Ivy and Gold is a fine art photographer serving Salem and Portland, Oregon, as well as the surrounding areas, and is happy to travel for work as well! Kelsee creates timeless, creative, heirloom images that are treasured by all who encounter them.
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.