Kelly Balch is an accomplished wedding and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles, California. With over 14 years of experience in the industry, Kelly has established themselves as a pioneering force in the queer wedding industry, having started her career before queer love was legalized in the United States.
Throughout her career, Kelly Balch has been featured in over 33 different magazines worldwide, including prestigious publications such as Vogue, Variety, GQ, Esquire, People, The Hollywood Reporter, Times, Brides, The Knot, Junebug Weddings, Dancing With Her, Wonderland, ELLE, The Guardian, and Teen Vogue. Her diverse and celebrated photography skills have earned her both notable presence and awards in the global photography industry. Additionally, Kelly is a contributing photographer for Getty Images Entertainment. In January 2022, she founded KBi, an international agency comprising photographers and videographers.
In addition to her photography work, Kelly is a gifted author of an adult queer-fantasy/fiction series, Aphrodite’s Sister. Drawing on her passion for storytelling, Kelly brings a creative and empathetic approach to her photography, always striving to understand and convey the unique truths of her clients and couples. Her warm and compassionate demeanor has made her a trusted and beloved photographer in the industry.
As a non-binary, queer entrepreneur, Kelly is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in her work and the broader photography industry. She believes that every individual and love story deserves to be celebrated and shared through the power of photography.
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