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Winter Shootout |KellyK | Northwest Indiana Photographer

 

What is a Winter Shootout without a snowstorm?! Having had to reschedule the shoot twice already we were a bit worried the storm would force yet another reschedule. The majority vote was that we press on, so,  press on we did. It was a GREAT day, though we did miss many who were not able to join us due to weather, school, work and activity schedules. We’re already looking forward to, and making plans for our next big Spokes Model Shootout, including a big event that YOU may be able to be apart of!! Be sure to check back for details to be posted soon!KKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana PhotographerKKP Spokes Model Team Captain Northwest Indiana PhotographerKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Morgan Township SeniorKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Westville High SchoolKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Morgan Township Senior KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Wheeler High School KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyK BalloonsKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Westville High School KellyK BalloonsKKP Spokes Model Team Captain Northwest Indiana Photographer KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyK KKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Morgan Township SeniorKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Morgan Township SeniorKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Wheeler High School KellyK BalloonsKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyK BalloonsKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Westville High SchoolKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Wheeler High School KellyKKKP Winter Shootout Northwest Indiana Photographer Indiana Academy of Humaninties and Mathematics KellyK BalloonsKKP Spokes Model Team Captain Northwest Indiana Photographer KellyK BalloonsKellyK KKP Spokes Model Team Winter shooutout

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Summer 2013 in Review | Northwest Indiana Photographer

The Fall madness is just about to get underway! Whoo hoo!! I love this time of year!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! While moving things around and getting organized and geared up for the big shooting season I realized, WOW, we were crazy busy this summer! So, for fun, here’s a little recap of what my Spokes Model team did this summer…

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Spokes Model Monday | Samantha | Northwest Indiana Photographer

On a fall afternoon Alex Opat’s mother told my mother about a Spokesmodel Program with KellyK Photography.  I had never heard of anything like this before, but I thought what the heck how hard can it be, it might be fun.  So on a Saturday morning I curled my hair, put on some make up and headed to Valparaiso University for my first photo shoot.  I meet Kelly – we talked and she started taking pictures and I loved it.  She was so easy to work with, working with Kelly has allowed me to discover both sides of my personality and with her camera and vision we have created images that show who I am.

Let me explain my concept shoot I have chosen for Blog Day Monday.  I have chosen two concept shoot – The Spring Concept and The Poison Ivy Concept shoots. I feel like I have two sides.  One side is my love for beautiful things and my everyday life.  I love to dress up, experiment with make-up and wear different hairstyles.  This is my creative side.  I would love to be a model, but at 5 foot tall, this is a challenge.  So I’m attending Ivy Tech in the fall to study Mortuary Science – a funeral director.

My other side is a bit dark.  My favorite holiday is Halloween.  I work at a haunted house in October and I love all things scary.  This still involves dressing up, experimenting with make-up and wearing different hair styles – but it’s all on the dark side.  It’s completely opposite of my everyday look.

This shoot was done in two parts.  We took the first shots before the “Spring Concept Shoot” It’s pretty and delicate – showing my first side.  A few months later we did the “Poison Ivy Concept Shoot”.  This shows me transforming into a more evil character – showing my love for the “dark side”.  I hope you can see my two sides as these photos transform from everything beautiful to everything haunting.

Who knew that after two years I would still be curling my hair, putting on make-up and meeting Kelly for concept shoots?  I’ve met and worked with some extremely talented Spokesmodels.  We come together for a few hours, all with our own personalities and under the talented direction of Kelly we have created some beautiful images. I also want to thank my mother – my personal Rachel Zoe – my stylist – who helps me bring my ideas to reality. The only thing that has really changed is Kelly is no longer a stranger that I met that first fall day two years ago.  She has become a friend, a mentor and someone that has challenged me to do my best – in front of the camera as well in my everyday life.  It is truly an honor to be a KellyK Spokesmodel and to be Team Captain – a title I wear with pride.  Love you Kelly and you will never know what an inspiration you have been to me.  And to my fellow Spokesmodels – you are simply the best!Poison Ivy concept shoot KKP Spokes model team captain KellyKPoison Ivy concept shoot KKP Spokes model team captain KellyKPoison Ivy concept shoot KKP Spokes model team captain KellyKPoison Ivy concept shoot KKP Spokes model team captain KellyK

There are two sides to ‘every’ girl.

