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.

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
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. 

Black and White Only

Black and White Only

It was windy today. It was five o’clock, and the sun was beaming with joy. The dogwood petals were translucent and outstanding. The sunlight gave the flowers drama and presence. The flowers swung back and forth like sheets hanging outdoors on a clothesline. I rushed into the house to get my digital Nikon camera and lenses.
Spring Walk

Spring Walk

A beautiful blossom gets into your soul and creates gorgeous love pockets that embody you from head to toe.