I felt an instant connection to photography at an extremely young age. My childhood house had bookshelves overflowing with photo albums from random family vacations to the Cape, to camping weekends in upstate New York, to my Mother and Father just hanging out in our living room on our couches. I loved being able to look back on the moments that were documented, see how they were taken and try to figure out why they wanted to photograph my mother’s hands reading a book or my Dad drinking a beer by the campfire or why everyone in the 1990’s was a cigarette smoker. When I began seriously photographing in high school, I slowly started to realize that it’s not one singular thing that makes an image great.. its every surrounding detail, its the meaning behind the moment that you’re capturing, its the authenticity captured in that split hundredth of a second that makes it a successful image .
I’d define my photographic style as illustrative – a blend of traditional and photojournalistic with special attention to lighting and background. I’d define my approach to photography as comfortable and fun. I love helping couples feel at ease in front of the camera in order to let who they really are shine through in their photos. I don’t mind going to great lengths to embarrass myself to make you laugh during our time together – I never want my subjects to look like stiff statues. I encourage spontaneity and playfulness with one another but can also bring us back to a more serious, focused note. I love getting to know my couples, the opportunity to photograph their connection on such an important day of their lives is a dream come true.
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
“Kelsey made the entire picture process extremely enjoyable. My husband absolutely hates having his picture taken but when I asked him about his favorite parts of the wedding, he said having the pictures done. Kelsey was professional the entire time but still fun and played around with us. Kelsey was very flexible as well. We had 7 children in the wedding, ranging from 2-11 and Kelsey did a superb job getting some great shots of them. I have been asked many times since the wedding who my photographer was because everyone at the wedding recognized what a great job she did.”
– Julie McLaughlin Demsky
“Kelsey is a professional and talented photographer, who is able to capture a series of important and touching wedding moments. We really love the pictures she shot.”
– Yixin & Kai Zhou
“Kelsey, Thank you for being such a joy to work with during our wedding. You were so great and made sure you captured all of our special moments. We know not all photographers would be willing to get wet & dirty in order to get just the right shot. Thanks again!”
– Laura & Steve Salvini