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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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I’ve been there, trust me. I know it’s nerve-wracking showing up to a reception not knowing what to expect. I also know the feeling of your heart sinking to your stomach when you realize there are no windows and it’s a black hole. I have been there before, and I know that feeling all too […]

For Photographers

Struggling with Reception Lighting and Off-Camera Flash (OCF)?

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Over the last several years, I’ve come to love so many different programs that help me run Kelsie Lynn Photography efficiently! This year especially, I’ve heavily focused on automating as many tasks as possible so that I can focus on the tasks that I do best! Because I do most of the support for my […]

Education, For Photographers

8 Programs Every Photographer Needs for a Successful Photography Business

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If you haven’t already heard, my friend Michelle Joy Photo and I recently relaunched our education brand, The Second Shooter Society! This is education for beginning wedding photographers and second shooters alike. Whether you’re brand new to weddings or a few years in, we have content that will be perfect for you! One of my […]

Education, For Photographers

How to Master Manual Mode

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Michelle & I are so excited to announce that our educational brand, Refined Second Shooter, has officially become known as The Second Shooter Society! We love our Refined Second Shooter family, and we are so excited to share the love with even MORE growing wedding photographers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a newbie photographer […]

Education, For Photographers

Introducing: The Second Shooter Society!

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The first thing that I photograph at every wedding is the bridal details. Every bride has spent countless hours choosing her gown, earrings, invitation suite, etc., so it’s so incredibly important that these are beautifully photographed! Not only will they be included in their gallery, but the detail images will be used throughout their wedding […]

For Photographers

How to Photograph Wedding Details Consistently

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This is a question that I run into all too often: “When should we take our pictures?” Most of the time my clients look to me for advice on when to schedule their sessions. They want to make sure that they are going to get the most bang for their buck by doing their best to […]

Engagement, Family, For Brides, For Photographers, Seniors, Sweetheart

3 Things to Consider About the Sun When Scheduling a Photoshoot

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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

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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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How 17 Hats Keeps me Sane

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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

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