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"Kelsee captured our engagement and wedding photos, we were so thrilled with everything! Kelsee was able to get our photos to us in less than a month after our special day, she gave us multiple pictures of every moment so we could choose our favorites. She is so flexible and just a joy to work with! I had many people tell me they don't even remember seeing a photographer at our wedding, she blended in so well, but was still able to get pictures of everything. I know she put her heart into every single picture she provided for us and we couldn't be more thankful for her hard work!!!"

-Lindsay + Ray 

"Kelsee shot my engagement and wedding photos, and I couldn't be more pleased! I was so impressed with Kelsee's professional approach, attention to detail, the quality of her work, and her listening ear to my vision. I felt like she took time to really get to know me & my husband, our style & what we were looking for in a photographer. Through the process Kelsee was punctual with getting the photographs to us and the way she has it set up to download on the web made it easy & convenient for us. Kelsee delivered on all accounts & I highly recommend Ivy & Gold Photography to anyone looking for a photographer in the Salem area!"

-Audra + Mitch

"Kelsee took incredible care with my secretive proposal shoot, and the pictures show that! Beautiful colors despite a grayish day in Portland. She really can capture a moment just the way you remember it, and her photography will bring back all the intricate details you've forgotten. Thank you!"

-Eric + Justine

"Kelsee was absolutely amazing to work with for both engagement and wedding photos. She is an artist, and her creativity and sensitivity help her not only capture beautiful photos, but also be a calming and stable presence during hectic events. We couldn't be happier with our experience with her!"

-Leslie + Christopher

"My wife and I chose Kelsee to take our wedding pictures and we are very happy we did. She's really sweet and the photos turned out great! She worked with our schedule really well and gave us our wedding album in no time. We both highly recommend her."

-James + Jordan    

"Kelsee is so lovely to work with! Both my husband and I loved how she let our natural interactions unfold and it shows so well in the images she captured that are so us. Neither of us is particularity "natural" at taking a good photo, so it speaks so much to Kelsee's gentle energy and skill that she was able to capture us, unself-consciously, just as we are. Don't hesitate to have Ivy and Gold take your photos!"

-Kate + Alex

"Kelsee has an amazing eye for photography. Her work is so natural and elegant. She is a very sweet and easy going personality, my whole family enjoyed working with her. The kids naturally enjoyed spending time with her. We have had her do our family photos several times and she was willing to travel after we had moved out of Oregon. We will most definitely continue to have Ivy and Gold Photography take our photos!"

-Leanna + Kent

"I had the pleasure of hiring Kelsee to take headshots of me while we were both in California and can without hesitation say that she is one of the best photographers in the industry. She made me feel completely calm and at ease throughout the entire process, ensuring that each pose was just right in order to make me feel my most beautiful. Her images are without a doubt some of the best I have ever seen of myself and there is not a doubt in my mind that she treats each and every client with the same care and attention to detail."


"I had the joy of seeing Becca & Griff’s wedding photos yesterday. They are absolutely over the top … so gorgeous and meaningful, conveying the essence of beauty and delight that permeated our special day. You are so talented and have such an insightful eye in capturing moments and images. Also, I imagine the lighting of the venue was quite challenging at times. You did a fabulous job of making it work! Your work is an incredible gift to our family. Thank you!!"

-Mother of Bride Becca

"THANK YOU THANK YOU, the photos are so stunningly beautiful we're obsessed with them! You have been so amazing throughout this process, and we are so thankful."

-Zoe + CJ