Want to know the girl behind Kailey Marie Photography? For starters, I was married on Oct. 7th 2017 to my amazing husband James. We live in Cleveland with our chubby cat Rambo and Fluffy Aussie Bowie. I discovered my passion for photography in college at Kent State, where I majored in Crafts. Yes, that is a real major and it was amazing. I was able to learn glass blowing, weaving, painting, ceramics, jewelry making, drawing, photography, and pretty much anything that had to do with art or creativity. It was when I started my photography class that I really fell in love with the feeling of creating a moment, perfect or imperfect. I thrived on always challenging myself to create something "better" each time. What many people don't realize is that as a photographer, you're ALWAYS learning. You're pushing yourself to continue to create a 'better" image each time you pick up the camera. As you grow as a photographer, you realize that you're learning not only for yourself but for your clients, your business, your future, and your dreams. I've learned a lot since I started Kailey Marie Photography and am passionate about continuing to learn to give my clients the best experience and best work I possibly can - to give them photos that make them shriek with happiness, cry tears of joy, or see themselves looking more confident and more beautiful (or handsome) than they've ever felt; and to give them peace of mind in knowing they'll have beautiful memories to savor and pass through generations to come.
1. I want to travel everywhere - with my husband, my friends and my family. I possess a never-ending desire for adventure.
2. I love music. I love listening to music and singing horribly to it in the car and shower. I love going to concerts. I LOVE dancing to it.
3. If I wasn't a photographer, I'd love to be a fashion stylist. I follow fashion bloggers, trends and truly love helping people pick out clothes that help them look their best. I truly believe I could dress someone else 100x better than I could dress myself.
4. New Girl is one of my favorite shows, and it's so hard to pick a favorite character between Jess's cheerfulness, Nick's panic moonwalking, Schmidt's mispronunciations of common words and Winston's giggling. If I had to pick, I'd say I'm most like Winston - we're both awkward, goofy, and love our cats a little too much.
5. Ice cream and smoothies are my weakness. I purposely don't keep them in my house because in all honesty, it'd be gone in 1-2 days. My favorite flavor is mint cookies and cream and my favorite ice cream shop is a tie between Mason's Creamery and Mitchell's.
" i choose you knowing there are still trails we must travel knowing there are mountains left to climb, i choose you to always be by my side."
-tyler kent white
" We worked with Kailey for our engagement, wedding,
and newborn photos.We had the best experience each time!
She always knows how to make us feel relaxed and natural,
and the photos are always absolutely beautiful and the highest quality.
We would highly recommend Kailey to help you capture
your most special moments!"
" Kailey made our dream wedding photos come to life. She was easy
to work with, made us feel comfortable in front of the camera,
and most of all, was kind. Her creativity and talent are obvious
in all that she does. The photos she gave us are now one of our most
cherished memories that will live in our homes forever
and we're forever grateful for her. I can't recommend Kailey enough."
-Annie Lempke Paoletta
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I live for those in-between, candid moments & all of the tiny details that make a wedding the beautiful celebration it is. It's the awkward laughs, full on giggles, nose kisses, happy tears, never ending hugs & grandma's hip dance moves that you'll never want to forget. I believe my clients not only deserve a wedding photographer, but also a friend, planner, dress holder, & all-day supporter. My clients are happy, easy going, & fun-loving adventurers. If I've just described you, fill out my contact form or send me an email with a few details about yourself & any questions you might have! I love hearing couples' stories & all the details they are excited about for their special day. As a recent bride myself, I understand the amount of work, effort & heart that goes into planning a wedding. I want to help in any way I can. So if you need a second opinion, vendor suggestions or just a friend to meet with over coffee/tea (or even a few glasses of wine), I'm your girl! But most of all, I honestly, passionately love what I do & can't wait to start this journey with you.
"I knew when choosing our photographer, I wanted someone who was passionate and loved what they did. When we met Kailey, I immediately knew she was the perfect fit. She has the most amazing personality. She's someone who truly cares about each and every client. There's been plenty of times we've met up and my husband and I felt like we were just out talking with a friend.She is so kind hearted, down to earth, and overall just an amazing person. Her love and talent for photography shows in each and every one of her photos. When we got both our engagement and wedding pictures back, I was BLOWN away. I honestly can say there was not a bad one in the bunch. These are pictures we will have and cherish forever. I'm so grateful to have known and worked with Kailey!"
