*this is more like a squeal btw*
You're here and thats pretty cool, not gonna lie.
I'm Kelley. And Raye is my last name not my middle name. Photography became a necessity in my life from a very young age.
I used to move around ALOT as a kid. Having to start over at a new school every year forced me to not only perfect the art of making new friends quickly but also to find a way to remember the friends I knew I would be leaving behind at the end of the school year.
I started carrying around disposable cameras so that i could snap anything and anybody I wanted to remember. I knew that the memories would always be there, and photos would help me unlock them whenever I wanted.
Thats how my obsession with photography started.
I don't shoot cold, stark, inauthentic photos. I probably couldn't if I tried. I shoot with purpose. Life goes by so quickly, you know? I'm a photographer because its important to me that we remember. The mood, the smell, the butterflies in the stomach, the time, who was there, the season, the excitement, whether they were chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies, the feelings, the reason. I'm about the memories. I do what I do because one photo can help recall 1,000 amazing memories after the people, places and things pictured have loooooong since faded away.
And who the hell doesn't love that?
highland park is my spirit animal.
2019 travel dates
savannah, ga // jan 20-23
Dana Point, CA // feb 7-11
Charleston, SC // April 25-28
Cleveland, OH // May 2-5
Savannah, GA // may 24-27
savannah, ga // june 8-10
Keene, NH // Oct 4-6
Seattle, WA // nov 7-10
and i'm always back and forth between Los Angeles and Atlanta because i have a home in both cities <3
now aside from my love for white walls and photo montages..
i judge latte art, so if you ever make my vanilla latte, don't half ass it. Do it with your full ass.
i check my delta airline app twice a week to see how many days I have until my next flight. if the list gets short, i go into depression. so i keep it long.
i'm a cheerleader for other women entrepreneurs. I honestly wish every lady with a dream would just quit her 9 to 5 and pursue what she dreams about most. that's why i started kelley raye branding sessions. i absolutely love helping women reach new heights through creative branding, tips and advice so that they can continue kicking ass doing what they love.
one day, an image i take will be on the cover of vogue. you heard it here first. unless you know me in real life, in which case, this is in fact not the first time you have heard it.
My wife is my business partner & second shooter. You may meet her. She’s great!