ABOUT KELLI AVILA
I enjoy fresh flowers, early mornings, and movies in bed, however, I’m a mom of 4 so that rarely happens. I’m a realist with a potty mouth. Sometimes explicits are just necessary! I believe in sharing the truth. I’m convinced that there is healing in sharing our struggles and joy is contagious. I’m not a fan of 110 degree summers, mean people, effing laundry, and bad tattoos (I have 2). I’m a gypsy at heart. I love to move around, change up my scenery, meet new faces…. Again, I’m a mom so basically I rearrange my living room a lot and get about as far as the coast to satisfy my wanderlust.
My photography adventure started 6 years ago when a friend asked for help photographing kiddos and weddings. It was the creative outlet I didn’t know I needed and eventually I made it my career. Here I am today raising 4 kids on my own and photographing my way through life.
I joke that I’m the divorced wedding and boudoir photographer. It’s a bit ironic and perfect, I think. I absolutely love to stand up and agree with people in love on their wedding day. I have loved and lost so I know very well the significance of those vows being spoken. I also have so much respect for the wife and the women who gets vulnerable and beautiful in front of a camera in efforts to spice up her marriage or to simply see herself different. Women are incredibly brave, strong, and lovely. Sometimes we forget and need a little help remembering. That’s what boudoir is for me. Showing women that they are lovely, lovable and worth celebrating.