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About Kellē Sauer

Sit in the sun with me for a while? Let’s forget about time a little bit, remember how to breathe. We could travel the world, feel out a love story, say real things, get carried away by wonder. I want to know you. I want to take your picture.

Photographing intimate weddings, sensual portraiture, and poetic narratives worldwide.

Behind The Brand

Your best piece of advice for event planning?

Sometimes, more is just more. “Elegance is refusal,” Coco Chanel said. You don’t have to have All The Things. You can be intentional in choosing the moments and the pieces you really want. Simplicity helps your budget and your sanity, and creates room for your real life story to unfold.

 

What was the spark for your brand? Where did the story begin?

When I was a little girl, I read voraciously. Everything and anything I could get my hands on. My favorite stories were the fairy tales with their beautiful illustrations, women in amazing dresses, jewels, and fancy shoes, imaginative florals twined over the pages, far-off places I could only imagine, castles and manors and handsome princes… These stories invited me into the possibility of a reality that was realer than my own real.

 

What inspires you creatively?

I am drawn to 18th Century art with its chiaroscuro and its sensual treatment of its subjects. Because I am also inspired by doing the thing, I push myself creatively with personal portraiture and still life studies to understand lines and textures in different settings.

 

Most memorable place you’ve travelled?

In the hill country of Texas, in the United States, there is a canyon with an emerald green river flowing through it where some very wise men planted a retreat for artists and real people to rest from their work in the real world. Here I received perhaps the most precious gift of my life, the understanding that I was made for this work that I do, that I do not need to be ashamed. It became the safest place I have ever been.

 

On a typical weekend we’ll find you?

My husband and I spend two slow mornings in pursuit of conversation, at least one homemade gourmet brunch, a game or two of Rummikub, and at least forty interruptions per minute from our three children. Sometimes in the afternoons, we drive around looking at houses we might like to buy someday; sometimes we putter with laundry; sometimes we think about grocery shopping and then write the idea off. We aim for rest and breath, a bit of laughter, and time together without a lot of deadlines pushing us forward.

 

A favorite quote?

“What should I do about the wild and the tame?
The wild heart that wants to be free,
and the tame heart that wants to come home.
I want to be held.
I don’t want you to come too close.
I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights.
I don’t want to tell you where I am.
I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me.
I want to be with you”. – Jeanette Winterson