It’s not about the camera.

KellyMooney Photography

With today’s technology, the snap of any shutter can result in a pretty picture. But creating images that captures a person or brand’s authentic presence isn’t about technical skill as much as it is about human connection.

“To say that Kelly was amazing to work with, would be an understatement. Not only does she know how to make you feel completely comfortable in your own skin, she helps take the vision for your shoot out of your head and makes it a reality! She is kind, caring, hilarious and so fun to hang out with! I would trust her with any of my photography needs from personal, to my business! Thanks Kelly for everything, you are truly one of a kind.” – Megan Tucker, Owner | Renewal Spa & Beauty (West Linn)

I am a storyteller first and foremost. Before I became a photographer, I spent 17 years as the owner of a PR & marketing firm, telling my clients’ stories and getting them covered by high-profile media outlets including The Today Show, Oprah, The Wall St Journal, and USA Today, among others. My job then – as it is now – is to identify and focus on what made my clients unique enough to stand out from the crowd.

Today, my trusty Nikon D850 is my tool of choice for telling stories — stories which I’ve studied prior to each session so I can create a library of photos that stand out, grab attention and even inspire action.

When I’m not shooting in my sun-drenched studio on Oregon City’s historic Main Street, I’m on location helping my clients craft contemporary, branded images to help grow their bottom line.

I laugh a lot. I work a little too much. And I love creating a safe, relaxing and FUN experience for people who are not accustomed to being in front of the lens.

Photography is like gourmet cooking. It’s not the oven that creates the magic … it’s the chef. 

Kelly is the best! Most recently she took my son’s senior photos and to say the least, they turned out fantastic! Kelly is extremely professional yet has a lighthearted approach that puts her clients at ease. In addition, she is very flexible and really listens to what her clients are looking for. In our case, my son had wanted to incorporate his love of football in some of his photos but he didn’t want typical poses. Kelly took us to a nearby football field where she took phenomenal photos of my son that not only captured his athleticism, but were also artistic, edgy and just down right cool! We will go to Kelly for all our future photography needs. I highly recommend her.

– Jody O. | Southridge HS Parent

Thank you for a wonderful evening! It was such a treat to meet you … I’m sure the photos will be beautiful, but the real joy was seeing Jax enjoy the experience. You really picked up on her personality and interests, you nailed it!!! So very grateful for your time a thoughtful consideration.

Best, Amy

Kelly does great work! We used her for senior photographs.

Kelly knows how to get the best photographs and is very creative in her shots. My daughter had a good time working with her and making her feel at ease while taking pictures.

We loved ALL the picture she took and had a VERY hard time choosing which photos to keep. I would totally recommend her to friends and family.

– Margaret T. – Hillsboro HS Parent

Random Fun Facts About Me:

  •  I’m a pretty huge fan of race car driving and the Oregon Ducks

  • My husband is a national sales manager by day and a medal-winning race car driver by weekend

  • Our son is about to graduate in Statistics from Montana State University; clearly, his left-brain power comes from his father

  •  Our daughter is pursuing her BFA in Illustration from Laguna College of Art & Design. She and I represent the right-brain faction in this family

  • I have worked with Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, Travis Pastrana, Margaret Thatcher (okay, I just dated myself, didn’t I?) as well as with the Association of Space Explorers (and spent a week getting to know the world’s most famous astronauts as a result!)

  • Early in my career, I managed the second-largest hot air balloon festival in the country

  • I seriously love coffee, sparkling wine, and trying to discover the latest hot restaurants in Portland

  • When I edit, I re-binge my favorite shows and movies including: Parks & Rec, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and everything Star Wars

  • I LOVE that I can now combine my past marketing and branding expertise, with my technical photography skills, to help my clients achieve their visual communications goals!

Kelly makes it fun and so comfortable it doesn’t matter if you have been in front of a camera a million times, or you barely ever have … She will make sure that you look stunning. She is such a sweet lady and it was truly a blessing to work with her!
– Samantha Z. | West Linn High School Student

We recently worked with Kelly on a photo shoot for my son Cade. Kelly was the ultimate professional while making the experience fun at the same time. The photos turned out beautifully which was a slight miracle because the weather was overcast and slightly drizzling.

Thank you Kelly for a phenomenal experience and beautiful thought and expression that you put into your photography.

Christina Guerins

We highly recommend Kelly. She makes every effort to know her client and plan a photo shoot that matches the character of the subject. Our son’s senior photos are fantastic! In fact, it was difficult to narrow down our selections. Plus, Kelly makes the entire process easy starting with scheduling and ending with the unveiling and access of the photos on the internet and on an app. Thank you, Kelly!
– Judith L., West Linn HS Parent

Kelly Mooney Photography is easily rated an A+ rating. Working with Kelly is a breeze. She provided excellent customer service and beautiful pictures. Kelly did a fantastic job photographing my son’s senior pictures. She chatted with my son and was able to get him to feel comfortable and relaxed. The venue she chose was fantastic and a perfect match to his style. This was the best experience we’ve had for a portrait session, and working with Kelly was like working with your best friend. She was always accessible; her email responses were quick – always the same day. I highly recommend Kelly Mooney Photography to anyone wanting beautiful portraits. The whole experience exceeded our expectations.
– Rebecca M. | LaSalle HS Parent

Contact Me

  • 607 Main St., Suite 240
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    United States

  • 503.722.4080

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