You are getting married! This is your day to celebrate, so don't spend it standing around posing for boring photos that don't feel like you!
Instead, you should be totally present on your day, and be totally yourself! When you look back at your wedding photos you should remember how you felt in those moments. All the butterflies! And I don't believe it should take hours to take your wedding portraits. Just saying!
My couples get to be in every moment on their day, focus on each other, fly through their portrait time and get back to the party!
Years Professionally Photographing weddings
Approximate # of times I've watched the entire series of Friends
kids call me mom (Big Blended family), so I can handle your bridal party 🤣
Limited number of weddings i commit to each year (max!) so i can focus on each couple!
NICKIE & WILL
“ "It’s one thing to take a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are." — Paul Caponigro
This quote fits you perfectly because you captured US completely and we will forever be grateful. To you...you are doing something you love. To us, you did so much more than that."
My Philosophy: Your wedding gallery should be full of beautiful moments! It should remind you exactly how you felt on your wedding day, and tell the full story of your day!
I will give you enough direction that you can trust that you are in good light (and look amazing!) but I will also let moments unfold naturally, so you can be yourself and not spend the day feeling posed!
Your wedding photos will be timeless, romantic, honest, emotional, and fun! You'll have traditional photos for your grandma to frame, fun moments for you to share on Instagram, and all the moments in between!
More celebrating. More moments.
"OUR pictures were nothing short of perfection!!"
-CHARLENE & RJ
"SHE MADE US FEEL SO COMFORTABLE!"
-ERIN & DAVID
"A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT makes you feel and look gorgeous!!"
-NICKIE & WILL
"We couldn't have asked for a better EXPERIENCE!"
-LAURIE & CHRIS
"EVERY BRIDE DESERVES A PHOTOGRAPHER LIKE KELLY!"
-BRANDI & JOHN
"KELLY GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND!!"
-HEATHER & MATT
Fluffing your gown, fixing your veil, showing the guys how to pin a boutonniere, getting the bridal party to "PIVOT!" into that good light, giving high fives to the flower girl for her mad twirling skills, encouraging dance floor shenanigans...these are just some of the things to expect to see me doing on your wedding day!
Trying to figure out how much photography coverage is the right amount? Here's a sample 8 hour timeline for you to help you get an idea what your wedding day journey could look like...
12:00pm - Kelly arrives at the Bride's getting ready location
Second Photographer arrives at fiance's getting ready location
12:05pm - Begin photographing details
12:30 - Bride getting ready photos - time to get in your gown!
1:00pm - Bridal Portraits (portraits of bride by herself, with mom, and with the ladies!
1:30pm - Bride leaves for the venue!
2:00pm - Couple Shares a First Look!!
2:15pm - Family Portraits (immediate family that are at the venue at this time)
2:30pm - Wedding Party Portraits
2:45pm - Couple's Portraits!
3:25pm - Guests will begin arriving - Bride & Groom tucked away until Ceremony
4:00pm - Ceremony begins!
4:30pm - Newlywed receiving line!
4:45pm - Family Portraits for extended family (approx. 10-12 groupings)
5:00pm - Enjoy cocktail hour
5:35pm - Sunset Couple's photos! (10-15 minutes)
6:00pm - Receptions begins and couple is introduced as Newlyweds!! Begin with First Dance, toasts/blessing
6:15pm - Dinner served
6:45pm - Parent Dances
7:00pm - Cake Cutting
7:05pm - Anniversary Dance and dance floor opens
8:00pm - "Faux Exit" (You can use bubbles, ribbons, sparklers, etc. Note: Check with your venue what is allowed. And if you choose a sparkler exit made sure that you use the Extra Long sparklers for safety and have a bucket of water close to extinguish them immediately afterwards.)
I plan a custom timeline for each of my couples!