Black Walnut Photography, LLC
About this pro
3 years in business
7 hires on Thumbtack
How do you choose a wedding photographer from so many? The deciding factor for us is that Kelly has a degree in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her images were beautifully composed and creative. She seemed always to be in the right place at the right time, photographed all groups we requested and captured wonderful candid moments. We are thrilled with our wedding pictures. Kelly was super nice and easy to work with! Highly recommend Black Walnut Photography!!!Aug 5, 2016
Kelly did a wonderful job. She worked with all the families and got some amazing pictures. Made our Dad's 90th birthday celebration extra special.Apr 20, 2016Verified
Outstanding working! She captured every priceless moments. Tears of joy..Jan 16, 2016Verified
My husband and I hired Kelly (Black Walnut Photography) to photograph our wedding day. It was important to us that the photos reflect the emotions and excitement of our day, which Kelly did perfectly. She was sweet, energetic and professional. We are thrilled with our fabulous wedding photos and highly recommend her to anyone wanting to capture a beautiful depiction of their wedding day.Feb 4, 2016
Kelly is very easy to work with and produces a great product at a very fair price. I used Kelly to take headshot photos of me for my business website. She made me feel very comfortable while also making the overall experience very fun and enjoyable. She has a great mix of being very professional while also keeping things fun and lively! She loves what she does and it shows in her work. I highly recommend Kelly and will be using her for future projects!Jan 19, 2016
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a photography degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a prestigious university known for having one of the top two photography programs in the country. I have 13 years of experience photographing weddings, families, children, babies, pets, commercial and still life/product shots. Prior to starting this business I was the in-house staff photographer for the legendary jewelry store TIVOL in Kansas City with work published in various magazines and printed on billboards across KC.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've always adored photography, even when I was really young and terrible at it. My dad was an amateur photographer and got me hooked when I was about eight years old, growing up in the suburbs of Kansas City. I spent my childhood with pockets full of film and flash cubes and probably single-handedly kept our local 1-Hour Photo in business. As a child, I took summer enrichment classes to learn my way around the darkroom and in fourth or fifth grade began developing my own film and prints. I took photography classes all through high school and was a photographer on the yearbook staff, then majored in photography in college at a fantastic university. So I suppose you could say photography has been with me one way or another almost my whole life!
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have had customers all across the board. I've worked with many different families, new parents wanting photos of their babies, engaged couples throughout the country, professionals needing business photos or head shots, companies needing product photography- basically people from all walks of life. I pride myself in being professional, dedicated and easygoing in every job that comes my way.