Hello! Whatever brought you to my blog and has you reading my first entry, thank you...
I am Kelsey, an average, high-spirited and humorous person, in love with the beach and my dog. I am creating this blog so I can share more about my personal story and work with all of my past, current, and future couples. It is a big deal to trust a photographer enough to allow them to capture the raw and important moments of your life. I want all of my couples to know that I am here for them 110%, and every step of the way. I am so grateful to all those who bring me along on their adventures and I feel it is my duty to give back as well. I will share with you behind the scenes from shoots and weddings, my photography tips and things I have learned along the way, my travels around the world, and whatever else you want to read; let me know!
For my first post, I decided to answer some questions that were submitted through my Instagram poll to help you get to know me a bit better...
✿ DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER?
OR DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER PLAN?
I never had a "plan". All through school there were things I was interested in, but not enough to do it forever. I had always loved photography but never thought I would be able to feed my family with it. Finally about four years after graduating high-school, and wrestling with different possible carrier paths, I finally decided to listen to my gut and I enrolled into the photojournalism program at SAIT, where I fine-tuned my photography skills and learned all the tools I needed to turn my passion into a business. My other loves included theatrical arts, and if I wasn't a photographer I would probably be an english or dramatic arts teacher.
✿ WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISHED CLIENTS KNEW BEFORE A SHOOT?
"Don't be nervous" wouldn't be helpful here... So I will explain in more detail. Don't worry about your "lack" of modelling skills, or that you have never done a photoshoot before, or any of the other things that may cross your mind if you are nervous about an upcoming session. It is my job to make you comfortable and relaxed; To pose and direct you to get the "OMG" images you are looking for. Each couple and person is beautiful in a different way, I am there to help you bring it out and capture it. Perfectly placed hair and makeup doesn't make a gorgeous photo, your love does.
✿ WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I don't think I could pin point one exact thing, but I have always been a hopeless romantic. I love romance movies and books; I've always admired the gorgeous cinematography. But a huge part of my inspiration comes from my couples. I am always trying to bring out their natural connection and personalities because that is how I capture my most beautiful images. And besides; who doesn't love love?
✿ WHAT IS SOMETHING NEW YOU WANT TO DO?
If we are speaking on the topic of photography, I would love to shoot weddings featuring all sorts of cultures and people. I want to learn as much as I can about this world while I am here and documenting it with my camera.
✿ WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU?
I am at a point in my life where I think I can finally somewhat answer this question. I want to see the world; I want to meet new people and explore new cultures; I want to do and see as much as I can! I am SO GRATEFUL for this amazing job, industry, and friends I have made doing what I do; They are huge reasons why I am able to live my dreams. I look forward to the day I say "I do" as well, travelling this gorgeous planet, and one day hopefully owning my own wedding venue, on a beautiful piece of land in my hometown.
If you read this far, thank you. I am so excited for the new things I will get up to this year and I can't wait to let you in on all of it!
Until next time,
Photos by TERRI HUXLEY | WEST OF THE FOURTH PHOTO