unposed documentary family photography in district of columbia

Welcome to the new Kelly Bell Photography site!

unposed family newborn session at home in dc

At the beginning of the year, I decided to follow my heart and shift away from posed family photography sessions in order to offer documentary Day in the Life sessions. These sessions represent the type of photography that I love to do--100% unscripted, unposed, undirected. 

If you are a returning client, you might have responded to my recent survey about packages and pricing (thank you!!). I've taken your feedback into account as I restructured my sessions and packages to fit this new style of shooting. There are several ways my business model is that you may notice as a returning client:

  • Documentary sessions are longer than posed portrait sessions, but don't worry--they are WAY less stressful. I promise! You don't need to dress up or bribe your kids for these sessions. All you need to do is open your front door and let me join in on whatever you are doing for the day.

  • I'll be offering fewer, better sessions. Documentary sessions are incredibly rewarding for me to shoot, but they are also exhausting! Going forward, I'll be limiting myself to one shoot per weekend and taking one weekend off per month. That means that you may need to book your session further in advance than you have in the past, but it's worth planning ahead for!  

  • Your survey responses revealed an overwhelming preference for a lower session fee with the option to purchase packages and prints, rather than a higher, all-inclusive session fee. I heard you and I've set up my sessions with a lower base fee and package options that allow you to choose the investment that is right for your family and budget.

I'm so excited about this next phase of my photography journey, and I can't wait to have you all join me for the ride. Please enjoy exploring the new site and let me know if you have any questions!