MEET THE TEAM

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Kyle Kelley McClain

OWNER + PHOTOGRAPHER.

I'm a Wisconsin gal transplanted to the land of the delta blues. I'm a photographer for the growing family + I'm so thankful you're here!!

Inspired + influenced by film photography, I strive to create a cohesive look with my digital imagery. The beauty + simplicity of film is what drives me + the minimalistic + timeless aspect to the photo is the motive for what I capture. I strip away the extras, I don’t use props, only what is organic to what a family already has in their home. One of my goals this year was to dive into film photography + learn quickly so that I can offer a new service to you, my client. I always want to learn + better myself in this craft + believe finally picking up a film camera will push me to limits I haven’t experienced yet + force me into another form of appreciation within this field of work. I learned film in high school + now I’m looking forward to dedicating the time to master it. I am truly so blessed to call this journey my job! I’m forever thankful for each family God brings into my life + cherish each relationship that is created.

Whenever I am not photographing babies + young families, I’m spending it with my little crew. Most days you can find me in my house (a true homebody at heart) either working on KKP or tending to my babies. My husband + I have been married for three years this October, but have known each other for over a decade! He has been my biggest fan since before this business existed + helps me execute all the crazy ideas I dream up! On Mother’s Day 2018 I became a mom to a beautiful baby girl + this fall we will be welcoming another baby GIRL! Being in this season of life has led me to where I am today professionally. I have chosen to put a hold on working with couples + weddings to give all my attention to little ones + growing families. Being a mom is truly the best job title I may ever have + getting the chance to document other families brings me so much joy!!

 

You can find more of my work published on The Bump, Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine + National Association of Professional Child Photographers. In 2016, I was voted Top 20 Newborn Photographers in Memphis by expertise.com. In 2017, I was listed on the 50 Fab Family Photographers in the Mid-South by hulafrog.com as well as being recognized by LOOKSLIKEFILM as one of 2017's Artists of the Year.  Again in 2018, I was voted Top 18 of Best Newborn Photographers in Memphis by expertise.com. In addition, I've had the opportunity to takeover The Bump's Instagram account to share tips + tricks in the lifestyle photography industry. 

 

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Madeline Strickland

OFFICE + STUDIO ASSISTANT.

Madeline is a born + raised Memphian who has a love for all things Jesus, sports + family!! When she’s not in the KKP office she spends her days with her high school sweetheart of four years, Tyler. They love going to the movies, Grizzlies games + you can always catch them at the baseball field cheering on her favorite fella — her younger brother, Maddox!! Madeline is a college student pursuing a degree in pediatric nursing. She has a strong love for children + has a special place in her heart for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital!! Madeline has always enjoyed photography + we are so thankful to have her on the team!!

As the Office + Studio Assistant, Madeline is in charge of all things client related!! Her role is very much behind the scenes, but she moves mountains in the full operation of KKP. She is the face behind the email, call or text you’ve sent our way! She rocks all the paperwork + maintains the activity of anything office or studio related! She prepares + posts to the blog, pumping out session after session so that you can see all that I’ve been up to this year!! She dabbles in some social media + is crushing it just two months in. She wears a lot of hats for KKP + has taken this one-woman show to a tiny, but mighty team of two!


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