Photographer, mother, wife... Kelly Ward; "the lady behind the lens", offers her kind eye and patient countenance to you and your family: "I want to click with people before I click the shutter. I want to learn your story before I expose it. Photography is story telling without words, it's exposing moments that might otherwise fade into the firmament and holding them tangibly with the hope of sharing..."
Kelly combines lifestyle photography & organic commercial photography with artistic grace; she offers a heart-felt understanding of exactly what it takes to bring life's moments into complete focus from both sides of the camera.
Kelly and her camera are at home on the water, beach, forest, mountains, rolling pastures or studio. Wherever your moments are happening. She concentrates her efforts on Children's Portrait Photography, Newborn Photography, Individual Portrait Photography, Family photography, Group Photography, Engagement Photography and Wedding Photography--capturing intimate ceremonies. (Petite & Practical Weddings of 75 guests or less)
Splitting her time between Beautiful Northern Michigan and Sunny Southwest Florida, Kelly offers her relaxed blend of gental-professional photographic craft at both latitudes.
Destination shoots are just a good reason to travel, so don't hesitate to ask Kelly to bring her camera on your next adventure., destination wedding, or family vacation.
Lake Effect Exposures invests in your images, with constant upgrades in equipment and education. The best results from the best gear and knowledge. The Nikon camera and lens system we use are FX format, which means a Full Frame, large sensor system capalble of the highest quality images. This system lends itself to the most coveted end product: ultra high resolution images perfect for large, printed and framed photographs with little to no distortion. Our choice of kit came first from a long term devotion to the Nikon brand and then from careful research to find truly professional, workhorse gear that could withstand the rigors of endless shooting in the elements while producing flawless results with every click.
What's in my langly camera bag:
Camera: Nikon D3X 24 megapixel FX
Camera: Nikon D810 36 megapixel FX
Camera: Nikon D800 36 megapixel FX
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ED AF-S
Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 ED AF-S
Lens: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Lens: Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG
Speedlights and Lighting: Nikon SB 800, Lumodi Beauty Dish, Speedlight softbox 70 Diffuser , Pocket Wizard off-camera flash control
Ground Support: Gitzo and Really Right Stuff
Studio: Manfroto, Cowboy Studio
Post Processing: Adobe Lightroom 6 & photoshop cc on Mac
Cool Extras: Gopro Hero 3 Black for wet work, DJI Phantom 3 Drone for aerial shoots, CamRanger iPad Capture Control and Viewing
Photography has always been a passion. Photo Classes in High School and College just fanned the fire. After the birth of Kelly's daughter Lake--the namesake of the business--the shutters never stopped and Lake Effect Exposures took shape. All thanks to this little girl:
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