THE SHORT OF IT ::
Award winning international wedding and portrait photographer.
THE LONG OF IT ::
I am a committed photographer, adventurer, and a rock n' roll expat. I was born a rolling stone and this has taken me to some wild and beautiful places in my life, but San Francisco and London are where I have lived primarily. I have formal art degrees, a bachelors of fine art and a masters of fine art, which helps a lot of things: particularly on the technical side. But it is my experiences, crossing countries and oceans, taking pictures, playing music, meeting amazing people and seeing the world that have shaped me the most as an artist. My tent is currently pitched anywhere the road takes me, where I live with my husband, motorcycles and a sizable collection of bourbon (and shoes).
PUBLISHED WORK ::
The Huffington Post
Style Me Pretty
Green Wedding Shoes
Rock n’ Roll Bride
Charlotte Weddings Magazine
The Lovely Find
The Jet Fete
Mountain Side Bride
A Low Country Wed
Aisle Style by Jim Hjelm Couture
Far and Far Away
Collective Member/Grey Likes Weddings
Featured Vendor/Ruffled Blog
THE LEGIT STUFF ::
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS // The San Francisco Art Institute / SF
MASTERS OF FINE ARTS // Central Saint Martins / London
GALLERY SHOWS ::
Bay View // Bay Gallery / LONDON
Degree Show // Central Saint Martins / LONDON
Catch My Drift // The Barge House / LONDON
Fine Art Auction // Central Saint Martins / LONDON
Captain and Commander // 111 Minna Gallery / Duo show with Henry Lewis
SAN FRANCISCO CA
Crooked Crowns // Brick Gallery / SAN FRANCISCO CA
Childhood Accident VS. Crashcourse // Autobody Fine Art / ALAMEDA CA
111 @ 111 // 111 Minna Gallery / SAN FRANCISCO CA
The Autopsy // The Autopsy Gallery / MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Anonyme Zeichner // Blütenweiss Gallery / Shows 1-5 BERLIN GERMANY
5's // Receiver Gallery // SAN FRANCISCO CA
Best of SF: Mastersminds / Ruby Skye // SAN FRANCISCO CA
Instant Gratification // White Walls The Shooting Gallery /
SAN FRANCISCO CA
Amber // Solo Show / SAN FRANCISCO CA
Hotel Biron // Solo Show // SAN FRANCISCO CA
Walter and Mcbean Galleries // Group Show / San Francisco CA
words from clients ::
"Keli Brown: Part Photographer. Part Wizard."
> Mike / Washington DC
"Keli is the woman you want behind the camera when you want your best self captured"
>Rannie / Houston
"Kel is amazing. She flew thousands of miles to our wedding like it was nothing. Rolled with all the punches, partied with everybody, and produced jaw dropping images. She is basically like the coolest big sister spirit guide you ever met."
>Megan / Seattle
"Keli Manages to capture each candid moment and make it into a statement of art. She does this in the most natural way and makes you feel so at ease in the process! She made me feel and (and look) far more glamorous than I typically am. And, as a result, she has become our family's photographer for everything: bridal portraits, my sister's DC wedding, maternity shots, newborn, my son's first birthday, and a session with my extended family. It wouldn't be a family event without Keli there to document it so beautifully!"
>Helen / Charlotte
"Obsessed with this Lady. It poured down rain on our wedding day and Keli was the only vendor that didn't freak out. She was (literally) the calm in the storm, reassured us that all would be well and when we got our photos they were unbelievable. Better than I could have ever imagined!"
>Jess / Boston
"Keli has a brilliant eye and captures the most amazing moments you wouldn't even think to ask for. Not only is her work impeccable, her presence will calm any chaotic situation"
>Julie / NYC
"Keli is YODA. You need her. She truly guided us through the process and made us feel great on the day of. When I saw our photos I almost fell off my chair! I couldn't believe that is what she was doing in that camera of hers! Hire her."
>Anna / NYC
"Hiring Keli is like commissioning a piece of art from an art gallery. Amazing work and an amazing artist. She loves her clients so much and you can tell not just from the work but from who she is. The absolute best."
>Amy / Charleston
"Best decision we made for our wedding! I cannot say enough great things about Keli. The photographs are amazing and she was fantastic to work with. She is very charismatic, has great personal style and everyone at the wedding raved about her. 2 of my engaged bridesmaids hired her the day after our wedding! We are forever grateful for our gorgeous photos."
>Heather / Los Angeles
"Keli is beyond fabulous. She is incredibly professional and easy to work with. She has a gift for making everyone feel at ease. And the final product, the photos, are stunning."
>Eva / Charlotte
"Keli is badass. I want to be her when I grow up. Our photos are so cool and we are so proud of them we have them everywhere!"
>Jen / Savannah
"Keli is incredible! She has been there to shoot all of our major life events, wedding, maternity and newborn. She is an amazingly talented photographer and person."
>Ada / Charlotte
"When my fiancé and I were looking for a photographer after we got engaged, everything we looked at seemed really typical and expected. We wanted someone to make art and we hit the jackpot when we found Keli. She did an incredible job, delivered amazing photographs and is a really cool and interesting person. The best decision we made for our wedding was hiring her!"
>Drew / Philadelphia