Eclectic Photo is Kelly Talele.

Update:  It’s been a fun ride, but I decided to close my business at the start of 2012.  I have loved every single minute photographing my clients and their families, but it’s been tough juggling a business and my own family.  So I am not accepting any new appointments at this time.  Thanks so much!!

I’m a portrait photographer located in Alpharetta, Georgia just north of Atlanta. While I will photograph just about anything, I currently specialize in maternity and newborn portraiture.

So why eclectic? Because I believe it’s the best word to describe not only my personality but also my photographic style. Just take a look through my gallery and I think you’ll see what I mean!

If you look up the definition of eclectic you’ll find this:

ec·lec·tic -adjective
1. selecting or choosing from various sources.
2. made up of what is selected from different sources.
3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
4. noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.

See #3? That’s me…practically to a “T.” I’d like to believe I take the best elements from my life experiences and combine them to create something truly unique. While I am partial to black and white photography, I am also captivated by color. And even though I tend to take a more artistic approach to my portraits, you will also find me occasionally shooting a traditional portrait. But there will always be something there…something that makes it a little nontraditional…something that makes it eclectic.