SHINY PENNY STUDIOSAESTHETIC: MIDWESTERN
Laid-back sessions in your favorite spots around Northeast Ohio, and wedding celebrations of all shapes and sizes throughout the Midwest.
Body-positive, woman-owned, celebrating diversity, and lifting up the next generation of storytellers is the heart of our company.
and the woman behind the lens.
As a photographer, I have a unique background in that I got my start on the theatre stage and not behind a camera. My theater directing experience allows me to anticipate moments of human emotion and expression that show in my work. Helping you to look your best, is what I do best. I also know a thing or two about great lighting, setting the scene, and wrangling groups of people and pets. (Don't underestimate the abilities of anyone who has directed a community theatre production of Annie, and has lived to tell the tale.)
In my "off" time you will find me out in the woods hiking and camping my way through our National Parks with my 9 lb. mutt, Nutmeg. Or as I like to call it - location scouting!
Give me a call, let's play!
Thoughts From My Clients
Henry and Kaylea
“My fiance and I have used Keli for many different occasions and our engagement shoot was no exception to her brilliant level of creativity and service. Keli's vibe is laid back yet professional. She is fun to be around and really makes you feel like you've known her for a long time, which is good for a photographer. Even for people who are a little uncomfortable posing in front of a camera, you can be sure that each of Keli's photos is incredible and well planned out. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
WANT TO HEAR A FUNNY STORY ABOUT MY BUSINESS NAME?
Schimelpfenig (shim-ul-finn-egg) is not the easiest last name to pronounce so I decided to go with the English translation of the name that my family was (long-ago) told translated to "shiny penny." I especially liked this name because my photos tend to have a warm copper glow. I cruise along a few years with the name and then I meet a couple from Germany who smile and then say "moldy penny," after I tell them my name. I give them a confused (and perhaps horrified) look and the woman then explains that my last name translates to "moldy penny." Google translate verified the dirty family lie. Someone asked afterward if I would be changing the business name and I said the only name I would be changing would be my last name - Keli Glänzendpfenig has a ring to it!