Raleigh , Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill Premier Portrait Photographer 

About the Artist

Hello friends!  Thanks for taking a look around here! I'm Kelly, from Kelly Ann 3 Photography, your Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina based family and children's fine art photographer.  I started my professional life as a Physical Therapist, and I have lived that life joyfully since 2002.  For many years my passions for my career in Physical Therapy and Photography coexisted in my life.  In 2018 our youngest daughter, Hazel Grace, was born.  She blessed us with the light of Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome).  Following her diagnosis and birth, I "retired" from my therapy career, and pursued my passion for photography full time.  After all, it had truly been a longstanding love that needed tending to, along side of our sweet baby girl.


I have professional photographer now, for nearly 7 years, but I've had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember.  It began with albums overflowing in high school, college, and years of friends weddings and new babies. I don't really remember a time in my life without a camera by my side.

The why behind the business has so many facets.  The biggest thing for me has been, and always will be the memories.  I truly feel that photos are the way to tell your story.  What was happening in your life at that moment.  I'd love to be a part of capturing those exact moments for you to look back at many years from now.  I'd like to guide you in printing them for exactly what you want to use them for, to keep them available to enjoy every day!


I am currently living in Durham, NC, and moved here from a 7 year stay in Kingman, AZ...A far different environment than where I grew up in Western NY.  The beauty I found in moving to Kingman is just amazing to photograph.  There are so many gorgeous and inspiring places!  I am convinced that the 7 years that we lived in the desert made me a far better photographer, pushing me to see new beauty, lighting, color and creating a far more challenging place to push myself.  Since relocating back east, I am so excited to continue my learning and growth in the much greener surroundings.  I do travel back to the desert to book sessions at least once a year.  I also have expanded to including other travel destinations in my plans.  If you have a gorgeous place you think that I need to visit, don't hesitate to share it with me!

This beautiful photo was taken by my friend and Kingman, Az photographer Melissa at MLoueez Photography.  



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