Testimonials

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all. The portraits you created are exquisite! We absolutely love each one and appreciate the unique looks. Our experiences with you have been truly pleasurable – even our four children didn’t grumble for their sittings! You have done more than create art to grace our home – you have created a tangible portrait of moments in our lives. We will forever cherish your talents in showcasing out wonderful children.

-Jo and George P.


Dear Kelly,

Thank you for the wonderful portrait of our daughter, Presley. It’s the most beautiful thing in our home!

Your loyal clients,

Presley, Shelia, and Christopher S.


I just viewed the slide show with music and I will have to say…I cried, it was beautiful! The photos turned out great.

-G. A.


Once again, we are thrilled with out portraits and The Kelly Gallery experience! The portraits of our teenagers are as amazing as the shots when they were toddlers. Kelly is a master at working with people (and animals) of all ages. She went out of her way to make sure we got these done before sending Ali off to college (despite multiple reschedules for weather, broken bones, etc.) She captured the personalities of the kids and our dog as well. We couldn’t be more thankful for her patience with Hershey, who we lost unexpectedly just two days later. Thank you for this gift!

-Lisa S.


It literally is a dream come true to have my granddaughter’s portrait done at The Kelly Gallery. How? Years ago I cut out an article from the KC Star newspaper about Kelly, her gardens, and the beautiful portraits she creates there and tucked it away in a folder labeled “keep.” At the time I had no grandchildren, nor was my only daughter even married. I hoped that someday I would have grandchildren and I would be able to have Kelly photograph them. Fast forward to 2011 and my 5 year old granddaughter is moving away from the city. For 5 years I had been involved in her daily life. I could not bear to think about not seeing her sweet face for months! I found the original article I had saved, called for an appointment, the portraits were made! Stella was photographed the week before they moved away, and we viewed the proofs the afternoon the moving van was packing their home. I made my selections through many tears that day.

Each day I look at Stella’s sweet face in her portrait and remember the wonderful years we had together. Kelly truly captured her personality. Thank you Kelly for making my dream come true! Kelly was wonderful to work with. Grandmothers and mothers – our families grow up quickly. Don’t wait like I did!

P.S. I have the KC Star article attached to the back of the portrait.

-Sherry M.


Amazing Gardens, love, favorite thing to do is visit this beautiful place, and Kelly is lovely and talented artist!

-Deborah L.S.


There’s no where like The Kelly Gallery. Absolutely one of the most magical places I’ve ever been. Kelly Daniels is as generous and kind to her guests as she is to her gardens. Love, Nature, and Beauty will truly surround you when you visit.

-Sarah B.


There is just something special about this place.

– Christine F.


It was like walking into a Thomas Kinkade painting. Every turn on the path was a scenic adventure. Soo magical!

– Deirde V.