Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls

Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls.


I always have a great time when photographing my beautiful friend & model Alexia.  We have worked together on photo shoots numerous times, and I think this is probably our best set to date.

We took a drive up north to Garwin Falls in Wilton, NH where we met up with her friend Max who put together the rock balance seen in the first three photographs. Lugging studio lighting equipment along with my photography gear deep into the forest to a hidden waterfall was quite a physical challenge, and it was very much well worth the time and effort.  I love how the photos turned out and am looking forward to seeing them featured in print in an upcoming fashion magazine editorial.


I also shot a set of Max & you can view those images here.



  • Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls
  • Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls
  • Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls
  • Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls
  • Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls
  • Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with Alexia at Garwin Falls


Photography by Lita Xú Líng Kelley is available for booking for fashion magazine editorials, look books, fashion advertisements, creative model portfolios & more.

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Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max

 Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max


Small selection of photos from a session I photographed today at Garwin Falls in Wilton, NH of rock balance artist Max.   I had a lot of fun working on this shoot and the location is just breathtaking.   I can't wait to visit there again.


  • Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max
  • Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max
  • Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max
  • Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max
  • Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max
  • Photographing Yoga Poses with Rock Alchemist Max

Funeral Procession at Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts


Extinction Rebellion Funeral Procession at Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts, to Mourn The Sixth Mass Extinction.

Today I participated in a creative social engagement of non violent direct action and civil disobedience with environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion Boston, my Dharma teacher and Zen priest Myozen Joan Amaral, some fellow Zen Center North Shore Sangha members, Zen priest Daishin Mark Nelson of Sweeping Heart Zen, Gloucester, fellow Buddhists & non Buddhist activists.

We walked the beach,, solemn & serene, singing "They're digging us a hole... six feet underground" to a tribal like sounding drumbeat and gentle acoustic guitar by XR Rebel Dave St. Germaine

We slowly proceeded along the entire length of Good Harbor Beach, and at a few intervals, stopped to gather in moments of silence standing in a circle in the rising tide.  We sang songs and chanted, and then continued on in this manner the entire length of the beach and back.  Many were holding signs warning of the sixth mass extinction, of the climate crisis and loss of all life on earth.  There were also three coffins being carried by pall bearers.

Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts

There were around 45 of us participating in this procession.  I first became aware of Extinction Rebellion when XR rebels Dave St Germain and Karin Myers, a Buddhist scholar and professor of Buddhist studies, visited us at the Zen Center to give a talk and presentation on the climate crisis and what can be done about it.   I decided to get involved with XR and am looking forward to participating in future actions of civil disobedience with them.    Our planet is in dire peril if we continue with business as usual.



  • Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Extinction Rebellion Beach Funeral,, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Senior Pictures Portrait Session in Beverly with Kiara


Senior Pictures Portrait Session in Beverly with Kiara


Kiara is a Beverly High School class of 2020 senior.  Her mom contacted Photography by Lita Xú Líng Kelley and booked a senior pictures portrait session for her daughter.  They chose Beverly Common on Dane St, Beverly, Massachusetts as the location for the outdoor senior portrait photo shoot.

 Here's some of the photographs captured during Kiara's senior pictures portrait photo session.



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Are you looking for a professional photographer near you on the North Shore for your high school senior's portrait?  Photography by Lita Xú Líng Kelley is located in Beverly, Massachusetts, in Essex County and has over 25 years experience in professional photography. 
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Beverly Massachusetts Senior Pictures Portrait Photographer


 Beverly Massachusetts Senior Pictures Portrait Photographer

Senior Pictures / Senior Portraits

Senior pictures are a BIG deal.  Senior portraits are a celebration of your child's life stages, milestones, achievements and accomplishments.   This is your child's final year of high school, perhaps even their last year living at home as they venture out into the world to grow and build their great future.

Documenting this rite of passage in your child's life with a professional senior picture portrait photo session with Beverly, Massachusetts portrait, fashion and model photographer Lita Kelley is one way of preserving this very special moment.

There’s nothing like having a gorgeous, striking senior portrait of your child hanging on the wall while they’re away at college. Getting senior pictures done is not only an enjoyable experience for your child, it’s a chance for you to preserve a memory of  them just as they are right now, as they enter the world as an adult.

Call Photography by Lita Xú Líng Kelley now at 978-473-7602 to book your high school senior's senior pictures portrait photo session now.  


Senior Pictures Portrait Photographer Beverly Massachusetts



 Package A: $500

  • 45 minute session at location of your choice within 5 miles of downtown Beverly, Massachusetts.
  • Total of 5 professionally retouched & edited web-resolution digital photographs for use on social media.
  • High resolution yearbook ready file is submitted to your student's high school.
  • One 12" x 18" archival quality print, matted & ready for framing


 Package B $625

  • 1 hour session at location of your choice within 5 miles of downtown Beverly, Massachusetts.
  • Total of 10 professionally retouched & edited web-resolution digital photographs for use on social media.
  • High resolution yearbook ready file is submitted to your student's high school.
  • One 12" x 18" archival quality print matted & ready for framing.





