Welcome to the KLP blog

My name is Kelsie and I'm an Ohio photographer based in Columbus. 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!

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 […]

3 Things to Consider About the Sun When Scheduling a Photoshoot

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 […]

What’s in My Bag

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, […]

How 17 Hats Keeps me Sane

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 […]

10 Books Every Creative Should Read

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 […]

Tips for Efficient Formal Family Photos