Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Kelsie and I'm a wedding photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Grab a cup of coffee (or in my case - a cup of hot chocolate!), a glass of wine or a bottle of coke and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, and getting a little peek into my life!
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 […]
Blogstomp has been one of the best investments I’ve made for my business. Want to know why?? It has literally cut my blogging time by 80%!! What used to take me 6+ hours, now takes less than 1. You might be asking, this sounds too good to be true! Well, friend, I promise it isn’t! […]
You guys, IT’S LAUNCH DAY!!! And I’m so incredibly excited!! This has been such a fun project for me and I cannot wait to share it with you. I’ve dreamt of having a brand that fully represents who I am as a photographer and after a lot of self-reflection and hard work, I’m finally there. […]
As I kick of my 2017 wedding this season, I can’t help but be so incredibly grateful for the couples who’ve chosen me to serve them on such an important day. It is a privilege that I certainly do not take lightly. As I start each wedding season, I’d love to share a few goals for areas in which I’d…
In all honesty, this post was actually scheduled for a few weeks ago, but life happens and I didn’t get around to writing it until last night. At 11:30. From my bed. Now that’s the life of an entrepreneur right there haha I have a feeling that this won’t be the only time something like […]
Wow, I can’t believe that I have officially been in business for ONE YEAR!! That is seriously mind boggling to me. The Lord has been so incredibly faithful to me throughout this journey and I have learned so much. If someone were to tell me a year and a half ago that I would have […]
When you begin to buy lenses, it is so important to keep your style in mind. Are you a sports photographer? Nature photographer? Newborn photographer? Wedding photographer? Portrait photographer? The type of photography that you are involved in will heavily influence the lenses that you decide to purchase. However, it is also extremely important to […]
At the beginning of the summer, I had the opportunity to attend the #KariMe Workshop by Kari Bowman! It was absolutely incredible. If you missed the recap, you can find it here. During the shooting portion of the day, Kari took headshots for each of the attendees. I don’t think I could accurately describe how badly I’ve…
On the coldest day of the year, my sweet friend Frankie and I went on a little photoshoot with each other (and by cold I mean that we only were outside in 5 minute bursts before our hands started tingling they were so cold!). We have this awesome relationship where we each share something with the other, whether that’s me teaching her how to shoot on manual or her giving me advice…
I have just loved writing this blog series and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it! So far, I’ve shared about how I found my passion, why I started my business, some of the struggles
You wouldn't know it if I walked past you, or possibly even if we were friends. You might not know it even if you looked me in the eye. The one thing that I rely on
I am so incredibly thankful for the creative gifts I've been given. But let's be real, I wouldn't be able to do any of this if it weren't for Jesus. Do you know why?