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  • Beverly Massachusetts Senior Pictures Portrait Photographer
  • Beverly Massachusetts Senior Portraits Photographer
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For locations outside of 5 mile radius of downtown Beverly, Massachusetts an additional mileage fee is assessed based on location.  Contact for pricing.

A non refundable deposit of $50 is required at time of booking.  Balance is due in full at time of session.  I accept cash, PayPal and major credit cards/debit cards.  Personal checks are not accepted at this time.     Prints are delivered within 21 days.


Couples & Engagement Portrait Photo Sessions, Beverly, Ma, North Shore Boston


Couples & Engagement Portrait Photo Sessions, Beverly, Ma, North Shore Boston


Are you a happy, in love couple?  Of course you are, and that's precisely the reason you will love to book your very own, special couple portraits or elopement / engagement photo session with Beverly, Massachusetts photographer Lita Kelley..

Capture a special moment with your significant other to create a memory that'll last a lifetime.

Lizzie is a happy & satisfied repeat customer, so, before her boyfriend Sean was deployed to Japan for his military service in the US Marines Corp., she booked a couples photo session with Photography by Lita Xú Líng Kelley for a pre deployment photo session at Hammond Castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts.   Here's a few of the photographs from their photo session.   It was a beautiful day and everyone had so much fun.



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  • Couples & Engagement Portrait Photo Sessions, Beverly, Ma, North Shore Boston
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  • Beverly Massachusetts Couples & Engagement Photographer



⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "you make this relationship look like a fairy tale." - Lizzie D

Call 978-473-7602 to book your own couples portrait and/or elopement / engagement photo session.


Male Model Byrd Focused Photoshoot


 Male Model Byrd Focused Photoshoot


One of the benefits of being a professional model photographer is that I get to work with a variety of talented individuals with different personalities and styles. Sometimes the model brings to the table additional skills or more art forms beyond just being a fashion model.

Byrd Focused is not only a male fashion model, but is also a wardrobe stylist, dancer and choreographer.   It was a pleasure working with him and his vibrant personality full of positive energy.    Here's a few photos from Byrd's session, shot at Dane St. Beach in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Male Model Byrd Focused Photoshoot

Male Model Byrd Focused Photoshoot
Male Model Byrd Focused Photoshoot
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Call 978-473-7602 for a consultation and scheduling your creative fashion model portfolio photo session with Photography by Lita Xú Líng Kelley. 


Today I Received The Bodhisattva Precepts


Soto Zen Bodhisattva Precepts Jukai

After nearly a year of study and engaging in daily practice at Zen Center North Shore in Beverly, Massachusetts, Today I received the Bodhisattva Precepts from my Dharma teacher and Zen priest Myozen Joan Amaral in a Soto Zen Buddhist lay ordination ceremony called Jukai.

The Bodhisattva Precepts are a set of moral codes for living an ethical life used in Mahayana Buddhism.  In the Jukai ceremony, I formally took refuge in Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, and vowed to live my life according to the Bodhisattva precepts.

I was given the Dharma name Jishō Gaishin.  It means self blossom, shore intimate, which my teacher painted in Japanese calligraphy on the back of my Buddha's robe, called a Rakusu, which I hand sewn under the direction of Zen priest & sewing teacher Hogetsu Laurie Belzer of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, Chicago, and lots of help from several of my fellow Zen practitioners


Jishō Gaishin Lita Xú Líng Kelley and Myozen Joan Amaral.  Zen Center North Shore, Beverly, Massachusetts

Although this post isn't about my photography or art work, I thought I'd share this with you so you could learn more about who I am in addition to what's on my minimal about me page, although, considering most of my art work is Buddhist in nature,  it is also, I suppose, good for me to write about this here, because, although I was already Buddhist when I first came to the Zen Center, studying and practicing Tibetan Vajrayana for roughly 7 years prior, and several other traditions prior to that since 1989, I first became involved in Zen practice and study at the Zen Center as a photographer when Joan invited me to be a part of Zen Center North Shore to photograph a week long series of events with Buddhist scholar and artist Kazuaki Tanahashi.   I have been there ever since and have been fully committed to a daily practice.

I genuinely love Zen practice, Zen Center, my teacher, my Sangha whom I practice with and Buddhism.  I committed my life to this path, practice and living by vow, and I will continue to walk this path until the day I die.   The experiences I had over these past 11 months have had a profound, beneficial impact on me and my life, and I am filled with so much love, joy and gratitude for the dramatic shifts in how I view and interact with the world and those around me, with love, kindness and compassion.