Hi, I’m Kelly. I prop style for commercial clients ranging from shoes, to jewelry, to patio furniture, to wedding products, like the The Black Tux.
I also specialize in styling editorials for magazines and for photographer’s portfolios. I’ve produced and styled for Flutter Magazine cover stories with Jose Villa and Erich McVey. My work has also appeared on the covers of C Weddings, Rue Magazine and Magnolia Rouge as well as numerous online features including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Once Wed to name a few.
In 2008, I founded my business as a then, wedding planner and at the same time launched my blog, Santa Barbara Chic, a popular wedding and entertaining blog. In 2012 I transitioned to floral design for weddings and started producing exclusive content for my blog ranging from floral recipes, to cocktails, to food, and it’s where I honed my skills as a self-taught stylist. Santa Barbara Magazine included my blog in their “Best of Entertaining” list in 2014. Other accolades include: Wedding Blogs 100 list from 2008-13, a top 100 wedding blog in Southern Weddings (2010), top destination wedding blog by Destinations Weddings & Honeymoon (2009). I even met Martha (yes, that one) because of blogging.
I have 15 years of experience in the event industry, 8 years of blogging & entrepreneurial experience, and 6 years of prop styling and floral design. I hold a B.A. in Art History & English from UCSB. I’m based in Santa Barbara, CA and am available for projects worldwide.
Photo: Arna Bee