Serving the Baltimore/Washington
Metropolitan area.
Areas Served:
Laurel, MD
Columbia, MD
Ellicott City, MD
Elkridge, MD
Baltimore, MD
Washington, DC
Westminster, MD
Poolesville, MD
And more!

Testimonials & Investment

Heather M.

Kelly is an amazing photographer!! She photographed my daughter for the 1st time when she was 6 weeks old and got some amazing shots. Recently we did family photos of myself, husband, and two kids and they turned out AMAZING!!! She managed to capture the soul and heart of our family!!! She will be our choice for all photos in the future!!

Sarah C.

Kelly is a joy to work with. She is passionate about the whole process, from the planning and brainstorming stages, to the day of the shoot, all the way up until she mails out the photo album and prints. She was amazing at capturing the quiet and sacred moments of our wedding ceremony, as well as the lively, candid moments at our reception. And she does her research! She familiarized herself with the venues beforehand, got information about the timeline of the ceremony and reception, and about the wedding party, etc. She was just wonderful. She took some weight off our shoulders on that most important day. Four years later, we were lucky enough to have Kelly take some anniversary and family photos, and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We love every single photo – she’s super creative and has a natural talent. She’s given us some beautiful memories to look back on."

Jennifer S.

"Kelly Dear Photography did group photos for my family of six this past December and she was just AWESOME! She was patient with us, as my youngest daughter was running late to the photo shoot, but she kept us busy with shooting poses while we waited. She took tons of photos, and even edited some of the photos to reflect a snowy, winter picture per my request! I loved the photos that she sent via her gallery, which was very easy to navigate. So thrilled with her work, and I can't wait until it is time for our next photo shoot!"

We were ready for our very first Christmas picture and we wanted the best memories for our little family. The passion, the love, the patience that Kelly has for her work reflects on the beautiful photographs that we'll cherish for ever." 

Valentina G.

Shellie B.

I love Kelly! We decided not to go back to a commercial place after having to wait around to be seen and rushed in and out with not that great of pictures. Kelly met us at the house and was very patient especially since it's 4 kiddos we're trying to catch. The pictures turned out super adorable and it was so much fun. 

Services & Investment


A short list of my services includes photographing couples and engagements, maternity, family, senior sessions, and so much more! If you have a project you need photographs for, then I'm your photographer! Every season of your life tells a story, let me be the one to showcase that story through gorgeous photographs you'll LOVE for a lifetime! 

At Kelly Dear Photography, I understand that every session is an investment in your story. That is why I offer payment plans and even a referral program! 

  • All portrait sessions have a weekday session fee of $195 (Mon-Thu)

  • Weekend session fee is $245 (Fri-Sun)

It includes pre-session consultations via phone, email, or messages, a placement booked on the calendar (along with a signed contract), a custom portrait session, and a private password protected gallery. 

This does NOT include prints, products, or digitals.

Professional prints begin at $50

 Digital Collections start at $695

For Business Headshot packages, rates will differ. Please contact me for more details.

Editing is also something I love to do. While most photographers shy away from edits, editing photographs to make them truly creative and magical is something I actually enjoy! Please enjoy the Before and After below, as well as the Living Photograph I created.


Living Photographs are a pictures frozen in time with slight moving elements to make them realistic and seem ALIVE. Please note that the moving elements make the photograph a short video and when printed, as much as I would like it to be like it is in Harry Potter, these photographs DO NOT MOVE in real life.