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Hello! I'm a photographer based in the beautiful San Francisco bay area. I photograph sports, corporate events, families, adventures... and my feet



As a freelancer with USA Today Sports Images, I regularly photograph all major sporting events including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and NCAA athletics. I have covered championship events including the World Series, the NBA Finals, and the Super Bowl!

MLB: World Series - Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsMLB: World Series - Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsOctober 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; USA TODAY Sports Images contract photographer Kelley L Cox after game five of the 2014 World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park. NFL: Super Bowl 50-Carolina Panthers vs Denver BroncosNFL: Super Bowl 50-Carolina Panthers vs Denver BroncosFeb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; XXXX during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

KLC fotos

I am the founding member and managing director of KLC fotos where I help facilitate the conversations between photographers and clients for a variety of colleges, corporate organizations, and USA national teams.


My images have been published by: Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Fortune, USA Today, California Magazine, Swimming World, Business Sports Journal, among other publications.

Sports Illustrated Boston Globe  


Best in the World - Natives in the Olympics

I am honored to have had my work featured in the Smithsonian Institute - National Museum of the American Indian exhibit "Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics".


Interview with Golden Bear Kelley Cox Airport Roller Derby Rolling Camera Case with Kelley Cox


I've presented at the Peter Read Miller Workshop, and have conducted other workshops for various groups including hobbyist photographers and camera reps.

I am available for one-on-one tutoring in the bay area and in-person or virtual portfolio review

View Upcoming and Past Workshops


I switched from Canon to Olympus at the end of 2016 and haven't looked back

View my Gear Set - Read my Olympus Reviews


In some cases, I earn a small commission on links I post and/or participate in affiliate programs with companies I post about. I appreciate you using these links to help support my photography.

View Affiliates - View Promoted Posts


If you want to:

Book me for an assignment, please refer to the KLC fotos Request Coverage Page

License an image I took under a USA Today Sports Images credential

Become a Photographer With KLC fotos


If none of those apply or you just want to say hi, please send me an email kelley{@}kelleylcox{dot}com