Aloha! I'm Kelly Rice, photographer and founder of Butterfly In The Wind.


I grew up in Southern California and moved to Oahu in 2004 after falling in love with Hawaii on previous vacations. I graduated from UH Manoa in 2008 with a degree in Communication and then headed back to Studio City, CA to further pursue an acting career and work as a celebrity nanny.


After six years on the mainland, I missed island life and returned to Oahu in 2014. My appreciation for this majestic island grew into a new, exciting adventure as I started my photography business in 2015. I started by selling my artwork at art fairs and farmers markets throughout the island. You can now find my photography at local boutiques and hotel shops, or direct from my website!


I feel beyond blessed to capture nature’s moments for a living. Nature is my sweet escape, where I feel comforted and at peace. I’m most wide-eyed and alive when I’m lost in the moment: wandering in a lush valley during a hike or surrounded by the soft saltwater of the ocean. The Hawaiian Islands are a magical place and my mission is to share its beauty with the world. Mahalo and enjoy. xx