About Us

Keely K. Studios is a portrait studio located in Salem, OR, and was established in 2011. We specialize in wedding photography, engagement photography, high school senior portraits, and family portraits. Other types of shoots we offer include a “Bump to Baby” package for families with newborns, boudoir photography, and corporate headshots.


Photos by Kara Kuenzi Photography

Keely Kohl

I believe in leaving a legacy through photos.

I might be more of a storyteller than a photographer… and I’m more than fine with that.

I don’t carry my camera everywhere. I choose to leave it at home to see through the “lens” of my eyes and be fully present with my family, friends, and my surroundings. (But believe me: I’m always observing the light and I see pictures everywhere. There’s no turning that part of my brain off!)

I would be honored to have the opportunity to photograph you and tell your story. Meaningful, genuine, beautiful photographs of your wedding, your family, and your children are something that should be loved, cherished, and handed down through the generations. Let’s talk about how to tell your story.

Photos by Melody Idol

If you are curious about a few personal facts…

I love my Savior, Jesus, and give Him the full credit for the many blessings in my life. I am married to an amazing man and we have a beautiful angel of a daughter who was born in July of 2016, and a wonderful, precious son born in January 2019. I enjoy teaching (I’m a pilates instructor and former ballet teacher). I grew up studying ballet and theatrical jazz dance and now when I get a chance to dance (even if it is just with my kids to salsa music in the living room) it feeds my soul. I have ADOS (Attention Deficit Ooh Sparkly) and embrace it. I love the outdoors and going on adventures in our beautiful state. Part of that is connected to being a Mycopheliac. Basically, that means that I love to find, admire, and eat wild mushrooms, and I squeal like a little girl when I find them in the woods. Also, I use way too many exclamation points and smiley faces and it has taken a near Herculean effort for me to refrain from using them in this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

Cassi Yoder

Cassi Yoder, is our resident professional hair and makeup artist. Cassi graduated from College of Hair Design in 2012, and is licensed in Cosmetology. She works in the hair and makeup industry, serving clients for our photoshoots, as well as freelancing for special occasions, and weddings. She loves what she does and is very passionate about her work. You will be in great hands with Cassi. We love everything she does and she is a joy just to be around!

Stephanie Pratt


Stephanie is our wedding assistant/second shooter/right-hand-woman. She is my one and only sister and one of her super powers is the ability to read my mind (or wild hand signals.) During the week, Stephanie works at Instant Hedge following her passion for horticulture. You might see her at weddings staring up into the trees. (She is looking for witches brooms, but that is a whole other story…)

Caleb Kohl

Caleb is my other half, in life and in business. We were married in June of 2010. Caleb handles the “left brained” parts of the business and takes care of the numbers and accounting. (This reminds me to thank God for Caleb on a regular basis.) Caleb is a licensed real estate agent and has a passion for investing in real estate and for teaching first time home owners what they need to know when buying their first home.


3 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I was wondering what your prices are for newborn/family photo session 🙂 Yoire pictures are stunning!

  2. Hi Keely,
    I am looking for a photographer that could do some head shots of our seniors for McNary girls soccer. Along with sime group photos. Can you get back to me with pricing and availability? We usually kmow the rosters toward the mid/end of August. So we would hopefully shoot around there.

    Thank you

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