Kelly Bourquin is a California Native and photographer who has always had a love for art. After finishing her degree in Liberal Arts, she moved into teaching and the arts. After teaching in the classroom for many years, Kelly returned to her passion of the arts.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliott Erwitt
With photographic works on display throughout Southern California, Kelly enjoys the opportunity as a photographer to capture the beauty of California in ways that few others ever get the chance to see. Kelly is currently the chairperson of the Artist Council for the Huntington Beach Art Center.
You can follow Kelly’s work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or here on her blog. Her general focus is on the unique scenes that are California however she is always looking for a great story to capture in an image. Her commercial work focuses on the outdoor environment of businesses in California.
In 2018, Kelly took over Custom PhotoCraft from her Uncle Rich Ryder adding Custom PhotoCraft to the Bourquin Group. Custom PhotoCraft was founded by Uncle Rich in 1971, and is a premier print and product photography provider.
Kelly found that the product photography solutions created by Uncle Rich blended perfectly with her commercial photography work. Rich wanted to make sure that Custom PhotoCraft was handed to a photographer he could trust to give the same personal care to the work.
No matter what she is doing, Kelly is always hunting for “Hidden Gems” that she can share with you.