Mother’s Day |Kelly Dillman Photography| Louisville Family Photographer

    So this was one of those shoots where all of the elments come together to create magic! Beautiful weather, amazing light, just the right amount of wind, GORGEOUS subjects and a kiddo that wasn’t camera shy AT ALL lol 🙂 When we’re lucky enough to have all of those things, it makes it so much easier for me to focus on capturing the emotions and moments!

    With Mothers Day coming up, and having two teenagers AND a brand new baby, I’ve been feeling ALL the mommy feels lately…my heart swells every day watching my big girls grow up and seeing my little one trying to figure things out and learn every day.  Seeing my twins as big sisters and seeing the baby so happy to be with them makes my heart explode.  But also seeing how quickly they all change every day and really knowing as a mom the hard truth about how fast time really does go by and not being able to stop it all at the same time is so heart wrenching sometimes!

    So all of this was on my  mind going into this shoot – I wanted to capture their mommy-daughter relationship. I wanted to capture all of the little things that you don’t really realize you need to remember until your kids are as old as mine. The way your kids look at you like you’re the funniest thing ever when you make a goofy face, how hard they squeeze your head when they kiss you, the look of pure safety and comfort on their faces when they close their eyes and nuzzle into your chest when they’re trying to get warm, their pudgy little hands holding onto you…the way theyreally truly love you without end and how in their eyes you are completely flawless and perfect…to me, being a mother is truly the BEST thing to be.

    I hope I was able to capture this for this mama 🙂 And I would love to do the same for all of you moms out there too! I know so many of us hate to be in pictures but it’s so important – what I would give to be able to go back and tell myself to get over my confidence issues and just have some photos taken like this! 

    P.S. I also have gift certificates available! Prettily packaged and ready to gift (forward to your husbands for *hint hint*! 😉 )

    I hope to see you soon!!

    – Kelly

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    Fairy Princess Session | Louisville KY Photographer | Kelly Beach Photographer

    I’ve been a photographer for going on about 8 years now and I have to say, this shoot was absolutely one of my very favorite that I’ve ever done. If not my very favorite so far 🙂 It is the result of a vision that her mom had in mind that was carefully planned (as in lots of hunting for dresses and flower crowns on etsy and choosing the perfect location and time), luck in getting seriously the most perfect weather possible and a very cooperative subject (who felt like a fairy princess in her gorgeous outfit – she wanted to see the pictures on the back of the camera at one point and after she saw them replied “Oh, I look so cute!! :)).  The rest was up to me and when everything else was so perfect already, it made my job a piece of cake!

    These are the kinds of pictures that are classic – that will always be on display even when this little girl is an adult probably.  It’s why the investment is worth it – to have portraits that capture your children in these magical stages of their lives – so you can remember their happiness and playful spirits.  I’ve said it tons of times before, but it’s sessions like these especially that make me really LOVE my work and my art!

    – Kelly |


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    Kate – Class of 2016| Louisville, KY Senior Portraits | Kelly Beach Photography

    Senior portrait sessions are so much fun for me! We had a blast wandering around downtown for Kate’s shoot and found so many cool spots for her photos! Flowers and trees are pretty but it’s so much fun to get out and do an urban shoot sometimes too!  You can find all kinds of colors and textures and things around every corner and no two areas are alike!

    So, Class of 2017…It’s time to schedule your senior portrait session!!  If you love Kate’s photos and also want a custom session with unlimited outfits, at any location you choose that is totally laid back and fun, call me to set up your shoot with me! 🙂 You won’t regret it I promise!! 🙂 Click here to fill out the Class of 2017 Session Request Form or if you’re interested in becoming a Senior Rep, click here2016-03-20_00022016-03-20_00052016-03-20_00062016-03-20_00072016-03-20_0001

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    Big Sister! | Louisville KY Newborn Photographer & Family Photographer | Kelly Beach Photography

    2016-03-16_00012016-03-16_00022016-03-16_00032016-03-16_00042016-03-16_00052016-03-16_00062016-03-16_0008I’m so excited to finally have my blog back up and running! Turns out it had a pretty bad malware infection :/ Such a pain! I have to give credit to Scott at – he is the genius who got us back up and running in one day at an awesome price! Photographer friends – if you have a WordPress blog and ever have any issues – you MUST contact him! Thanks Scott!!

    So now I get to get back to showing you all of the fun photo sessions that I’ve been up to! I posted a preview of this session on Facebook but I couldn’t resist sharing the rest. This sweet little baby has the most excited, doting older sister (who I also got to photograph as a newborn!) She was so anxious to get pictures made with her baby sister 🙂 And she stole the show when it was feeding time – I adore the pictures of her putting the baby wrap on her head like a wedding veil and asking her daddy if he would marry her – melted my heart! 🙂

    I just know these little ladies are gonna have lots of fun together as they get older and I’m excited to get to capture the first year of it!

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    Batter Up! | Louisville KY Photographer | Kelly Beach Photography

    Well, I learned two things this shoot. 1 – it is a bad idea to wear flip flops to a photo shoot at a park because stepping on a bee HURTS!! 🙂 2.  If you let your kiddos take charge sometimes, they will get really involved in and have so much fun with their pictures!  I caught up with this little man before baseball practice for his birthday shoot and he was so happy to get to have some extra time on the field.  He kept coming up with ideas for pictures saying “let’s do one where I dive to catch the ball!” and “let’s do one where I slide into home!”  I think he got an extra practice in during this shoot 🙂 But he had a great time and I love the result!


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