Photographer Lita Kelley.


I'm so happy that you're interested in Lita Xú Líng Kelley Photography.


I live in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston, right next to Salem & have been living here since 2011.  As a photographer it is people I love photographing the most, not only because it's what I'm best at, but also because I'm a people person. I'm highly extrovert & value human experience and interaction.


I've been creating beautiful photographs for 29 years, since 1993 while an art major at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where I was pursing my BFA in art, focusing on photography, & film and video production.  I also have 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, I meditate daily. I find the creative process to be a meditative & healing practice that brings joy to myself and others.


I'm fully present in each moment, aware & mindful of every little detail. I have an intuitive ability to connect with my subjects, making anyone feel comfortable and relaxed in order to capture their true essence, which helps bring out their personality and emotions. My vibrant personality is full of patience, compassion and a sense of humor. I love to laugh, as well as make others laugh. I'm a strong advocate of spreading joy, love & happiness. It's what I live for.


 I have three beautiful and amazing daughters, and a dog named Naiki-kyo. I live with my youngest daughter Luna who is a student at Beverly High School. Her two older sisters are both adults, one is attending college at UMass Amherst, and the other is raising horses on a farm south of Boston.

Photographer Lita Xú Líng Kelley, Beverly, Massachusetts

Photographer Lita Xú Líng Kelley, Beverly, Massachusetts


I am transgender, non-binary, and my pronouns are they/them. I'm an active human rights and climate activist and regularly participate in direct actions across the state for the betterment of human life and planet. I'm a firm and active advocate for equality, equanimity, diversity and inclusion.


When my daughter Luna is a grown up living her own adult life, I hope to do some traveling, wandering wherever life takes me as a documentary photographer & photojournalist.


I am looking forward to working with you on your photo session. I'm confident that you will enjoy the experience, and I promise you beautiful, amazing photographs you will love.

Sharing Stories Through Photography.


As an activist photographer & freelance photojournalist, first and foremost is my presence as a supporter and participant of the cause.


From 2020 to present I have participated in over 150+ direct actions, demonstrations, rallies, & protests throughout Massachusetts., some of them I even helped organize, and I photographed many of them.


You can learn more by reading my news blog.

Photojournalism by Lita Xú Líng Kelley has been published in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Kenya, Palestine, Turkey, Lebanon & Italy.

Photojournalism by Lita Xú Líng Kelley has been published in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Kenya, Palestine

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Beverly, Massachusetts. ph: (978) 473-7602