White Dahlia with beautiful petals

The Making of Gratitude Part 4

“Even now, every spring, I hear Mama’s voice play sweetly in my head—a melodic tune. In Mama’s day, her tone and texture were silk softly sidling along satin, refined and graceful.” 
August 09, 2022 — Kelly Johnson
Photo of orange spring flower by photographer Kelly Johnson

The Making of Gratitude Part 3

Editing Photos

I photographed flowers from April – June 2020. I shot a thousand frames of flowers. In July, I was ready to start the editing process. It was daunting and exciting.

The Making of Gratitude Part 2

The Making of Gratitude Part 2

Award-winning Children’s Book Photographer Kelly Johnson chats about the process of self-publishing her new book Gratitude. A beautiful book for all who love celebrating spring.

July 30, 2022 — Kelly Johnson
The Making of Gratitude Part 1

The Making of Gratitude Part 1

The making of Gratitude was a labor of love. My heart was involved. I felt I needed to express my feelings in words and photographs without the almighty dollar as the fundamental factor.

July 29, 2022 — Kelly Johnson
Be Smarter Than The Camera, Kid!

Be Smarter Than The Camera, Kid!

Be Smarter Than The Camera, Kid! It was Saturday afternoon, autumn and crisp. My father was watching a football game on tv. Billy “White Shoes” Johnson was a football player and a superstar. He was amazing. 

Where Beauty Begins

Where Beauty Begins

Right outside my door, that’s where beauty begins.

Unpredictable Beauty

Unpredictable Beauty

The beauty of a tulip is unpredictable. I am excited when a tulip blooms and when a tulip expires. 

May 03, 2022 — Kelly Johnson
Fine Art Color Floral Print

Sassy Spring

Sassy spring was playful and bubbly and teased us with vibrant floral colors. The colors of spring were brazen and beautiful. Ooh-wee, we had so much fun. Two blocks of bliss and an occasional kiss.

April 30, 2022 — Kelly Johnson
Rapture Pink Cherry Blossoms

Rapture Pink Cherry Blossoms

My walk today was rapture. Pink cherry blossoms greeted me with cheer. Tranquil greenery put twinkles in my eyes. How lucky I was to witness so much divineness. The blooms above me and the petals on the ground inspired me to smile.
Shadow Goddess

Shadow Goddess

It’s all about fine art today. I was strolling through the park last summer. A shadow, of a female, appeared on a tree. It was creme de la creme. I call this image Shadow Goddess.
Love Letter To Spring

Love Letter To Spring

Dearest Spring, I love you. The way you move when the wind blows makes my heart pound. The wind blows you closer to me, closer to my heart.
Dogwoods -  Heaven On Earth

Dogwoods - Heaven On Earth

I embraced April weather like a cozy blanket. The dogwood flowers above my head danced with delight in mid-air.