Lita Kelley is a professional 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 she was a student studying art, photography, and film & video production at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
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 was lay ordained & given the Dharma name Jisho 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 Julia.
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.
When her youngest daughter goes off to college Lita will enter monastic life in a Buddhist temple to become a Buddhist priest.