Welcome to Kelly Janssen Photography

Welcome to my blogsite! Here you will find some information on how to commission photographic art, as well as samples of my work.

Kelly Janssen Photography is located on Anna Maria Island, FL and specializes in capturing your spirit and documenting it in art. We focus primarily on maternity, newborn, child, and family photographic art.

Kelly Janssen Photography tends to attract clients who are in search of a unique and specialized look. We may not be the best fit if you are looking for a quick session simply to photograph what your child looks like at this age. We are a much stronger match for clients who are looking to capture and display the essence of their child or family.

Motherhood Is…May

May 25, 2016

This is a blog that I participate in on a monthly basis. We examine motherhood, and what it looks like for each of us. This month I focused on water. I love this quote:

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. – W. H. Auden

I am so grateful that we have the opportunity to raise our children by the water. After a busy day going down by the water is cathartic. It is amazing how the salt water can wash away the challenges of the day and restore a renewed faith in tomorrow. The ocean can definitely be a dangerous place as well, so it is my hope to make certain my children realize the power of water as well. Mostly, I love how it connects us all, and how there is such beauty in so many areas. Even when the road floods after a few hours of rain, the boys find beauty in the puddles.

Please continue the circle and view the work of Gretchen Willis HERE

Motherhood Is…April

April 20, 2016

This is a monthly project that I take on with a group of photographers to showcase what motherhood looks like each month.

A couple of years ago I was walking on the beach with my then 2 year old. He was picking up every single shell and exclaiming how beautiful they each were. Some of the shells were broken, some were only small pieces, others had holes in them-but he didn’t care. Here I was scouring the beach for the “perfect” shells, yet he was able to see the beauty in each and every one of them.

I think about that lesson often, and I am trying to make a conscious effort to find the beauty in each and every moment of every day.

Here are some of our beautiful moments over the past month.

Please keep the circle going and visit Courtney at The Rusty Lens HERE

Motherhood is- March

March 19, 2016

Each month I participate in a blog circle that looks at what motherhood looked like for me each month. This month was all about exploring. One of my boys got to take a field trip to Mote Marine, so I highlighted that. He is so drawn to animals and discovery, and I hope that he continues this passion throughout his life.

and, we snuck in a field trip of our own exploring a local preserve on a chilly, cloudy day.

Please take the time to continue the circle by exploring the work of Jessica Mason HERE

Motherhood is- March · March 19, 2016 · 5:52 PM · Uncategorized

Motherhood is….January

January 20, 2016

Every month I take part in a blog post related to motherhood. I am part of a group of photographers that examine what motherhood looks like for us (or to us) each month. For 2016, I have decided to do it a little differently.

I purchased a very large piece of art for a planned gallery wall. It has the following words:

I will let you be little
Fill your heart with laughter
Help you grow wings
Nurture your sense of wonder
Inspire you to believe
And love you, like there is no tomorrow

This perfectly captures exactly why we moved our family to this little island. It sums up exactly what I am looking for in my motherhood. I want to keep this as my focus, and raise little boys into grown-ups that do not need me, but want me in their life. So my focus for 2016 will be related to this. It means you may get iphone photos, or old film ones, a freelens shot, or even a drugstore cheapie camera. Enjoy my perspective of motherhood, and complete the circle by checking out the work of the next photographer.

Playing in the rain

walking on sunshine

pool dreams

Shadow stories

sweet dreams

Check out the next photographer Courtney of The Rusty Lens

Motherhood is….January · January 20, 2016 · 1:00 AM · Uncategorized

Motherhood Is…gratefulness

November 20, 2015

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

I could not be more grateful for these moments, these children, this privilege of motherhood. Loving the everyday beauty in our lives.

Anna maria island child

Continue the circle by viewing Kortnee’s view of Motherhood this month HERE

Motherhood Is…gratefulness · November 20, 2015 · 8:00 AM · Uncategorized

Motherhood is…so many emotions

October 19, 2015

I usually showcase other mothers for my monthly project. However, I spent a bit of time going through some of my old photos of my boys, and wow-SO MANY EMOTIONS! I do not think that I can accurately describe how it feels to watch your babies grow up. I feel like I see them every day-and cherish any time I have with them. However, when I go back over these photos-I am just a mix of sweet memories and the painful tugs of time gone by. I know I don’t have much longer until they want to spend all of their time with friends, and this month it was such a strong reminder to live each day in the present with them.

Please continue the circle and view LaShawn’s work HERE

Motherhood is…so many emotions · October 19, 2015 · 10:00 PM · Uncategorized

Motherhood is…

September 19, 2015

This is a monthly project which looks at difference facets of motherhood. This month, I decided to go back to the beginning. Motherhood is nourishment. Nourishment for the mind, body, and soul. My job as a mother is to nourish these little beings with all that I have. I have so much power in what I put into their minds and bodies, it is something that should not be taken lightly.

This month I photographed a stunning mother/daughter breastfeeding session. It was this session that reminded me of how nourishment begins at conception, and then continues for the rest of their life.

Anna Maria island photographer

Anna Maria Island Photographer

Now go and follow the circle to view the next photographer and their monthly view of motherhood HERE

Motherhood is… · September 19, 2015 · 11:30 PM · Uncategorized

Motherhood is….

August 20, 2015

This is a monthly blog post about motherhood. For me this month is about holding on, and letting go. Sometimes it is so hard to decide which one we need to do. These photos illustrate the connection, and then also letting our children go to explore some of the world on their own.

Check out the blog circle here

Motherhood is…. · August 20, 2015 · 7:31 AM · Uncategorized

Motherhood is beauty

July 17, 2015

As a photographer I get the opportunity to photograph many different families. Every time their story is unique and special. This family had just finalized their adoption, and these girls had not seen the ocean before this trip. It was a beautiful occasion, and such a celebration of motherhood-however your story unfolds :)

Anna Maria photographer

Anna Maria Photographer

Please continue the circle by checking out another incredible view of motherhood HERE

Motherhood Is…

February 20, 2015

This is a blog circle that I take part in each month. The topic is Motherhood Is…

For me, this month I chose to focus on how Motherhood is change (with a little bit of magic as well). There is a constant change, but the love is always there. From the beginning, to adding a sibling, to welcoming a newborn, to the last baby, to the removal of a crib, to graduations, weddings, and all of the milestones of life.

In this set of images, the body changes, the sky changes, but the connection between the mother, baby, and environment all stays the same.

Florida Beach maternity photography

Florida beach maternity

Florida Beach Maternity

Florida beach newborn

Please visit Rebekah Sampson to continue the circle and view other interpretations of what Motherhood looks like this month. Click HERE to continue the circle.