Hi there! I'm Kaley - the photographer behind Kaley Elaine Photography! I'm an animal-obsessed, self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur with an endless passion for capturing love stories. I enjoy dancing terribly around my kitchen, anything and everything with lots of cheese, and annoying my cat, Hazelnut, with way too many cuddles.
Native Houstonian, Texas A&M grad, and best friend to my corgi pup, Colbi, I’m inherently passionate about traveling, other cultures and languages, and the world.
I got my start in photography at the age of 18 when I dove into college as a photography major, despite knowing nothing about photography other than I had a unrelenting passion for it. After taking my first art class and realizing I had no idea what I was doing, I googled “Houston photographers”where I found the blog of another photographer. I browsed her page, read her bio, and knew immediately I wanted to be her best friend. Somewhere, on some post, she mentioned the idea of wanting to mentor a new photographer. I excitedly emailed her at 3 AM, filled with hope and doubt, not sure what she would say to an email of, “Hi! My name is Kaley and I’m a freshman photography major. I have no idea what I’m doing and I saw your website and I love you! Please help!”
I awoke the next morning to an email from her inviting me to meet over coffee. (!!!) The next week, we met and immediately hit it off. She invited me on a portrait session, then a wedding, then another, and now, 6 years later, I learned so much from her that I was able to create my ultimate dream - Kaley Elaine Photography.
I hope you enjoy what you find here. Feel free to grab a coffee and stay a while.