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We are husband and wife team of Professional Photographers based in Washington DC. We specialize in Fine Art Portrait Photography and luxury beautifully curated heirloom art works for your walls.

Kelly Schneider

PPA Photographic Craftsmen, Certified Professional Photographer


            Born and raised in Coronado California and then moved to Gresham, Oregon and remained there until he joined the US Navy in 1980 where he served for 29 years.  During his US Navy travels all over the world including 137 countries, he became aware of his passion for photography and “capturing” the life around him.   In 2010, Kelly began his pursuit of professional portraiture and growing and developing his skills in creating “salient” portraits.    

            In 2010, Kelly became a DoD civilian working manpower and training issues for various programs including the Nuclear Carrier CVN78 FORD Class while at the same time, started the family photography business focusing on weddings and portraiture.    Over time, he has become passionate about teaching others and he has earned a Masters Training Specialist designation from the US Navy and earned a Master’s degree in Human Systems Integration from the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.   

            Kelly continues to develop his photography skill and strongly believes in constantly learning and invests in himself through attendance at 2-3 learning workshops/events each year.   

                   Kelly is currently writing his first book on “The Salient Portrait – the science behind it and how to achieve it” and is a core element of all his workshops and training events.  

Kelly received  Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2017 and 2018in state of Maryland.

He is also a recipient of 2018 Fuji Film Masterpiece Award and Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018.


Kalina Schneider- BIO


Kalina Schneider was born and raised in Poland. In her early years she was interested in visual arts and was drawing and painting. She had a few successful exhibitions in her home town- Katowice.  

She also holds a Maters Degree from Silesian University where she studied Art History and Cultural Studies.


After finishing college, she took a sabbatical and was working as a travel agent in Turkey. In 2000 she moved to London, UK to study English where she had a short love affair with fashion design and started her own fashion line… 


In 2006 she moved to Kingdom of Bahrain to work for their flag airline. While in the Middle East she met and married her husband Kelly Schneider. Kalina’s passion for art combined Kelly’s love of traveling the world, ignited their mutual interest in photography.


After moving back to the US Kalina helped her husband run a successful landscape photography studio.  Selling prints at local galleries gradually faded as the world of portraiture brought a new life and vision to their work.  


Today they are based in Washington DC and specialize in Fine Art Portraiture and Boudoir photography – as well as teaching photography at workshops and photo safaris in the USA and Europe.


Kalina is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Maryland Professional Photographers Association. She has been awarded Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 and Professional Artist Photographer of the Year 2018 in the state of Maryland.


     Over the past few years, Kelly and  Kalina  have been hosting workshops both in the US and in Europe.   The family photography business KS Fine Arts ( focuses on Boudoir, Fine Art Portraiture, Workshops and Speaking Engagements nationwide. 



We would be happy to meet with you and answer your questions.


Call us at:


202-431-8943 or 202-615-2038


We can’t wait to hear your story!!!


KS Finearts