Hi! I’m Kelly Peloza, a Chicago-based photographer, stylist, retoucher, and writer. I hold a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Photography with a minor in Creative Writing.

Currently, my main endeavor is running Kelly Peloza Photo, an on-location and remote photography business specializing in food, interiors, products, and portraits for commercial, editorial, and private clients. I also have an accompanying online shop called SHOP | kelly peloza photo which stocks matted prints, food photography cards, cookbooks, zines, and small gifts.

I am also available for hire as a writer for your blog, social media, email marketing campaigns, and more. I typically cover articles about food, culinary industry topics, photography, local events, architecture, art, and design. Shoot me an email if you think we’d be a good match!

I wrote and photographed two vegan cookbooks called The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur (2010), and Cheers to Vegan Sweets (2013). I also write two blogs: a vegan food blog called Seitan Beats Your Meat and the Kelly Peloza Photo blog.

While I am undoubtedly right-brained, I love order, organization, working with numbers, and learning as many new skills as possible. Luckily, with the explosion of the self-employment economy, I don’t have to choose just one career path. I love having the ability to do a little bit of everything on any given week.

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Select clients & partnerships:

  • Fair Winds Press
  • Skyhorse Publishing, Inc
  • Driftwood Magazine
  • Honest Cooking
  • Upton’s Naturals
  • Le Cordon Bleu
  • Fabio Viviani
  • Seadog Creative
  • Northern Ground
  • Five Buck Vinyl