Hi, I'm Kelsee.
An Oregon native. A wedding and portrait photographer. I'm married to David. Cat-mom to DJ Roomba, (if you get Parks and Rec references, then I already think we'll get along just fine.) I'm a girl with an ache to create.
I've been photographing for as long as I can remember. My passion for portraits really grew in early high school, though. My friends modeled for me nearly every day, and when they weren't there, I was busy stretching my creativity through artistic self portraits as a form of personal expression. I don't think there was an exact moment where I "decided" on photography. It just kind of fell into place in my life, and before I knew it, it was my full time career.
I'm madly in love with film, (yes, they still make film, and it's awesome!) and my Contax 645, but believe there's a place for digital photography as well; so you'll probably see me shooting with two cameras more often than not.
I love little details, and natural light. I love the way that photography allows me to help people see themselves as beautiful as they truly are.
I enjoy making things with my hands, playing my ukulele, singing, baking, thrifting, indie/folk/acoustic/quiet music, (Iron & Wine and Bon Iver are some of my favorites!) and good books. I'm a fan of dry humor, and have a shameless love for puns.
If my photographs resonate with your heartstrings, send me a message! I'm based out of Salem and Portland, Oregon, but excited to travel worldwide to photograph your love. I'd love to get to know you and talk about your engagement/wedding/portrait session dreams. Thanks for taking the time to explore my work! I’d love to document the true story of your love.