Photo by Merv Coleman

Kevin Kinzley grew up surrounded by the Black Hills of South Dakota. His love for photography began 15 years ago in his high school’s darkroom. His passion for photography grew as he spent his early years studying photography and capturing the true beauty of the Black Hills. He met his wife Jessica in 2006 and they were later married in 2008. Jessica saw his talent and passion for photography and the outdoors and encouraged Kevin to pursue it as a career. His education continued, as they moved to Powell, WY, where Kevin studied graphic design and also graduated with a degree in Photographic Communications.

In Wyoming, Kevin expanded his photographic skills in several ways.  He continued to hone his talent archiving photos for the Shoshone National Forest and creating giclee reproductions for the Big Horn Gallery in Cody, WY. He furthered his knowledge of photojournalism working for Cody and Beyond Magazine as well as advertising work for the website One Kings Lane.  Kevin also added to his photographic resume’ by working on the memoir project of Gordon Barrows, the Co-Founder of World GTL Inc., as well as spending several years as the Lead Photographer for the Powell Tribune in Powell, WY. Apart from his strong photojournalistic and fine artwork, Kevin’s photographic gifts include experience with freelance commercial work, portraiture, and event/wedding photography.

Background

Our mission is to provide clients with a photographic experience that captures authentic details while preserving everlasting moments in time. We strive to deliver excellent customer assistance that offers a variety of creative services to members in the community. Kinzley Photography provides a unique photojournalistic style that is influenced by fine art.

“I have a deep understanding of photography in its many forms. When I am working with my camera, I feel at home. My goal is to make my clients feel comfortable and to capture the natural essence of my surrounding world. Becoming a father has inspired me to try and experience the world through my little girl’s eyes. As a photographer, I strive to be open minded to new experiences and continue to create beautiful pieces of work.”

self portrait
Background

Kinzley Photography Gallery and Studio is located in the Frank Church building in the historical commercial district of Red Lodge, MT. Local rancher Frank Church purchased this property as an investment in 1905. To meet the community’s early medical needs in 1906, the newly constructed building became the Carbon County Hospital and Sanitarium. It was the county’s first modern medical facility offering trained nurses, steam heat, x-rays, and electric and thermal treatments. By 1912, undertaker R. B. Mooney occupied the ground floor and operated his undertaking business until 1920. By 1927, a millinery shop had replaced the funeral parlor. The Western Commercial style building features locally produced concrete blocks, which form a rusticated pattern. The ground-floor retains its original wood framed storefront, recessed entry, and separate doorway accessing the second story. Original window placements and decorative cornice make this a wonderful example of sensitive rehabilitation which will be maintained by Kinzley Photography Gallery and Studio.