Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
Kelly and Erin Mitchell
We are a husband and wife team that works together and plays together.
We have three kids of our own, and we run this studio as a family.
Creating amazing art for you to enjoy is our passion.
"I have a passion for creating custom art using classic film photography techniques as well as modern photo manipulation. There is nothing quite like capturing the beauty and uniqueness of each person I come in contact with. My desire is for each client to see a little bit of their soul through photographs & to have moments to look back on for years to come. What I offer you is a complete experience - much more than clicking the button on a camera. I want each client to walk away with a smile on their face & to be able to reflect that smile every time they look back on their photographs.
Everyone always asks me when I became a photographer. I have always had images in my head and for years I tried to find ways to share them. I tried painting, sketching, sculpting, but nothing looked quite right. That’s when I picked up a camera and suddenly, I had the power to share my creations with the world.
I pride myself on ensuring your photo shoot will be a fun-filled, delightful experience. I en devour to make you feel comfortable enough to express yourselves naturally, leaving me to capture you at your best. I apologize in advance for corny jokes or silly tactics during our session. Often, one of the best ways to break the ice is to start with a laugh." - Erin
It is both an honor and a joy to meet so many families in our area and I look forward to getting to know you!
We specialize in bending reality to create amazing, custom pieces of art that you and your family will treasure for a life time.
The Delusionist is our creative brand that specializes in Seniors, Un-Boudoir, and themed Weddings.
Photography is understood as a tool to capture truth. what you see in a photo is what you witnessed with your eye.
Or is it?
When I meet my clients, my goal is to get to know them from the inside out. I want to know what makes them tick, what do they love, what do they loathe. What are some of their craziest dreams. And I ask them, "If you could be anywhere, and do anything what would it be? What version of yourself would you like me to capture?"
Often these answers don't live in the realm of reality. Our true essence of who we are doesn't have to be contained in the limits of Reality.
Using many different home made tools to create special effects while I am capturing each frame, combined with fun, post processing techniques allows me to create one of kind imagery that can really bring a person's session to life. Whether you want to be a mermaid, or a rock star, or a water goddess, or your favorite cosplay, or maybe you just want to add a little wow factor to your portraits brings that special magic that turns your dreams into reality.
Brandie is the secret behind so many of our curated, polished session looks. She is available for hair, make up, and wardrobe assistance during production. Her attention to detail is impeccable.
Brandie has been in film and photo production for over 18 years. Her unique skill set goes beyond preparing clients for their session. She stays on set during production to assist with wardrobe, touch ups, and is always looking out for anything out of place while shooting.
After working with make up for 10 years, she wasn't able to find a cosmetic line that really spoke to her, so she created her own. Hollywood Hippie is her cosmetic line that is free of harmful chemicals, free of animal cruelty, and she even has some fully organic products. She isn't the first to create a more healthy line of cosmetics, but what stands out is the true longevity and vibrant quality of these products. Many mineral based make ups aren't ideal for production use as they have flash back and muted tones, but Hollywood Hippie is the answer for healthy, vibrant, film-quality make up that is 100% free of animal cruelty.
"The difference with my brand that you can tweak at the end is. That I couldn't find healthy products that were vibrant and camera friendly. The goal was to have a line that didn't flash back and turn on.I also pride myself with quality products. My film kit is animal cruelty free. This is rare, I don't know any artist that has an animal cruelty free kit." - Brandie
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Bourbon and Lace
Katy is one of our favorite assistant photographers to bring out to the field while shooting weddings.
She runs her own photography that specializes in weddings and boudoir.
Katy fell in love with photography the moment she picked up her first camera, a Minolta film camera. She enjoys being able to capture couples on their wedding day because it's a rare glimpse into a very intimate moment with raw emotion and she knows that the images she captures for the couple will be passed on to their family for generations - plus anything can happen on a wedding day! When she isn't behind the lens, she is covered in puppies; Katy rescues and fosters dogs - her heart couldn't be any bigger.
"Katy has an amazing work ethic that makes shooting wedding with her easy. We can trust that while we are working some creative angles she is behind the scenes knocking out our classic poses and traditional shots. Her ability to adapt to our specialized way of photographing weddings has made her a valuable asset to our company. We would not be able to provide our clients with the out of the box, highly creative shots that our couples love so much if we didn't have the confidence that we do in our assistant photographer." - Erin
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Meet the Staff