Instagram Curation #2: Old Fashioned

For the second Instagram Curation, I’m focusing on Old Fashioneds. The Old Fashioned is a drink that often ends up in front of my camera, and in front of me, and therefore, the Kelly Peloza Photo Instagram. Before the photos, it’s only fitting to include a recipe with this post. Mixology purists will tell you

Interview with EM Interiors Chicago

Interview with EM Interiors Chicago When I first started this blog, I knew I wanted to include a discussion element to it by interviewing photographers, clients, designers, artists, and more about what they do and why they do it. It’s a great way to get people talking about their lives, personally and professionally. In addition

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the weekend, and be safe! You can find the recipes for these veggie kabobs, salad, and grilled pizza over on Seitan Beats Your Meat.

Instagram Curation #1: Coffee

I just started the Kelly Peloza Photo Instagram a couple of months ago, but it’s quickly becoming my preferred social media platform for KPP (it only makes sense, as a photography business)! I’ve been using the Instagram account to post finished projects, behind-the-scenes photos, day-in-the-life photos, and the occasional cat video. Just for fun, I

Brunch by Blog

Last weekend I spent the morning at Glowout, A Golden Girl Salon at Ashley Gilday‘s first pop-up brunch event, Brunch by Blog! Ashley contacted me about photographing the event a few weeks back, and I was definitely on board. It’s great to see more events like this popping up in Chicago, with an entirely vegan

The Dos and Don’ts of Intellectual Property and Copyright

Copyright and intellectual property laws are not always the most glamorous topics of discussion, but understanding how they work is the cornerstone to positive experiences when creating your own intellectual property, or working with someone else. Learning these rules is important for anyone going into business for themselves as a creative professional, in order to

Opera-Matic’s Moon On The Lagoon

“Opera-Matic brings moving visual art to the streets. We activate public spaces for community engagement through people-powered sound, story and interaction. By combining modular design and material repurposing, Opera-Matic weaves together the fantastic and familiar in unexpected places, encouraging culture building and neighborhood participation.” Last month I documented Opera-Matic‘s Moon On The Lagoon event in

Behind the Scenes of Mad Men Food Photography

After seven seasons with Don Draper and Sterling Cooper (and its subsequent reincarnations), tonight is the series finale of Mad Men. The show is leaving us in the beginning of the ’70s after taking us through the history, politics, and style of 1960s. Mad Men was so conceptually and visually rich, and offered so much

New Kelly Peloza Photo Blog

Hello and welcome to the very first post of the Kelly Peloza Photo blog! I am Kelly Peloza, owner of Kelly Peloza Photo and Chicago-based photographer. I focus on food styling and photography, product photography, portraits, and interior photography. I have been blogging since 2006, mostly about food and photography, and currently run the vegan