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'm engaged to the most wonderful man, Douglas Coppock, whom you'll find close by on Wedding Day, because he's my fantastic second-shooter! Flight Controller at NASA by day and professional wedding photographer by night, he's the most fun-loving, sweet, and hilarious guy I know! Working together is a dream; We know each other so well that we can communicate effortlessly, and we have a blast in each other's company!
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.