About Kelly

The comfort, love, and joy that animals bring to life is something that I believe all people should never live without.  Animals are the inspiration for my art.  Capturing their little personalities in a moment of time is what I do best. Donating free images to help the animals get adopted is what we are about. Licensing the images to build awareness for homeless and shelter pets is my long term goal, and what my journey is about.

Loveable  Huggable  Kissable

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 A picture speaks a thousand words, and Kelly Richardson’s rescue animal photographs speak volumes for the animal rescue community.

Many of the animals that you see on this site have been saved by Central Florida based animal rescue groups and have come to Kelly through her Rescue Group Photo Program, One Photo Saves. This program provides Orlando area animal rescues with complimentary photos of animals that are seeking adoption. Kelly’s pet photos have helped to boost rescue adoptions, literally saving animal’s lives and opening up space in a pet foster volunteer’s home for another rescue animal.

The Art of Photographing Animals

Empathy and Patience are a must; animals can sense your emotions. Dogs and cats do speak – but only to those who listen. Patience is needed to capture the true spirit of the animal’s character and emotion.  I try to use fun props and things to add a bit of humor, but It is only when I connect with the animal, that the perfect shot is taken. The best part is sharing the image with others and seeing the reaction people get from the images: the smiles and the “awe”.

Through the years I have found that animals have a great commercial appeal for licensing. I spend a lot of time in post production working on my images from the live shoots to make them more magical. My logo: the symbolic heart and my name kelly, stands for the life, hope and love that myself and my fellow rescue volunteers give to homeless animals. I hope licensing my images will help spread the word and bring awareness and support for all animals around the globe. It is very gratifying knowing, when I license a pet photo, all rescue animals benefit.