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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!

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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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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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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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Brides, have you decided that you’re going to have a first look with your fiance on your wedding day? What a great option 🙂 If you haven’t fully decided, check out my main reasons why I always encourage creating time for a first look on your wedding day! Anyway, now that you’ve decided to do […]

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Barn weddings are probably one of the most difficult venues to photograph. If you aren’t comfortable with your flash, they can be extremely stressful and you most likely won’t be happy with the results. The reason why they are so challenging is because they are filled with wood and you cannot bounce your flash, otherwise, […]

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Do dark churches, give you the heeby-jeebies when it’s time to take family formals at the altar? What about reception halls with no windows, or even just regular evening receptions? What makes these scary for natural light photographers is the word that makes us all cringe: FLASH. In order for pictures to turn out in […]

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As I’m sure you know, the ceremony start time dictates the entire timeline for the day. So I’d say it’s pretty important to consider when planning out your wedding day! There are so many factors to think about when choosing your ceremony time: is your ceremony indoors or outdoors? Is your wedding a morning wedding or an […]

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While this title may seem a little bit obvious, I’ve found that quite a few photographers are not aware of a simple trick that allows you to actually choose your focal point instead of the camera choosing for you! I use something called single point focusing, which allows me to choose almost any point in […]

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Friends, I am SO EXCITED to finally share about the Refined Second Shooter Workshop! Michelle and I started planning for this day months ago. We spent many months planning, lots of emails and late nights working to refine our content and get everything prepared. While I’ve hosted workshops in the past, I’ve never done anything […]

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this friends, is where it gets real. This is where you can find my vulnerable heart, and really get to know the heart behind this business of mine. 

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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

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the heart behind it all

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

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I'm a creative because He's the creator

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the heart behind it all

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? 

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The story of my own lenses

The Struggle of Comparison

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