Alana Nichols | portraits

I had the honor of spending the afternoon with Paralympian Alana Nichols this past Saturday.    Our goal was to capture some unique portraits of her with her 6 (yeah, that’s right, six!) medals.  And then she modeled for me with some new glam lighting I’ve been dying to try…

She is a beautiful woman inside and out.  Thank you Alana for this amazing experience!


Anne + Gordy | married


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View Anne + Gordy’s complete gallery of photos online:

Event Planning and Design:  Kate Siegel Fine Events

Venue: St. Julien Hotel & Spa

Floral: Cori Cook Floral Design

Cake:  Shamane Bake Shoppe

Ceremony Music:  Cheza String Quartet

Reception Music: Deja Blu

Photographer: Kellie Coughlin Photographer

Second Photographer: Ryan Olsen Photographer

Underwater Camera

I feel so lucky to have found my passion and to be able to make it my career.  I have the best clients who let me be artistic with their portraits and let me experiment with new ideas during their sessions.  About a week ago the idea of underwater portraits sparked inside my brain.  I did a little research on underwater cameras and decided I’d start with a nice, little, basic point-n-shoot model by Nikon.  Last Friday (the day after my camera arrived) my partner-in-crime/photography Ryan took me to his favorite swimming hole and we played around with this awesome new toy.

The playfulness and joy during our time with the underwater camera at the pool has stayed with me over this weekend…so much fun!

Pool with RyO from Kellie Coughlin on Vimeo.

Mini-Sessions ::Summer Faces::

During the month of July I offer a very special Mini-Session Package where we capture a beautiful collection of portraits that you will treasure forever…

I call them :: Summer Faces :: Mini-Sessions

Here’s a sweet behind the scenes video from my session with Tate!  [thank you Ryan Olsen Photographer for shooting this video!]

This special Mini-Session is only available during the month of July.  Click HERE to view more details and to reserve your session.

Cassie + Steven | married

Their closest friends and family traveled from all over to celebrate and the Black Forest was the perfect setting for Cassie & Steven’s intimate wedding.     Cloudy skies and raindrops added the right amount of romance and even a little adventure to their day.  Thank you Cassie & Steven for having me capture your beautiful wedding!

Simon Wedding from Kellie Coughlin on Vimeo.




Wedding Planner:  Day Planner Events - Katie Stedman