My Story


“When words become unclear I shall focus with my photographs …” — Ansel Adams

Hello & Welcome! My name is Kelsey and I am the owner of K-Adams Foto, your favorite McHenry County photographer! My business is located in McHenry IL, northwest of Chicago, and I provide my photography services to small business owners and individuals in McHenry County and the surrounding areas.

I received a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Digital Photography from the Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg in 2011. Shortly after I began to hustle and build my brand/name and now today, I am a successful business owner providing my skills to anyone in need of quality photographs. I opened up my own studio in October of 2021 in the heart of Downtown McHenry and I now have the most perfect business partner (AKA my studio dog Jupiter).

There is never a dull moment in my life, and I love staying busy! I currently partner with Visit McHenry CountyThe McHenry Chamber of CommerceBlack Orchid Boutique and many other amazing businesses and groups in my area. I also provide my skills and volunteer when I can.

The services I specialize in are events, business headshots, product photography, branding / empowerment sessions, maternity, engagement, 1st birthday and family photos. I am very well rounded in my field and can work with you in other areas of photography if needed and if I can’t, have a great network of photographers who I trust and value to suggest you to!

My clients love the connection I provide at our sessions within minutes of meeting, allowing them to feel more comfortable so I can capture the real moments they look for. The business owners I work with enjoy an increase in sales and customer engagement they get from the visuals I provide, giving them a quick return on their investment.

My Business Mission

My mission is to capture the customers first impression in a positive way so the business can stay successful and competitive in their market and field. I strive to set up my clients for success so they can keep moving forward in an ever-changing world filled with similar businesses in their market and to change the way customers see their business over others with quality imagery and visualizations.

My Personal Mission

My mission is to provide families with a way to stop time in hopes of creating lifelong memories they can look back on for years to come. I take pride in providing them with a comfortable session that captures photos they can display in their homes and show off to friends and loved ones alike.