meet meHello

My name is Kellie. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, Shannon and a mom to Dalton, age 19 and Emma, age 14! They mean the world to me as my biggest supporters and cheerleaders! My family has patiently been my models when needed and are quick to step in to help assemble a prop, offer an extra set of hands and help keep the household running smoothly. I feel so blessed to have this team along side me as I have pursued my dream to be a portrait photographer that began in 2008!


That leap of faith seems like only yesterday, but since then I have photographed many children, families, weddings and corporate events.


After opening my appointment only studio in the Lake Cumberland area almost 6 years ago, my passion for newborn photography has grown and I have since specialized in this area. Capturing the tiny features of newborn babies are what I love the most.


As a professional, I have invested countless hours in my education with industry leaders and personal study. Newborn safety is top priority. I care for these newborns like they are my very one. My family is often amazed at my ability to recall a baby’s name even months after their session. My style is classic and timeless. The greatest accomplishments as a photographer are memories I can present to you that I would love to hang on my own walls. I want your photos to be an important story in your life.


- K ellie

a peek behind the scene

the studio



monticello, KY


kellie carter photography