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on July 29, 2000 my world as I knew it came crashing down :: A life modified introduction


As I sit at my computer, my fingers are hovering over the keyboard.  My mind floods with questions, “Where do I even begin?  Where is this series even going? Will anyone actually read it? Will they watch the videos? Will this series be misinterpreted?”  Fears.  In the past couple years, I have been shying away from opportunities to share my story because I was so worried about what people would think.  I was worried that people would hear me share my story and simply think I was just trying to boast or get attention or those who know me would think “we have heard this before.”  These lies and fears have kept me from sharing a story that I now know needs to be told.  So here I am.   This post marks the start of a journey for me. A journey where I will share about my past, the crazy events, the struggles, the pain, paralysis, adapting, slow learning curves, family, community, anger, love, God, fear, strength, and hope.

Thanks to the amazing photography team and dynamic duo Justin & Mary, I had the opportunity to share just a glimpse into my story at their platform talk at WPPI  Photography Conference – so I have a recent video that just shares my heart for photography and that hot summer day, July 29 ,2000, the day that dramatically changed the course of my life forever.

Kelly Lemon Interview from Justin Marantz on Vimeo. Video Credit: Nathanael Matanick

And that brings me to today…

A Life Modified :: the introduction – Video Credit: Nathanael Matanick


I don’t exactly know where this series will go and the direction it will take, but I hope you join me, listen, dialogue, ask questions or comment and I will do my best to answer them.  I will be sharing more details about the accident, on my medical history, surgeries, biggest struggles, toughest decisions, my faith, my family and how life changed for them, as the series develops.  My first “How to modify” video is coming soon! So be sure to like my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram at KellyLemon to see the posts as they are updated!  So I hope you join me for my new series : A Life Modified!

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My superpower is putting people at ease; whether that's behind the camera or on their elopement day solving problems calmly under pressure. I am passionate about building relationships with the people I work with. 


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  1. It is a privilege to be invited to go with you. Thank you.

  2. Eleanor Eklund says:

    Blessings on your sharing. It will truly be a ministry.

  3. So proud of you sweet friend! Cannot wait to see where you take this! Ignore all the lies that say you shouldn’t share or can’t share your story. So many people will be touched by your perseverance and your faith. Much love!!

  4. Devyn Bontempo says:

    I am so excited to be following your story Kelly! Thank you for sharing it. I remember you from when I was just a little kiddo at EVCA. I think you were one of the “older” student buddies when I was in kinder or 1st grade. I remember when I heard about your accident from my mom and knew exactly who you were… Even when I was pretty young. I have loved following your photography as I love photography but yet have to take a class…. I agree in that I find it telling people’s stories which is just so amazing! I am excited to follow along in your journey!

  5. Arica says:

    Wow Kelly, I had no idea that you went through this. Thank you for sharing your personal story and struggle with us. You’re inspirational! :)

  6. Devyn Bontempo says:

    Forgot to check the boxes to get notifications. So trying this again and it makes me comment again! :-)

  7. Courtney Kline says:

    You are an amazing person and I am so proud of you. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m looking forward to following along, it has already been so inspirational.

  8. Lydia says:

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I am looking forward to reading more of your story. You have already inspired so many people and you continue to amaze me! Hugs!

  9. Chantal says:

    I’m so excited to follow your story Kelly! Thanks so much for sharing

  10. Kristi McKeag says:

    Kelly!!! You are such an inspiration!! And this new series is going to be absolutely incredible!!! You are amazing, girl!!!

  11. Cindy Ten Have says:

    Hey Kelly! I remember being in Bethany when the call was received about your accident. We prayed that day for your family. I look forward to following your journey.

  12. Anna Gordon says:

    So looking forward to following your story…thanks so much for sharing!

  13. This and you are beautiful Kelly.

  14. I’ve always been curious about your unique life and how God has helped you thru all the changes. I look forward to reading about it. Thank you for having courage to break thru the glass ceiling.

  15. Jana Cordero says:

    God is so amazing and I can’t wait to see what he is going to do through this.

  16. Wonderful video. Good luck with your project.

  17. Vinni says:

    Your story is very inspiring Kelly! I came across many people who hide behind aliments, to see you turn your disability around where you are doing such beautiful work is a true inspiration. May the universe bless you with positive energy to make all your dreams come true.