The photographer

I’m Kelly Wills, a Southlake, Texas based photographer of mamas-to-be, newborns, and babies 12 months or younger. While my background is in family portraiture, in 2015 I made the decision to focus my business exclusively on what makes my heart sing—the joy and expectancy of carrying life, that fleeting newborn stage, and the milestones that mark a child’s first year. As a mom of three, I know how stressful (and difficult to remember) the first few days after a birth can be, and I don’t want you to ever forget how soft his hair was or the way she curled her tiny fists so tightly. That’s why I delight in documenting the wonder that is your child through photography! A few other things: I’ve been married to the love of my life for ten years and counting, you won’t get a call from me until after I’ve had my morning coffee, and the perfectionist in me secretly takes a lot of joy in organizing and reorganizing my home whenever I get the chance. (Okay, that was more like “two truths and a lie”—I AM a perfectionist, but unfortunately the organizing thing only happens in my dreams!) I can’t wait to get to know you better and learn more about your story!  

The Story

I was interested in photography before ever becoming a mom, but it was the birth of my first daughter—and the incredible experience I had at her newborn session—that turned my curiosity into a pursuit of artistry that continues to this day. I was my own dream client, so completely in love with every single photo that I couldn’t say goodbye to any of them. After bringing all of them home, I borrowed my dad’s Nikon and decided that I would learn how to photograph irresistible moments of my own. Eight years of photography and two additions to our family later, and I’m still captivated by sweet newborn poses, perfectly-composed frames, and capturing the complexities of each and every life that enters my studio. Whether I’m shooting a maternity, newborn, or first-year session, I’m committed to creating images that are uniquely inspired by you.