted off my camera, and suddenly something happened… I felt that little spark. The love I have for photography was still alive. I revamped my website the next week to show more of my passion – no weddings, only a few sessions each month and focusing on children + families and their life events.

I learned something this last year… find joy in the things you do. It’s okay to walk way for a while (or forever) from a hobby, relationship, gig, whatever. I have a new passion for photography and I’m so excited about this love of mine again. Plus if y’all know me then you know my Disney obsession isn’t cheap and this side hustle keeps that going – ha!

It’s been a tough year for us all and it’s time to find joy in those little sparks. Tonight I found it in this couple that had to give up their college graduations, got engaged during a pandemic and are now planning a move across the country with so many unknowns.

Congratulations Lauren & Brandon. Thank you for being my first session after a hectic year. You were truly a breath of fresh air!

Bridget O.

"My daughter "beats to her own drum," you could say. I have booked numerous sessions with Kelly which have all turned out perfect! She is patient and understands how to grab and hold the attention of a child! My little girl and I love Kelly and always look forward to a new, unique and fun photography adventure with every session!"

"One of the biggest challenges for me was finding a photographer who could work well with a small child and continue on with her."

MORGAN M.

"Kelly does just that! She has been wrangling and dealing with our family since the oldest was 2 and I wouldn’t change it for the world. We have some fantastic images around our home of memories we will never forget all because of her. 

"Pictures are not an easy task in our family. When you have children many years apart you have to find someone who can capture them both perfectly. "

Katie B.

"Children and family pictures are an investment in which I have found so much value. I treasure all of our sessions as they allow us to remember personalities at each age, exciting events in our lives, and simple moments together as a family."

"Just the other day my husband mentioned his favorite picture of our daughter and not surprisingly it was one that Kelly had captured. "

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