I'm Kelly Searle. I am a photographer, makeup artist and esthetician living and working in the Portland, Oregon area. I own TNT Beauty Studio, a mobile salon in Portland. I also founded and ran Liner, an online magazine about personal style, from 2012-2017. Searle Weddings is my wedding and engagement photography business. 

Available for editorial, personal and advertising commissions. Willing to travel.

Visit my magazine or blog for new work, experiments and updates. If you're looking for video, my husband Paul just may be your man.


Wired, Glamour MagazinePinhole PressSteven AlanDesign SpongeDesign Work LifeSF Girl by BayPortland Monthly, The Portland Egotistvarious full-spread bus/billboard ads around Portland.


With an artful eye, Kelly’s photographs captured moments of intimacy and human emotion that were too easily missed in the moment. Shot entirely on film, her style matched the vibrant and independent feeling of our festival. Her photos became the cornerstone of our marketing effort, used across social media and our homepage.
— Andy Baio, Founder of Waxy.org and Co-Founder of XOXO Festival
Kelly works conscientiously, creatively, and consistently. I adore her young, fresh, creative style that is all her own. She’s an absolute joy to work with!
— Chelsea Fuss, Owner of Frolic!
With great ease and a contagious laugh, Kelly is amazing at what she does! She is imaginative, delicate, and gifted with an eye for color. She will bring out the best in you! [Being myself] both a photographer and a model, I highly recommend Kelly for your next project!
— Amanda Bjorn, Photographer, Model, Actress and Singer of Bjorn and the Sun
I had the privilege of hiring Kelly as a makeup artist on a shoot I directed for Switchboard. She came prepared for the different characters and scenarios they were inhabiting. The makeup was natural and flattering, but not noticeable. Just what the job called for. She battled bad weather, indoor and outdoor locations with several lead talent. Handling it all with ease and professionalism. Not only this, she is a treat to have on set. Hard working with a good attitude. I would hire her again any time.
— Jake Hinmon, Director and Owner at Four + One Productions
I worked with Kelly Searle while overseeing the marketing department at Warner Pacific College. She is an exceptionally gifted photographer with an impressive work ethic and the ability to adeptly assess the scope of what was needed with on time delivery. The College continues to utilize Kelly’s images in current marketing initiatives including collateral pieces, print, outdoor and transit advertising.
— Shirell Hennessy, Marketing Director at Warner Pacific College