Office and Studio Reveal!

It was a little over a year ago when we moved to our new home in Clinton.  I knew immediately this house had what I needed to build my photography business.  Tom and I began visualizing how to create a beautiful space to bring my clients for their studio portraits.  Initially, I thought the studio would be located upstairs in a loft area over the detached barn.  And then I saw the dining room.  "We don't really need a formal dining room, right?" I said to him grinning and fingers crossed behind my back.  He smiled and agreed it would be ideal.  Then the real work began....

Here is our journey of my office and studio renovation. The space you will be seeing used to be a dark, gloomy formal living room with 1970's wallpaper, stained green carpet and dark trimmed walls and windows.  I couldn't WAIT to rip it all out!

I absolutely could not be realizing this dream without him.  His support, unmatched carpentry skills and vision have made this possible.  All renovation work done by Built by Alpine, my husband's business.


And the final images! 

Please make an appointment to come have beautiful photographs taken. 

Isn't it time you loved seeing yourself in photographs?


Mother and Daughter Photoshoot


When was the last time you had a beautiful photograph taken with your mother or daughter?  One day your children will go looking for photographs of you.  What will they find?

I recently had the honor of photographing these two amazing women. Mary and Jules came to the studio excited about the opportunity to have their portraits taken. We started with hair and makeup and discussed ideas for wardrobe, posing and mood.  I guided them through it all and they trusted the process. At their Image Reveal this week, they were thrilled with their photographs.

"We were floored with our images.  Not only did we love the way we looked in them,

but we loved that Kelley captured our spirits!"

-Mary and Jules

And what beautiful spirits they are...


All Hair and Makeup by Traci Bellinger, owner of Tres Bien Salon, New Haven, CT

Mary and Jules "Before and Afters"


"You truly gave us a gift that we will treasure."

-Mary and Jules

So often we are the ones taking the picture and never get in front of the camera. If you would like to experience photographs of yourself that you will fall in love with, call me and let's set the date.

I promise, you will see yourself in a whole new way.


Iannucci Family - CT Family Session

It was a quiet summer night in June when I met Caitlin and her family at the beach.   What touched me most about this family was the patience and attentiveness Caitlin and Scott showed their boys.  With a toddler and active 4 year old, things were kept easy going and carefree.  And this made for the best photographs to capture authentic connection and love. Enjoy.


Wherever you may go No matter where you are I never will be far away

You'll always be a part of me

-Billy Joel


If you are ready for some beautiful family photos, either in studio or on location, please contact me at or (860) 287-0443

Introducing Luxury Portrait Sessions

Kelley Norcia Photography is now offering Luxury Portrait Sessions in our Clinton, CT Studio.  Your session will include a Wardrobe Styling Consultation, Professional Hair and Makeup, a Fully Guided Photo Shoot, a Portrait Reveal and Order session, full Retouching of your best images, and a Beautiful Studio atmosphere.  Please contact me for full pricing, availability and details. Recently, my good friend Traci came to experience it for herself.  Traci owns and manages Tres Bien Hair Salon in New Haven, CT. Go check her out!  Traci will be doing Professional Hair and Makeup for my portrait clients and I am so honored to have her as part of the team!

When Traci came to her Reveal appointment this week, she was so excited.  She stood back and said, "This is me? These are the best pictures I've ever seen of me!" She was all smiles and it made me feel terrific to give her this experience.  Here are some of her photographs. I hope you love them as much as she does.


It started with a "Before" picture:


At her Photo Reveal Session this week!


Here are some of her images:


Kelley Norcia Photography can be reached at 860-287-0443.  Booking now.

Hesch Family - CT Shoreline Family Photography

You know that feeling when you know the sky is going to be just beautiful for a sunset?  Well, we completely lucked out. We waited and as the night went on, it became more vibrant and intense.  This lovely family was as beautiful as the sky. I hope you enjoy their photographs. If you are interested in a family or portrait session with Kelley Norcia Photography, please contact us at 860-287-0443. We would love to photograph you and those you love.

on a snowy Sunday morning...

On a snowy Sunday morning, I met this wonderful family.  It was a thrill to be photographing with the very talented Kirsten Bethman.  What struck me was the immediate connection the kids had with their mom and each other. They were silly, quiet, and crazy - and that was just the first half hour! This session was done completely indoors.  Winter is a great time to photograph your family inside!