Kelly Vasami and her children, Ally and Jake. Photo by Little Nest Photography
About the Photographer
My name is Kelly Vasami and I'm the owner and primary photographer at Kelly Vasami Photography. I began photographing children and weddings professionally in 2006, when my own first baby was just a newborn.
After over a decade and a half of honing my technical skills as a photographer, combined with my years of experience as a mom, I am able to make your children feel completely comfortable in front of my camera. I am lucky to have worked with a diverse group of clients over the years, including families with special needs, blended families, families with same-sex parents, single parents, multi-cultural families, and families with children on the autism spectrum. With compassion and patience, I am able to win over even the most shy, or introverted, or high-spirited, or uninterested child with a combination of gentleness, or creativity, or silliness -- whatever is needed in the moment.
As a mom of two kids who are growing up way too quickly each day, I know how priceless it is to capture those moments as they happen and before your kids are on to the next stage of life. My earliest family photographs have become our most treasured family heirlooms, and even in those moments when we are running late to practice, or I'm nagging them to eat their veggies, and there are still three more loads of laundry to fold, it's a wonderful reminder to see our best moments together as a family on display in our home.
Portrait sessions with Kelly Vasami Photography are laid back, light-hearted, and an enjoyable experience. The resulting photographs reflect the authentic personalities of your children which you will enjoy for a lifetime. I work in photojournalistic style to create genuine photographs that capture the story of your family in that fleeting moment, while also capturing some loosely posed moments that you will want to frame and display in your home as well. Each portrait session is unique and personalized for your family - scheduled at a time that is convenient (NOT when your toddler is usually taking their nap!) , and at a location that makes your family comfortable - maybe it's your backyard or favorite playground, or along the water to watch the boats. I'm happy to suggest a great location nearby that everyone will love!
My photography has been seen in TIME Magazine, The New York Times, ABC TV's Extreme Home Makeover, CNN.com, Style Me Pretty, The Knot.com, The Journal News, New York magazine's Wedding issue, Manhattan Bride magazine, Hudson Valley Weddings, The Westchester Wedding Planner magazine, and Westchester Magazine, but my favorite place to see my work is on the walls of my clients homes when I return for their second, or fifth, or tenth portrait session.
The kind words and feedback of the amazing couples and families I have worked with have helped me to achieve The Knot's Best of Weddings award six times, including the Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, and Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award [formerly The Bride's Choice Award] six times. The relationships I builds with my couples and families are the cornerstone of my business, and I am honored when her wedding couples refer me to their friends and family, or return for me to photograph their family. I absolutely love capturing each new chapter as it's written!