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Photography should really be called "professional third wheeling." I get to hangout with amazing people as my JOB. How lucky am I? I get to learn about you, your life, what you're looking forward to this year, your big plans, what you're binging on Netflix, and even the little things--like something funny your dog did! These sessions are catered to you. Remember to include those things that make you happy! Do you love to hike? Let's take some photos on a cool woodsy trail. Do you like beer? Let's get artsy photos in a brewery. Are you a homebody? Let's capture cozy photos in your home! The world is yours! I'm just there to tag along and observe YOU through my lens.
I use prompts to help you laugh, relax, and have fun, but ultimately it's you creating the magic. I'm only there guiding you and capturing what I see. I'm making sure to capture YOUR story. I’m your cheerleader rooting you on. I’m there as a new friend giving you advice. I’m there to help you laugh and smile. Because no matter how daunting it may seem, it’s not. No matter how awkward you feel, it never shows and no matter how nervous you are, it always goes away. Are you ready to make some magic together?
Sheri Floral Design, Twig Florals, Fair Rarity Flowers, Andrew Thomas Design, Nikki's Perfect Petals, Diana Elizabeth Designs, Blossom Cleveland, Dietz Floral Studio, True Vine Flowers, Life In Bloom, Frances Floral Design, Ashley's Floral, Cleveland Blossoms, The Flower Mercantile, Fresh Flowers By Jen, Urban Orchid Floral, Molly Taylor and Co
Story Box Cinema, Vows to Video, Heartlanders Co., Moment Production, Hight Art Weddings, David Johns Studios, Dagna Griffin Creative, Golden Wood Films, Chaptr Films, Event Tide Cinema, The Digital Team Ohio, Hitched Creative , Moment Production, Meghan Media, CM Video, Barefoot Films, Perreault Film Company
Engaged By Nora, Two Pines Collective, Jaclyn Zorene Kana, All Events Planned, The Ohio Wedding Collective, Oak & Honey Events
Rachel Gabrielle and Co, Makeup by Tori , Jennifer Hodous Mua, Makeup by Hayley, Cleveland Bridal Makeup, My Fair Makeup Artistry (Kaelyn Zielinski), Makeup By Merideth, Heather O'Boyle Beauty and Wellness, Stephanie Walkiewicz, Makeup by Jenna, Lindsay London Beauty, Mkleinman Artistry (Maggie Paridon), Chrissy Hart
Bridal Hair by K-Kristen Demko, Niki Slapnicker Hair, Megan Cox Bridal
The Hive Cake Studio, Wild Flower Bakery, The West Side Bakery, Luna Bakery Cafe, KB Confections, The White Flower Cake Shoppe
Columbia Ballroom, Whitehall Columbia, Vermillion On the Lake, Springvale Ballroom, Hillcrest Orchards, The Shipyards
High Fields Hudson, Mooreland Mansion, Saphire Creek Winery, Acacia Reservation, Thorncreek Winery and Gardens, The Tanglewood Club, Meadow Ridge Events
The Madison, Gordon Green, Tenk West Bank, Aloft (Lago Events), Red Space, Ariel Pearl Center, Lake Effect Studios, Glidden House, Great Lakes Brewing, Lake Erie Building, Hyatt Arcade, Cleveland Museum Of Art, 78th Street Studios, Music Box Supper Club, Georgetown and Vosh, Nuevo, Crop Bistro, The Lantern Room, St. Clair Ballroom, Tudor Arms Hotel, The Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Magnolia Hill Farm, Blue Heron Wedding & Event Center, Hines Hill, Gervasi, Mapleside Farms, Happy Days Lodge
Rustic Ridge Wedding Venue, Nickajack Farms, The Barn at Wolf Creek, Crowne Point Ecology Center, Bella Amore On Enchanted Acres, White Rose Barn, The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm, Columbia Woodlands, The Place at 53 , Glenmoor Country Club, Rivercrest Farm, The Barn at The Meadows, Brookside Farms