Kidder Connell is an American portrait photographer who specializes in natural lighting using digital & film photography. Her work has been categorized as, “ethereal, captivating & relational.” She has been known to capture personality, love, family, and special moments that best represent her clients.  She is passionate about excellence and places clients and their requests as top priority. She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, three sons & beloved hound, Huckleberry. Kidder’s passions include her spirituality, family, great world cuisines & literature.


“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”

Anne Geddes

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange

“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.”

 Ernst Haas

“A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.”

Anne Roiphe

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”

 Paul Caponigro



Kidder Connell is a wonderful photographer, a professional and a warm, friendly person.  Our shoot was done while walking around the Carytown area of Richmond, and what can often be an awkward experience, was not that in the slightest.  Kidder made me feel comfortable and it felt more like we were just on a walk together, enjoying the day, than on a photo shoot.  For someone who hasn’t been the subject of many photo shoots, Kidder provided simple, clear instructions that resulted in some truly gorgeous shots (if I do say so myself).  KCP is awesome and I recommend it to all!

Dylan Portrait Session Client

Kidder Connell Photography did an amazing job on our engagement photos! Kidder’s fun-loving personality paired with a keen eye for a great shot made for a very enjoyable engagement shoot with great photos. She made sure to include our personalities and interests in the photos while also creating a fun and comfortable environment. My husband and I are not very good at posing for the camera and can get rather shy, however, Kidder did a great job making us feel comfortable in front of the camera and I couldn’t be happier with our photos. We would highly recommend Kidder Connell Photography for any photography needs you may have

AmberEngagement Session Client

Having Kidder take photos of my boyfriend and I was such a great decision. She made the process fun and easy. When we weren’t sure how to pose or what to do, Kidder was full of awesome creative ideas to try. The final product was beyond perfect and I could not be happier with the photos we ended up with!

BrelynCouple’s Portrait Session Client

Giving the client what they’re looking for while providing an expert eye for a spectacular outcome is such a tricky balance, and Kidder Connell has found that balance every time I’ve worked with her. She’s not just passionate about quality photography, she is passionate about people, and helping them capture and preserve moments of their lives.

BenPortrait Session Client

Kidder and I have been friends for a few years now, so there was no question who I would choose to do my album and website photography. Her passion is obvious, her talent is unmatched, and her care for her clients is evident in every snap of her camera and every angle of her edits. She is professional, always, but she is also relatable, making your experience full of laughter and fun! Kidder brings an energy to the shoot that not only produces great pictures, but also produces great memories. Choose her for your event or occasion, and you will have a great experience with beautifully captured memories; I promise that you will not be disappointed.

ChelseaPortrait Session Client

I would absolutely recommend Kidder Connell Photography to anyone who is looking to have captivating and lovely professional portraits done! Kidder is so talented, and creates an atmosphere where you feel comfortable having your picture taken. My husband and I had recently moved and wanted pictures for our Christmas card. Kidder perfectly captured us in our new city, and we were so pleased with the pictures! She is an absolute professional, and we would definitely use KCP again for portraits in the future. Thank you KCP for helping us capture our new home memories!

CandiceCouple’s Portrait Session Client