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!

Celebrating 2015 by Kelly Kirlin

©Rebecca Farmer Photography

What a year 2015 has been!

A big “Thank You!” to all of you who have been a part of this wonderful year for my photography! I simply love what I do.

Under water or above, I've seen many of you become engaged, welcome new babies into the world, or simply celebrate your family through my lens. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of these special moments in your lives! This is why I'm so happy to be a portrait photographer.

The Holiday Mini Sessions in Santa Barbara last month were a huge hit! It was such a fun way to celebrate the holidays and get to know you and your families better. The cards I have received in the mail featuring photos from these sessions have warmed my heart. I'm planning more Mini Sessions in 2016, so keep an eye on my Facebook Page and emails for details! 

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm expanding my photography business to Northern California, specifically the Chico area. I love this part of the state — close to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. So many gorgeous locations for your next portrait session, now in both Northern and Southern California!

In other news, you may have noticed I'm looking a little pregnant these days! Toby and I couldn't be happier to welcome another little boy into our lives. Henry will make a fabulous big brother, I have no doubt. 

I'm so looking forward to creating more artwork for all my awesome clients in 2016!

Celebrate The Holidays Cali-Style 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!

In response to several early-bird requests for "above water" holiday portraits, I'm arranging a special series of Holiday Mini-Sessions in early November. You must book your session by October 31st 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? 
Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th, sessions will be held at Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach Park) by the boathouse, for morning and sunset sessions.

Monday November 9th, sunset sessions will be held at the Stow House in Goleta.

Both locations offer scenic backdrops to perfectly compliment your Holiday Mini-Session. 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 $185, 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! Prints or additional images 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.

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

Got a Pool? Planning a Party? Capture that Summer Fun! by Kelly Kirlin

Want to have the coolest party on the block this summer? Skip the balloon animals, and give your guests an experience they’ll be talking about forever — an underwater portrait session! 

A Pool Party with Kelly Kirlin Photography is similar to a traditional photo booth, but so much more fun. We set up an “underwater studio” in the shallow end of your pool, and take photos of your guests for a couple hours. After the photos from the session have been retouched (so everyone looks their best!), the party host is sent an online gallery and web-friendly images to post on social media. The host also receives one 8”x10” matted fine art print of their favorite photograph. Get all the details here.

This is the perfect addition to birthday parties, backyard barbecues, family reunions, engagement parties ... any summer celebration you can imagine!

Still need a reason to book a Pool Party? 

  1. Everything’s been done... time to do something different!

  2. If I get into one more bounce house, I might throw up.

  3. It’s too hot outside!

  4. Get the kids off the couch, and playing outside!

  5. No athlete's foot from bowling shoes.

  6. No snake bites.

  7. You don’t have to go anywhere — we set up in your private pool!

  8. You don't have to be in charge of entertainment.

  9. We capture these fun summertime memories forever.

  10. It's fun for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens and adults!

Ready to book? Contact me today!

Here's the Perfect Gift for Super Dads by Kelly Kirlin

Father’s Day is almost here ... are you giving him a tie again? This year, celebrate the special relationship between Dads and their kids with a one-of-a-kind portrait — underwater!

Moms, we know you're the one usually in charge of corralling the family for photo shoots, telling the kids and dad what to wear, how to sit, smile and behave. Sometimes, all you really want is a photo of the kids and their dad. If this sounds like you, and you need an excuse to not be in the photo, Father's Day is here to rescue you! Stay warm and dry poolside, sipping your favorite drink while they play in the water.

Give your hubby, dad and/or grandpa a gift certificate for an underwater portrait with the kiddos! It's such a fun way to document this moment in your lives, and remember a time when dad was a superhero. The finished photos make great gifts year-round, framed on his desk at work or printed on the side of a mug. Give me a call today!