Elaine Kessler Photography

Creating Images that Compel People to Connect with You and Your Business

Creative Photography

I am a photographer, speaker and artist who believes in the power of stories. In all that I do, I'm always seeking to tell a story that creates connections.

I want to create images that get you closer to what you want and, at the same time, tell your unique story. I believe that people are exceptional and that it is my responsibility to deliver their stories in the most beautiful way possible.

You and your story matter to the world and it would be my privilege to support you in telling it.

... And More

While building my photography business, I saw an opportunity to create connections in a different way. I was inspired to produce interactive, design thinking-based, art exhibits — my pop up art exhibits are designed around themes meant to trigger conversations and civic action. From there, I decided to connect my performance background with my arts, education, and business pursuits to become a professional speaker. The journey I am on is a dream come true.

It’s not just about photos. It is who I am, the story I want to tell the world and what I want to leave in the world. It’s not just a picture.
– Elaine Kessler

What Clients Say About Elaine Kessler Photography

Elaine Kessler keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker

I have found inspiration in the stories of other mixed race and mixed heritage artists. They capture the essence of complicated human experiences and make them accessible through their beautiful and candid writing. I hope to achieve the same in my artistic expressions.


Pop Up Exhibits

Created Equal Trigger Events generate thought-provoking discussions and unique outcomes. Our pop up ART exhibits are designed around specific themes to trigger audiences into conversations and civic action.

Meet Elaine Kessler

Photographer + Professional Keynote Speaker

Elaine is a graduate of the Master’s in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership Program at Arizona State University. She also completed graduate work in Southeast Asian Studies and Performance Studies. She earned a BA in English Literature from the College of William and Mary.

As former faculty in Arizona State University’s Asian Pacific American Studies Program and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, she received the Alexander Astin Spirituality Award for creative and insightful thinking in higher education.

She owns and operates Elaine Kessler Photography, a portrait and commercial photography studio based in Gilbert, AZ and produces interactive art exhibits. She is currently also faculty in Art and Design at Park University-Gilbert and in the Herberger Institute at Arizona State University.


Let's Get Together!

I'd like the opportunity to help you plan your photo shoot, to speak at your event or to organize a trigger exhibit. Whatever you are working to achieve, I will help you create and manifest a vision that will honor the story of you, your business, your ambitions and your life.



3651 E Baseline Rd
Suite e223
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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