Category Archives: Portraits

Donna Marie “She Holds The Key” Photo Session

Today K. Chappell Photo Creations celebrates Donna Marie “SHE Holds The KEY”.  Not only is it her birthday today, but she is an experienced real estate agent for REMAX Liberty.  We recently updated her professional headshots for her business.

Donna is on top of her game and has been in the Real Estate business for 9 years.

We go back quite a few years and It’s always a joy to have her in front of my camera! Here are a few of our favorites from her photo session.


Happy Birthday Donna and Thank You for the opportunity to work with you again!  We appreciate and celebrate you today my beautiful friend!

To contact Donna for your real estate needs she can be reached at

Alisia Antoinette’s Photo Shoot

My friend Alisia is one of my favorite people.  We’ve known each other for 15 years or more.  Between raising our kids and the busy-ness of life, we would always squeeze in time to meet for lunch or coffee.  Although it may have only been once or twice a year, for me, it was, and still is, a celebration of friendship and sisterhood.

Her daughters have since grown into beautiful adults, and now she is about to embark on what I believe is going to be an amazing adventure that is going to take her places beyond what she can imagine!!!  She is the owner and founder of Bonjour Amour Matchmaking.

She needed a few headshots for her website and branding and of course I was excited and more than happy to be her photographer!!  Here are just a few of our favorites from her photoshoot!

We thought it would be good to get a few of her with her husband, Mark.  They have been together for 34 years!!!  So I think Bonjour Amour will be in great hands.

Alisia has so much style and class, and she is going to be a saavy business woman and entrepreneur.

I can’t wait to see what God has in store for this amazing woman and friend.

For your personalized photo shoot, contact,

Organics – The Making of a Woman – A Poetic Experience Photo Shoot

As women we have so many facets to who we are.  When we come together to support, encourage, lift up, debate, love, pray and sometimes just listen, it can be healing to our souls.

It was a blessing to be able to photograph these talented ladies and on February 24, 2018 at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego, you can hear their stories in poetic form as they share the complex issues we as women sometimes face and the healing that can be had.

Let me introduce you to the cast:

Jo-Ann Marie Hoye

Kim Rochelle Allen

Cynthia Carlisle Fields

Anissa Vincent

Jade Miller

Arwen Jamison

Veronica Earley

During the photo shoot I wanted to capture the essence of their characters and as I went through the photos after our session, I could feel the emotion of each character.  A few even broke out in song and dance and that was a real treat.

Thank you so much for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations be a part of this amazing journey!  God is good and I love how He allows me to meet such amazing people and have the blessing of having them in front of my lens…it’s one of the things I love the most about what I do.

Check out the video below for more information on the show.

Ms. Michelle’s Birthday Photo Shoot

My cousin, Ms. Michelle is such a phenomenal woman that I simply adore and admire!  I was blown away from the very first time I saw her theater play, Is That Man Your Husband on dvd, then I saw her live play TransParent that had me in tears, then her movie Institutionalized on the big screen at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival that she founded and is now going into its 5th year this April, I knew she was a woman of God that walked her talk and she is such an inspiration to me.  I can’t wait to see what God has in store for her in 2018.

She has accomplished sooooo much in her life and she definitely deserved to celebrate her 50th birthday!!  She drove all the way from Las Vegas to do a birthday photo shoot and as always, she killed it!  She is so much fun to photograph as you will see from a few of my favorite pictures below ♥

I asked Ms. Michelle what are some words she lives by and would like to share.  I love her response, “Everything you are EXPECTING in life is already EXPECTING you”…now that’s something to ponder!!

She brought over 12 outfits with her and we almost got through all of them lol!  We started off with a fun cowgirl look…and of course her hat was in her favorite color orange…and she wore it well!

Yeah, she really is a boss in front and behind the camera…Cmon’ now, she is the founder of the Las Vegas Black Film Festival where she will be premiering her movie, Is That Man Your Husband…God is using this woman in a mighty way!

