Evocative portraiture for
the unafraid. 

Evocative portraiture for
the unafraid. 

Don't hide your fire. Do you.
Love today for the rest of your life.

You know you already have everything you need -- because you never thought love could be this good.

You’ve already found each other, made a place in the world just for your romance, and all that’s left to do is fill your whole life up with good days.

And if you think about it, there is this one good day that you really want to have, that special memory you want to make, that one wild, deep feeling that you really want to hold onto somehow...

Engage the romantic,
explore the sensual, celebrate the real.

You make the rules for the life you want and on your best days, you play with fire.
So go ahead. 

Love today for the rest of your life.


You make the rules for the life you want and on your best days, you play with fire. So go ahead. 

Love today for the rest of your life.

You are defiantly, resolutely, irretrievably you, choosing your life, creating your own universe, passing up others’ expectations to do what you love and surrounding yourself with what inspires you the most. I see you. I am changed by you. Your universe is as beautiful as you imagine.

TELL ME: WHAT DOES A GOOD DAY LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

how it works

The offer

3 hours of Easy, Intimate, On-Location Photography (+ 3 hr add-on option)

You’ll get a mix of posed and playful editorial-level photos with your favorite person (or people) in a favorite location. Enjoy a pared-back shoot that will help you carve out meaningful time with your lover, bookmark an experience you don’t want to forget, and make much ado about you in your little [white] dress.  

Communicate your vision, articulate the story you want to tell, and meet the photographer. I have 20 years of experience as a creative director that will both allow you to set your own direction, and get the pieces into place to bring your vision to life. Get involved in the art you want to be a part of.

You will receive a digital collection of editorial-level images meant to let you relive and fall in love with your experience again and again. The images will be accompanied by a personal print & usage release that will allow you to print them and to show them off privately or publicly as you wish

the process

BASED IN CHARLESTON, S.C. + SF BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA

2 pre-shoot Creative Planning Calls + Timeline Development 

The Delivery

Hassle-free access to Full Digital Image Collection + Print Licensing

"When we live into our greatest passions, we love." The measure of success for our lives is spending our lives surrounded by what we love. For me, it's photography (it's the thing I can't not do!); for you, it might be polo or fencing or wine or tech or silk ribbon or oils or cooking or anything.

Spend all you have for loveliness… and never count the cost… and for a breath of ecstasy, give all you have been or could be.”  [ Sara Teasdale ] 

A Passion for Passion

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about the girl in the white dress

Amazing photos don't require a huge production. I travel light -- just a camera and a few lenses -- and I create context from the tangible details on location. You get to do you (with a little high romance and some dress-up in your fancy clothes), and I am here for it. I combine a documentary style with an observational take and a some gentle direction to round out a rich retelling of your love story.

An easy experience

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about the girl in the white dress

With 20 years of photography experience and a passion for unscripted emotion, I only book the shoots that get me out of bed in the morning. I believe that luxury is the human capacity to transform something into emotion (cue world-class 2-Michelin-Star-winning chef Alex Atala), and I focus on creating honest, emotive imagery that translates to pure, romantic luxury that will keep you in love with the moments we share for the rest of your life.

A PHILosophy of luxury

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about the girl in the white dress

A PASSION
FOR PASSION

"When we live into our greatest passions, we love." The measure of success for our lives is spending our lives surrounded by what we love. For me, it's photography (it's the thing I can't not do!); for you, it might be polo or fencing or wine or tech or silk ribbon or oils or cooking or anything. “Spend all you have for loveliness… and never count the cost… and for a breath of ecstasy, give all you have been or could be.” (Sara Teasdale)

An easy
Experience

Amazing photos don't require a huge production. I travel light -- just a camera and a few lenses -- and I create context from the tangible details on location. You get to do you (with a little high romance and some dress-up in your fancy clothes), and I am here for it. I combine a documentary style with an observational take and a some gentle direction to round out a rich retelling of your love story.

A Philosophy of luxury

With 20 years of photography experience and a passion for unscripted emotion, I only book the shoots that get me out of bed in the morning. I believe that luxury is the human capacity to transform something into emotion (cue world-class 2-Michelin-Star-winning chef Alex Atala), and I focus on creating honest, emotive imagery that translates to pure, romantic luxury that will keep you in love with the moments we share for the rest of your life.

ABOUT THE GIRL IN THE WHITE DRESS

A Girl in the White Dress experience is an invitation to...

Treat yourself to one more beautiful memory with (or because of) the one that you love.

You know you don’t have to ration these, right? You’re just collecting a lifetime of them now, and if you want to hold onto any of them, well, I am here for that. 

Perpetrate - and celebrate - your romance outside of everyone else’s “rules of engagement.”

There may be a big wedding here, or that unbreakable tradition there, but you know exactly what you want, even if you’re doing that stuff for your people. THIS is your opportunity to DO YOU.

Invest in an experience that matters to you. 

These photos may not be for everyone in your world, but your romance isn’t for everyone anyway. There are enough scripted love stories in the universe.

Go ahead, Do You. Book your session now.

The Girl in the White Dress is MADE FOR YOU. 

This uncomplicated photography offering is structured to get you photos you want in a place you love without hassle over details, demands, or drama. Enjoy the luxury that is time with your love -- AND keep a few memories from a really good day.

Know you want it?

If You're in love with being in love

The Girl in the white dress

A modern approach to WEDDING portraiture

[ lookbook coming soon ]

You already have everything you need, and you know it. Now, we're just getting into what you want. Do you want a little fire? A little emotion? A little passion? I'm here for that.
  Let's tell a story of you, being in love.

...knows you already have everything you need - and you never thought love could be this good.

IF you are the girl who...

...doesn’t need anybody telling you that “this is what love looks like.”  You already know.

The Girl in the White dress is exactly what you need...

...makes the rules for the life you want, and you’re just looking for something that fits YOU. 

...loves a good aesthetic, but you aren’t looking for a big event, overplanning, or everyone else’s input.

...wants someone to record what you want the whole world to know about you, in love.

"Kelle's images have the quality of a painterly masterpiece...

They... transport us to another place and time."

- claire pettibone

The Girl in the White Dress  provides an un-typical take on photography... 

We call it what it is: 3 hours of portraiture

I don't care what we call what you want to do -- an engagement session, a bridal session, a solo portrait session, an elopement, a couple's shoot, an editorial shoot, a love session, a boudoir session... or any of the other thousand variations other photographers have applied -- I provide you with EVOCATIVE, AUTHENTIC-TO-YOU, FINE ART PORTRAITS.

What you see here is what you can get here if all you want is pictures. I am a person who sees beauty wherever I go, and I love photographing what I see. Period. Stop. End of story. Let's not worry about selling you on anything else.

We stick to one price: $8,000USD (NO TRAVel FEES!)

Nobody needs to deal with hidden costs or complicated packages based on your budget, my massage needs, or anybody's celebrity status. You pick your favorite location, and I'll meet you there with my camera in tow. 

Whether you come to me (in CHARLESTON, S.C. or SAN FRANCISCO'S BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA), or whether I come to you (I do INTERNATIONAL tours), this is your rate. We're investing in YOUR memory, not MY adventure.

I'm here for it. Shoot me a message and start the conversation you want to have about the work you love. I'd love to get involved in that thing you want to do.

Just pop your details in the form →
(or email me at goforit@coachandcopy.com )

What does your good day look like?

Looking forward to chatting soon!

I'm here for it if you are.

You know you breathe fire.
Let’s make that part of your memories.