Friday, March 20, 2020


I'm trying to give all my awesome seniors a time to shine and so on the blog for the next week at least, we're going to be all seniors all the time!

I can't think of a better one this this young man right here. Meet Randy - a 2020 senior at Shelby County HS! Randy is the younger brother of one of my former seniors which makes him special to begin with, but what I love most about this young man is his huge heart. Randy is a senior on the lacrosse team and has always taken the other, younger players under his wing, particularly MY younger player. He made sure he got to practices, took him to away games and even reached out to have extra practices when the season was out or he was simply wanting to get out of house. He is an amazing role model and a fantastic young man. Our house is blessed to know him. I can't wait to see what the future brings him, but I know whatever it is, he will excel and set the standard!

Thank you, Randy, for trusting me with your senior pictures and for all you do to shine your light!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Friends + dear clients, 

I can't even begin to tell you how my heart is hurting for the world today. I know each and every one of us is having personal struggles on one front or another or multiple as we are confronting the effects of this world-wide pandemic. 

But as high school seniors are my passion and some of my greatest joys as a photographer, my heart is especially soft for them. They have worked 12 years to get to the point of graduation and for most if not all of them, having one is up in the air. Their sports seasons, their competition seasons and their academic bowls are all over. There is no last senior spring break, state tournament or senior prom. And for some (and I'm afraid more to come), they didn't even know their last day in their school, in their classrooms would really be their last. 

I am sending all of my senior clients my love. Know that it has been an honor getting to know and work with each and every one of you. You will have an amazing future and go on to do amazing things regardless of the challenges you faced in 2020. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer and I wish you all the best as you begin your future NOW!


And so today, I share with you the amazing Macey Jo, a 2020 senior at Shelby County High School! Macey is joy and light personified and I can't get enough of her beautiful smile! 

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Meet the beautiful Julia!

Julia is a senior at Collins High School where she plays trumpet in their marching band! I loved having a chance to meet Julia and get to visit with her sister again, a former KGP senior! I know I've mentioned before how I love when my families come back, but it's never not true!

Julia is a natural beauty as you can see and I truly loved our session together! Thank you, Julia, for trusting me with your senior photos and I wish you all the best as you get closer to graduation!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Hey, y'all!

Meet Jenna, a graduating senior this year from Collins High School! Jenna is the sister of one of my former seniors and I always love it and consider it a huge honor when families ask me back again for their siblings!

As you might be able to tell from this very first photo, Jenna is fierce, strong and so beautiful. Her plans after graduation include military service and trust me, she will be amazing! 

To showcase her unique style and beauty, we chose this incredible urban location that offered everything from cool graffiti walls to a fabulous balcony with an almost New Orleans Quarter vibe! I don't know that we could have chosen anything that would have suited her better! 

Thank you, Jenna, for allowing me to capture these images for you and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

abby. | bridals. october 2019. | {KELLYGOREEPHOTOGRAPHY} WEDDING photographer. LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.

Fair warning, friends: I'm probably going to cry typing this because I adore this young lady so much and she has such a place in my heart. 

Abby has been, since her early HS days, my practice model, my guinea pig, my girl always up for doing anything when it came to having her picture taken! And as she started bringing around her amazing boyfriend, who is now her HUSBAND (gasp!), he became my model, too. I photographed each of their senior sessions, their proms, their proposal, their family sessions and even way back when, a mock engagement! 

It was always known that Abby and her Brent would end up together forever, but I never imagined just how special it would be to witness her prepare for their wedding day. In true Abby fashion, she was more than willing to do a "test run" in her bridal gown and allow me the opportunity to take some Bridal portraits for her. And it's fitting that Abby once again was my first as I had never specifically done a Bridal session before. I think we captured the true beauty of Abby, the true beauty of a bride as she anticipates her marriage, and I hope these are as special to her and Brent as they are to me. 

I love you Abby + Brent Kidwell and I always wish you only good things and a lifetime of happiness. Thank you for allowing me to do this for you! <3