The quality and beauty of Carey’s work is evidenced in her portfolio. What her portfolio cannot tell you is what a pleasure she is to work with. Carey’s thoughtful consideration of her clients needs is always at the forefront of her process. She can put the shyest and most challenging subjects at ease. Carey is an excellent collaborator. Our design teams are always pleased to hear she will be joining us on a project. She understands the growing significance of honest, quality, images in the digital and print space, and delivers more than what is expected of her every time.
— Barri Roberson - Director of Strategic and Digital Marketing Teachers College, Columbia University








Carey Kirkella is story telling portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been described as fresh and authentic.  

Her fine art photography has been exhibited and recognized nationally and internationally by galleries and institutions, including the Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York City, the Santa Fe Center for Photography, the Noorderlicht International Photography Festival, and Humble Arts Foundation.

Some awards and publications have included The International Photography Awards, Critical Mass, the book 'Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers' by The Magenta Foundation, Photo District News Annual, Lenscratch, Verve Photo, PDN Photo of the day, Esquire (Russian), Daily Candy, Dazed and Confused magazine, Resource magazine and CMYK magazine.

Prints from her personal ongoing portrait series of her niece, ‘Julia’ and from the documentary project ‘Dance Recital’ are in the collection of renowned photography collector Joe Baio in New York City.  


Some clients include:  Grey, Juice Pharma, Pfizer, Schwab, New York Life, Federal Reserve Bank, Elizabeth Arden, Williams Whittle, REDI, Red Bull, Health Leaders Magazine, Scholastic Magazine, HOW Design Magazine, World Childhood Foundation, Weekly Reader Magazine, Fidelity National Financial, Maryland Institute College of Art, Teachers College, Columbia University, Global Yodel, Homestay, University Pittsburgh Medical Center.  

License select images through Getty Images and Gallery Stock.

Portrait by Robert Cadena.

Carey is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is available for travel.  


Tel:  917.796.9272

Instagram Feed @careykirkella