The P Family | A Fall Family Session

This beautiful family reached out to me about doing their family session last year, and, to be honest, when you hear there will be four [older] boys, it’s a bit intimidating. The idea of capturing FOUR grown boys sounds a lot like herding cats. Most boys have ZERO interest in being in family pictures. HOWEVER….it is evident that mom and dad have done a pretty amazing job raising these humans. They were funny and engaging. Real troopers! I had a great time with this family!!

Family Session Teen Boys | Kelly Rhoades Photography
B&W Couple Shot | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
B&W Family Shot | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Dad and his boys | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Mylena | KRP Real Senior

I’m clearly still trying to play catch-up with my blogging, as evident by this very late posting of, yet another, KRP Real Senior from the class of 2019. Mylena is a sweet, talented, outgoing young lady who represented KRP with grace. Despite the hold-up, here is a little glimpse into the lovely MYLENA!!

Senior Rep | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What high school do (did) you attend?:

Saegertown High School

KRP Senior Team | Kelly Rhoades Photography

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

Clarion University

KRP Real Senior | Kelly Rhoades Photography

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

I will be attending Clarion University's nursing program to obtain my bachelors in science and nursing

Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?:

I am most proud of becoming my high school cheer teams caption, along with being accepted into clarion’s nursing program.

Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

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

My favorite part about being a KRP Real Senior definitely had to be shooting with the other Seniors. Each time we’d shoot together we would never not have the biggest smiles on our faces.


Senior Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Miss G | A Fall Session

I have been photographing this brilliant young lady since she was just 9 months old. Sometimes, when I see her now, I can’t even believe how grown up she is. Miss G exudes happiness and I love every minute of it!

Fall Love | Kelly Rhoades Photography
A Girl and Her Dog | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Happiness | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Photography | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Child Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

The G Family | A Fall Family Session

I have known this awesome family for about 18 years. When I say that “out loud” it seems hard to believe! I remember when they got married, announced that they were going to be parents, shared the news of baby #2….all of it! It seems unreal that their “littles” are now so grown up! Time sure flies when you’re having fun!!

Fall Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Sibling Picture | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Couples Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Family Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography

The M Family | A Fall Session

I met with the amazing M family on a cold, rainy fall day. They were SUCH troopers about the elements! We had a fun time and they all looked so great!!

Fall Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Couples Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Children's Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Apple Orchard Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Davenport Fruit Farm Cidery and Winery

Several years ago, I made my very first stop at Davenport Farms to buy a gallon of their unpasteurized cider. It was a cute place, with original barn and acres of gorgeous apple trees. After that first taste of their cider, I was hooked. I returned year after year for apples and cider. When I first heard that the orchard had been sold, I was concerned. My fear was that someone would get rid of the barn and make it too “new”. I drove past the property fairly regularly, always glancing at the progress they were making. I can now say, with certainty, that the new owners did an AMAZING job of keeping a barn feel, while modernizing enough to make it a charming, functional space!

Davenport Fruit Farm | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Davenport Cidery and Winery | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Davenport Cidery and Winery | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but the hard ciders they have crafted are a treat for the taste buds! Being that my husband and I are huge hard cider fans, we were a bit skeptical as to whether or not it would live up to our expectations. Well, we are not connoisseurs, however, we both agreed they nailed it. With several varieties to choose from, there is something for every cider lover. Sweet, dry, seasonal…so many decisions!

Davenport Hard Cider | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Now, if hard cider isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered! In addition to having a variety of beers on tap from TimberCreek Brewing, Davenport also carries a selection of wine, which is made right on the premises.

Davenport Winery | Kelly Rhoades Photography

To take advantage of Pennsylvania’s beautiful summers and falls, several outdoor seating areas have been added, with breathtaking views of the orchard.

Davenport Fruit Farm | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Davenport Fruit Farm Cidery and Winery | Kelly Rhoades Photography

If fresh apples and unpasteurized cider is what you’re really after, the fruit farm is STILL the right choice! They offer a mouth-watering selection each fall. Many weekends, you can even find live music in the tap room. If you’ve never experienced Davenport’s, please do yourself a favor and check it out!