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Spokes Model Monday | Kalese | Northwest Indiana Photographer

The Chicago Star – “Sex in the City” – Kalese Thomas (aka Chicago’s very own Carrie Bradshaw)

‘The recent gossip from the Windy City? Upcoming trendy photographer Kelly Swart has been gracing Northwest Indiana’s social scene with her beautiful photographs. From senior portraits to unique concept photo shoots, she has marveled people of all ages with her creative artwork and her amazing sense of design. Ever since she put together her team of models, otherwise known as the “KKP Spokes Models”, her photographs have been seen from not only numerous counties and towns in Indiana, but worldwide. Viewers from Eastern Europe have fawned over her photograph styles for months. She specializes in trendy, non-traditional shoots; show casing the natural beauty of her clients and models. Gone are the intense photo retouching appointments that most high-end photographers go through: Kelly prides herself on “natural lighting”, making colors more vibrant and the beauty of her subjects even more flattering. Word in Chicago is that Kelly and her team have something big planned; something that will leave fans wanting even more. We’ll just have to keep updated, and keep checking back on her page. Kelly K Photography is definitely a photographer to watch for Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland Area. Who knows what custom photo shoot is next? (; ‘

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Let me first introduce myself: my name is Kalese. I’m a 19 year old from Gary with an awkward smile and a wicked sense of humor. So here’s the deal…I’ve never been the girl to smile in front of the camera or strike a delicate, effortless pose before the shutter fires. I’ve always been the girl who stands along the side lines. I decided to join the KKP Spokes Models team in May, and I was left speechless when I was actually accepted. I had no prior modeling experience. Low and behold, I was extremely nervous my first photo shoot with her. I had no idea why; Kelly was so laid back and funny that I immediately relaxed. She has a way of making her clients comfortable and frankly, she has a way of making them feel beautiful. I have met some of the most talented and amazing woman and guys from modeling for her. There is never a dull moment during car rides to locations. We’re all one big group of smiles and laughter, and it shows in the photographs. I couldn’t imagine modeling for anyone else. Kelly is the photographer to go to for any occasion.<3

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Spokes Model Monday | Cassidy | Northwest Indiana Photographer

My first blog. Wow, I can’t explain how surreal this is for me. Take a moment and use a little bit of imagination for me, please. Picture a nerdy, out of place girl with ginger skin and awkward frizzy hair. Imagine her always being torn between the girls who love shopping and fashion and the girls who love books and art. Now imagine her surprise when she finds a home with a few girls who are nothing like her, but are each beautiful and perfect in their own way. This home is the KellyK Photography Spokes Model team. We have girls of every character, adults who protect and nurture us though we may not be theirs, and a photographer who graces us with her talent and love. To a booknerd, this kind of crowd is dream come true. Why, you may ask? Because this team is just as lovely as the home of my dreams, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! 

 Bear with me here. Each model is a student. We all have our own talents and abilities, interests and dreams, but we all have one thing in common, our love for modeling. This is exactly like our Hogwarts students and their ability of perform magic . Then we have our adults, who can easily be compared to the teachers and adults in the Harry Potter Series, we even have our own special version of Hagrid ;). And then there’s Kelly, our headmaster. The woman who gathered us and inspire us and fill us with confidence and grace. Without her we wouldn’t have a team, or a place to call home.
As for me, I like to think I could be a Hermione-like character. I never belonged before, I was different from most people I knew. I have a loving family back home, just as Hermione did. Our love for books and adventure are always bringing us to new, exciting worlds.  I mother the crap out of people, have too much stuff in my itty-bitty purse, and my friends have my love and loyalty no matter what. Maybe I’m a hopeless dreamer, but my dreaming got me this Spokes Model family and some really great stories of my own.
Thank you for reading my nerdy little blog, a big shout out to my photographer, Kelly, for being a book-nerd like me and taking these delightful photos of me posing as my hero.  Also, to my family and friends who support my love of this Hogwarts-experience of mine. God bless you all <3.
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  • July 1, 2013 - 10:01 am

    Patty Boer - Very nicely done, Cassidy! Can’t wait to see more pics and blogs from you. You are wrong on one thing, though. You absolutely fit right in with all these other girls, based on these pictures. You certainly don’t look like a book nerd in these shots, and I know that isn’t at all because of the magic of Kelly’s photography. Kelly is a remarkable photographer, and she has, of course, captured you perfectly – your undeniable beauty, your grace and your fun spirit. Keep up the good work, ladies. So proud to be your aunt, Cassidy!ReplyCancel

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