Meet Holli


Hi.  I’m Holli Cipowski & I’ve been making people smile for as long as I can remember.  I received my first camera when I was 8 years old.  I completely loved posing my family & friends for pictures and that love has continued throughout my life.

Growing up, I was always taking pictures.  Through high school I took vocational classes to learn photography & about the dark room.  My first job was at a photography studio editing pictures the old fashion way… using oil based colored pencils!  I continued photography courses throughout my college years.  I never stopped practicing my skills and took every opportunity I could to learn & work with other photographers.

Originally from Illinois, I started Holli’s Photography and spent years scheduling photo shootsI  I enjoyed it all… new babies, school pictures, engagements, weddings, golf outings, and many more events!  We then moved here to Arizona in 2016.  In 2018 I officially started HK Photography.  I have recently revamped it to HK Photo Smiles.  Since I love taking pictures and seeing those smiles, I felt “smiles” had to be part of my brand.  Since starting my photography here, I’ve realized that I enjoy working with smaller groups.  It gives me a chance to get to know my clients and really work with them to get their personality to shine through in my photos.  That's what I love to see!

In my spare time I enjoy watching my 18 year old son perform with his heavy metal band at venues all around Arizona.  I love to laugh so, of course, live comedy is a favorite of mine and I love the outdoors.  I really enjoy meeting new people, sharing a smile & making others smile.  That is why I am truly blessed to have a career that is my passion too.

I am a proud member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).   I am also a member of the Chandler Business Alliance (CBA) and love supporting other local small businesses & charities.

Thank you for finding my website & I hope to capture your smile soon!