Beneath the Surface: Fine Art Fantasy by Kelly Kirlin

Love is in the air ... and underwater!

You deserve a portrait that reflects your unique essence — your personality, your spirit, your passions. My clients love the way my underwater portrait sessions make them feel beautiful, glamorous and elegant!

This video is a peek beneath the surface to show you the experience of being in one of my shoots. You can see into my world as I prepare and execute a totally special kind of portrait that reflects a mother's love for her daughter.

My underwater portraits turn the vision of your heart into tangible form as I capture a fleeting moment in a liquid world. I live for this suspended moment quickly created, and quickly lost. love what I do!

When creating a Fine Art portrait, I spend a lot of time preparing beautiful fabrics, clothing, hair and make-up. I get to know my clients, their loves, and what makes them beautiful inside and out. Inspiration boards ensure that the coloring, clothing, and overall feel of the final image reflects my vision — and what will ultimately be displayed on my clients' walls as a work of art.

Ready to jump in? Give me a call, and we can be in the water in no time, capturing your heart and soul in one gorgeous image!

Get Your Holiday Cards and Photo Gifts Ready! by Kelly Kirlin

Book a Holiday Mini-Session!

If you've ever waited until the last minute to think about holiday cards and photo gifts, you know NOW is the time to start planning!

Now that I am settled into my new home in Northern California, I'm arranging a special series of Holiday Mini-Sessions in late October AND early November right here in Chico! You must book your session by October 15th to get in on this amazing deal!

What is a "Mini-Session"? 
Mini-Sessions are an easy, fun way to get gorgeous holiday photos of your whole family. Show up "camera ready" and I'll provide props to help set a holiday scene.

How long is each Mini-Session? 
The perfect amount of time for great portraits is 15 minutes, especially if you have young children who have trouble staying still! If you need multiple portrait sets of children, parents and/or extended family, contact me to discuss booking a longer session.

When and where are these Mini-Sessions held? 
Sunday October 23rd and Saturday November 5th, both sessions will be held at The Plant Barn in Chico, CA from 3:00 - 5:30pm. We will be shooting on and all around this INCREDIBLY AWESOME vintage Chevy truck! Grab your best vintage Holiday outfits and head over! The Plant Barn is located at 406 Entler Avenue between the Midway and HWY 99.

If you desire a longer session, give me a call to discuss available times and additional fees.

What is included? 
This is an incredible deal, which I can only offer once a year! For just $125, you get shoot time and three beautifully-retouched digital images ready for you to post to social media or for you to print as a card — all in time for the holidays! Fee includes up to 4 family member. Each additional member is $25. Prints and more images from the session are always available a-la-carte. Also, if you would like me to handle the printing of your holiday cards, let's talk!

Payment is due when you book your Holiday Mini-Session to hold your spot.

Availability is limited! Book your Holiday Mini-Session today. 

A Moment Suspended in Time & Liquid by Kelly Kirlin

An underwater portrait is a special way to capture a moment that will last forever. And when your wedding day is all said and done, the photographs are the true memory makers! Join in me the pool to put that only-worn-once dress to great use!

Or, maybe you are recently engaged? I can create a look for you that perfectly announces the news! Check out this GORGEOUS wedding invitation I created for a lovely couple for their big day!!

If you're not ready to "take the plunge" with your own wedding dress, I have LOTS of ideas! We create a wedding "look" from the dress to the bouquet if submerging yours just isn't the thing for you! Call me! I LOVE creating these looks for brides and brides-to-be!

Diving Back In! by Kelly Kirlin

Hellllllllllllooooo Summer!!

It's hot, and I am back in the water! I couldn't be more thrilled. Now that my new baby boy is 5 months old, I am officially back behind the camera! What a great feeling. And, how lucky am I that it is HOT outside and everyone is ready to be in the pool? Good timing!

Grab those kids, and come on over! My pool is warm and clear and I'm ready to capture your precious little beings having the time of their lives this summer! Do something different for your kids' portraits this summer! Who is ready to dive in?

A Pregnant Pause by Kelly Kirlin

2016 is shaping up to be quite a year!

In addition to expanding my business to serve clients all over California, we're expecting our second child in early February. We can't wait!

As many of you know, adjusting to life with a newborn is such an exciting and important time — simply precious. I will spend those early weeks bonding with my new little boy.

For all my clients, I will still be available to talk via email or phone and schedule your portrait sessions. I will be back behind the camera in May 2016.

I’m so looking forward to creating more artwork for all of my awesome clients 2016 — in both Northern and Southern California!

Happy New Year!