When Kelly Sets Down Her Camera

-Yes, my name rhymes… Kelly Vallicelli (Vall-a-chelly).  I am like the modern Amelia Bedelia or Julia Guglia from Wedding Singer (which coincidentally debuted right around our wedding).  At first, I couldn’t even introduce myself without laughing, but after 22+ years, I am barely ever referred to by my first name.  It is all one word… Kellyvallicelli –often shouted (and echoed) when I’m spotted from a distance.  And it fits me perfectly.

After we both went away to separate colleges, I married my high school boyfriend, and stereo-typically moved back to the same Mayberry-ish community where we grew up.  Jake is brilliant and gives me a million laugh lines (totally worth it) and supports Kelcam like crazy.  We have a couple of (squirrely) teenagers.  Our oldest is bright, sporty, and a realist.  He is often with a team of kids, playing some kind of ball, or chilling with the x-box (but helps me with photo editing when I freeze up).  Our youngest is curious, kind, and comfortable.  She is never in a hurry and usually surrounded by laughter, hugs, and botany, but will come to sessions with me if I need extra help—and historical data suggests that you will love her and want her to stay long after I leave.  As a family, we watch Avatar the Last Airbender and play euchre and explore the world.  We can all walk forever without getting tired.

In my downtime, I embrace travel (more about that in the blog & on the road), reading, yoga, gardening, and trying off-the-chain eateries.  A vast genre of songs play throughout my split-level and I’m almost always up for live music with a happy buzz.  My favorite color is a rainbow.  I love sunrises and sunsets and flowers and forests and water and fairy lights.  I enjoy red wine and tea and cooking and nesting, which has led to wonderful parties at our house — surrounded by family and so many dear friends that have become my people.

Lastly, I have a good time meeting people!  I look forward to getting to know you!  And your family and friends (even especially the crazy ones)!  And what makes you connect and laugh and light-up!  OH!  And on the topic of love!  The heart in my logo was drawn by my daughter on our old blacktop driveway back when she was five; this is the sincere, kind, simple, bright, and honest lens through which I aspire to view people, nature, and the world…