From an email to me from Reid Williams about photographing his and Val's wedding October 2023:
"Hey Kirk! Just want to say what we have seen so far in the pictures is fantastic! It’s been so much fun getting to search through photos here and there while on the honeymoon discovering such treasures while on our journey! I’ve been looking through on my phone here and there so when we get back we will be able to go through the whole lot of them! Thank you so much for being apart of and contributing such beautiful work to our new life together!"
From an email by Jackie Duke, Editor of Keeneland Magazine on 4/14/23:
Thanks for the terrific photos for both the Ratzlaff and Wycoff/Three Diamonds pieces. There is a wealth of choices for both subjects, and especially for the painter. Great job!
Thank you once again Kirk for working with all of us here at Farmers National Bank for team photo shoots.
All of our team members enjoy working with you as you make each person feel so at ease when shooting their personal photos. You take your time and make each individual feel so special.
We look forward to working with you on many more future projects.
Sharon K. Howell, CFMP®
Vice President, Director of Marketing
Farmers National Bank
304 W. Main Street, P. O. Box 28
Danville, KY 40422
I don’t even know where to begin. I have known Kirk 18 plus years when I first saw his work as photographer for my son’s youth league baseball pictures. Since then I have been an avid fan of his landscapes, sports photography, lifestyles shots around Danville and his portrait work. Naturally when I have needed a photographer to capture special moments in my life he was my first thought. From senior photographs, sporting events and weddings
( including most recently my own), Kirk captures the emotions and memories with not only a keen eye but with his heart and love for his craft. My wedding photographs captured every moment I wanted and then some. One of my most treasured photographs was me kissing the hand of my new husband after ai placed his ring on his finger. I 100% would recommend him for any time when you want a moment, time or event captured. Every time I look at my photographs I fall in love all over again. Thank you from the bottoms of my heart!
Robin and Greg Hughes
We have had a long and very successful partnership with Kirk Schlea/Schlea Visual Arts. Kirk has worked on numerous projects over the years for Farmers National Bank & WealthSouth. One of his most beautiful & timeless projects with me occurred during the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. I had a project that he jumped on with me as many of us practiced social distancing. He captured the spirit of the images I needed for timely projects so our business & telling our story could continue without a hiccup. Even if it was not business as usual for most of us, he did not miss a beat on our organization's digital photography needs. His photography skills assisted in our continued efforts to communicate the brand/story of the bank's history and focus on the communities, business & people that we serve. Thank you again Kirk.
I have finally finalized and submitted my order for my son's 2018 college graduation photos from Centre. I just wanted to thank you again for your time and effort to upload the 2018 photos for me. I also appreciate your consideration in letting me take a little extra time to decide on my order. Considering the current climate of our nation, it is nice to encounter someone who is so understanding and willing to accommodate a person's request.
Thank you again,
Kirk ~ I have had a hard time finding the words for our pictures! They are beyond breath taking. I could not have asked for a better person who could have handled my crazy family to capture these wonderful (wedding) memory's. Thank you so much for a life time of memory's! Welcome to the family.
Love ~ Dina & Jon
Finding a photographer for a wedding is such an important part of making special memories and Kirk of Kirk Schlea Photography did that for us. He was extremely easy to work with, completed this assignment in a timely manner and offered different wedding packages to stay within our budget. This is a stressful day and with his pleasant personality he was able to make everyone feel at ease, so he could capture the right unexpected moments. Kirk offered numerous suggestions when actively taking pictures throughout the whole day. He is an award winning photographer with a wealth of experience from weddings to sporting events all over the country. He was able to capture the shots that some photographers fail to see. Looking back at our pictures today, these candid shots are the most rewarding to us. If you are looking for somebody to capture the lasting memories of this special occasion, we would highly recommend Kirk Schlea Photography.
Kirk just delivered a set of phenomenal professional headshots making it extremely difficult to narrow down my favorites. He has photographed my family many times and always captures our personality and spirit. Kirk is an exceptional photographer--and human being. He is always a delight to work with. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Really impressed with the work Kirk did for us at the Museum. It's not easy shooting tiny miniature scenes inside of giant, confining cases, but the photos he took are well-composed, clear, balanced and artistically terrific. Even my web guy, who teaches photography, was impressed. Beyond that, Kirk is friendly, relaxed, and just generally fun to work with. He got the material back to us very quickly which was helpful because we were working with some magazine deadlines.
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