Hello and welcome to the KLP blog! My name is Kelsie and I'm a wedding & portrait photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Grab a cup of coffee (or in my case - a chai latte), 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.
Often times, when I schedule a consultation with a bride, they will often ask me to describe my style. It is a whole lot harder to put that into words than it is to just show you my portfolio (or my Instagram account!). However, I will do my best to put it in words for you today. 🙂
When I think about my style, my three branding words come to mind (as they should): joyful, vibrant and genuine. Engagement is such a special and unique season of life, and I wholeheartedly believe that it deserves to be documented just as much as your wedding day. You are in a time of transition, but an exciting one to say the least. There’s so much to look forward to. When I get the opportunity to have you in front of my camera, I don’t want you to be focused on posing perfectly for the camera or smiling just right. I want you to look back on your pictures and remember the joy you were feeling, not how awkward you felt. I want to capture this stage of life in all of its beauty, filled with joy and happiness. Ultimately, I want you to have a joyful experience with me before, during and after your session.
The word vibrant is mainly associated with my editing style. I’m very confident in my editing style and do my best to keep it consistent throughout all of my sessions. If you scroll through my blogs, my Instagram or my website, hopefully you see rich, vibrant and bold color. I would consider myself a natural light photographer, so I prefer to only use flash when there is not enough ambient light. So, when I’m editing my photos, I try to enhance the natural beauty of an image without making it look unnatural in any way. I rarely deliver my clients black and white images, unless 1) they ask for them or 2) the composition of the image would look better in black and white to help convey emotion more effectively.
Finally, genuine refers to the way I pose my clients. I want this experience with me to be more about creating memories than creating pictures. I want you to have fun and I work hard to genuinely pose my couples in ways that allow them to react and respond in genuine ways. Those are the images that end up being my favorites. Not the ones where I pose couples in specific positions, but the poses that give my couples the freedom to express who they are as a couple.
One of my most recent sessions perfectly describes my style. We had so much fun and the session was more about creating memories and telling stories rather than simply a photoshoot. I keep sharing too many sneak peeks of this session before I post the full blog but I just can’t help it! It’s going to go live soon, I promise! These images perfectly display how I would describe my style… and I hope that you agree too! 🙂