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Professional headshot of a woman with glasses on her head in front of a white background during Faces of Autism project

Faces of Autism Project

By Kelley / May 13, 2023 /

I am looking for people of all ages on the autism spectrum to join my Faces of Autism Project. I seek to increase autism awareness, break down stereotypes and barriers that prevent basic connection, and create acceptance that all humans desire. Hi. My Name is Kelley and I’m Autistic. If you have known me or…

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Wishing For All The Best In 2023

By Kelley / January 1, 2023 /

I am entering this new year with peace in my heart. Which is a relatively new feeling. There is no worry or stress about what 2023 holds and what is to come. I’m wishing for all the best in 2023 and am devoted to working hard to make as much goodness happen as possible. This…

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So Long, My Favorite Father-In-Law

By Kelley / May 6, 2019 /

From the first time I met Dave, I knew he was a trouble maker. He had a sly way of joking and a dry sense of humor that required you to be able to see his face in order to know if he was teasing or being serious. Using an Otis Redding quote from Shawshank,…

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Do You Feel Naked In Front Of The Camera – Part 2

By Kelley / January 14, 2019 /

Since I published this post last year, I’ve been routinely asked if I would do another. It wasn’t in my head until people asked. So I’ve thought about it a lot over this past year. How do I replicate a previous post? Or if not replicate, how do I create a follow up that is in the…

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Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019.

By Kelley / December 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019.

Standing here on the last day of 2018, I am reflecting on this past year. What I have accomplished. The friendships nurtured. The people I’ve met. And adored. The places I’ve traveled. A lot has happened. So much of which makes me grateful. I hope you have found this past year fulfilling. Productive. Meaningful. Valuable.…

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How Some Stories End

By Kelley / June 29, 2018 /

Words have been swirling in my head for days. But they’ve been in the making for years. Her story began in Sioux City, Iowa where she was born. It continued in Minnesota where she married and started a family. It continued in Rochester, where she worked for years for Mayo Clinic. Where she walked countless…

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Do You Feel Naked In Front Of The Camera?

By Kelley / January 29, 2018 /

I hate being in front of the camera. That’s probably the phrase I hear more than any other from people when I tell them I’m a photographer. Or when they hire me to photograph them. I don’t like how I look in photographs. That’s the second most common phrase. I feel so vulnerable. I feel naked.…

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Professional Headshots In Canton, GA – Kelley Wenzel With Pear Tree Photography Atlanta

By Kelley / April 26, 2017 /

There is a reason why I choose to hold the camera. I don’t like being in front of it. I was reminded of this last week. I thought I was calm and collected as I waited for Moshe Zusman to make my headshot. But when I stepped in front of his camera, a shot of the nerves…

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Family Vacation To Destin Florida – Part 2

By Kelley / June 15, 2015 /

There were many things to do in Destin. Parasailing. Water parks. Jet ski rentals. Fishing expeditions. Zip lining. The typical tourist attractions. We chose to go on a two hour sunset dolphin cruise through AJ’s Water Adventures. I think that was the best money we spent all week. The three guys who captained the cruise and…

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