Where you can find my recent work, inspiration and all things elopement.

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Anjy + Gladys’ wedding was a true highlight of my summer! I love when I have the chance to document a wedding that highlights different cultures and other countries’ traditions.  Gladys’ family is from Ghana in West Africa, and when she began searching for her photographer she typed in “Chicago Ghanaian Wedding Photographer” and my website […]

Chicago Wedding Photographer Kelly Lemon : Ghanaian Inspired Wedding Gladys + Anjy



I sat across from my friend Sonya speechless. Me? Teach a photography class? I looked over my shoulder, expecting an older, more experienced photographer sitting behind me. But I didn’t see anyone; only a mirror reflecting back my puzzled look.  I was honored, of course, and horrified at the same time. But she had been […]

Learning through teaching and friendships



Agustin and I have been so blessed by a couple of families here in Accra that have welcomed us into their homes, the Bartee Family being one of them! Brian and Anna have such a vibrant love for each other and for their four beautiful girls.  They are so giving and a joy to be […]

A day in the life of the Bartee Family!

People and Portraits


Divine’s family has become a special part of my experience in Ghana, so I’m sure they will make more appearances on the blog, but I want to give you all an update on how your support has blessed this family.  (If you have not read Divine’s story, you can read it here: Part 1, Part […]

Meet the Faces :: Divine says “Thank You!”



I can’t wait to share the full story of the beautiful blessing I’ve had the privilege of witnessing these past couple of weeks.  Today it will suffice to say that I am full of joy.  God’s provision for this beautiful family has been astonishing.  Thank you for those who joined me – one piece of art at […]

a beautiful blessing :: sneak peek



Agustin and I hang out at an amazing children’s home on Saturdays (which you’ll be hearing more about soon) – and last week one of the kids was wanting a lesson on how to use my camera and I actually really love this photo he took.   Here we have a true artist in the […]

an artist in the making