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.
Select press & interviews:
- Interview with Vegan Trade Council, 2015
- Interview Series – Kelly Peloza, Chic Vegan, 2013
- Baker takes a vegan approach to cookies, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2010
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