Kelli Evans Photography opened in downtown Glens Falls.
The grand opening was held June 27 at the studio located at Suite 31 A in the Colvin Building at 206 Glen St. It included a ribbon cutting conducted in conjunction with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“My photography is about evoking emotion and telling a story — not just how someone looked at a certain age on a certain day,” said Evans. “I am expanding my business from on-location shoots into contemporary studio portraiture, which will include the launch of a second dedicated website.”
The studio is located on the second floor above Downtown Charm, a store that sells vintage-inspired gifts, decor and furnishings.
“I am excited to be upstairs from Downtown Charm for the opportunity to rent some of their awesome pieces to use for photo shoots,” said Evans.
She added, “I love how the City of Glens Falls has resurrected itself while preserving the charm of its architecture. It’s an exciting energy and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
Evans, who resides in Hudson Falls and is an ARCC member, has been in business as a photographer since 2004 with a focus on lifestyle portraiture of pets and children. She studied at SUNY Adirondack and earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass.
Evans volunteers to photograph shelter pets in need of homes. Last year, she photographed 340 shelter cats and dogs to help match them with potential adopters searching the internet. She is also a member of HeARTs Speak, an international consortium of literary and visual artists who volunteer their talents to animal welfare and rescue organizations.
Her website is www.kelliphoto.com. The phone number is 847-2162. The studio can also be found on Facebook.
Photo Courtesy Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce