J. Scott Kelly

Since 1985, full-time professional photographer J. Scott Kelly has had the privilege of traveling the world, capturing inspired images and priceless memories for his clients. A native Floridian, Scott grew up on the beaches of South Florida, where he was able to master his photography skills taking advantage of the abundant tropical scenery and warm climate.

After years of apprenticeship and study, and after graduating from Florida Institute of Technology in 1985 with an honors degree in Photographic Technology, he established the very successful Island Images Professional Photography Studio. Since that time, he has provided his commercial, wedding and portrait clients with creativity, quality and service. It has been with those clients that Scott has been commissioned to travel all over the United States, as well as to Greece, Finland, China, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Mexico, and The Bahamas, photographing their corporate events, weddings, and portraits. In his travels, Scott has also had many opportunities to take “the road less traveled” in order to capture not only the beautiful unspoiled scenic vistas, but also the essence of the people and culture, resulting in award-winning images.

Scott’s dedication to giving his clients the best no matter what it takes, continues to motivate him. In addition, for the past 8 years Scott has been the north area representative for the Florida Camera Club Council and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of photography with photo enthusiasts through various levels of workshops, photographic tours and photo walks. “Helping people discover their own talent, style and potential is very rewarding.”  Besides the workshops that are conducted in his gallery, Scott has been teaching photographic workshops and classes at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Scott is the owner of Island Images/Gallery of Hope, a contemporary photographic art gallery and studio dedicated to photographic education, as well as the exposure of emerging and established local, national and international photographic artists and their works.

Combining his love of travel, his extensive photographic experience, as well as his sense of adventure, Scott is eager to share his knowledge with others who share the same passion. More than just another photographer with a camera and an eagerness to travel – he has the care and commitment to help you obtain great photographs and a travel experience you won’t soon forget. Scott’s creative eye and exceptional talent has made him one of the area’s most sought after professional photographers.