I have known Rhiannon since my college days. You know those people who are so full of generosity and love that it almost seems impossible they are actual human beings? Well that's Rhiannon. She is a rockstar, a fabulous writer, a beautiful spirit. So when she asked me to be her wedding photographer I was beyond jazzed. Rhiannon and Ben's wedding day could not have gone better. Getting the chance to finally meet all of their family was such a wonderful treat. I loved hanging out with the ladies as they got ready at their hotel. We were able to find a fellow family member's hotel room with a huge window and gorgeous natural light to grab the majority of our Bridal portraits with Rhi and her bridesmaids. Oh, and let's not forget the wonderful little Eva. From there we ditched our wedding party photo location plans. Crazy I know!! With the rain moving in quickly on Munster we had to think fast. As a photographer it is always ideal to get photos outside where the light is best. So with our rain plans being at the hotel, I wanted Rhi and Ben to get the most beautiful photos possible. Ben's sister Laura was totally on her A-game and led me outside the church where they had a little garden- total gold! The reception was intimate and lovely. Witnessing Rhi and Ben do their vows was breathtaking. They have some much love in their hearts and I think Eva has to be the luckiest little girl in the world to have these two watching over her.
"The whole process couldn't have gone smoother. She answered my excessive questions about wardrobe, setting, logistics, etc... One of the best things she does is make everyone she works with feel at ease, truly at ease. This isn't the easiest thing to do, but it is vital. I am immensely pleased with everything she shot. Her eye is fantastic. My family will definitely be hiring Kelsey for future milestones. She's fabulous."
Scouting new locations for sessions is a big pastime of mine, and I was so happy to hit the gold mine for Alexis' senior portrait session. Alexis wanted an open field with lots of wild flowers, and we were not out of luck. This basketball queen had the best sense of humor. We pretty much giggled our way through the entire hour and a half session. This soon-to-be senior had a 1000 watt smile and my camera could not get enough of it. Getting a senior to relax for their session can be challenging, but Alexis was the goddess of calm. The lighting was perfect outside and we hit that golden hour at just the right time. What a beaut. I know I'm going to miss this warm weather come October!
I'll give you a moment to ooh and ahh at that first one. This is Charlize, she is 8 months old, and if babies could take over the world I would choose her. Charlize's mom, Devin, is just about the coolest. She found me through long-time client and friend, Candice. Devin has a great eye for props and loves picking themes. Like these balloons! Charlize absolutely loved the basket and was in a great mood for the shoot. Hats off to Devin!
We found a little spot near Lake Michigan in Oak Creek and set up camp. With a few baby blankets, balloons, and adorable outfits- we made out with a great afternoon shoot. Grandma came too! It's always a great idea to have an extra set of hands besides mom and dad for baby portraits. That way if you need to make an emergency grab for diapers, a bottle, or some baby wipes - you can relax knowing the little ones are being taken care of. Charlize was all smiles. Devin and her husband are some of my favorite clients to come back to and I can't wait for our next shoot!