A few Kind Words.


"Kelley perfectly captured our love of the mountains in our engagement photos. She made the whole process fun and care free. My fiancé even had a great time! Her knowledge of the location and best times to shoot produced gorgeous photos. We can't recommend her enough!"

Claire Rinehart

"We loved having Kelley shoot our wedding, she made us feel comfortable and somehow managed to capture all the special moments and details of our day without us even noticing.  She really captured the essence of our wedding weekend and we are so grateful!"

Dalhya Lusk

"What a FANTASTIC photographer! Kelley is super sweet, creative, professional, and talented. She gently guided us while allowing us to be authentic and her attention to detail is amazing. We cannot say enough good things about our session and photos. Thank you for a magical experience!

Kaila Yeste

"I'm very picky about photographers.  I look for hours at their composition, style and overall feel of their photos before choosing one.  Kelley does BEAUTIFUL work.  She has the ability to catch moments you didn't even realize were happening.  I also appreciated receiving a wide variety of shots - head shots, chest, etc.  Family and friends compliment our family photos taken by Kelley all the time.  I'd highly recommend her."

Becca Thompson

"I've always admired Kelley for her ability to capture real-life moments; memories that you try to file away but are scared you will forget.  She is extremely personable and adaptable and will make any member of your family feel at ease and comfortable.  We enjoy any opportunity to work with her!"

Becky Bozarth


We just got all our wedding photos back and I feel like I won the lottery!!! They are moody, raw, full of emotion, candid, the composition is dreamy, the colors, they capture the true essence of our wedding. Kelley is amazingly talented - she's an incredible artist and I'm over the moon excited! We planned a destination wedding and after I narrowed it down to my top favorite photographers that were in our budget, I chose her based on her work and transparent approach. I love authentic people and instantly felt a connection to her. She arrived early, she was focused the entire time, being creative all the while. I tend to get overwhelmed with a ton of photos and she did such a great job at being fluid and disappearing to the background, yet somehow she was always in the right spot at the right time. I don't even remember seeing her when I was walking down the isle but she got all the dreamiest photos and I was able to just be in the moment. I really appreciate that skill in any photographer capturing a live event, because it's not easy. Our expectations have been far exceeded - thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of our wedding and forever memories.

Annie Schambach


Kelley is absolutely amazing! She did our engagement and our wedding pictures. I couldn’t of asked for a better photographer! Not only did the pictures turn out amazing but she was so awesome to work with! Would recommend 10/10 times! Will definitely be using her for all of our future adventures!

Kristina Shively


Asking Kelley to be our photographer for our intimate day was one of the best things we did for our wedding day. She is phenomenal!! Her communication, professionalism and flexibility is top notch. But those photos! Ah! Nothing could beat them. Kelley captured raw, edgy, moody, delicate moments full of emotion. Even when she directs your style she doesn’t overly pose you and captures really sweet, sincere moments that allow you to relive the magic of the day over and over again. She seems to let her talent and skill shine through without over editing which I really appreciated in this heavily filtered world we live in. People have literally stopped me in public several times since posting our photos on social media and have complimented the quality and the style. I’m thrilled with Kelley and her work and would recommend her to anyone, anytime!

Heather Rithamel


"We had an AMAZING wedding. Seriously, amazing. Everything was perfect. So saying this means a lot; Kelley was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. She was professional, kind, and captured everything absolutely perfectly. Every single photo she took during our engagement session was absolutely breathtaking. She allowed us to be us, and captured everything with such beauty. We can't sing her praises enough! Thank you Kelley for being part of our perfect day!"

Mary Turner

"After loosing two fur babies in one year, I decided we were doing family photos this past Christmas. I found Kelley on CG and thought the idea of mini sessions for a low price was brilliant. After sending her a message via Facebook, immediately I knew she was the right fit for us. We booked a session in November with her (she was so gracious to fit us in after the mini shoots didn't work for my schedule) and we met in Salisbury. She was so patient with us (our puppy can be a real nut case) and she was so nonchalant about the photos - and I mean that in the best way. She snapped away as we walked through the downtown like it was nothing but when I saw the photos I was literally blown away. I admit I was even in tears. She took amazing shots, with amazing lighting and captured so many great candids. She even took ones from angles that displayed the words "the best Christmas ever" taken from a Christmas pageant billboard outside of a theatre. To sum it all up, Kelley is amazing to work with and I'm looking forward to having annual photos done with her!! Thank you so much, Kelley. You have no idea how much these photos mean to me."