We kept it going even after the sun went down.  It was great because she brought so many different looks and it gave me a chance to play with some night lighting too.  It was tough narrowing down what I wanted to share.

After it got too cold, we took it indoors and kept it moving!

I liked the picture below with her chilling on the imperfectly torn paper on the floor…I could’ve easily gotten rid of the tear but I liked what it added to this look.


You know we had to bring the sexy in ♥

Cousin Michelle, thank you for being the beautiful soul that you are and for sharing Gods gift and glory through everything that you do…you always inspire me!

Thank you Jackie and Anika for being great assistants throughout the shoot!

For more information on the Las Vegas Black Film Festival  see the flyer below.

Old Town Temecula – Anuyell’s Photo Shoot

Anuyell wanted a simple photo shoot for an upcoming milestone birthday party so we headed to Old Town Temecula and got some great images for him to use for his invitations and birthday party.

Anuyell is an assistant coach at a Community College in San Diego County so we had to incorporate a little bit of a sports theme…AND just as a side note, he recently received his Masters Degree!!  He has quite a bit to be proud of and plenty of reasons to celebrate!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session…enjoy!






Have a fabulous birthday celebration and thank you for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations capture this special moment in your life!

A big thanks to LaResha for the referral…I appreciate you girl 😀

For your photo session, contact Kathy at or 951-541-7481

Great Oak High School – Brandon Presley – Class of 2015

When I got the request to do Brandon Presley’s Senior Pictures, I was thrilled for the opportunity to photograph this talented young man!

Brandon is an all around athlete!  He played basketball, football and ran track.  He played an important part in making Great Oak history this year during their amazing run in basketball and he has received a full ride football scholarship to UNLV…need I say more??!!

Congratulations Brandon on an amazing year and I am sooooo excited for what the future holds for you!

Here are just a few of my favorites from our session!
















K. Chappell Photo Creations would like to Congratulate you Brandon on your graduation and acceptance to UNLV!!!

Thank you Karen Z. for the referral!

To book your session, contact or call 951-541-7481


Luis and Jill ♥

When I first spoke to Jill on the phone I instantly loved her energy!   The love that she and Luis have for each other was evident as she shared their story of how they rose above a few odds to become one.

We decided to do a photo shoot at a location that has special meaning to her and Luis.  I always encourage people to choose a spot that is special to them and not on convenience, and since they love the beach that is exactly where we headed and it was worth it!!

Jill and Luis were recently married and will be celebrating with friends and family this July!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session.


















A BIG thank you to LaResha Smith-Garland for referring this beautiful couple to K. Chappell Photo Creations!  I can’t wait for the July celebration…it is going to be amazing!  Thank you Luis and Jill for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations be a part of this special time in your lives!! – 951.541.7481



Andrea Matros ~ Living Yoga Center

I recently had the privilege to do a photo session with Andrea Matros, the founder/director of the Living Yoga Center in Old Town Temecula. Here are a few of my favorites from our session!









Thank you Andrea for letting K. Chappell Photo Creations capture your beautiful and peaceful studio…it was a joy to work with you!!

Andrea Matros – Founder/Director

28544 Old Town Front Street, Suite 300, Temecula, CA 92590     –     951-676-2206



Claire ~ Class of 2015!

I had the PLEASURE of doing Claire’s Senior Session! She is my first High School Senior for 2015 and I loved every minute of it. Claire was so easy and fun to work with…my camera loved her!! I had so many that I loved, but here are a few of my favorites from our session!!


I love when I can talk the parents into getting into a few photos because this is such a special time in their lives and they will surely treasure this moment forever!  I know they are so proud of Claire…I am too ♥



I told you my camera loved her!!









At the end of our session we had a little fun with a bubble blowing contest…and of course Claire won!!!





Claire…promise me you will always dream big!!!  I know great things await you and I am honored to have been able to capture just a small portion of your High School Memories!


A BIG thank you to Pamela Smith for referring this wonderful family to me!!!  It was truly a blessing….thank you Pam…xoxoxo