Audrey Kelly, Seattle based Photographer - Recent Projects

Audrey Kelly is a Seattle based photographer and producer specializing in food, travel and portrait photography.

Bon Appetit

APRIL 2019

I shot images of Ristorante Machiavelli, which is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, for Bon Appetit’s series called Red Sauce America - a series celebrating and exploring old school Italian American cuisine. These images were featured in The Aspirational Food World Tried (and Failed) to Shame My Love of Red Sauce by Alex Pemoulie (of Mean Sandwich).

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Edible Seattle


I had the pleasure of capturing images of Namaste Community Garden, an urban farm that provides free land plots to immigrants and refugees in South Seattle. Many of the farmers are Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees who have resettled in the Seattle area after fleeing persecution, internment camps and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the Bhutanese government during the 1990s. Today, there are about 2,000 Bhutanese refugees who have resettled in Washington state. Farmers are given their own plot of land to nurture and sustain their families and community. Namaste is a really special project supported by the @theirc@newrootsorganic and many local Seattle patrons.


Edible Seattle


For this issue of Edible Seattle, I visited James Beard Award winning chef Tamara Murphy at Terra Plata - her restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

Edible Seattle

November/DECEMBER 2018

I had the pleasure of visiting SeaTac Bees and making pictures for the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Edible Seattle. This operation hosts a population of 500,000+ honeybees for the purpose of conservation, all of this on previously unused land provided by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


jcoco chocolate x @lokokitchen x Hidden Rhythm


I photographed a workshop hosted by jcoco chocolate and Lauren Ko (@lokokitchen). Lauren fell into Instagram fame after her geometric pie crusts and baking designs became popular. She hosts pie and tart making workshops and is currently working on a cookbook. This workshop was featured on HiddenRhythm.com


425 Magazine


Cépaé, a new wine bar in Bellevue, Washington, was featured on 425Magazine.com.


Edible Seattle

July 2018

For this issue of Edible Seattle, I shot Chef Lisa Dupar of Pomegranate Bistro (Bellevue, WA).

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LaMarzocco x Specialty Coffee Expo 2018

APRIL 2018




Some images I made during my visit to Bruges, Belgium were published by Here Magazine in their Camera Roll feed. Click here to check it out.



Edible Seattle


I photographed chef Tarik Abdullah in his kitchen at Black and Tan Hall in Columbia City, Seattle for the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Edible Seattle.



I photographed cannabis infused BBQ recipes for Leafly’s website. A Barbecue Chef Tackles Cannabis-Infused BBQ to Develop the Ultimate Recipe



Edible Seattle


I photographed for two stories in the September / October issue of Edible Seattle, including the cover image. The first story profiled Warner Lew, a longtime Alaskan fisherman and current fisheries manager for Icicle Seafoods. He also runs a small herring canning business called Deckhand's Daughter. Referring to herring as the "Rodney Dangerfield of the sea," he believes it could have a better fate in the culinary world. The second was a feature of Bartholomew Winery, which is located in the Old Rainier Brewery Building.


New York Times

Food section

I photographed pie maker Kate McDermott in Port Angeles, WA for NYTimes Food article "To Become a Better Cook, Sharpen Your Senses." McDermott is author of Art of The Pie which was recently nominated for a James Beard Book Award. The article ran in the March 29, 2017 printed copy of the New York Times.


Edible Seattle


I traveled to Yakima Valley last fall to photograph Collins Family Orchard for Edible Seattle.

Collin's Family Orchard is a 4th generation family-owned farm and is located in Selah, Washington. Owned and operated by Brian Collins and his father, Calvin, the farm primarily grows fruit. You can find them at any Seattle neighborhood farmers' market.

"One of the most popular types of fruit that the Collins family offers is hybrid fruit, created through a process that involves cross-breeding two different varieties of fruits and results in an offspring that includes genetic characteristics from both parents."



Wheelhouse Coffee

photography / social media

Wheelhouse Coffee is located in the heart of the Denny Triangle neighborhood near downtown Seattle, Washington. This shop serves creamy, dark espresso from sister-shop and local Seattle original, Lighthouse Roasters. Nestled among rising skyscrapers, tech offices, and attractions, Wheelhouse offers a quiet, simple escape from the metropolis around it.

I spent time taking photos of Wheelhouse's many drink and food options, and helped gain traffic on their Instagram by curating social media posts, implementing regular scheduling, and engaging with customers online.