Welcome Baby Maggie!

Baby Maggie has chosen two pretty incredible people for parents. Erin and I know each other through our Crossfit box in Manayunk. I've photographed her in a sports bra and shorts jumping up to a 36 inch wooden box (multiple times), and I've photographed her on one of her most important days in a beautiful bridal gown with family and friends. 

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I am honored to have been invited to photograph Erin and Rob as a new parents to their sweet baby girl Maggie. 

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

I wouldn't say newborn photography is my niche, but I've had two newborns of my own and have many many photographs of them! We kept the room super warm and toasty (I was sweating), I knitted baby Maggie a precious little Aki bonnet designed by Alison McCarney, because everyone NEEDS a photograph of their baby in a bonnet, ha ha!

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

Rob ran in this year's Boston Marathon, Erin went to cheer him on while she was just a few weeks from her estimated due date. Rob loves to run and most likely can't wait to put their jogging stroller to use. 

Erin is a Phillies fan and Rob is a cough cough..Yankees and Giants fan. Yes, it was hard for me to type that. Maggie was only photographed with the Phillies Jersey. I was staying out of that conversation. haha!

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie
 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

Rob wanted a photo to remember how small her feet were, and Erin loved combing her hair. We had Maggie put on a great onsie with a photo of her Aunt Patti(e) sleeping rocking some amazing eighties hair! Rock on Aunt Patti(e)!

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie
 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

Welcome to parenthood Erin and Rob life is about to get really interesting! Thank you again! 

-Linette 

The Choice is Yours class of 2018

For the past 3 years I've had the honor to be the event photographer for The Choice is Yours graduation. It is held in the beautiful Mayor's Reception room at City Hall in Philadelphia. 

'The Choice is Yours (TCY) is an innovative diversion program for first-time, nonviolent felony drug offenders facing one to two year prison sentences.  Upon successful completion, the program offers graduates the opportunity to have their criminal records expunged, removing the stigma of a criminal record.' - JEVS Human Services

 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster

TCY Graduate, Kasim Shaw holds his baby daughter while being photographed by David Swanson for the Daily News, which had a nice piece about Kasim and the program. 

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The annual proud graduate group photo with Alberta Lloyd of JEVS Human Services, who played a major role in helping them graduate. 

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Many emotions filled the mayor's reception room throughout the afternoon. Pride, excitement, relief, any thing you could imagine from these graduates and their families on this incredible day.

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 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster

Alberta Lloyd, with JEVS Human Services works with the participants throughout the program and every year she gives the best commencement speeches to the graduates. They are honest, real and from the heart. I wouldn't doubt that she stays in touch with all the grads from the program. 

 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster

Porshia White was the class valedictorian and spoke of hard work, and no excuses. She completed the program at 29, with 3 children and one on the way. Her husband pictured below was so proud and full of excitement throughout the ceremony. 

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Salutaturian Shartelle Martinez, speaks before her peers, friends and family. There was an article written on her and another graduate in Al Dia

 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster
 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster

Mother and graduate, Nicole Sanchez Ortiz receives her diploma from Alberta Lloyd and follows with handshakes with members of the DA's office. 

 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster

Graduate Alan Taylor holds his daughter while recieving his diploma. 

 The Choice is Yours 2018 Graduation at Philadelphia City Hall, hosted by JEVS and Penn Foster

Congratulations to all the graduates and to all those involved that helped get them where they are. They have inspired and continue to inspire and be role-models to those who are fortunate to know them. 

Lululemon Shoots!

Earlier this year Linette photographed a few Lululemon brand ambassadors for the Lehigh Valley store.  It was a fun series of shoots! Jimmy, Brittany, and Doug were all outgoing, positive, and tireless people - it was easy to see why they were asked to represent the brand!  All of the shots below are on display at the store - I suggest viewing the large prints in person!

Here's Jimmy from Christmas City Crossfit...

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... from barre3 Allentown, Brittany...

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... and Doug at barreform in Bethlehem.

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 Lululemon Brand Ambassadors

Fitness with Qui for Unbroken Designs

Way back in October I had the pleasure of photographing Qui Burgess for Unbroken Designs  ( a local and woman owned business). Using the gorgeous natural light in our Germantown studio gave allowed us to create a bright and light series in a shorter amount of time than if it was lit in studio. Qui was amazing to work with and seemed to enjoy the little workout she was getting in. She is also an incredible personal trainer so it's par for the course right? 

I love getting to know the people I photograph during the actual shoot. I couldn't remember all the details of our conversation from that day so I emailed Qui a few questions and she was happy to answer! Creating a fun Q & A with the great folks I photograph will hopefully provide a more personal experience for you. Scroll down for my very first interview with Qui2Health!

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Qui Burgess interviewed by Linette Kielinski January 25, 2018

What do you love about health and fitness? 

---What I love about health and fitness is it’s actually doing something amazing for ME! To be able to take care of my body physically and mentally is my best investment! And to help others on their journey it’s like my # 1 way of giving back!
 

