Hi there. My name is Kelly and I am a photo stylist in Chicago, IL. I've been a working stylist for just over 13 years now. I am truly fortunate - I get to do what I love, every single day.
I started my career working as a photographer for Kick shoes. After moving to Chicago in 2007, I bopped around the midwest assisting on various shows and productions for the Food Network and the documentary of Kevin Durant's Skills Academy. In 2010, I was honored to take part in the making of Lewis Kostiner's year-long Palmer House Hilton project, receiving 24/7 access to photograph the hotel and it's beauty for an entire calendar year. My work was printed in Kostiner's book What We Do Here Is Magic, as well as hung in the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
During my tenure with Suite Partners and IMX Studio, I worked on videos for Kenmore Craftsman Diehard, Nike, Pyrex, World Kitchen, Chicago Cutlery and many more. It was a fun mix of styling food, wardrobe, power tools, and home interiors.
When a position at Crate & Barrel opened up, I pursued it single-mindedly. I've found my home at Crate & Barrel as a full-time Photo Stylist in the E-Commerce Photo Studio. I currently reside in Oak Park with my husband Steven. That gorgeous young man in the photo is my son Harrison. He's the best.
+ I love styling: cocktails, food, curtains, tabletops, and soft goods
+ Feel free to check out my work on Instagram using #kellystylist
SAIC - Digital Photography and Photo Manipulation