Hello its me Kelly. A mother of 2 daughters and a son, a wife to my high school sweetheart, a photographer and captivating artist from Northeastern PA. If something has to do with the arts I probably had my hands and possibly my arms up to my elbows in it at one point. I have been working with art since I was a wee little one scribbling on almost everything with crayons and markers. High school every elective was simply placed with an art class, and when I was in any other class my notes were paired with some artistic doodle on the side. Its safe to say art was slowing consuming my life. After graduating high school in 2001 I went to school for Graphic Design and in 2003 I graduated with my Associates degree. Feeling like I haven't explored enough art in my life I went back to school for my Bachelors in Fine Arts. I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography & Graphic Design and a Minor in Art History. Currently I'm attending Kutztown Univerisity for my Masters in Art Education and Certification for K-12 art. Throughout all my art educations I've gone through classes for drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design, fabric design, sculpture, and YES photography to name a few!!! I would have never guess that photography would have been the one that stood out from the rest...I enjoyed every minute of it!!! It wasn't until I picked up my first film SLR camera as a Freshman in college that a whole new door opened up. From taking the photos, developing my own film, and creating the prints in the dark room. It wasn't until my senior year in college that I decided to buy my first digital SLR camera and decided that starting my own business is what I wanted to do with the talent that I was provided within my life. In photography I'm able to use my creativity as an artist to capture the moments in life so you can treasure them for a lifetime. I absolutely love and have great passion for what I do!!! What sets me apart from other photographers is my knowledge for the fine arts, photography and the ability to create a fun experience during our session. Not only do I capture that brief moment of opportunity of a great big smile from a shy kid, a laugh from a group of friends, and the look on your soon to be husbands face as you walk down the aisle. I also pay attention for ways to create a composition like no other. I take these and many other things into considerations when photographing. I use my other skills in art to create unique props that are used during your sessions. My background in art along with your special moments help me to create what becomes wonderful photographs for you to cherish forever.
Still asking yourself Why Hire Kelly Long Photography?
"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."