Nice to meet you! My name is Kelli. I’m 26 years old, born and raised in Hawaii, and living in San Francisco. I came to the Bay Area in 2015 to attend Stanford where I studied Urban Studies with a focus social entrepreneurship while also taking photography classes.
My love for photography turned into a career when I began taking graduation photos for my peers. Flash forward 4-years and I've worked for big names like Intuit and Hennessy but have fallen in love with capturing the love I see all around me.
I’m quite down to earth and goofy. I love cute couple origin stories, rock climbing and creating art. When we meet, I can promise you 2 things - a judgement free space to be who you are as well as beautiful photo memories that we’ll create together.
Kind people are my kind of people.
Nothing makes me happier than being kind and seeing others be kind to one another. Life is difficult enough. There is no need for us to take out our frustrations on one another. Moreover, one kind gesture could truly make someone else's day. I try to operate with this in mind, giving myself and others the grace and kindness we all deserve.
Less perfection and more authenticity.
I believe the perfect picture is captured when the people in frame aren't focused on looking picture-perfect but are being their authentic selves. I encourage you to let your true colors shine - laugh your heart out, play in the sand, and wear your heart on your sleeve. You won't regret it.
Equality for everyone.
Love is for everyone. One of the best parts of living and working in San Francisco as wedding photographer is being able to advocate for and work with members of the LGBTQ community. If you are part of the LGBTQ community and have any special requests or specific concerns, please do reach out and I will do my best to make any accommodations necessary.