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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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First looks are one of my favorite parts of the wedding day! There is so much emotion rolled up into a single moment. The best part? There are multiple first looks that you can do throughout the day, not just a first look with your hubby-to-be! There are so many reasons why I recommend a […]

For Brides

First Looks

April 30, 2019

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When I think about the weddings that are most memorable throughout my entire career as a wedding photographer, usually it’s the ceremony that sets an event apart from the rest. I always encourage my couples to consider unique elements throughout the day that will really reflect their personality. The best way to do this is […]

For Brides

Unique Ceremony Ideas

April 23, 2019

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Matt and Maddie met me at Hoover Dam a few weeks ago for their engagement session. It was my first engagement session of the year, and goodness it did not disappoint! The was golden light EVERYWHERE and the location was perfect for the woodsy look that Maddie wanted. Hoover Dam has so much variety, from […]

Sweetheart

Matt & Maddie

April 17, 2019

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One of the common questions that I get from photographers who are just starting out is, “What kind of equipment do you use for weddings?” I figured it would be easiest to just write a blog about it! First thing’s first, it’s important to note that I did not start out with all of this […]

For Photographers

What’s in My Bag

April 15, 2019

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Well friends, ask and you shall receive! I apologize that it has taken me SO long to show you around my home, but I thought that I would give you a little peek into my winter decor before I switch everything out for spring! As you’ll begin to see once I share more decor, navy […]

Making A House A Home

Winter at A Home Built For Joy

April 9, 2019

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It was so much fun to make my way back to Miami University to photograph Kelly & Mitch’s intimate wedding last week! These two celebrated with their immediate families in a beautiful mass ceremony. Each of their family members played a small role in the day to ensure that everything went off with out a […]

Weddings

Kelly & Mitch Armstrong

April 4, 2019

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It was such a privilege to photograph this family of three a few weeks ago! Katie & Jacob welcomed baby Ellie into this world & she is already so dearly loved by her friends and family. Photographing the first few weeks together is so special, and I know that these images will be cherished in […]

Family

Baby Ellie

April 3, 2019

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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 […]

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10 Books Every Creative Should Read

February 12, 2019

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