Us

Kellan Studios is the husband and wife team of Ryan and Kelly Portnoy. Our home is in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Most married people will tell you that there are only a few things a couple can work together doing. For us, photography is like another language that we speak in our marriage. It is our creative outlet. Each of us has our unique strength and in the middle we overlap to produce the images that you see in our portfolio. We have a blast shooting with each other and the best compliment we receive is how relaxed people felt around us.

We’re not the typical wedding photographers so if you’re all about the traditional shots then we’re probably not the best fit for you. When it comes to wedding photography what we’re looking for is unique and we hope you are as well.

We specialize in capturing amazing details and relaxed, real moments from some of the most incredible brides and grooms. We like to think outside the box and encourage our clients to branch out and find their inner “blue steel”. Bring your “A-game” on style and a sense of humor. We love when you bring unique things to our shoots that really reflect who you are as individuals and as a unit. Nothing is too outrageous. We encourage you to wear color and bring the funk so your pictures pop with personality.

We are not opposed to a more structured shoot, in fact, with every wedding we photograph a “private session” is built into our time. This isn’t a series of posed shots, more us directing you in different situations encouraging you to frolic, flirt, and enjoy your first few moments as husband and wife.

Being a married couple gives us a unique way of photographing your wedding or special event. We understand that you want to concentrate on each other and nothing else. This was most important to us on our wedding day and we would love to do this for you on yours.

When we don’t have cameras stuck to our hands we are running around chasing our two awesome kids Chloe, Bennett and Rhett. They keep us humble and laughing constantly. God is SOOOO good to us.

Although Kellan Studios primarily shoots weddings, bridal and engagement sessions, we are also available for editorial or personal sittings. We welcome travel of any sort…world wide.

We love couples and individuals with quirks, spirit, killer sense of humor and creativity. Are you the next Kellan client?

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