Telling your story through emotive, connected
photography + film.

Mini-Session Sign-up

I'm so excited to offer 2 mini-session days this fall! They are 15 minute spots, 8 photos, $175. They include a print release and online gallery. Rain-date will be offered if needed. (Sunday of that weekend). *If the booking link gives you any trouble send me your desired date and time and I'll send you a link!*

"Kelly is such a gifted photographer. She has an eye for capturing beautiful moments and magic - especially when working with children and families. I use her for business purposes and her communication, professionalism, talent, and quality are surpassed by none. I can unreservedly recommend McKenna Patterson Photography!"

-Erin Ruzicka Trondson
Head of School
Woodland Montessori School

"I would absolutey recommend McKenna Patterson photography! I have worked with Kelly twice to capture images of children using the handmade scented play dough that I sell online and have been thrilled with her work. I was in need of lifestyle photos for my website and social media, and the response to her work has been so positive and has driven customers to my site! It's not easy to photograph children, and Kelly is really able to capture their spirit in an unobtrusive way (not to mention my product as well!) Nothing is forced or contrived, so when you see the images they just come alive! Kelly is such a pleasure and her work speaks for itself."

- Kira Rama, owner of ZDough

I can't wait to tell your family's story through timeless photographs and family film.

I want to show the way your child curls their fingers in their hair when they grow tired. The way your littlest one nuzzles into that perfect place in your shoulder meant just for them. The way you spin in the summertime with your kids, dance with your partner. The in-between moments. The moments of connection, of life.

My heart is in the details. During your session, you'll have fun, play, and be yourself. 

Contact me to create your unique session!

Your experience

This is an intentionally welcoming space.

Welcoming folks of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, all abilities, genders, and sexual orientations. 

"Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful."
- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Kelly is such a gifted photographer. She has an eye for capturing beautiful moments and magic - especially when working with children and families. I use her for business purposes and her communication, professionalism, talent, and quality are surpassed by none. I can unreservedly recommend McKenna Patterson Photography!"

-Erin Ruzicka Trondson
Head of School
Woodland Montessori School

"I would absolutey recommend McKenna Patterson photography! I have worked with Kelly twice to capture images of children using the handmade scented play dough that I sell online and have been thrilled with her work. I was in need of lifestyle photos for my website and social media, and the response to her work has been so positive and has driven customers to my site! It's not easy to photograph children, and Kelly is really able to capture their spirit in an unobtrusive way (not to mention my product as well!) Nothing is forced or contrived, so when you see the images they just come alive! Kelly is such a pleasure and her work speaks for itself."

- Kira Rama, owner of ZDough

"Simply the best!!!! Over the past several years, Kelly has beautifully photographed my children, family and extended family. She is incredibly talented, consistently calm, patient, polite and excellent with children! As a result, her photos reflect a natural peace and a playfulness that I truly love!!!"

- Angie Olson

"Kelly is such a gifted photographer. She has an eye for capturing beautiful moments and magic - especially when working with children and families. I use her for business purposes and her communication, professionalism, talent, and quality are surpassed by none. I can unreservedly recommend McKenna Patterson Photography!"

-Erin Ruzicka Trondson
Head of School
Woodland Montessori School

"I would absolutey recommend McKenna Patterson photography! I have worked with Kelly twice to capture images of children using the handmade scented play dough that I sell online and have been thrilled with her work. I was in need of lifestyle photos for my website and social media, and the response to her work has been so positive and has driven customers to my site! It's not easy to photograph children, and Kelly is really able to capture their spirit in an unobtrusive way (not to mention my product as well!) Nothing is forced or contrived, so when you see the images they just come alive! Kelly is such a pleasure and her work speaks for itself."

- Kira Rama, owner of ZDough

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connect over at @mckennapatterson.photography