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Meet Kelly Hogrebe

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelly Hogrebe.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Ever since I can remember I have always loved creating art and making people happy. Seeing smiles on people’s faces from something I have done keeps me going. I was always that friend constantly taking photos of events and being behind the camera. One day, about two years ago, I was asked to shoot a proposal and the rest was history. I got an adrenaline rush and knew I was meant to do this. I can’t quite explain the feeling, but I just felt so happy, happier then I have ever felt in my life. I love and strive to capture those candid moments and raw feelings in between moments so people can look back and remember that joyous occasion and time in their life. Since I like to keep busy and dabble in everything, besides being a photographer, I have also been working in the television and film industry. I work as an Associate Producer on two daytime talk shows. There is something so rewarding about creating a keepsake whether it is through photography or film.

Please tell us about your art.
My goal as a photographer is to capture real moments. It is awkward enough having to get your photo taken (especially if you aren’t photogenic like me haha) and the last thing you want is to have posed photos where you feel uncomfortable. When I shoot I laugh, cry, dance, and smile with my clients. I try to have fun and really get to know them. That way it is a memorable experience and then you have amazing candid photos that truly express who you are to look back on. After my sessions I become friends with my clients. Even though I shoot a little bit of everything, my passion is couples, whether that is proposals, engagements, weddings, renewals, or just because shoots. Getting able to capture a true connection between two people is what fills my heart with joy.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Being an artist can definitely feel lonely at times. My advice is to not be afraid to reach out. There are so many amazing groups out there of other artists, like Rising Tide Society. Being a part of that has allowed me to meet other creatives and build friendships.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work at my website or on Instagram at (handle: @kellyh_photo). You can support my work by following along and sharing anything that makes you happy. I would also love to connect with more people to build more relationships!

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Kelly H Photo

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