welcome, friends!

I'm so glad you stopped by.


I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Columbus, Ohio who LOVES to travel. I'm joyfully following Jesus and I'm a lover of laughter, hot chocolate, and vibrant color.

my name is kelsie and I love all things pretty.

LET's work together!

a little more about me...




your favorite color is...

black coffee

hot chocolate


your go-to drink is...




your favorite flowers are... 




the next destination on your bucket list is...

comfort food



your favorite type of food is...

working out



you spend all of your free time...




your go-to accessory is a...




your favorite pets are...

Let's get to know each other!

on the blog


all the pretty on the daily

If you’re a growing photographer that’s looking for a way to keep your business organized, look no further! I started using 17 Hats a few years ago, and have found it to be so incredibly helpful for keeping me sane. While I’m still learning the ins and outs of the CRM (Client Relationship Management) software, […]

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Books are one of the best ways to get encouragement as a small business owner. There’s just something about reading stories and lessons of those that have gone before you. Oftentimes, creatives are one-man operations, so we don’t have typical co-workers to bounce ideas off of. Illuminate is doing it’s best to cultivate community in […]

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One of the most stressful parts of the wedding day for a wedding photographer (well at least it is for me!) is the dreaded family formals. These are something that we take every wedding, and if you take the time to set yourself up for success prior to the wedding day, you’ll be so thankful […]

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I am so excited to share the styled shoot from the Refined Second Shooter 2.0 with you today!! Michelle & I poured our hearts into this workshop and I had so much fun planning this incredible styled shoot. We were going for a romantic, wintery vibe & our amazing team of vendors brought their gifts & […]

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For all of you newbie photographers, you may be hearing the term RAW thrown around quite a bit. I remember when I first picked up a camera, I had no idea what RAW was, except that I was supposed to be using it. if you’re in the same boat that I once was in, you’re […]

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Last week, Sam turned 29 on the 29th of January! What better way to celebrate your golden birthday with a glamour photoshoot! Sam & Jake are welcoming their little baby girl later this year, and I already know that she will be so loved by her parents and brothers. It was such a treat for me to […]

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all the pretty on the daily