Kimberly Egan

"Kelley was fantastic. She has a great artistic eye for making beautiful photographs out of any items. She was so fun to work with, incredibly professional, and I am thrilled with the shots. She even managed to adeptly and politely relocate an inebriated relative who kept aggressively getting in my face with their cell phone!"

Rachel Lance


Kelley Deal is an incredibly talented photographer! Our engagement photos, an impromptu photo shoot, and our wedding were all captured by Kelley Deal Photography. She exceeded our expectations with all three events. Kelley is personable, honest, and has such a distinct and gorgeous photography style. Kelley has an unbelievable ability to capture every shot in the moment. She captures raw, authentic moments to help communicate your story. The photos are artistic, emotional, and simply beautiful. The photos from the wedding captured every candid moment, not just the posed photos.

Between our engagement photo session and wedding day, Kelley puts you at ease and makes everything so fun! She's a true pleasure to work with and makes everything easy for you. We can't say enough positive things about her, she was truly a joy to work with. Her shots have resulted in unexpected, magical moments that we will treasure forever. The only problem is selecting photos for our album - we can't decide! We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Kelley. We are would recommend her to anyone and plan to continue working with Kelley Deal in the future!"

Leanne Davisson


Kelley has been an extreme pleasure to work with from the start. She’s very accommodating and flexible. Contract is clear. She addresses any questions or photography need you have during the whole process. The wedding was held about five hours away. After having various discussions with the bride about her expectations, Kelley drove up on the day of the wedding and immediately started working with the bride on producing stunning photos. 

She was also a great big help to the bride the day of the wedding. We’ve only seen a few photos so far but what we’ve seen are exquisite. 

It was a privilege to work with Kelley. We highly recommend her and her work in capturing memories of our once in a lifetime event!

Leah Murphy


We can't thank Kelley enough for the way she captured our day. Her ability to find the small moments among the noise is our favorite thing about her work. She's calm but assertive, which is especially important when you are adhering to a schedule or dealing with a large group photo (aka your family's Christmas card photos). She doesn't offer too many posed or overly directed shots which is great for those that find getting their picture taken awkward or forced. And, even in those awkward or forced moments, Kelley creates magic! We highly recommend Kelley Deal Photography for the candid loving, photography appreciating, laid back couple.

Stephanie Fois

"Kelley was really awesome to work with for a personal shoot. She was really flexible with scheduling, and was super prepared, relaxed and professional! Not to mention I'm in love all my images. Highly recommend!"

Natalie K

"Oh my gosh, we have nothing but great things to say about Kelley!  She was extremely flexibly with fitting us into her schedule, and was nothing but smiles our whole session (even though it was humid and a hundred degrees!).  Our photos are absolutely beautiful.  We definitely will be using her creativity and services in the future."

Caitlin Whaley

"Kelley is professional, prepared, efficient, and insanely talented.  When I found out she was making a trip to Cleveland, I couldn't book quick enough.  She captured the personality of my children perfectly.  We absolutely adore our photos and cannot wait to display them in our home.  Thank you so much, Kelley!  These photos will be treasured...and we're thankful for our patience, hard work, and time."

Jamie Merold

"Kelley has that special innate sense of capturing the most intimate, special moments between family and loved ones. Her ability to photography moments as they happen is a highly sought out skill. She is extremely flexible and has a wonderful "go with the flow" attitude, not to mention an amazingly funny sense of humor. The photos she produced from a session with my two precious nephews were simply breath taking and we'll cherish these photos for many years to come. I plan to use her with future events. Thank you Kelley for sharing your talent with all of us."

Emily Kelly