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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.

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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, […]

For Photographers

How 17 Hats Keeps me Sane

February 19, 2019

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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 […]

Business, Illuminate

10 Books Every Creative Should Read

February 12, 2019

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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 […]

For Photographers

Tips for Efficient Family Formals

February 12, 2019

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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 & […]

Education, Weddings

The Refined Second Shooter 2.0

February 6, 2019

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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 […]

For Photographers

RAW vs. JPEG

February 5, 2019

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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 […]

Maternity

Sam Myers

February 4, 2019

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Katie and Jacob are so eager to welcome their baby girl into the world in just a few short weeks! I’ve known these two for several years (we went to high school together) so when Katie reached out about documenting this season for them, I was SO excited! Katie & Jacob were ALL smiles throughout […]

Sweetheart

Bench Maternity Session

January 31, 2019

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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 […]

For Brides, For Photographers

Tips for a Smooth First Look

January 30, 2019

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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, […]

For Photographers

My Secret for Photographing Barn Receptions

January 29, 2019

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