Did you know that you spend the majority of your elopement or wedding day with your photographer? From the time you start getting ready until everyone is taking celebratory shots during the last song – I am with you every step of the way.

Which is why creating timeless and authentic images you can revisit, cherish, and pass down for generations to come is what I do. Providing a stress-free and unique experience for my couples is what I value most. And trust me when I say, I am happiest when preserving the beauty of great love story.

Real Romance,
Remembered.

how it works

let's do this →

Fill out the inquiry form on my contact page and tell me about the two of you! Please don't be a stranger, I ask these questions because I genuinely want to get to know you and your story on a deeper level. I will return your email with my Investment Guide within 48 hours. Oh and always be sure to check your spam folder just incase!

Step 1 — Inquire With Me

The Booking
experience

If one of my wedding or elopement packages is calling your name, I will set up a phone call or FaceTime to chat, swoon over your wedding day details, and answer any questions you may have. Together, we will craft the perfect package and experience that fits you!

Step 2 — Let's Chat

The Booking
experience

Once you decide on the perfect package for you, I will send you a contract and invoice through HoneyBook to officially get you on my books! Please know, I book on a first come first serve basis, meaning no date is reserved until both the contract is signed and the retainer fee is paid. Then the fun begins!

The Booking
Experience

Step 3 — Sign the Dotted Line

Once you decide on the perfect package for you, I will send you a contract and invoice through HoneyBook to officially get you on my books! Please know, I book on a first come first serve basis, meaning no date is reserved until both the contract is signed and the retainer fee is paid. Then the fun begins!

Step 3 — Sign the Dotted Line

The Booking
experience

From the moment you book with me to the moment you say "I do" I am here for you. I understand that wedding and elopement planning is hard, but that's where I come in! Shortly after booking with me, you'll receive a welcome package in the mail to help you navigate the planning process with all my tips and tricks. 

Step 4 — The Planning Begins

The Booking
experience

From the moment you book with me to the moment you say "I do" I am here for you. I understand that wedding and elopement planning is hard, but that's where I come in! Shortly after booking with me, you'll receive a welcome package in the mail to help you navigate the planning process with all my tips and tricks. 

Step 4 — The Planning Begins

The Booking
experience

Everything is case by case, I know how stressful it has been for couples planning a wedding since the start of the pandemic. Everything is outlined in my contracts, but I am doing my best to always stay up to date with local and federal mandates, as well as vaccinations and boosters. My number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of my clients!

I mean it when I say literally everyone asks me this! For most people getting in-front of a camera, that is not an iPhone is not an everyday thing, so I don’t expect you to come out and be like America’s next top model. And honestly that is not what I want, I want these photos to be an authentic reflection of you and your story.

Engagement sessions are delivered within 4-6 weeks after the shoot date. Wedding galleries are delivered within 10-12 weeks of the wedding date, and a ‘sneak peak’ will be delivered to you the day after you marry the love of your life! However, times may vary based on seasons – my busiest months being April, May, June, September, and October!

Heck yes! I am so grateful photography has taken me to some of the most incredible destinations such as, San José del Cabo, Joshua Tree, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle to name a few that hold a special place in my heart. Travel fees may apply and vary based on location - but be sure to check out my bucket list destinations for special rates and discounts!

Working with me on your wedding day is a stress free, intentional, and fun time — I promise! I am here to hold your train, whisp away fly hairs, tie your ties, re-engineer your timeline, hype you up, and ensure you are able to be present on this ever so important day in your lives.

Absolutely – my anxiety and I could not be without it! If your venue requires proof of insurance, general liability insurance, etc. this is not a problem. Simply let me know, and I can coordinate with your venue to ensure they receive any and all necessary documents.

I do not work off of structured shot lists, I want couples who are stoked to work with me and trust my creative direction! I have a questionnaire I send out a month or so before your day wedding that helps me build the best timeline and shot list for your wedding day so we don't miss anything.

Please, do not panic about the weather or obsessively refresh the weather app leading up to your day/session! Forecasts change so quickly and we can’t change the weather — so let’s embrace it! Some of my favorite sessions have been rainy ones, so no stress! If it happens to be a storm, or extreme inclement weather we can always reschedule.

FAQ's

Kelsey takes such incredibly natural and candid photos. We were so impressed with how she was able to capture so beautifully both the natural scenery from our wedding, and so many wonderful candid moments. She is attentive to your vision, responsive, and super kind.

This may sound extreme, but I mean it when I say booking Kelsey for my wedding day was the best decision about the day that I made.

Beyond her work ethic, professionalism and being the sweetest human ever, Kelsey has a gift. Her ability to capture unique, tender and intimate moments during a wedding is truly incredible. We had all of our family and friends in tears again just from looking through our wedding photos.

If you are looking for memories to cherish for the rest of your life you NEED to hire Kelsey.

Kelsey made the entire process super easy and comfortable. From the initial email inquiry all the way to getting my photos back, Kelsey was extremely professional and helpful. Kelsey went above and beyond to accommodate our requests-our photos turned out absolutely amazing! Thank you Kelsey!!

I had my engagement photos taken by Kelsey and cannot express how in love I am with them! I have never felt more beautiful in my life.

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