Thursday, January 28, 2016

caitlin. | mercy academy SENIOR. | HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER. | SHELBYVILLE KENTUCKY.

Meet the gorgeous Caitlin, a 2016 Mercy Academy Senior!! Caitlin was yet another recommendation of my beautiful senior, Raven - they are classmates together at Mercy - and I can't thank her enough for sending this young lady my way!

I took Caitlin to several of my favorite locations and we had a fantastic time! This girl is such an easy spirit with a stunning smile that made my work so easy - and FUN!




I think this just might become my signature shot! I LOVE taking this photo in the middle of the street - and you should see some of the looks we get! (Thank you, traffic, for working with us!)


I hope you have an amazing end to your senior year, Caitlin, and I selfishly hope that when the fall comes around again, you'll be a Transy Pioneer just like I was!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

jessi. | ballard HS 2016 SENIOR. | {KELLYGOREEPHOTOGRAPHY.} HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER. SHELBYVILLE KENTUCKY.

Meet the beautiful Jessi, a 2016 Ballard High School Senior!

First, let me just say that I absolutely love when my seniors recommend me to their friends! It is the biggest compliment I can receive and it truly helps my little business grow more than anything *I* could do personally. So that's exactly how Jessi came to me! Her friend, Raven (from earlier in the summer) suggested that she come see me and I couldn't have been happier!

Wasn't this fall setting just perfect for her? We were running a bit out of fall color due to a rain the day before but I think we still managed to find enough fall to showcase this gorgeous girl!



Seniors in bright, pretty colors are my favorite! This pink blouse was just perfect to give Jessi a beautiful glow. I can't stop looking at this series of photos. I adore them!

 


Thank you so much, Jessi, for allowing me to have a small part of your senior year! I hope it's an amazing one for you!








Saturday, January 16, 2016

makayla. | shelby county HS SENIOR. | HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY. SHELBYVILLE KENTUCKY.

Meet Makayla, the absolutely beautiful, soccer-playing, football homecoming queen and 2016 Shelby County HS SENIOR!! 



This girl just glows and I'm so glad we had a spectacular October day to capture all the radiance that defines her. And truly? This gold dress couldn't have been more perfect.

 

I also think it was fabulous that she picked a much more casual outfit for her senior photos. It made them have an "easy-going" feel that I just love. I could have shot for hours in this beautiful light.

 

I so enjoyed my day with you, Makayla! I hope your senior year is a magical one for you!



Friday, January 8, 2016

burke family mini session | october 2015 | {KELLY GOREE PHOTOGRAPHY} FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.

Each fall I do mini sessions! They are probably some of my most favorite sessions of the year because they are quick, fun and I get to see so many of my returning families all at once!

This particular family is one of my favorites! Meet the Burkes. This was actually the first time I got to photograph ALL the children but baby Silas has been with me since he was 3 months old! Aren't they such a gorgeous group?!
The oldest, Miss Maggie, is an awesome mini-mom and is so amazingly helpful in organizing/gathering the others!

I want this photo on MY wall, I love it that much!

And each mini session also comes with individual shots as well. I think it's so important to document each kiddo at each age and stage! They truly grow up so fast!
 

  
And my little man! Those blue eyes and that smile slay me every time!


I can't wait to see you again next year, Burke family!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

harrison. | shelby county HS 2016 SENIOR. | {KELLYGOREEPHOTOGRAPHY.} HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.

Meet Harrison, the handsome, guitar-playing, outgoing, amazing 2016 Shelby County High School senior!
I have to admit that I don't even know where to begin when talking about this young man. I suppose I'll start by saying I've known his beautiful mom socially for many years. We'd always wave and say hello when we would see each other and I had watched as her two beautiful kids grew up. I was so honored when Stephanie chose me to take Harrison's senior photos but thrilled when she filled me in a little bit with the kind of session they were hoping to have.

Harrison is very unique and has such a passion for music. He and his mom really wanted a session that captured that for him so Stephanie suggested we take the photos in a gorgeous part of Louisville, right by (AND IN!!) Harrison's favorite record store. I was hooked from the start and am over-the-moon excited about the images that we captured.


Both in front of and inside the record store...
(The album he's holding is the next one he wanted to get. I love that we could include it!)

 

This part of Louisville was full of gorgeous architectural details and quirky things. A lot of senior boys "tolerate" senior photos but Harrison really came alive in his favorite place!

And did I mention his style?! He rocked it out.


It was a huge pleasure work with this young man, really getting to know him and his amazing mom! I love that I can now call them friends! Harrison, I know you will achieve great things with your fabulous outlook on life, your stellar personality and winning smile! I will be excited to keep watching and see just what they are!