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!

For Extraordinary Holiday Gift Giving Consider a Kelly Kirlin Portrait! by Kelly Kirlin

Giving gifts might be the best feeling in the world, right? This holiday season I am offering gorgeous gift certificates for photography sessions below or above water as well as 3 Holiday Portrait Packages that range from simple underwater, to elaborate underwater, to warm and dry on land! Contact me for details and to discuss what would be the best solution for your Holiday needs!

Don't forget about Holiday Cards! Portraits are the perfect way to share this happy time of year with loved ones near and far. Schedule your session today!

Water Joy 

Water Joy 

Prefer the shallow end?

Designed for the "little fish” in your life, 3 months to 15 years old, who'd prefer to stay in the shallow end, "Water Joy" involves less time in the pool (about 30 minutes), simpler propping (swimwear or street clothes) and is limited to one child. 

You will receive a digital file for personal use, and two 8”x10” fine art photographic prints matted and ready to frame or give as a gift. 

Starting at $250

Water Wonderland

Water Wonderland

The ultimate holiday indulgence! 

Perfect for children 7-15 years old, and including up to three siblings together, "Water Wonderland" lets your children dress up in gorgeous clothes, add props, suspend fabric in the water, and spend a couple of hours in the pool creating a fun and gorgeous portrait! 

You will receive a digital file for personal use, a 20”x24” canvas, and two 8”x10” fine art photographic prints matted and ready to frame or give as a gift.

Starting at $1250

Warm, Dry and Cozy

Warm, Dry and Cozy

Stay warm and dry in this out-of-water portrait session!

For those of you who just want to stay dry, I offer gorgeous portraits on land as well!

Starting at $275

Gift Certificates (Obvious!)

Gift Certificates (Obvious!)

An excellent way to give the gift of portraiture!

Gift certificates can be used for under or above water portrait sessions and are good through January 2016. Beautifully wrapped and ready to gift!

Any amount you choose!

Sam by Kelly Kirlin

My son Henry and I set out for our first road trip with out daddy in 2014! We headed up to San Francisco to photograph a newborn named Sam. Little Sam decided to arrive 2 weeks early into this world, taking us off guard! Newborns need to be photographed roughly between 5-10 days old, so when when we heard the news of his early arrival, we had to act fast! Welcome baby Sam!

Rikka by Kelly Kirlin

Rikka Zimmerman

This has been quite a year for Santa Barbara local Rikka Zimmerman! Such a talented being! This woman has a new business called "Adventure in Oneness", a new CD with all original music, and she's not stopping anytime soon! She hired me to create imagery for the album artwork. A big "Thank You" to the talented Erin LeBre for her impeccable underwater make-up too! We had a blast!