Your legacy + a side of cold brew coffee

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

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noelle + will

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

Lover of cold brew, being a mama and all the Mexican food! I'm a wedding and family photographer, here for all your big moments and passionate about turning those moments into memories you can actually hold in your hands. With a light and airy style, I believe your photos will stand the test of time.

I help you tell your story in a way that allows you to pass your legacy down for generations. Then, when all that is said and done, I design your album so we make sure you get to enjoy those photos in the wild, and not just on your hard drive. And I practice what I preach - we are all about printing photos + albums in this house! 
As for me, I like to spend my days goal-getting in my own business and soaking up time with my son, Wynn. With a cold brew coffee in hand, I usually feel pretty unstoppable. And if you give me a new notebook and some nice pens, well watch out world, here I come. 
I’m a second-generation entrepreneur, and grew up watching my Dad build his own business from the ground up. He has inspired me in so many areas of my life. Especially how businesses should be built to serve people and be a part of the community. 
My goal is to create an enjoyable experience for all of my clients, and to help them create memories they will love for generations to come. I love to laugh with my clients during their big moments, and capture those genuine smiles from everyone involved.  
Your memories are worth preserving, and I want to help with that! We’ve done annual family photos since we got married, and I love watching our family grow and change - and I want that for you. I want you to be able to look back year after year at some great images to remember all the good times.


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, spending time with my family, and a great cold brew coffee. 
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 and knack for finding the simplest solution for a problem I thrive on a wedding day. I love being a part of making your day EXACTLY what you dream of your wedding day being. And the same goes for those family sessions - I come in clutch with the fruit snacks for the littles and love getting to know your kiddos!

And those images should be printed! 

Some of my 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. 


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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are you ready to have some fun?!

You’re also a coffee addict with a love of late 2000’s teen dramas (lookin' at you, Veronica Mars). And most importantly? I love telling stories. Specifically, love stories. I am passionate about documenting my clients' love from start to finish, and giving them a way to pass their story down for generations.
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! 
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. 
Are you ready to have some fun?

we might be a match made in heaven if.... 


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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. 

my sweet family


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.