My name is Kella and I've been photographing all kinds of people since 2005. My specialty includes quirky families, misbehaved children and affectionate couples!
My style is modern, candid and fun
My goal is to capture spontaneous moments, big smiles, lots of kisses and some tantrums
My passion is my craft - I'm most comfortable and confident behind a camera
My life is my family - son Sully + husband Chris and our 100 year old foursquare in my hometown
My hobby is junking, making, traveling and taking pictures along the way
My experience is 17 years, hundreds of weddings, familes + couples (and a few celebrities)
My 15 minutes of fame is Martha Stewart, The Knot, Brides, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Daily News, New Jersey Bride, Design Sponge, Wedding Chicks and more..
"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. you know, as a career, I don't want to do that." - Lloyd Dobbler - Say Anything
word of mouth!
"Our first vendor choice and ultimately one of our favourites.. all the way from New Jersey! Kella is awesome and has creativity coming out her ears. Her creative vision is bold and has lots of spunk to boot (you need this when you're dealing with lots of people) Her work speaks for itself.. love this woman! Linda (bride)
"An Artsy Photographer with an ease. We were just married in November 2019. Kella was nothing short of a god sent! She was easy to start with - contracts were simple and while comparing her numbers and pricing with everyone else, she was definitely fair and provided an amazing quality of service. There were a few things I particularly loved. Kella was there but made you feel like you didn't have to be. She was awesome at catching candid moments and still provided any shot we requested. I LOVED how she took my dress and set it up in the hotel for photos, she got really awesome shots on the boardwalk and the venue setup. It was all so beautiful. The best part was even though she gave us only a number of hours (built in our package), she stayed until she had to - there was no rush feeling on her end. She was there up until we cut the cake - even if it pushed her a little over. Very flexible, came to the venue on time, and 100% reliable. She even worked out a great payment plan for us. The pictures came in quickly after - first a short version with about 50 and a week or two later with the remainder - all edited. She is now working on a book for us. We would hire Kella again for any event!" - Kristin (bride)
"Kella is simply the best! After working with her as a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding I knew I had to have her for my own when the time came. Well it came and went and I'm still in love with Kella's work. She has such an eye for awesome shots. She makes you feel comfortable and she makes sure to find great locations for your photos. I love how her style is unique and your photos do not come out looking cheesy and stiff. I would recommend Kella 100%! - Lauren (bride)
"Kella is amazing at what she does! She did both my wedding photography and my engagement photos and I could not be more happy!! The photos are beyond beautiful! Such an original way to take photos. She is fun to work with and very professional. She made the group shots so easy, told everyone where they needed to be and what they should be doing. If I could give 1000 stars that would be more appropriate than just giving 5. Loved working with Kella!!" - Melissa (bride)
"The best! We've been working with Kella for over 5 years now. She photographed our wedding and most recently took maternity pictures for us. Not only is she extremely talented and takes the most beautiful pictures, she is also so easy to work with. Both my husband and three year old daughter are camera shy, and she makes us all feel so comfortable being photographed. She also does a great job with staying current with different photography styles and trends while still maintaining her unique personal aesthetic. We will continue to work with Kella to capture all of our family milestones!" - Dana (bride)
"We spent our wedding day with Kella this past Saturday and I must say, she's amazingly professional and so very accommodating. We had a great time with her and can't wait to see the photos!" - Jessica (bride)
"Kella is a true talent! Her style of photography is unique and fun and the final product is beautiful. She's easy to work with and is lots of fun! I highly recommend her!"
- Michelle (bride)
"THE BEST! We loved every second of working with Kella!" - Jessica (bride)
"Kella is absolutely the best photographer I have ever met. Her style is so unique, clean and fun. Her presence and professionalism make it very easy and comfortable to be around during any photo shoot. I HIGHLY recommend Kella for any job that you need a photographer for!!!!!!" - Richard (groom)
"From start to finish, Kella MacPhee was an absolute pleasure to work with. First, let me start with her craft. Kella has an amazing eye. She is as comfortable working in black and white as she is intense color. For our wedding, we had a multicultural Indian-American wedding, and she satisfied both elements (classic American white wedding and wildly colorful Indian wedding) for our families. She is creative with her shots and unobtrusive. She has a fantastic ability to make the little details shine. Next, throughout the process, Kella was the utmost professional and worked to bring out the best in both of us. She was thoughtful and flexible. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Thanks, Kella" - Susan and Benton (bride + groom)
"Kella was the absolute BEST photographer that I could have hired for my June wedding! Kella is friendly and has a plethora of genius picture-taking ideas! Kella is so much fun and she was SO incredibly easy to work with. She came at the recommendation of my wedding planner, Kristin Barse. I was immediately sold looking at Kella's blog and knew I did not have to look any further for a photographer. Kella captured all the little details that went in to creating my nautical nuptials! I loved every single photo she took on my special day. I hope to work with Kella again in the future on another photography session!"
- Kara (bride)
"Kella is AMAZING!!! If you are looking for someone truly unique who is fun and a great person, Kella is your go to girl!! I've never seen such different and creative wedding photos! We love her! :)" - Diana (bride)
"Kella was everything we were looking for-and we are obsessive researchers. What she does at her price point is unparalleled. She is beyond talented and has a unique style, which she will deliver. She is straightforward, fun, and communicative. We worked with Kella at our rehearsal and our wedding and her calm, supportive energy at both was so wonderful. The shots she got without any of us even knowing she was there were so special. Kella will capture the energy and raw emotion of your day in a completely authentic way. She's the best!" - Jess (bride)
"Kella was absolutely absolutely wonderful! She was a pleasure to work with (so sweet and loving!) and she made the day run so smoothly! Most importantly though, the pictures came out beautiful. I would recommend Kella to anyone who is looking for beautiful, original wedding photos. Thanks Kella!" - Allison (bride)
"Kella is amazing. I wouldn't book my reception until i know i had her booked, and my sister in law changed her date to get kella to shoot her wedding. really can you speak any more highly than that? and she's fun, too." - Lauren (bride)
"Kella is the best! I've received so many compliments on our photos. She really captured our special day perfectly. I'm not the most photogenic person and she made me feel completely at ease the whole day. Great style, great person. Thanks so much Kella!"
- Cassie (bride)
"Kella was awesome to work with we would highly recommend her. She takes some excellent shots and everyone kept saying it was like she wasn't even there."
- Megan (bride)
"Kella was absolutely amazing!!!! She really made our day perfect and was able to capture every sweet moment! I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She is super friendly and caring about what you want and is willing to work with you in any way! Loved every second of our wedding day because she was a part of it. Without Kella we would not have the awesome pictures we ended up with!" - Lauren (bride)
"Kella was amazing to work with. She takes incredibly unique photos and has an artistic eye. When we were able to see our photos it was evident that she had captured the feeling of that day and every precious moment. If you are looking for modern pictures that are far from the typical cheesy wedding photos Kella is your photographer!"