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How long have you been a wedding photographer?

I've had a camera in my hand for most of my life. My first camera was a Fisher Price film camera that I used to document the stories my little sister and I would set up with our toys. However, on a professional level, I have been photographing weddings since 2012!

What gear do you use when you photograph?

I use all of the best Canon equipment (specifically Mark IVs) as well as mostly prime lenses (with the 35mm being my favorite). I also photograph some of your portraits and details on film. For that I use the Pentax 645N. The shutter on that camera is the most relaxing and rewarding sound to me!

Where are you from?

I am originally from the seacoast area of New Hampshire! However, I have called coastal Maine my home for 8 years now. I am based out of Portland, but have recently found a new home in the midcoast area of the state.

How would you describe your photographic style?

Colorful. I am always overjoyed and enthusiastic when I get to photograph those gorgeous color palettes you chose to accent your day! I also would consider myself a brighter and more vibrant photographer. I want to capture true-to-life color and provide timeless imagery for my clients!

How far do you travel?

I would fly around the world for you! I am based out of Maine, but am more than willing to travel both domestically and internationally. I have photographed couples throughout the US and most recently a wedding in Mexico! Where would you like to take me?!

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Chris & Molly

By far the best photographers we could ask for. Timely in all aspects and very patient even when the wedding party or guests were hot messes. The ideas that they had for types of photos, when and where, with what lighting, etc. were amazing. They even went above and beyond when we wanted to do pictures offsite from the wedding and even took an hour drive out of their way to take pictures of us with my wife’s father who was in the hospital. We can not thank them enough.

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Scott & Katie

Choosing Kelly Payeur as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding! From the first email Kelly was always responsive, engaging, and friendly. So many guests commented to me about how my photographer was so nice and professional! Kelly was a great presence to have around on what can be a stressful day! I am SO happy I found Kelly.

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Chris & Emily

We are SO happy Kelly was our wedding photographer and we would strongly recommended her to anyone! She not only was a great photographer, but she made the whole wedding planning process much easier for me! She was always so quick to respond to emails and I could tell even before meeting her how nice and friendly she was. Kelly was very helpful leading up to the wedding, answering my millions of questions and creating the timeline for our wedding day. I couldn’t imagine the family formal pictures going more seamlessly. Kelly was so efficient and made what I thought could be a stressful part of the day super easy and fun! We ended up with extra time for pictures, and she suggested some cool spots/poses for us that we loved. She really has an eye for pictures and I feel like we have so many great shots that are different from a lot of wedding pictures I’ve seen. We have received so many compliments about our pictures and we will absolutely cherish them forever!

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Jamel & Avery

Kelly was a joy to work with! She did everything she said she would, and more. We really felt Kelly went above and beyond for us. She was kind, professional, creative, and flexible (traveling all the way to Cape Cod for our wedding day). We couldn't believe we got the photos back as quickly as we did and the work product was superb. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely still choose to work with Kelly.

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Enzo & Bethany

Kelly was the perfect photographer our wedding day! I planned my wedding from across the country and was not able to go to Maine until the big day; however, Kelly was quick to respond to my emails, answered all of my questions, and made me feel at ease with all planning. On the day of the wedding she made me feel extremely comfortable as soon as I met her. She took gorgeous photos of us in various settings, including a beach setting that I hadn't even explored at the venue. She photographed everything I asked for and more.

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