I began evolving into my career as a location photographer while a teenager.My passion for photography unfurled while working at the elbow of my renowned father & photographer Tony Kelly. My youthful
determination was to be fully capable of executing big location shoots on my own. I transitioned from assistant/apprentice
into servicing many of my father/mentor’s accounts. I soon was executing some assignments from beginning (planning/travel),
to shooting, to end (edit & delivery). I found myself working for such clients as Inland Steel, Mobil, AT&T, Zenith, FMC, among
others.As a commercial photographer, my objective is to fully understand my client’s message and the nature of their products and services.
This allows me to craft images with an esthetic impac t that positively conveys their message on several levels.
One of the occupational pleasures of my profession is my enjoyment of meeting new people from line workers, to art directors, to
CEOs. I find that good working relationships with all involved parties are a vital component of all my photo shoots.



Washington Post The Critic Magazine Evanston Review Streetwise
Popular Science Shukan Shincho ( Tokyo) Wilmette Life National Petroleum News
Chicago Sun Times Totally Housewares Screen Magazine North Shore Magazine
Chicago Tribune Citizen Park Ridge Evanston Clarion

Celebrity Coverage

His Holiness The Dalai Lama           (personal photog for his 2011 visit to Chicago)
President Barak & Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid for DCCC
Michael and Juanita Jordan (various family events and parties)
Tina Turner (concert coverage for Hanes Hosiery)
James Taylor (private concert)
Kenny Rogers (Chrysler Corporation)



Western Golf Association

ZS Associates

Civic Federation

Presbyterian Homes

Kraft Foods

Executive portraits for marketing

Annual Report

National (en masse) portraitue, marketing photos

Banquet Coverage

Marketing, brochure, news letter photography

Symposium Coverage




At&T Editorial assignments for various house organs. Large format ads.
Mobil Oil Refinery Brochure, photos for Mobil World (global .quarterly)
Network Executive Women

Ameritech Mobile

Annual Report

Marketing promotion and press release.


Bell & Howell Multi image brochure cover collage. Photos for quarterly & annual reports.
Zenith Electronics Marketing, press release, annual report photography.
American Airlines Executive Portraiture.
PCA (Packaging Corp. America) Plant photos in Osaka Japan, annual report, research lab brochure, in house publications,
Tennessee Paper Plant Brochure.
Rotary International Rotarian Magazine cover/inside photos.
Brunswick Annual report, marketing photos
McDonald’s Executive portraiture
John Marshall Law School Marketing and PR photos
Northwestern University Nano Technology dept. Annual Report.
Johnson Controls Annual report photos
Libby Foods Editorial photos for house organs
John Deere Photos for instructional power point presentations
Inland Steel Magazine photos of Chicago Auto Show
Sidley Austin Coverage of annual black tie gala
Baker McKenzie Brochure, marketing, event, & portrait photography
Chick Evans Scholarship Annual report photography of recipients
Photo: Lynn Trautmann

Photo: Lynn Trautmann

Photo: Richard Shay

Photo: Richard Shay