"I didn't choose photography....photography chose me."  - Gerardo Sutor

"When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear."  -Alfred Eisenstaedt 

Kelly Roelke
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     Presently located in the beautiful state of Colorado, Kelly Rae Photography is owned and operated by Durango local, Kelly Roelke.  Her passion lies showcasing the personalities and beauty of the people she photographs, and her focus is in making her client's vision a reality.

     Depending on her client's taste, her images can range from willowy to bold.  By utilizing flexibility of location, she can capture the look and feel you are after!

     Whether you desire an incredible corporate headshot, want to showcase the love of your children and family,  or would love images of your beloved pet, call Kelly Rae Photography to schedule your personalized photo session!




 "I can hardly remember a time that photography wasn't, in some way, an integral part of who I am.  Engaging with people and striving to live a life that "gets" others translates into the way I love to work with my customers.  Photographs should not just be to document a time, but a successful photograph will capture a memory and the emotions that surrounded that moment.  Sometimes, those memories will be best conveyed in the photojournalistic/"Lifestyle" type photoshoot or often they will be in a more posed, portraiture, type setting.  My goal is to produce beautiful images that showcase the amazing and authentic beauty in each of my clients.  

Are you edgy?  Well, let's find a graffiti wall and incorporate shadows!  Do you want a more willowy look? Let's use flowers, grasses, and beautiful props!  Are you a business professional? I want your headshot to reflect who you are.  Is your family the light of your life?  Let's find the best location and modality to perfectly capture you!   Are you lovestruck every time you look into the eyes of your newborn? Let me freeze those incredible emotions!   There are so many aspects and ways to tell your story through images and I look forward to exploring the perfect way to do that with you!"

- Newborns, Toddlers, Children
- Senior Portraits
- Engagement
- Family Portraits
- Product Photography
- Headshot
- Portraiture
- Pets
- Nature