WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY THAT IS UNSCRIPTED AND OH SO YOU.

Capturing images in a delightfully authentic way comes down to choosing a photographer who can make you feel comfortable, and above all else able to be yourself, whether that’s serious, silly, or anywhere in-between.  

You want a photographer who can make you feel at ease and calm, while also understanding the right time to throw a witty punchline your way to make you grin…

Someone who can let you enjoy your day so you can stop worrying about whether your smile looks silly or whether your pose looks forced 

 
 

 

I’m Kelly Mendoza, a wedding and portrait photographer for couples who want their photos to be more than just a picture hanging on the wall - they want a lifelike image of those special moments that are worth remembering.

The way your dad looked at you when you walked down the aisle in your gorgeous white gown...

The way your mom cried tears of joy when you said your vows and were announced as Mr. and Mrs...  

The way your grandma danced up a storm on the dance floor with all her grandkids in a circle around her...

I can help you preserve the story of your most special day so you can relive it again and again. 

HOW I GOT STARTED IN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

When my husband and I were married 15 years ago we
didn't have a professional photographer at our wedding. It is honestly one of the things I regret the most and if I could go back, I would definitely book a photographer.

The reality is, flowers die, the food is forgotten, and the cake? Well, other than that piece that takes up space in the back of your freezer, it's gone too. The pictures are one of the the only parts of your wedding that will last forever. 

For me, the most important part of the photographer/client connection is the actual relationship. That’s probably why I’m still a part of so many of my clients’ lives years after they’ve tied the knot. Whether I’m there to capture maternity, babies, growing families, or just friendly connections, I love getting to know and be a part of your love story. 

 

A FEW FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • I love trashy reality TV (anyone with me?)
  • If I wasn't a photographer I would have been an esthetician (I LOVE talking skincare)
  • While it's sometimes lonely working at home alone my pug Lola keeps me company and you can find her most days asleep at my feet in my office
  • I respond best to sarcasm and a good dry wit...I guess you could say it's my love language

On my downtime, I love to spend time with my family who definitely keep me busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

 

My clients are truly the reason I do what I do.

Within the first few minutes of meeting Kelly, we knew she was the photographer for us. Wonderful personality and attitude, beyond professional, excellent understanding of vision, concept and design, and insanely easy to communicate with. Her photos are stunning. She has top notch understanding of lighting, motion, details, scenery and capturing beautifully unscripted moments, all while demonstrating incredible time management during the organized chaos of a wedding day. 

Erin & Brent


I can create the perfect images of your day, so that you can look back on them with bliss and feel the emotion of one of the most special times in your life again and again.   

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