Kelly Brown and Way
On home, motherhood, and life in the desert
Photos by Kelly Brown
We discovered photographer Kelly Brown on instagram and were immediately captivated by her muted imagery of life in the desert and her effortless style. She and her family have spent their time over the years between Vancouver BC and Joshua Tree, CA and recently relocated to the desert full time. We asked her for a glimpse into her beautiful desert retreat and to share her thoughts on home, motherhood, and life with newly one year old Way.
My name is Kelly and I currently live just outside of Joshua Tree. I am originally from the midwest and headed to California as soon as I graduated college. I was really done with winter and craving sunshine. I lived in LA for a few years before meeting my husband on Christmas Day in Slab City. We fell fast and hard and I moved to Canada (where he is from) shortly after we met. Ten years later, we have just recently moved back to California full time... I missed the sun. During all this moving around I have had the great honor of photographing people during very momentous moments of their lives, from weddings to pregnancies, to new business adventures and creative outlets for many different artists. I have also recently become a mother which has given my life a new type of compass for which I am forever grateful.