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I’ve spent the last four years specializing in Naval Academy Midshipmen Portrait Photography because it is what I love! Specializing means I know all the best locations and when the light is optimal on the Yard. I also understand your busy Midshipmen schedule and will do my best to work around it. Don’t worry about awkward posing; even the most camera-shy Midshipmen have reported having fun taking pictures with me!


Kelly got some absolutely stunning pictures at a variety of places around campus including beautiful sunrise shots along the water.

- Kelly J.

Kelly Eskelsen Photography came highly recommended when I was searching for a photographer to take pictures of my Midshipman; she did not disappoint.

- Suzanne K

If you have a family member at USNA and you're looking for that special, amazing, professional photo shoot… Kelly is perfect.

- Melanie P.

meet your photographer kelly!

Wife, Mom of four, Navy Veteran, and Photographer!

Hi, I''m Kelly!

I’m a Navy Veteran who has been specializing in USNA Midshipmen photography for the last three years. I love connecting with my Navy roots through pictures. They say you leave the Navy but it never leaves you. This is the truth! When my photo business naturally gravitated toward the United States Naval Academy it seemed predestined and quickly grew into the business you see today. It warms my heart and fills my soul to help Midshipmen and their families document their significant time and journey on “The Yard” in an artful way. 

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USNA Midshipmen Portraits

Perfect for Naval Academy senior or "firstie" photos. Also ideal for Midshipmen of any class looking to document their time at the USNA. You’ll get an hour of photography and 20+ professionally edited images delivered in an online, password-protected gallery.

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Kelly is an absolutely amazing person and a joy to work with. She is very passionate about her job and it shows in the quality of her work.

- Tissa S.

She took the time to have meaningful discussions with our Midshipman as they found the perfect locations for the photos.

- Becky A.

I highly recommend this business. Kelly was flexible with our Midshipman as far as finding a time during his busy schedule.

- Sherri T.

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