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We are beyond humbled to have you here with us! The Kindred Path welcomes all you family photographers out there that see more than just that image through the camera. We know deep down that every image tells a story, and we look to share and explore the bonds of family through art. 

So pour yourself a cup of coffee, snuggle under that comfy blanket, and enjoy the journal. We hope you'll find inspiration and true kindred spirits here. Welcome to TKP!

Meet the Team

Adrianne Shelton

The original founder of The Kindred Path, Adrianne is a fine art family photographer located in Central Virginia and lover of film. As the daughter of a professional film photographer, her love of the art started when she was a very young, helping her mom out in the studio. In 2014 she began volunteering with a Christian organization that provides a mentoring program for teen mothers, and she found joy in volunteering to capture portraits of these young mothers and their children. By 2016, Adrianne opened Beatific Visions Photography, and has been working with families ever since. Why Beatific Visions? In Christian theology, the beatific vision describes the ultimate vision of God, which she believes we can see in small glimpses throughout creation. Adrianne finds inspiration in the deep relationships, the tender moments, and the unseen beauty around us. She serves the Richmond, VA metro area, with her husband and three children, and also works a full time job in the medical industry. 


Find Adrianne on Instagram at @beatificvisionsphotography


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Marie Tilkens

Marie is a motherhood, family, and newborn photographer based out of Washington, D.C. Her love for newborn and motherhood photography began when she had her own son, Perry. She soon realized how fleeting each moment, day, week, and month was as they passed her by. She wished that she had more photographs of Perry when he was in each stage. She wanted to remember every detail, from the size of his foot to his first smile. She knew that she wanted to capture families as they grew so they would have a legacy to show their children and pass on to the next generation. The way new parents look adoringly at their child, the giggles escaping from a rambunctious toddler, those sacred moments of peace in the whirlwind of parenthood - she wanted to invest in memories. Marie photographs motherhood in a timeless and iconic style so your children and grandchildren can cherish the legacy you have provided for them years from now. She aims to capture connection and moments, so you won’t see props or a lot of staged posing in her images. Marie finds that the photos that capture relationships and connection are not only classic and stand the test of time, but they speak to the heart the most. When not behind the lens, Marie enjoys spending time with her hilarious husband Zach and chasing after their energetic son. In quiet moments, you'll find her reheating cold coffee wearing a high bun and planning their next travel adventure. She looks forward to being a part of your beautiful journey of parenthood.


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Kayla Victor

Kayla is a passionate digital and film photographer dedicated to serving families and couples throughout the beautiful landscapes of Traverse City, Michigan. Her journey in photography has been one of diverse experiences, but it was an event of profound loss that ignited her genuine love for capturing the essence of motherhood and family. Her family experienced a heartbreaking loss, prompting their move from Dallas, Texas, to Northern Michigan to be closer to our loved ones. This life-changing event has profoundly shaped her perspective, infusing every session with a deep appreciation for the authentic connections that bind families together.

Beyond her photography endeavors, she am also a talented Graphic Designer. Recently, she's ventured into crafting luxury content for fellow photographers, in addition to my thriving branding and logo design business. 


Find Marie on Instagram at @kaylamariphotography


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