Chris Kelly was born in Spartanburg, SC. His love for photography started in 2014, and was inspired by his passion for making people smile and creating lasting memories. Chris started his professional career as a family photographer and over the years he transitioned into corporate, fashion, and main stream professional photography. His experience spans over a wide range of photographic expression. Chris always aims to showcase creativity through his imagery of branding, lifestyle, beauty, art, diversity and by storytelling through his work.
Chris prides himself in being an innovative photographer by creating images that are electrifying and thought-provoking. He is becoming a trailblazer in the industry, and has worked with many clients such as The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, Fortune 500 companies such as Denny’s, Bronner Brothers, BET Network and TV One. He has also worked with celebrity clients like Dana Cody, Ashthon Jones, Shay Johnson, Nikki Nicole Dillard, Erica Dixon, and Robert Christopher Riley , just to name a few.
While Chris is consistently growing and developing new business relationships through his online presence as a social media influencer, motivational speaker, educator and brand ambassador, he always enjoys staying connected to his roots and working in the place where his passion was birthed. Chris currently operates a photography studio at the Mayfair Art Studios in Spartanburg, SC, where he serves his community through his photography and videography services, hosts community events, as well as provides classes to upcoming and aspiring photographers to offer them support and opportunities that were afforded to him.