Testimonials



We always make sure to reserve Kelly months in advance for our son’s birthday pictures. The first year we took photos at a japanese tea house and we were blown away at how well she framed the space to highlight something as simple as our son crawling around. Kelly’s work isn’t just a picture, it’s artistry. Kelly’s understanding of the challenges a young child can bring to a photo shoot helped us get high-quality pictures amid tantrums & meltdowns. Our son’s second year was much more trying, but with a compassionate heart and much patience, Kelly took many stunning pictures that truly captured our son’s big personality. One must also note how accommodating and flexible she is. Kelly is adventurous in her photography and she can take a parent’s vision and collaborate to bring it to fruition. Her professionalism, organization, and exacting attention to detail consistently results in a truly remarkable set of memories.

- Julie Lopes

We are so grateful for the amazing pictures that Kelly [from] Pixel|ation Photography took of our family. Kelly was able to perfectly capture key moments and memories in celebration of our son’s first birthday. Kelly’s style was so casual and informal that I hardly knew we were being photographed; we were just being ourselves. As a result, our pictures feel so natural and warm and, most of all, they express our personalities and tell our story. We will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives.
- Jessica Morris

Kelly shot the professional portraits which I now use on my website and social media profiles. I was a little nervous and it was a hot, muggy day, but through some Kelly-magic in the photos I look cool, confident and professional. Kelly gave friendly guidance throughout the process, making it a comfortable and positive experience. And her work is stunning, thoughtful, and authentic.
- Beth Seltzer

I wanted to get some nice pictures of my newborn for the birth announcement, so I asked Kelly if she’d be willing. Newborn shoots aren’t easy, especially if you want to get pictures of them sleeping and awake. Kelly handled it like a pro and gave us plenty of time to get her calm/sleepy/happy so we got the best range of pictures we could. She also took pictures of me and my husband with our daughter which came out looking awesome as well. The pictures are really special and Kelly’s work was spot on.
- Katy McSurdy

I needed some new head shots for an upcoming audition and immediately thought of Kelly. She’s wonderfully professional and made me feel completely at ease. The pictures turned out amazing (and I don’t consider myself to be very photogenic). Within 24-hours of seeing the first picture, I had theater/dance friends asking for her information. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs portraits done.
- Sarah Lemore

I may not be a supermodel or be worth a million dollars but I felt like I was during my photo shoot. If that weren’t enough, the pictures came out better than I could have ever imagined. I appreciate the professionalism and promptness from setting up the appointment to getting the finished portraits. Everything in this process was truly memorable and I can’t wait to have more events that call for a photographer so I can use your services again. Thanks again for everything.
- Lauren R.

pix|elation photography did our wedding in Central Park. I was immensely impressed by the professionalism, direction and quality of the pictures we got. We were incredibly satisfied at the amazing selection of moments from our special day, both candid and not, and were floored at how good the essence of our ceremony was captured in pictures. We would use pix|elation again and recommend it to anyone who is considering a personal and professional touch to any occasion. Excellent job!!!
- Raul and Greg

We hired Kelly to shoot our wedding this past June and she was simply amazing to work with. She captured every moment beautifully and was so fun to work with. We never felt rushed to get the right shot, and she took the time to take us around the area to create some wonderful shots. We highly recommend Kelly and Pixilation Photography to shoot your next special day! You won’t regret it.
- Daria Pizzuto

I have always admired Kelly’s work, so when my wedding date was set I didn’t even look else where! Kelly and [her second photographer] did a phenomenal job on my wedding of 700 guests! They captured every moment. She was well organized and is awesome on follow ups. The best picture quality with the best photographer equals excellence!
- Alia Noor

When choosing a photographer to capture my production of “The Rocky Horror Show”, I did not hesitate in asking Kelly to do the job. In a half hour she was able to capture still shots of every actor, representing certain costumes and characters! I could not believe that in a dark black box with scarce lighting she was able to capture the most fun and sincere shots that I have seen in a theatrical production and they were available in a couple hours! Kelly also came a separate night to get action shots! I was blown away with the photos and will continue to recommend and hire Kelly for all upcoming productions and my wedding.
- Amanda Sylvester, Producer/Director Touch Me Philly Productions

Kelly shot my May wedding at the Morris Arboretum, and we could not be happier with the photos. She is a gifted photographer who helped put me at ease on my wedding day with her unobtrusive style and easygoing personality. The mix of posed and candid shots told the story of the day in a natural, organic fashion. She doesn’t follow silly trends or try too hard, which results in beautiful, timeless, colorful photos of real people living their real lives. Wedding photography should be all about showing the people, emotions, and details of one of the most special days of a couple’s new life together-Kelly is skilled at capturing all three in one photograph. Finally, she is a true professional at every stage-from the initial meeting to the day of the event to reviewing the final product. Kelly knows how to work with a client to get the shots and “look” they desire, but also brings her own artistic eye to the process. I highly recommend her for your wedding, special event, or other photography needs.
- Clare Herlihy Dych

I wanted some professional photos for my online profiles (and dating profile) and Kelly was recommended as doing good work. What an understatement! I am happy beyond words with how the photos turned out, she is an absolutely talented photographer and super easy to work with. I love these photos! She is amazing. I recommend her to everyone I possibly can.
- Rob Epler

“Kelly was the best photographer I’ve ever had. I am so glad I used her for my wedding. Besides how crazy a wedding can be she calmed me down when I got the back of my dress dirty before we did our shots. Her work in Photoshop is amazing, you can’t tell where the black stains are on my dress. I would use her again in a heart beat and I always recommend her to my friends for their photo needs.”
- Jillian King

“Kelly is a wonderful photographer that makes you as the subject feel at ease. She has a great understanding of light and how that affects the photo, mood and concept. She helps position you and get the right expression from you for the best image. Even though I am not a model, I felt beautiful when I got my photos back from her and to my surprise; it was a very quick turn around! She is prompt, professional and helpful. I have also worked with her on shoots with other models as the subjects, as I am a professional makeup artist, and the shots I got back were great for my portfolio!”
- Elizabeth Terenchin, Professional Freelance Makeup Artist

“I’m extremely pleased with the results of my portrait session and continue to receive compliments on the photos. The photos were extremely flattering and exactly what I’d envisioned.”
- Tara Clapper

“I had Kelly ‘shoot’ for my sister’s wedding shower, the pictures were amazing! Even my mom, who hates getting her picture taken, loved the pictures of herself!”
- Chelcie Sorensen

“Throughout my life I have been blessed with a few low key modeling gigs and it’s safe to say I have some general experience in front of the camera. Even though Kelly is a friendly acquaintance, I was a little nervous when it came time for our shoot, just as I am with any shoot. Not only was she calm and patient but she was positive and encouraging the entire shoot. She was confident and had a clear idea in mind of what she was looking for which helped make my job easier and very enjoyable. By the end of the day I was happy, energized, and feeling gorgeous! Needless to say, I never wanted the shoot to end! Besides her comforting nature and organization her love and passion for photography really shines. Her pictures always come out amazing and I constantly still receive compliments on my pictures. I’m so proud and love so many of them that I use those pictures on my facebook, dating sites, honestly pretty much anything I need a picture for. I’ve already contacted Kelly in doing a few more photo shoots and I’m really looking forward to them! I HIGHLY recommend Kelly and her photographing skills for anything that you have in mind!”
- Tina Degenhart