Kelly was incredibly professional to work with and her style was very natural and relaxed - we felt like we clicked with her soon after meeting! She was also excellent with our 15 month old daughter and was able to quickly get smiles out of her. We are so glad that we found Kelly through Thumbtack and will certainly reach out to her in the future for any of our family photo needs and also plan to recommend her to friends and family who are also in the area. We've only received our sneak peak photos so far, but are so pleased with them and look forward to seeing all of the great moments that she captured for us. Katie C.
"I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly a couple weeks ago. My, now fiancé, hired her for our surprise engagement at Pitt Street Bridge in Mount pleasant. He planned with her for weeks and had nothing but good things to say about planning the surprise with her. When that moment came I was completely shocked, a mess from crying tears of joy and I couldn't have imagined a better photographer to have shared those moments with.
My fiancé and I are never in front of a camera like we were that day and were completely out of our element, but Kelly changed that in an instant. She makes you feel so comfortable and she's so fun to be around. Then the photos came back....WOW! They were amazing and she captured our personalities and the emotion of that day. I love her use of natural light - such an amazing, talented woman.
I'm in marketing so I've worked with a lot of photographers in the past (the pressure was on for my fiancé to choose a good one...haha) and Kelly is by far my favorite! You'll love working with her, I promise!
Thank you, Kelly. We can't wait to work with you again soon!" Katie and Shane
Kelly was wonderful for our engagement session in Charleston. Very professional and warm. The photos turned out beautifully! Lindsay H
Kelly is passionate about her work. She and her hubby make you feel comfortable to be yourself. I am super excited to see the rest of our wedding pics!! Morgan and Nick T.
From the beginning Kelly was amazing! she was down to earth and was able to present me with multiple options for locations because we are new to the area. She worked very well with my family to position us in the best light and to even get my daughter to smile! You can clearly tell she has been doing this for a long time! We will definitely be using Kelly for our future family pictures!! I would recommend to anyone looking for a photographer that can really capture you in the best way possible. She was great with my 6 month old daughter as well. Emily A.
Kelly did an excellent job making me feel at ease and comfortable during my recent boudoir photo shoot. Throughout the entire process, her professionalism was top-notch. She had some great ideas for poses and was also open to my ideas and desires as well. The photos turned out amazing and I can't wait to be able to share them! Tori
Kelly's work is just magnificent. We could not be more thrilled the work she did with the band, Morgan's Road! Sara K. and Morgan's Road Band
Kelly takes the most fantastic photos!! She has done my engagement photos and family photos(we have a 1yrold), she is flexible makes you feel completely comfortable and relaxed. She also gets the best candid shoots, so everything isn't so posed. I definitely recommend her! Kelley B.
We had a mini session with Kelly and it went great! She picked out a great location and we loved working with her! Loved all of our pictures and will defiantly use her for family pictures again! Alisha E.
Kelly, it was such a pleasure watching you work with my kids and grand baby. I have never seen a photographer so easily coax smiles from a baby. You were patient, and kept everything so comfortable and natural. These pics capture the essence of their little family perfectly. Thanks again!
Kelly is such a great person to work with, I cannot say enough good things about her. I had the pleasure of having her as my wedding photographer in October and I couldn't be happier with her work. She was always available by email and text leading up to the wedding and extremely prepared the day of the wedding. She is great at giving direction and putting people at ease. She also knows how to keep things moving so that everything stays on schedule. She kept me in the loop with what she was doing every step of the way so I felt a bit more In control of the process.
I received my gallery of wedding photos to view online much quicker than I expected and I loved how she was able to capture both the formal family pictures and the fun candids, equally. My family also loved the pictures and have many of them framed in their respective houses.
I would definitely recommend Kelly to any bride looking for a professional, fun photographer!
Kelly is a fantastic photographer! In the past, I did not like to have my picture taken as studio session were rigid, poses standard and I did not like the pictures. After one session with Kelly, she completely changed my point of view. I was very impressed with how natural her pictures looked. She encourages you to be natural and have fun! She works closely with you before, during and after the session to provide you with beautiful photos and great client service!
We had the best, most relaxed, photography session with Kelly. With two active children, a family portrait was something that had been put off for too long because I didn't think it could be done successfully. Kelly allowed my children to relax and play, while she captured some of the most beautiful images of their playful personalities. Our family portraits turned out even better than I could have imagined. We love our photographs and will treasure them forever. Thank you Kelly!
Kelly Vann Calaway made it easy for my family on a typical Saturday afternoon! I have found my Charleston Photographer!
Photography Classes by Kelly - I am not a very accomplished photographer, by no means; but I do like trying. And I learned so much from Kelly in her basic digital photography class. She takes the time to go through the basics of how the camera works, and what all the terms mean. She reinforces her lessons with practical shoots and shows you exactly how to set the camera up for specific types of shots. She reviews your "homework" shots and gives valuable suggestions for improvement. for a beginner photographer, I would definitely recommend Kelly's course.