Hillary | KRP Real Senior

I had the delight of working with this wonderful young lady just one year after doing her sister’s senior session. I can’t tell you just how great it was to work with both girls and their mom. They are SUCH awesome people! We chanced the weather and it ended up working out perfectly. A little bit moody, a lot amazing. I am in LOVE with the results!!

Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
KRP Real Seniors | Kelly Rhoades Photography
B&W Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Ashley | KRP Real Senior

I honestly don’t know where to begin when it comes to the AHHHMAZING ladies that were part of the KRP Senior Team this year. Seriously. The world would be a better place if we had more of their kindness, intelligence, and spirit. Each of these women is beautiful, and not just in the physical sense. They are BEAUTIFUL people on the inside. It was absolutely my pleasure to work with them this year.

I like to ask each of the girls a few questions after our time together. First up, we have Ashley! Check out what she had to say!

Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What high school do you attend?: 

Meadville

Senior Session with dog | Kelly Rhoades Photography

If you've chosen the school or university you're planning to attend, and been accepted, please share!

Slippery Rock University

Senior Team | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What are your post-high school plans? If you've chosen a school, what will your major be?: 

I will be studying Criminal Justice at Slippery Rock University in hopes of becoming an FBI Agent one day

Senior Rep | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?: 

Getting accepted into the Honors College at Slippery Rock, doing well with my cyber school, and managing work, school, and family/friends time

Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What was your favorite part of being a KRP Real Senior?: 

My favorite part was exploring all of the sites we could shoot at and choosing pretty scenery. Also, I loved how fun and humorous Kelly was to work with. :)

Fun Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Stay tuned for interviews with the other KRP Real Seniors!!

Chase | KRP Real Senior

Chase knew, for certain, that he wanted his senior pictures done at the rink, where he spends much of his time. His mom was so sweet and SO happy to be getting some shots of her handsome guy! While he was most focused on the indoor shots, we also managed to convince him to step outside for a few, as well. After all, it was a gorgeous day! Thanks, Chase for putting up with us that day ;-) It was fun!!

Senior Hockey Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Boy Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Hockey Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Year | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Tucker | KRP Real Senior

I had the chance to spend an evening this past summer doing a senior session with Tucker. Not only is he a hard working, well-spoken young man, but he’s also a pretty fantastic Cross Country athlete. At the time of the session my son was on the fence about joining the XC team, himself, and after talking to Tucker and his mom about it, I knew I could convince him to give it a “go”. My son ended up joining the team and would tell me about how one of the really nice high school boys would help the middle school students and encourage them. I don’t know how many of you spend time with seniors, but let me tell you…THAT is awesome. He made such a good impression on P and I am so grateful for that.

In addition to being kind and athletic, he also knew how to work the camera. He pretty much rocked this session (so did Jackson!)!

Senior session with dog | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Boy | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Photography | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Boy | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Cross Country Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Track Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Cross Country Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Track Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Baby N | A Lifestyle Newborn Session

Mr. N made his debut into the world right after mom, Blair, squeezed in her maternity session. Thanks for waiting, N! Once mom, dad, and baby were all settled in at home, I spent some time with them, doing a lifestyle newborn session. His little sleeping self was SO precious. Not to mention…THAT HAIR!!!! I couldn’t even. Check out these images from this sweet session!

Sleeping Baby | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Newborn Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Newborn Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Mom and baby | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Newborn Photography | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Newborn | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Newborn Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Blair | A Maternity Session

When my good friend Blair told us she was going to have a baby, there was no doubt in my mind that she was going to be a stunning mama-to-be. She took such great care of that growing baby, as well as herself. You’d find her in the gym right up until the week she delivered! Around 39 weeks, she mentioned maybe we should do a maternity session, so we got right to it! Little did we know, she’d give birth to an incredible little boy just 3 days later!!! Isn’t she amazing?! Stay tuned for the newborn session, as well!

Maternity Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Maternity Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Maternity Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Maternity Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Couples Maternity Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Baby B | A Maternity Announcement

So, I suppose it would be obvious that I am WAY behind in blogging if I tell you that this maternity announcement has now turned into a beautiful baby girl who is nearly a month old?! Nevertheless, check out this ADORABLE announcement that was all planned out by the gorgeous mama! I loved her vision and these two were a blast to work with. Congrats and much love to this happy family of THREE!!!

Baby Announcement | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Maternity Announcement | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Maternity Announcement Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Pregnancy Announcement | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Libby | KRP Real Senior

On the coldest day of the year (or maybe ever), I was thinking about a session I did on the HOTTEST day of the year! Libby, a Meadville senior, braved some major heat (in her jeans and long sleeves!) to get some shots with her horse, Moose. We found a couple shaded areas so it wouldn’t be quite so overwhelming, and they both did great. I had so much fun with these two!!

Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior with Horse | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Girl with Horse | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Mr G | A Winter Session

Sometimes, we get a “warm” winter day and beautiful things happen. Suddenly, 60 degrees feels like 80, and we’re able to run and play outside as if it were spring or summer! For this session, we capitalized on that and grabbed some really fun shots. I am STILL cracking up at the number of poses and dance moves this kid displayed during our time together. HILARIOUS!! <3

Winter Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Children's Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Child Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Child photo session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Ethan | KRP Real Senior

As a football player, Ethan knew that scheduling a session during the fall would be a bit difficult, so he opted for a winter snow session. He was a total trooper about the cold and I LOVE the results!

Football Player | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Football Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Boy Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Winter Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Snow Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Boy | Kelly Rhoades Photography

The S Family | A Winter Session

The S family is seriously awesome. I have known them for about 13 years and had the pleasure of capturing their family pictures since 2008. Watching them grow is pretty amazing. Each year is as unique and special as their relationship. I LOVE these people right here.

Family Winter Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Sisters | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Pet Photography | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Winter Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Winter Photo Shoot | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Winter Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Couples Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Allie | A Maternity Session

It’s always such a great experience when you can watch a couple grow. I did an engagement session for these two beautiful humans a few years ago, and also had the pleasure of doing their maternity pictures! Let me tell you…these. two. are. FUN!! We had such a blast at both sessions. They don’t live around here, but I am anxious to meet the little girl they’ve welcomed into this world (YES, I am SUPER behind in blogging!!). I’ll quit rambling now and get to the good stuff. Here you have it…Allie + Bryan (+baby!)!

Maternity Session
Maternity Silhouette
Couples Maternity
Intimate Maternity Session
Maternity

Happy Halloween!

I love any excuse to dress up. Halloween is no exception. In honor of today, I thought I’d post a throwback from last year. We decided to go as “the classics”…a vampire, a werewolf, Frankenstein, bride of Frankenstein, and Wednesday Addams. To say we have fun with this would be an understatement. I’m excited to share this year’s costumes tonight. Stay tuned!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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The M Children | A Fall Session

These three kiddos were SO much fun to work with. They each had their own ideas for the session and I loved it! Mom was going to sit this one out, but the kids and I convinced her to get in the frame. Moms…GET IN THE PICTURE!! They’re only little for a short time. You will NEVER regret having those memories. Even if it’s just a shot or two…DO IT!!

Mom and children | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Children's Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Meadville Children's Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Childrens Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Meadville Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Photo Shoot | Kelly Rhoades Photography

The A Family | A Fall Family Session

Fall can provide a gorgeous backdrop for photography, and this family session was no exception. The A’s were so much fun! I loved being able to watch the boys play, and getting to know mom and dad. We had an absolutely perfect day, too! Here is a glimpse into our time together! Thank you, A family, for choosing me to capture you!

Fall Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Couples Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Children Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Meadville Family Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Miss G

I have had the opportunity to photograph this brave, adventurous young lady since she was just nine months old. I can't begin to tell you how amazing it is to watch these little ones grow up. The time is so fleeting and they change SO much from year to year...being able to capture these moments is priceless.

Lifestyle Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Childrens Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Childrens Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography

The S Family | A Fall Family Session

I am admittedly very behind on my blogging, but since I have an all-new, start-from-scratch blog, maybe it's not a bad thing ;-)

Last fall, I was able to photograph the beautiful S family! Not only are they incredibly good-looking, they're also pretty awesome people. <3

Fall Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Siblings | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Family Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Hannah | KRP Real Senior

I had the pleasure of working with Hannah over the last year. She is an incredibly talented and hard-working gymnast, so it was only natural that we would do some of her session in the gym. Please read on to get to know Hannah better! 

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What high school did you attend?: 
Saegertown

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If you've chosen the school or university you're planning to attend, and been accepted, please share!:
Slippery Rock University

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What are your post-high school plans? If you've chosen a school, what will your major be?: 
Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy.

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What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?: 
Receiving the Kari "KareBear" McCloskey Memorial Scholarship
National Honor Society....and graduating with High Honors! 
Coaching Level 3 (gymnastics) teammates.

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What was your favorite part of being a KRP Real Senior?: 
It was lots of fun and I enjoy spending time with you!

Best of luck to you, Hannah, in your new adventures at Slippery Rock!!

Kelly Rhoades Photography

2018.

This year marks ten years in business. TEN. It's really hard to believe that TEN years have gone by since I bit the bullet and decided to make photography my career. A lot has changed, both personally and professionally, in that time. Whether it's a coincidence or fate, I also married an amazing man this year, so when I was trying to decide how to change up my business for this anniversary, a complete rebrand and name change just seems to be the obvious answer.

So, I bring to you....

 

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It's simple and to the point, the way I like it. I'm feeling refreshed and excited about this year, and I am excited to grow and change with you all. Thank you so much to each and every client, friend, and family member who has supported and encouraged me. It's been an incredible 10 years and I look forward to the next 10, as well! XOXO