Stunning Photos

Let's get those photos off your computer and into your hands, shall we? 

Close those twenty-six open browser tabs, you've found your photographer. 

noelle + will

She encouraged us to laugh and be ourselves, and that definitely shows in our photos.

I document your story and design your album so we make sure you get to enjoy those photos in the wild, and not just on your hard drive. 

I’m a second-generation entrepreneur, and I spend my days goal-getting in my own business and soaking up time with my son, Wynn. Sometimes I even check the occasional HVAC unit when working part-time for my Dad. 

Whether you’re chasing your dreams, getting married, starting a family or already a parent - it never feels like there’s enough time in a day. So trust me when I say I get that your time is important. 

And because of that, I want to make your experience as stress-free as possible so that everyone involved loves capturing these memories for years to come. 

I want to do everything in my power to make sure time doesn’t slip by and you’re left only with what you wished you’d captured instead of a wealth of beautiful images. 

Midwest WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

i'm kelsey

This means I love to include albums in my client’s packages. Photos shouldn’t live on a hard drive! I am personally filling my house with as many photos of my family as I can, and I want to help you do the same. I hope to inspire you to print your photos and enjoy them, over posting a few and forgetting about them. 

I am inspired by golden light, bright white spaces, joyful people, and laughing too loud. I am obsessed with the sound of Wynn’s giggles, and I love making my husband proud of me.

I still genuinely can’t believe I get to spend my time with such incredible, joyful people like you during some of your happiest moments. I am just awestruck that my love of photography started by taking photos during my high school yearbook days, and now I am lucky enough to photograph your family and wedding. 

Between my scary good memory for details, knack for finding the simplest solution for a problem, and ability to ease your anxiety, I thrive on a wedding day. I have no problem taking charge during a busy day and making sure you are taken care of so that you can ENJOY your wedding. And the same goes for those family sessions that can feel overwhelming. 




And those images should be printed! 

If you need some convincing, past clients have said I was easy to work with, flexible, patient, and fun. Which is something I really want you to know. I want you to have the BEST day, and I want to do anything in my power to make it happen. 





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My favorite thing about being a photographer would be helping people enjoy their experience. When you look at photos, they are like a little time machine. They take you back to how you felt when those photos were taken, and if we have fun and enjoy the process it just adds another layer of appreciation for the story the images tell. 

katie + jason

kansas city, missouri

Kelsey has been such a joy to work with! She has gone above and beyond to make sure I am overly prepared for everything from what to wear to my engagement shoot to how to streamline my timeline at my wedding. Kelsey has been so much more than just a wedding photographer but has really helped me walk through each step of planning!

noelle + will

higginsville, missouri

Kelsey took our engagement photos and was incredible! She was very professional while also making my fiance and I feel comfortable. She encouraged us to laugh and be ourselves, and that definitely shows in our photos. The images are such high quality and look absolutely beautiful. She also had our gallery ready just a couple of days after the shoot! She is the best!

seidensticker family

kansas city, missouri

She was truly awesome! She helped us feel SO comfortable throughout the entire photo session. She knew exactly what she was doing. She had great suggestions on different photos to take. She listened to what was important to us and she worked perfectly with our 3 1/2 year old!!! She was so patient and we could not have been more pleased with our final photos!

sydney + luke

waverly, missouri

Kelsey did my engagement and wedding photos! I’m absolutely obsessed! She did a phenomenal job and made me feel less stressed! ... The photos speak for themselves! She does not disappoint!

kali + jon

higginsville, missouri

We could not have picked a better photographer for our big day!!! Kelsey is very knowledgeable and knew exactly what to do to help everyone look their best in each picture. She was very organized and helped to keep our busy day running smoothly and calmly. I would not hesitate to recommend her!

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

are you ready to have some fun?!

Sound like a perfect match to have you chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool holding your photo album like a crown jewel? Pop on into my inbox so we can start chatting! I would love to know more about you, and maybe grab a cup of coffee or two!

My mission is to make our time together as fun as possible, and to get your photos literally into your hands. I seriously can’t wait to make that happen for you, friend. 

We might be friends if you also run on cold brew coffee, enjoy a nice walk on a gorgeous day and love 2000’s hip hop/pop music. If I danced to it in high school, I will be singing along and dancing to it at your reception as I mosey about taking photos. 

You can definitely find me over on the ‘Gram @kelseyalumbaugh. Be prepared for a behind the scenes look at my life with my awesome husband, sweet kiddo and two crazy fur babies. 




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There is something wonderful about the weight of an album in your hands. Knowing all those precious memories are tucked inside. You can pick them up and be transported back to that moment any time you want. 

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Lazy Sundays playing in the living room and watching football. Family dinners laughing at the mess Wynn makes. The sound of his laughter and Justin and I smile on. These are a few of my favorite things. 

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Cold brew coffee all year. Cools you down in the summer and a heck of a wake up call in the winter. And in the fall? You love a pumpkin cream cold brew too, don't you? 

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My favorite thing about this business is helping you every step of the way, so you and your loved ones enjoy the experience instead of stressing about it. I have tools to help you prepare, know what to wear, and even some tips for your hair. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident so you love your images, and will love having them printed.