Studies have shown that children who grow up surrounded by images of their family, havean even stronger sense of self-confidence and belonging. They consistently see themselvesas truly part of the family, viewing the photographs day-in-day-out, continually andpositively reinforcing their sense of self and providing them with a strong identity about thefamily they belong to. Growing […]

Portrait Photography

May 17, 2024

Why Is It Important For Kids To Have Photos On The Wall At Home?

Why Black and White Photography Is More Popular Than Color. We live in an era where everyone has a smartphone capable of taking a seemingly infinite amount of photos instantly. They are usually in color and we view them just as they were taken. Often the light is bad and the photographs are not flattering. […]

Family Portraits, Portrait Photography

September 26, 2023

Why is Black and White more popular than Color for Family Portraits

BRAND NEW DÉCOR FOR YOUR WALLS Your photographs deserve the best!Photographs behind our exclusive matte acrylic glass are composed of various components.First, your photo is laminated as a print with permanently elastic gallery silicone undermatte 2 mm thick acrylic glass. Then it is stabilized and sealed on the back with a 3 mm thickAlu-Dibond plate. […]

Portrait Photography

March 17, 2023

Wall Decor for your Photographs

One of the most frequently asked questions we get when our clients are preparing for their photo session is “what should we wear?”

Family Portraits, Resources

May 25, 2022

What to Wear for your Studio Portrait Session

As a mom of 3, I know just how fast time can fly when your kiddos are little. One minute they’re teeny tiny newborns snuggled in your arms and the next you have to babyproof the house because they’re toddling all over, opening every door and cabinet they can get to. It just goes by so fast! 

Portrait Photography

February 8, 2022

Babies 6-11 Month Portraits

It’s hard to believe that 2021 has already come and gone. And what a year it was! The team at Kelli Wilke Photography has been busy hustling and bustling all year, working hard on building up our photo collections and the Kelli Wilke Photography team in preparation for many new, exciting things coming in 2022. 

Family Portraits, Portrait Photography

January 4, 2022

2021 Year in Review

We have had such an overwhelming response to our call for Pets and Their People this fall! We’ve seen everything from bouncy Boxers and majestic Great Danes to a sweet little kitten and even tinier hedgehog!

Portrait Photography

November 24, 2021

Pets and Their People

I’m very excited to share this gorgeous new product, the 5×7 Acrylic Mini set (Available in Sets of 10, 15 and 20). Each acrylic comes individually packaged, perfect for gifting. By themselves or in a group, the Acrylic Minis bring memories to life. Hang alone, in a group collage or in a magnetic refrigerator display. […]

Portrait Photography

March 2, 2021

Acrylic Mini Prints | Beautiful New Print Option | Delaware Portrait Photographer

acrylic mini prints

We had the rare opportunity this past December to spend an extended amount of time in our Jackson Hole home, teach the kids to ski and do some much needed work on our place there. The trip was wonderful and I was also able do a few winter family photo sessions. We were lucky enough […]

Portrait Photography

January 17, 2021

Jackson Hole Winter Family Portraits Sessions in the Tetons

girl throws snow in the air for a family portrait session

The past month we have been focusing on families. We have had a lot of fun with bubbles, tickles and laughs.

Portrait Photography

October 13, 2020

FAMILIES | Delaware Portraits

family portrait in black and white

Portrait Series, Mothers and Their Children – Wilmington, Delaware We have had an incredible response to our call for mothers and their children this past month, we have seen a lot of little ones and few teens. Many familiar faces and many new friends as well. Thank you all for sharing your adorable families and […]

Portrait Photography

September 2, 2020

Mothers and Their Children

portrait of a mother and her children in black and white

Kelli Wilke joins the effort to help the unemployed get back to work with a great headshot. Wilmington, DE – July 8, 2020 – Nothing says “I’m ready to work” more than a freshly pressed suit, an updated resume, and of course, a professional headshot. Regardless of profession, COVID-19 sent millions of Americans to the […]

Portrait Photography

July 8, 2020

Local Photographer Joins Nationwide Effort to Create 10,000 Complimentary Professional Headshots to Help America Get Back to Work | Wilmington Delaware Headshots

free headshots in each state one day

Chrissy and Bob’s intimate wedding ceremony in Downingtown Pennsylvania at St. Joseph’s Parish. Christina and Bob had planned a beautiful big wedding but like so many couples were stuck in the wedding planning Covid10 warp. Instead of postponing the entire wedding, the couple opted to have an intimate ceremony in their church with immediate family […]

Portrait Photography

July 2, 2020

Chrissy + Bob | St. Joseph’s Parish Downington

Today, more than ever, having a professional, quality headshot is crucial (and expected) in the business world. It is your first line of introduction to new clients. There are many reasons to hire a professional, today I’ll be sharing 7 reasons why you need a professional headshot. You may not think you need a professional […]

Portrait Photography

June 18, 2020

Top 7 Reasons Why You Need a Professional Headshot

example of the best headshots

A sneak peek of Kendall and Jonathan’s Greenville Delaware wedding. A couple caught in the Covid19 shutdown opts to have their wedding ceremony as planned with family only and postpone the big party until the fall. Kendall and Jonathan planned a huge formal wedding for the spring of 2020 when plans were turned upside down […]

Portrait Photography

June 10, 2020

Kendall + Jonathan | An Intimate Greenville Country Club Wedding Ceremony

If you are like me, due to COVID-19 school shut downs, you have recently become a 24/7 cook, teacher, housekeeper, entertainer and therapist. Keeping kids occupied with rich activities is a challenge, I get it! I have three busy boys of my own and as tempting as it is to rely on iPads and Kindles, […]