Davenport Apple Orchard | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Lauren | KRP Real Senior

Meet Lauren! She was one of the KRP Real Seniors for the class of 2019! This member of the Senior Team is a pretty amazing individual. I’m WAY behind in blogging, so I apologize for the delay, but, without further ado…here is LAUREN!!

Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What high school do you attend?:
Mercyhurst Prep

Senior Picture | Kelly Rhoades Photography

If you've chosen the school or university you're planning to attend, and been accepted, please share! :
I will attend either Duquesne University or Michigan State University in the fall.
(She chose Duquesne!!!)

Meadville Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

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

Mercyhurst Soccer Senior Picture | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?:
My senior year has brought many amazing accomplishments! I was accepted into nursing school at the university’s in which I applied. I won the district 10 girls soccer championship for AA and have been lucky enough to serve as president of my school’s fight against breast cancer club.

Fall Senior Pictures | Kelly Rhoades Photography

What was your favorite part of being a KRP Real Senior?:
I LOVED being a KRP Real Senior! I was a little nervous in the beginning because I never had professional photos done but it was such a fun time. Kelly made it really easy and it was so much fun to do group sessions with Ashley and Mylena along with my individual shots at so many beautiful locations.

KRP Senior Team | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Mr. + Mrs. L . | A Fall Couples Session

Not all sessions have to be the whole family. These two chose to do a couples session last fall! They did have the kids jump in a few shots, but the majority was just the Mr. and the Mrs! We managed to squeak it in right before a storm hit, too! What a day!

Couples Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Couples Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Couples Apple Orchard Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

The S Family | A Fall Family Session

I just LOVE this family. I’ve known them for many years, now, but watching them grow together never gets old. I really enjoy watching their interactions…they all get along SO well! They braved this cold day, and I think the results were worth it!

Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Sibling Photography | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Couples Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Fall Family Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography

M & G | A Mom and Son Session

I absolutely love doing sessions of mom with her kid(s). Catching those sweet interactions is just awesome. The session with Miss M and her son, Mr. G, was no exception. The bond they share is amazing. Thank you for allowing me to capture you two, once again, M!

Mom and Son | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Mommy and Me Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Apple Orchard | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Mom and son | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Apple Orchard Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Mommy and Me Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Mom and son | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Mend On The Move

I had the fantastic opportunity to do a shoot for an amazing non-profit organization called Mend On The Move. They work to help empower and employ women who are abuse survivors. If you are not familiar with their mission and work, please head to their site! Part of what these women do is make some really amazing jewelry. Each piece has a story or message, AND the proceeds go to a great cause!! PLEASEE check them out!!!

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The M Boys

I had a nice fall session scheduled with this mom and two boys. Normally, in October, we deal with some cool temps, maybe even some rain. Well, not this day. On this particular day, it was HOT. Mom had chosen some really cute outfits, complete with button-ups, sweaters, and cords…not knowing it would be a whopping 90 degrees. OOPS! We did grab some shots of the boys in their dressier outfits, but we ALSO let them cool off in their pretty sweet t-shirts, too. Win-win! Of course, I made mom get in a few frames, too. Moms…you will NEVER regret having pics with your kids!!!

Mom and boys | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Boy Mom Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Children's Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Brother Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Brothers | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Mom and son | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Wild One | Kelly Rhoades Photography

Sydney | KRP Real Senior

Sydney is a quiet beauty who fit perfectly with the natural surroundings we found for her session. It was a great day and she rocked the location! She also epitomizes the “Real Senior” and I love that about her! Check out some of the images from our time together!

KRP Real Senior | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Girl | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Lifestyle Senior Session | Kelly Rhoades Photography
Senior Photographer | Kelly Rhoades Photography

This is also the last chance to apply for the KRP Senior Team for the class of 2020! Contact me ASAP for info!!

SENIOR TEAM SEARCH!

Hello, lovelies! It’s that time of year again…the annual KRP Senior Team search! I am accepting applications for those graduating in 2020 from ALL local high schools. If you’re interested in applying to represent KRP, please message me and I’ll send you the information. I am SO excited about this year! AHHH!

KRP Senior Team | Kelly Rhoades Photography

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