I love the Equality t-shirt you wore during our shoot. What are your thoughts on equality? Are they specific to women and/or women of color? 

---If I could wear that Nike Equality shirt everyday I would. Equality to ME is not viewing anyone (race, shape, male, female) different. Won’t get political or religious BUT I will talk in terms of fitness(staying in my lane) anyone could lift 300lbs with proper training 😉!
 

I wish I had taken a photo of you and your mom, Renee! I loved that she was taking video and helping you with your social media content. Does she do that a lot? Please bring her next time we have a shoot so I can get a pic of the two of you! 

---Ha! My mom, well I’m normally in the gym by myself, here lately it’s been with my fiancé but at our particular shoot it was super random to bring her BUT so needed! She was free that morning so I asked her to tag along. She captured a lot of great BTS pics and vids!
 

You mentioned that you train some celebrities. Can you name a few? ;)

---Yea, I’ve trained a few celebs. Ugh, name dropping 🤭 lol.... LaLa Anthony, Bernice Burgos, Tara Wallace, Rah Ali, Nya Lee, AlQuadin Muhammad, Lian Amado, Alexis Walker, and Darhyl Camper Jr..
 

If your life depended on you doing 1000 reps of an exercise movement, what would you choose? 

---Listen, if my life depended on me to perform 1000 reps of a specific exercise it would definitely be squats! Please bodyweight, thanks! Lol

Thank you so much Qui for your time I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you and Renee. Cheers to many more years of inspiring men and women on their fitness journey! 

And Congratulations on your wedding! Sorry folks she's now married! ;) 

-With Gratitude, Linette

 

 

Kelbourne Woolens Andorra Collection Photoshoot

We've had the pleasure of working with Kelbourne Woolens, a Philly local and woman-owned distribution company of beautiful yarns, hand-knitting / crochet patterns and notions for the craft. They are also incredible designers and teachers! 

This past October we jammed out to spotify's 90's R&B playlist and christened our new studio with the Andorra Collection shoot. 

Six lovely hand knitting patterns designed by the KW Ladies (that's what I call them in my head), Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelly and Meghan Kelly. 

As I type this, Courtney is currently attending and teaching at VK LIve! in NYC.

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We also photographed each color of the Andorra yarn line and skein beauty shots of the colors in the collection. If you're looking for a photographer with SSS (skein styling skills), look no further ;)

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A photoshoot isn't complete without a few BTS shots. Notice Kate (center), she is always making something.  

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Group shot of the team (minus Kyle - who took the photo). We'll have to set the camera on a tripod for the team shot and have a champagne toast when we wrap up next time! 

Thank you to the amazing folks who made this shoot possible: 

Client : Kelbourne Woolens
Model / Agency : Jamie Bowersox / Reinhard Agency
Hair & Makeup : Diana DuHaime / Onlo Beauty

- Linette

30 Minutes in the Snow...Go!

We had a small snow squall of a few inches this past Saturday in Philadelphia. I love walking around the neighborhood especially during a snowstorm when everything is peaceful and quiet. It was the perfect chance to try my new 'photo' gloves Kyle had given me for Christmas. I had 30 minutes to enjoy a solo venture and make some images before having to head downtown.

Quick snap of Kyle cleaning off the sidewalk ;)

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I made it up the street to the Roxborough H.S. tennis courts, where our boys learned to ride their bikes a few years ago. 

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Gorgas park had a few early morning sledders.

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The view from a hill at Gorgas park looking east towards Hermitage Street.

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A Father and daughter leaving the park with the perfect bright pink sled. 

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The boys and I are hoping for some serious snowfall this winter. We've got 2 more months, surely we'll see more than 3 inches?

How it all began

Hello and thank you for popping in on our Kielinski Photographers Blog! We hope you enjoy our posts and comment when you can.

Intros can get lengthy. Luckily for you, we don't go on and on about ourselves - but we do love hearing stories and creating images that help illustrate them. So we'll try to make this first blog post short and sweet.

We met while majoring in photography at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Dated a few years after graduating, got married, started a family, purchased a home and rescued a few dogs. We live in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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Let's get into it a bit more...

Kyle had worked for over 20 years as an in-house editorial photographer for a medical trade magazine publisher. I worked as a photojournalist for Montgomery Newspapers.

We married in 2006 and had our first child in 2007. Still working as a staff photographer, Kyle 'brought home (most) of the bacon' and I pursued the occasional wedding and family documentary work while being staying home with our baby boy. In 2010 our little family grew with another baby boy (born in our Philly home)! In addition to our two boys Carver and Ronin, we also have Nash (short for National), and Prancer.

This year we joined forces in the photography realm merging Kyle's studio and on-location lighting prowess with my faster-paced documentary style. We've had amazing clients and incredible subjects in 2017, from architecture to sports! Looking forward to the years ahead and all the stories to share.

* We love meeting for coffee and/or dog park playdates if you would like to hear more about us!