I am a photographer / designer / entrepreneur. The launch of this new site was inspired by the revelations I had in 2020. For me, 2020 was a year of reflection, transformation and a year that made my mission and values ultra clear to me. I spent a good amount of the year focusing my energy on what I stand for and how I want to show up in the world. Through all of this, I've discovered that my mission is to bring beauty to the world; to be fully authentic with my gifts and my individual impact.

There have been some rough edges from my past that I needed to come to peace with to let my inner light shine through. It’s important for me to relate to others that I understand how it feels to struggle financially, to be bullied, to lose people I love, for my big exciting dreams to completely shatter, for people close to me to doubt me and not support me, etc. But this has given me perspective for those that are having a hard time in life, and gave me the desire to help others.

My path has been one of taking risks, transformation, and allowing things to shift. But one thing has always remained the same throughout my life, I’ve always been naturally drawn to light and how it waltzes with details. I've figured out that I vibrate my highest when I consciously fill my life with beauty - whether it be warm glowy light, smells, tastes, interiors, clothes, music, books, you name it. For me, it’s all just about paying attention to the beauty in the details and sharing them with others. This is where you can find all of my adventures in one place. This is where I'll be sharing beauty with the world while giving back. 

I'm Kelly Robyn.

Just a few years ago you could have found me feeling pretty exhausted from working 8 hour days on my feet as a waitress for 13 years.

I had worked two serving jobs while in full time design school and saved all my money. After I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, I decided to ditch everything I owned to move to London to work at a design studio. Living abroad was a wonderfully inspiring experience. But after my visa expired in the UK, I was heart broken that my big exciting dream of living in London didn’t work out long term like I hoped.

So I returned to the States with nothing but great memories, and a pair of extremely worn Doc Martins. Having had ditched everything, I had no car, no bed and just whatever had fit in my suitcase. I felt lost for quite a while after my return. I had many identity crisis freak outs for several years to follow. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, or where I belonged. So I went back to doing what I knew best, being a waitress in a small brewery in a small town.

I made decent money as a waitress, but it felt soul killing to only be doing a job for the money. I knew I had so much more to offer the world through my skills and creativity! Then one day I got fired, I had never been fired in my life. And that same day one of my dearest friends passed away from cancer. This all hit me at once. Losing a friend like her was one of the toughest things I've ever experienced, but also one of the main reasons I now live for my passions. I'm a firm believer that your power is hidden in your pain, and your pain becomes your purpose. Losing her the same day I got fired was a major turning point for me. It was then that I decided that I was going to push myself out of my comfort zone and go for being a full time creative. It was then that I made the promise to her and myself that I would live my life the way she would have if she could have. Because of Joanna, I've found my purpose. 

People see me now and never would assume all of the hurdles it took for me to get to this point. I didn't wake up like this. There's no investors, rich parents, or sugar daddy helping me along. I just had to make choices. It has taken work. 

empowher

EmpowHer programs serve to support middle school and high school girls in developing the necessary skills to boldly break ceilings, embrace their voices, engage in social justice, and end generational cycles of poverty.

Create Now’s mission is to empower the most vulnerable kids who are abused, neglected, orphaned, homeless, victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking from ages 3 to 24 through a variety of arts programs in multi-disciplines that help them to heal and thrive. Their goal is to assist them to get out of poverty and learn skills that can lead to jobs and careers.

create now

I’m an LA woman, beauty + skincare obsessed photographer, designer, serial entrepreneur and a sponge for learning new things. 

Over the years I've tested so many different beauty, skincare and wellness products that I wanted to create a place where I can share all of my favorites with you.  

 Let's glow up together