Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by. My name is Kelly, and photography is my art, passion and career. It has evolved with me over the years. Aside from being a photo maker, I have the privilege of being a wife and mama to three sweet little boys, Everett, Conrad “Cash” and Jones. I am based out of San Antonio, Texas, but am available for travel!


As someone who has always appreciated photos and living creatively, I developed my heart for photography on accident while in college when I spent a month working on a documentary project on the Navajo Reservation in Tsaile, Arizona. This is where I truly began to appreciate the visual aspect of storytelling.  I came home from that trip and switched my major from journalism to photojournalism so I could learn everything a Bachelor’s Degree had to offer me. Six months later, I went on another travel study to New Zealand and Australia that focused on landscape imagery. I wanted to learn it all.

My courses instilled in me a great appreciation about the technical elements, history and culture of different types of photography, but a new level of education began when I went “into the field” and started as a second shooter at weddings in 2012.

Anxious to learn, and eager to try everything, I soon began shooting portraits, concerts, professional sports, and more weddings on my own. It began as a side gig—I worked a lot of other jobs (sometimes four at once) so that I could continue to build my portfolio and clientele. I became addicted to capturing life in images and telling people’s stories.

After the birth of my first son in 2015, I decided to go for it and made KELLY JO PHOTO my full-time career! 

I truly love being able to document special and ordinary moments in peoples’ lives–I always try to make my client’s experience with my photo services heartfelt, energetic and human.

Contact me today for information on a unique lifestyle session with an

artfully refined photographic vision.