for the laidback lovers
for the laidback lovers
The Moments We Remember for A Lifetime
hi, i’m kelsey
Truthfully, any photographer you hire can put you in a pretty location at sunset and get good photos. But I want to do so much more than that for you! It’s not just all about the creamy edits and dreamy landscapes (although those are definitely the cherry on top) — it’s about creating photos that make you happy and that become lifetime memories for you and your partner.
I’m all about romanticizing our day to day life, no matter how mundane it may seem. We live in such a go-go-go society that we sadly often miss what’s right in front of us until we’re reminiscing on it years later.
I truly believe it’s the little moments that make life beautiful, and photography is such a powerful way to slow down, be present, and appreciate life for what it is right at this moment. You deserve a photographer that is intentional about getting to know you, what your dream day looks and feels like, and making sure you feel comfortable to be yourself in front of the camera.
Your wedding is not just another thing to check off my list – and I don’t want to be just another vendor for you, either. I want to get to know you as a couple and feel like old friends so that you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and I feel fully trusted to document your story. I always feel like my best work comes when the mood is carefree and we don’t sweat the small stuff, just document the moments authentically as they happen.
let’s make it
I never expect my couples to be models or know exactly what to do in front of the camera. My method of directing couples involves both poses and prompts. At times I will give more specific direction and poses, and other times I will become more hands-off to let a moment unfold on its own. Having your photos taken shouldn’t be awkward or stiff, or something you dread doing. Let’s play some music, hang out, and just have fun creating together!
i’m in your
Whether you aren’t sure where to take your engagement photos, how to plan your wedding day timeline, or how to make your day meaningful and memorable, I got you. I’ve helped over a hundred of couples plan their dream day, and I’m here to help you in any way that I can, big or small!
here to tell
No matter how mundane or simple you may think your life is, everyone has a story worth documenting. I love to use different shooting and editing techniques to create photos that feel like a dreamy scene from a movie. Whether it’s a close up of your hands, a blurred running photo, an emotional black and white, or a wide landscape shot, I always try to shoot a variety of photos to help tell a creative story. I don’t always shoot for the “perfect” shot – actually the imperfect or accidental shots usually become my favorites in a gallery.
photos last a
The truth is, I’m probably not going to be the cheapest photographer you reach out to, and that’s okay. The couples I work with believe in the value of quality, meaningful photographs that capture their favorite moments and people forever. The to-do list as an engaged couple is never ending — trust me, I get it. But while all the details of your wedding day are indeed important, the only thing you’ll have after the day are the photos. You deserve a wedding gallery that leaves you in awe and allows you relive the day over and over again — because these photos are only going to become more valuable to you as the years go by.
here’s what they’re saying
from happy clients
Northwest Iowa is home for me but I’m always down to travel!
I typically post my travel schedule on my Instagram highlights, and if you meet up with me at a destination I’m already at there will be no travel fees for your wedding/session.
I typically deliver wedding galleries in 6 weeks or less. I try to get your photos back to you as soon as possible while still giving each gallery the time and attention it deserves!
No, I do not deliver RAW unedited photos to clients as I consider them to be unfinished and an inaccurate representation of my work. If you do not already love my editing style from what you see on my website & social media, I can almost guarantee you will not be happy with your photos and another photographer might be a better fit for you.
Absolutely! I love intimate weddings and elopements. I would love to hear your vision and help you plan your dream day!
No, my prices are firm and I do not offer sales throughout the year.
When you book, you’ll pay a nonrefundable retainer that will not be returned if you decide to cancel your wedding or session. If we need to reschedule a session due to illness, weather, etc, we find the next date/time that works for both of us! If you reschedule your wedding and I’m not available on the new date, your retainer will not be refunded.
For weddings located in northwest Iowa and surrounding areas — investment begins at $3300.
For weddings and elopements located in the U.S. — investment begins at $5700.
For international & Hawaii weddings and elopements — investment begins at $6700.
Currently offering discounted packages for these dreamy locations! If you’re planning your wedding or elopement at one of these and you think we’d be a great fit, I’d love to chat more.
Joshua Tree National Park
Yosemite National Park
Mexico (Cabo, Tulum)
Big Sur, CA
Grand Teton National Park
California (Palm Springs, San Diego, Malibu)
Utah (Bonneville Salt Flats, Salt Lake City)
Glacier National Park