Lita Kelley is a professional portrait photographer based in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston. As a photographer it is people she loves photographing the most.
Lita has been creating beautiful photographs for over 27 years, since 1993 while an art major at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, pursing her BFA in art, focusing on photography, & film and video production. She also has 6 years experience as a freelance model working with other photographers, in addition to 7 years working in television studios & broadcast news.
As a devout Buddhist, Lita practices daily in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, at Zen Center North Shore, in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she is lay ordained and was given her Dharma name Jishō Gaishin. Lita finds the creative process to be a meditative & healing practice that brings joy to herself and others.
Lita is fully present in each moment, completely aware & mindful of every little detail. She has an intuitive ability to connect with her subjects, making anyone feel comfortable and relaxed in order to capture their true essence, which helps bring out their personality and emotions. Her vibrant personality is full of patience, compassion and a sense of humor.
Lita has three daughters, and a dog named Naiki-kyo. She lives in Beverly, Massachusetts with her daughter Luna who is a student at Beverly High School.
Lita is transgender, non-binary. Her pronouns are she/her or they/them. She is an active human rights, social and racial justice activist and regularly participates in actions across the state.