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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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Just as Jesus’ life on this earth was destined for purpose, so is yours. Please don’t forget that! It can be so easy to fall into the mindset that the work we are doing isn’t valuable, it’s not impacting people or changing lives. We often forget that we were given this platform for a reason. […]

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Reflecting the character of Jesus in your business: Destined for Purpose

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Over the last few months, I’ve been thinking and praying about a new series that I wanted to share with you guys. I’ve absolutely loved sharing my heart with you on the blog throughout the years, and I wanted to give myself an outlet to do just that, while encouraging you in the process! Something […]

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Reflecting the Characteristics of Christ in your business: Introduction

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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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As depicted in the Bible, Jesus was an entrepreneur, a carpenter to be exact. Jesus, the businessman, is the perfect example of how we can build God honoring businesses. We recognized Jesus’ entrepreneurship in the first blog in the Illuminate series, and today we will dig into his role as a carpenter. In first century […]

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Jesus the Carpenter

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When I think about my business, it’s my heart and desire that it be approached from a place of service and love. These characteristics don’t just happen to be paired together; they were intentionally chosen because they are two qualities of Jesus. As a joyful follower of Jesus, I am continually being sanctified every day […]

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Jesus: The Perfect Entrepreneur

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been praying about whether or not to share this blog post, and asking the Lord what He specifically wanted to me share with you. My sweet friend Victoria shared some heart-wrench truths with me recently, and I couldn’t help but share. Although I certainly can’t take credit for all […]

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Celebrating Marriage in the midst of singleness

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So often as photographers, we are defined by who we are as a person. There‚Äôs such an emphasis on having the perfect personality, the perfectly curated Instagram and a completely booked schedule. However these pressures from our industry often do more harm than good…

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Finding Your Identity in God

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I am so incredibly thankful for the creative gifts I’ve been given. But let’s be real, I wouldn’t be able to do any of this if it weren’t for Jesus. Do you know why? I am a creative because He is the ultimate creator. I am a child of God and was created in His […]

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I’m a Creative because He’s the Creator

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We all have that one thing in our lives that fuels us, gives us energy or sets our hearts on fire. We have something that we are so passionate about that it drives us to be a better person, reach a goal or impact the lives of others. For some people that may be working […]

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When Your Passion Becomes an Idol

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