a different kind of wedding photography


julie kay kelly photography is what happens when you bring an award-winning journalist into the world of weddings.

unlike traditional wedding photography, this is not imposing a process onto your story, but letting the story itself guide the process.

It means a customized photography experience with someone who comes to the table with fresh eyes every single time.

it’s an approach that is not for everyone. but that is perfect for those who can’t imagine how it could be any other way.

featured weddings:


katie and ben, calistoga ranch

Katie and Ben met when they were just 15 years old. Both competitive swimmers, the two became inseparable best friends. As he gave his wedding toast, Katie’s dad recalled overhearing the teenage banter between them with a mix of protectiveness and tenderness. Ben, he said, quickly proved himself to be a truly devoted partner in crime to Katie. Katie and Ben celebrated their wedding at Calistoga Ranch, a beautiful wooded canyon tucked away from the rest of the world, choosing details that were wild and nature-inspired. I loved every single thing about this wedding, most of all Katie and Ben.