I'm Kelsey - a coffee addict, a lover of puppy cuddles, and a happy wife. When I say avid coffee drinker, that might be putting it mildly. Coffee is my go-to drink. To be honest, I don’t feel awake until I’ve had at least one cup. Even the smell of it makes me happy. I probably drink more coffee than a Gilmore.

In 2017, I married the love of my life, Justin, and we photograph weddings together on the weekends. We have two dogs we adopted as puppies from different animal shelters. He loves to golf, is amazing with sports trivia and enjoys a good historical documentary. I love reading, classic rock music and binging shows on Netflix while I work on my laptop (I'm looking at you, Grey's Anatomy and Supernatural). We love to make each other laugh. 

Along with coffee and puppy cuddles, I love to travel. I have a massive case of wanderlust. I have a goal to travel the world and see as much of it as I can. My bucket list of destinations is as long as my arm. A few off the top of my head are Ireland, Greece, Redwood National Park, Paris, Iceland, the Grand Canyon, Germany, and San Fransisco. 

I love flowy skirts and flower crowns. And, I love leather jackets and over-the-knee boots. I enjoy dressing up, but think leggings are better than regular pants and top knots are a great way to contain my hair. Some of my favorite things: AC/DC, peanut butter patties, a margarita on the rocks with plenty of salt, the Harry Potter series, and a thunderstorms. You can click the tab below to see a few more.

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I love to travel and see new places. I have a whole bucket list of destinations I want to see! We were lucky enough to go to Italy on our honeymoon and it was amazing!

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My husband, Justin, is an amazing human being and my favorite person on the planet. He's supportive, kind, and puts up with my crazy on a daily basis. 

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Our pups are two of the weirdest, sweetest, most cuddly fur babies around. They love to run around the back yard carrying absurdly large sticks and to snuggle up with Justin and I on the couch. 

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I love coffee. LOVE it. Cold brew, lattes, coffee from home, mochas - basically anyway it is served I will drink it. 

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I love filling our home with photos! We have a collection of canvases from our wedding, three photo shelves on another wall, albums and countless other prints throughout the house. It makes me so happy to see some of our best memories every day. 

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I have a major sweet tooth, and definitely more so when it comes to donuts. I love the fun ones with cereal on top or s'mores flavored, but classic glazed is always amazing too! 

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what I do

I can’t remember a time I didn’t enjoy taking pictures. There was just something about pushing that button and with that click knowing you had that memory forever. From my first 35mm film camera when I was in 4-H to majoring in Journalism at MU to starting my own business - I have always loved having a camera in hand. 

For me, it’s about more than amazing light and pretty dresses. It’s about how you felt. I want that perfect moment during your wedding and the smiles on loved ones faces as they celebrate with you to bring back the way you felt when you tied the knot. 

I believe that photographs are like time machines - taking you back to a moment in your past. Time goes by so quickly, and if I can freeze even one memory - like the way you felt holding your newborn baby - then I feel like I’ve done my job. 

I want you to have beautiful photos of your life and loved ones. Whether it’s on your wedding day, celebrating a new baby, or just because you’d like some updated photos; those pictures are important. You deserve to have photos you'll be able to treasure for years to come.  And I would love to be your photographer. 

Let's meet and chat about your wedding day. We want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how y'all got engaged. 

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We're here as a resource beyond photography, whether you're looking for recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals. We're happy to share what we've learned from photographing over a hundred weddings.

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We're big fans of engagement sessions because it's another opportunity to get to know each other before you're big day. Oh, and because you get beautiful photographs that celebrate your engagement.

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We check-in about two months before the wedding to see how it's all coming together. And to make sure we have everything we need to capture the big day from details about traditions to timelines. 

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The big day is here! That went by quickly, didn't it? Just know we're PUMPED to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.

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We hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your photographs. We want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, we'd love to document your growing family.

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Send me an email so we can start planning your dream wedding, session or birth experience! 

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