Kelly Rice


Kelly Rice up in Southern California and moved to O'ahu for the first time in 2004, after falling in love with Hawaii on many previous visits. Kelly graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2008 with a degree in Communication and then headed back to Studio City, CA to continue pursuing an acting career. She worked as a celebrity nanny which was extremely fun and rewarding, however acting fell by the wayside. After six years on the mainland, Kelly missed island life and felt like it was time to return to O'ahu in 2014.


Her appreciation for this majestic island grew into a new, exciting adventure after starting her photography business in 2015. Kelly feels beyond blessed to capture nature’s moments for a living. She sees nature as a sweet escape, where she feels comforted and at peace. Kelly is most wide-eyed and alive when lost in the moment: wandering in a lush valley during a hike or surrounded by the soft saltwater of the ocean. Kelly believes the Hawaiian Islands are a magical place and is on a mission to share its beauty with the world.