Portrait Photography

March 25, 2020

Home School Photography Class for Kids | Class One – Composition

child with a camera

Two images win ISPWP awards, Kelli Wilke Photography. Jackson Hole Wyoming based photographer

Portrait Photography

March 7, 2020

Two ISPWP Awards | Jackson Hole WY Wedding Photographer

award winning drone wedding photo

Earlier this year I got a very surprising email that I had been nominated by the editors of Rangefinder Magazine for their 2019 30 Rising Stars. I was needless to say, shocked I had received this email! If you don’t know Rangefinder, I would say it’s the equivalent to photographers as Architectural Digest is to […]

Portrait Photography

November 10, 2019

Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars Nomination

Kylie and Roberts wedding felt ethereal, light and intimate. Their ceremony took place at St. Joseph on the Brandywine followed by a fun reception at Hotel du Pont. Their theme was romantic yet modern and you’ll see from the details how thoughtful and fun they had when pulling together all the details for their special […]

Portrait Photography

September 10, 2019

Kylie + Robert | Hotel du Pont Wedding | Wilmington, DE

Julie and Carmen’s wedding was classic, traditional and played upon a Christmas/Winter theme. They became engaged Memorial Day weekend and planned their dream wedding in six months! Julie and Carmen love Christmas so having their wedding in December was a dream come true for them. I love when couples bring their personalities into their wedding […]

Portrait Photography

August 27, 2019

Julie + Carmen | Whist Club Wedding | Wilmington, DE

A photographer’s list of the best formal wedding venues in Wilmington, Delaware Just south of Philadelphia, Wilmington Delaware is a little gem of a city. It is certainly one Philadelphia brides should consider. Head to Delaware to take advantage of some amazing venues, easy access, rolling hillsides and vistas. Wilmington is a great alternative to […]

Portrait Photography

February 1, 2019

Top 5 Wilmington Delaware Formal Wedding Venues

bridesmaids walk down the staircase at winterthur gardens

2018 was so much fun! I decided to do a round up of some (this was so hard to choose which photos I wanted to post!) of my favorite shots and moments from the year. I did some traveling this year to Lenox, Ma, some close to home in Philadelphia, the PA countryside, and of […]

Portrait Photography

January 16, 2019

2018 Best Wedding Photos | Delaware and Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

black and white photo of a groom putting the wedding ring on bride's hand

A Fall Engagement Session at Longwood Gardens | Pennsylvania and Delaware Wedding Photographer Carly and Josh obviously have an amazing connection full of love and laughter. We decided on a session at Longwood Gardens, heading first out to the gorgeous meadow to get some late afternoon photos and hopefully a glimpse at the sunset out […]

Portrait Photography

December 27, 2018


longwood gardens photoshoot for Carly and Josh's engagement

Our Longwood Gardens engagement session was originally going to be a fall session but the weather had other plans! The gorgeous mid-september day felt like mid summer. Even the flowers were confused but as always, so beautiful! Enjoy..

Portrait Photography

September 25, 2017

Longwood Gardens Engagement Photography Session | Caitlin and Matt

wedding ring photo

High school senior photography is always fun but Mary holds a special place in our family’s heart. She came to us at the age of 13 as our babysitter, my children referred to her as “May-May” and are always excited to see her. When she and her mom asked me to do her senior portrait […]

Portrait Photography

August 23, 2017

Senior Portrait Session with Mary // Wilmington Delaware // Rose Garden // Friends School

high school-senior-portrait

The conservatory at Longwood Gardens is always gorgeous! Jennifer and Karl will be having their wedding in just a few short months in Delaware. Jennifer works with one of the top florists in town (Flowers by Yukie) so it’s fitting that we ended up at the beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square PA. It was […]

Portrait Photography

March 20, 2017

Philadelphia and Delaware Wedding Photographer || Longwood Gardens Photoshoot || Jennifer and Karl’s Engagement Session


Wedding photography in 2016 was certainly one of my favorite years to date. I had the most amazing couples, thank you to all of my brides and grooms. It was probably the rainiest season I can recall, I think I had five weddings in a row where it rained! The funny thing is, some of […]

Portrait Photography

January 6, 2017

Delaware and PA Wedding Photography | Wedding and Engagement Photos of 2016

rockwood park wilmington de wedding photography

A sweet simple wedding at the courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware on December 20th, 2016 by Kelli Wilke Photography, a Delaware based photographer. I met up with Piero and Treasure in downtown Wilmington Delaware to capture their sweet and simple courthouse wedding. The funny part of the story is I had never met them and had two hours […]

Portrait Photography

December 21, 2016

Wilmington Delaware Wedding Photographer | A Sweet and Simple Romantic Downtown Wedding | Piero and Treasure

wilmington de wedding photography downtown

The top 9 tips you can do to prepare for your headshot photography session. 

Portrait Photography

November 3, 2016

Top 9 Tips to Prepare for your Headshot Photography Session

studio headshots in philadelphia

Megan and Jeff’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular! Winterthur was the perfect backdrop for the day, even in the rain we found it to be stunning. Here is a little sneak peek of their wedding day. Check out the fun video by my amazing second shooter, Zach Hartzell. Thank you Zach for your amazing help, ideas […]

Portrait Photography

May 30, 2016

Megan + Jeff // Sneak Peek // Winterthur Wedding 5.29.16

winterthur bride and groom

Longwood Gardens is my favorite spot for engagement photography. The fall in particular is my very favorite time to shoot at Longwood gardens, the warm colors and a perfect romantic moody backdrop. I was so happy when my couple, Megan and Jeff we were able to schedule in our session this past fall (and on […]

Portrait Photography

November 17, 2015

Longwood Gardens Engagement Photography | Romantic Boho Photo Session