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My name is Kristin & I’m the owner of Kristin Erin Leigh Photography aka K.E.L Photography. I recently changed my name to my initials as my sister's name was Kelly and it reminded me of her.


Here’s a little bit about how I became the photographer I am today. When my oldest daughter Adalind was born I knew that I needed to capture every moment as she grew up. A month later with my first camera in my hand I was ready to take on the world! Shortly after opening my business I received the heartbreaking news that I had breast cancer. I wasn’t sure what life had in store for me but I knew that I couldn’t give up for me, my family or my two beautiful girls. Today I am cancer free and finally able to build the business I planned years ago. When I was a young girl my favourite things to do were singing, drawing and acting! Now capturing those once in a lifetime shots has become my true passion in life. I LOVE newborns, kids and family sessions as that's really how it all started for me but I still offer a wide range of photography. Always growing and always trying new and interesting things to draw people in. Not everything I do is for everyone but I hope you’ll still stick around and see what I can come up with next…


Family is everything to me. I really don’t know what I’d do without them. I come from a broken family like many out there. Things weren’t always easy but the love was always there. We also have a rare cancer gene called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. My Mom has it, my sister had it, I have it and unfortunately my youngest daughter Everly has it. Sadly on Sunday, August 15th 2021 at 12:55pm, I watched my sister take her last breath after a 3 year battle with stage four brain cancer. She blogged her entire cancer journey and was an inspiration to me and countless others. I am so proud of her and I miss her every single day. Her favourite quote was, "Have Courage and Be Kind" So I plan to live my life this way to honour her memory. A few weeks after her passing, Matt, the kids and I moved to our new farmhouse just outside of Owen Sound. I placed a beautiful angel in the back garden for my sister. Within Minutes, a chipmunk came and sat on the angel's head and looked right at me! I knew then that it was my sister letting me know that she's okay. To this day, that chipmunk waits for me, perched up on the angel, each and every morning. There is now a bench in the garden that is engraved with the saying, "Have Courage and Be Kind" that was given to me by a few wonderful friends and family members in memory of my sister. So it's now, "Kelly's Garden." So please enjoy the photo above of Chippy aka Avocado (Named by Addy) on the angel in my sister's garden.


Over the years I’ve found myself digging deep into my emotions to help me cope with life by writing a song, playing the piano or belting my heart out while listening to my favourite tunes. Writing is something I haven't done much of in the past several years and it's something that I'd really like to get back into! I LOVE tattoos, like obsessed! I have a ton which may surprise you, but that’s just another way artists like myself express their creative side. I am also a firm believer that leggings are indeed pants. If you ever catch me wearing anything other than leggings then it probably wasn’t actually me you saw. LOL! We are HUGE Star Wars fans in this house and have had many lightsaber battles that sometimes end in tears. I have two fun loving girls that definitely keep me on my toes and a husband that shares a lot of the same interests as me. I’d say we are both kind of geeky but I'm okay with that! My husband works in IT…IT Crowd anyone?! Matt and I met in Chesley at a Stag & Doe for mutual friends of ours which I literally wasn’t planning to go to. It was my first one ever as I don’t like big crowds due to social anxiety. We met and talked and really connected and that was it, I was hooked line and sinker. 10 years later with two girls and two adopted cats just trying to live our best life…


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Never give up on your dream no matter what gets in your way!

Kristin