TEAM

Jen Kelly

Principal Photographer and Studio Owner

This isn’t my first career, but it is the career I love the most! Previously, I worked for Fortune 500 companies in executive & employee communications. That didn’t leave much time for hobbies, but the one hobby I always made time for was photography.

When I left the corporate world to open my studio, I wasn’t entirely sure where to focus my photography. But after spending more than 25 years in communications, my comfort zone is working with business professionals. I’ve coached CEOs and executives in their communications; prepped them to speak to thousands of employees;  helped them communicate with constituents and present themselves in a way that exudes confidence, trust and approachability. Now I get to use those same skills as a headshot photographer.

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Jen Kelly

Principal Photographer and Studio Owner

I’m often asked how I got started in photography. I worked in corporate America as a corporate communications professional for many years. but photography was always my passion, and I dreamt of making it a full-time career. Whether engulfing myself in professional photography training, traveling to Australia, Hong Kong or across the U.S., I always had my camera in hand. Early on, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to focus my photography. I dabbled in photographing babies and even a few weddings. However, I kept coming back to headshots.

After spending more than 25 years in corporate communications, my comfort zone is working with business professionals, which helps me put them at ease. I’ve coached CEOs and executives in their communications. I’ve prepped executives to speak to thousands of employees and helped them communicate with constituents and present themselves in a way that exudes confidence, trust and approachability. I can now apply those same skills to making them look great in front of the camera.

Throughout my career, I was fortunate to participate in countless hours of professional photography education, seminars and workshops all over the country. But the pivotal point for my headshot photography was being mentored and coached by the world’s best headshot photographer, Peter Hurley. Here’s a little more about that journey. The pinnacle was when I was named an Associate of Peter Hurley. I could not be more proud to be associated with this master photographer, who so generously shares his expertise in the coaching of others.

Jane Caplow

Studio Manager

Jane Caplow comes to KeliComm with a broad portfolio of studio management experience having managed a rehearsal studio in Manhattan and a dance studio in Minneapolis. With a master’s degree in arts administration & production from Goldsmith’s College in London, her career has often focused on theater. She was fortunate to spend several years in New York City where she was director of creative development for a Broadway producer and has worked with many local Twin Cities theater companies in various artistic and administrative roles. Photography has been a long-standing interest for Jane.

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Jane Caplow

Studio Manager

Jane Caplow comes to KeliComm with a broad portfolio of studio management experience having managed a rehearsal studio in Manhattan and a dance studio in Minneapolis. With a master’s degree in arts administration & production from Goldsmith’s College in London, her career has often focused on theater. She was fortunate to spend several years in New York City where she was director of creative development for a Broadway producer and has worked with many local Twin Cities theater companies in various artistic and administrative roles. Photography has been a long-standing interest for Jane.