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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you
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Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photographer

for your adventurous beginning that's 100% you

Start your life together with all the excitement and all the feels. Craft a day that's 100% unique and 100% you. You deserve it.

How about this?

That’s not just some kind of magical dream. That day can be yours. Whether you’re dreaming that day up on top of a mountain, in a magical field or along the sandy, pebbly coast it is attainable and I’m here to help you get there. No stress, no drama. 100% you.

Oh Hey!

It's Me, Kelsey!

I am here to encourage and support you in creating and documenting your perfect day, so that you can feel seen, loved and connected as you begin your new life together.

Who am I you ask? I am a taco loving, Harry Potter reading, wandering in the woods and climbing mountains woman. I spend lots of my free time running around after my two kids and wishing I could go on more dates with my hubby.

Oh Hey, It's Me Kelsey!

I am here to encourage and support you in creating and documenting your perfect day, so that you can feel seen, loved and connected as you begin your new life together.

Who am I you ask? I am a taco loving, Harry Potter reading, wandering in the woods and climbing mountains woman. I spend lots of my free time running around after my two kids and wishing I could go on more dates with my hubby.

I'm so much more than these little factoids. Here's what I am for you:

1. An Advocate: I want you to have the day that is so YOU it hurts because this day is yours and no one else.

2. A Guide: Weddings are confusing but I’ve done quite a few now. Let me be a resource for your perfect day.

3. A Cheerleader: Super embarrassing… I totally was a cheerleader in high school…just pretend I didn’t say that. But I am here to keep you hype when needed.

4. An Artist: Last but not least I am here to capture your day in a beautiful way that truly represents you.

Sweet Words From Sweet Couples

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Haley & Brant

My husband and I are awkward people and magnify that by 100 when we get in front of a camera, but y’all. Kelsey. Saved. Us. She made us feel comfortable and gave direction when we needed it while also letting us be ourselves. She was there offering help or support wherever it was needed. AND THEN HER WORK. Gorgeous. She cares about her couples so much and it shows.

The next big question, why choose an intimate day?

Joy. Intimacy. Authenticity.

There are so many ways to craft an intimate day (we can talk about that next) and even more reasons to do it. Here are my very top reasons why you should ditch the wedding machine and create an intimate day just for you two.

-When you strip your day back to what its all about, starting your new life together you can be more intentional in what you choose to prioritize. But intimate days start with the foundation of just you and your partner being connected throughout the day. Whether this looks like the two of you on a mountain top, sharing your vows or in your backyard with just your closest family that you can’t imagine not having around. Less people means less schmoozing. Less distractions. More Intimacy.

-Wedding planning can be very overwhelming for a lot of folks. I can’t tell you the number of times my sweet couples have just been happy that the day is over because of how stressful the time leading up to their wedding has been. A more intimate ceremony means less planning. Not necessarily no planning depending on what you are wanting but less arranging. The right dress or suit or jumpsuit, the right photographer, the right location, and  a few small details like food and a simple bouquet. Simple.

-Along with the stress of wedding planning comes money stress. While elopements and intimate weddings aren’t necessarily “cheap” they are a great way to put your money where you want to put it (adventure). The average wedding costs over 30k and just imagine the adventure that could pay for!

-Let’s bring it back to the two of you. No big audience please. When it’s small you can say the things you wouldn’t say in front of everyone you’ve ever met.  You can be the real you and there are less distractions pulling you apart. 

Do you like the idea of an intimate wedding but really have more than 30 people that you want to have with you on your big day? Head over to my weddings page. I can help you with that too!

How much photography coverage do you need for an intimate day?

Just because there are less people around doesn’t mean your day is any less deserving of being remembered or any less full an amazing. In fact you have the freedom to fill each moment with exactly what you want to fill it with. The day you create will be magic from beginning to end. From starting your morning together with coffee and your pup. To putting on your dress or strapping on some suspenders to tearing up because it is starting to feel so real as you see yourself all put together in the mirror. You will want to remember how it all felt and if you’re spending time apart you can get a glimpse into your partners day as well. Are you excited for that moment you first see each other and hold each other? How about a hike together where you can make stops to take it all in. You’ll say your vows, there will be nervous and excited giggles, so many snuggles and so many tears. You’ll share your first meal as a married couple, maybe with a private chef, maybe a magical picnic packed for you. There will be so many moments little and big that you’ll want to hold onto for forever, You deserve to look back on your whole magical day!

Sweet Words From Sweet Couples

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Ian & Molly

Kelsey is an AMAZING photographer, and even BETTER person! My partner and I would highly recommend her to any couples looking to book photo services for their engagement, intimate wedding or elopement needs. She’s effortless at making feel natural and easy being in front of the camera. We were laughing and joking around the whole time with her; It felt like hanging out with a great friend, who also happened to be taking pictures!

Pricing

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Weddings & Elopements

Starting at $2650

All packages include

-Full resolution images with printing rights

-An online gallery where you can download, order prints, or share your images.

-A guide to help you with details such as location scouting for your engagements or elopement, timeline creation, vendor recommendations, engagement outfit guides, tips and tricks along the way and more!

-Unlimited planning chats

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Weekday Elopements

Pricing starts at $1200

All packages include

-Hourly rates (starting at 3 hours)

-Full resolution images delivered through an online gallery where you can download, order prints, or share your images.

-Printing rights so that you can print images as desired

-A guide to help you with details such as location scouting, timeline creation, vendor recommendations and more!

 

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Couples Adventure Sessions

Starting at $450

Adventure sessions are not for saying your vows, rather for exploring and having an awesome adventure together. I offer these regularly in the mountains all around Asheville and also during my personal adventures elsewhere with no travel fees! 

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH KELSEY AS YOUR GUIDE

Emily & Kevin

Intimate NC Wedding

Hiring Kelsey was one of the very best decisions we made in the entire wedding process! From the very beginning she was thoroughly authentic, friendly, and professional. I loved how much effort she put into getting to know us, it felt like we were making a friend more than working with a vendor. During our engagement session, her casual vibe (and all the giggles!) made my photo-phobic husband feel so comfortable, and the pictures blew us away. Kelsey was always onboard for our less-than-traditional wedding plans, and her presence and know-how made all my stress melt away both in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and the big day. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out!

Brooke & Cash

My husband and I cannot say enough amazing things about Kelsey! From the moment we met her, she instantly made us feel comfortable. We spent an afternoon eating arepas, cracking up about silly things, and sharing stories about our lives. We could tell she truly wanted to get to know us and we couldn’t wait to start shooting with her! During our engagement session, she really helped us come out of our shells. She captured us at our happiest and most genuine. We were so excited with how our photos turned out. Our wedding day was a bit crazy but Kelsey jumped right in to help. We are so thankful not only for Kelsey’s photography services, but for the way she went above and beyond to make sure our day amazing and stress free! We received our wedding pictures very quickly after and could not believe our eyes. We were overwhelmed with emotion and reminisced the wedding day with every photo. Kelsey has become a friend to us and we are so thankful for the way she perfectly captured every moment of our special day. We love her!