We live in a visual world where pictures are not only worth a thousand words, we rely on them to convey messages to the world about who we are. For a business, the headshot you use can be just as impactful as your company logo. It puts a face on the brand and should be updated regularly in my opinion. Enter Kate McElwee Photography and my new kick-ass official headshot.

I discovered this fun Boston wedding photographer after an industry event hosted by Seacoast Weddings magazine (formerly Seacoast Bride). In the gift bags was a simple, brightly colored postcard that said “Do you need a kick-ass new headshot?” She provided a few details about the process and her contact information. Cute, right? I emailed Kate right away and we set up a meeting at her home studio in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston.

After a few sniffs from her big dog Porter, we got to work getting a few snaps of me outside. Originally from London, Kate is energetic and warm, and her posh accent made me feel comfortable with her immediately. (Think Mary Poppins, ok? And don’t judge.) The early evening light made it so she didn’t have to bring much equipment outside; just a camera. The shoot didn’t take very long at all; maybe 25 minutes. I had an unedited batch to choose from the next day, which is crazy fast. Stephanie and my husband helped me choose the right one. She made it fun and easy to showcase a new as the face of my brand. Thanks, Kate!

In addition to her adorable website, Kate has a blog and a page on Facebook. Please check her out and give her loads of business.

2 Comments on Kate McElwee: kick-ass photography

  1. Kate
    September 28, 2011 at 10:27 am (6 years ago)

    Kelli, I love it! Thank you so much for bringing so much to our mini session – you have so much personality, and SO much beauty. It was a delight getting to photograph you! 🙂

    • kelli
      September 28, 2011 at 11:54 am (6 years ago)

      My pleasure, Kate. Thank you!


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