The passion for my art stems from discovery of your best angle, the perfect lighting, the latest technology. All these combine to capture your special moments and bring client and photographer’s creative ideas to life!

My love for photography started years ago in a small local studio.  No matter how far I've come since then, I am constantly looking for new ways to improve my techniques, utilize fresh ideas and collaborate with my clients to achieve just the shot they want.

I pride myself on creating lasting memories. I like to take my time listening to my clients ideas and then making sure their session is inspired by them. I then utilize my years of experience and ice breaking techniques, which result in a relaxed and memorable experience.  My mother, Cindy Shepherd,  has been a great inspiration by giving me the courage to move my photography from just a hobby to the professional business I have today. She taught me the basics, but more importantly has given me the confidence that I can do anything that I put my mind to. I work hand in hand with my wife, Shannon, who edits my work and accompanies me to most every shoot to ensure our colors are as true to life as possible. She often adds another creative spin on poses and angles to help us get the most out of every photo session. Combined, she and I bring the experience of 30+ years in the photography business.

Supporting and being part of the LGBTQ+ community is very important to us.

We stand with Black Lives Matter in hope of a future filled equity and love.


“She did my daughter bridal photo and wedding photos and I can’t be more happier with the result we have. Just wonderful photos and so professional!!!”

“Kellie Elaine Photography were amazing from start to finish. From the ease of access to everything via the client log in, on their website, all the way to the finished photos. They were super professional and polished, and so much fun to work with, as well! Kellie also helped make everything on my wedding day run smoothly. She and Shannon had everyone exactly where they needed to be from the 1st look, before the ceremony, to our exit! They kept it flowing, without a hitch!”

“Beautiful work! These images perfectly capture and remind us of all the Fun, the Love, and Friendship, and the Celebration of others, that our unique Krewe of Stars is all about! The sharp visual talents and detailed editing of the professional team at Kellie Elaine Photography, produce magical keepsakes we at The Krewe of Stars will treasure for years.”

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