The woman behind

K & E....

Hello! My name is Kelsey and I'm really glad that however it happened, you're here and taking interest in my photography. Photography has been a big part of my life for the past 17 years and I have made so many connections with people that I would have otherwise never met. I honestly can't say enough good things for what this love of photography has given me and all of the positives it has brought into my life. It has even taken me to Iceland which is an experience I will treasure my whole life.

I love tacos, the ocean, a good beer and laughing. I am 34 years old (kind of don't believe it...I'm 28 at heart, forever). I love all types of music, all types of people, all types of photography. My dream job was to be a marine biologist (I think girls in my generation had an obsession with marine life thanks to things like Lisa Frank). I indulge in a bit of traveling when I can but mostly I just hang out with my kids and family when I'm not working.

One of the most important parts of my life is the girl who made me a mom, who has been by my side for over a decade now, my soon-to-be 11 year old daughter Evelynn (aka Evie and the 'E' in K&E Photography). She was one of the biggest reasons I started this journey.

A little about my history with photography....

In a perfect world I would be working with animals, as a marine biologist or zoologist. I also had a knack and interest to be a graphic designer or web designer, but there was always something about photography that I was drawn to as well. I don't have one of those cliche stories about picking up a camera when I was 8 years old, or my grandfather giving me an old film camera. I didn't even pick up a real camera until I was a senior in high school. Back in the Myspace days (showing my age here), I loved decorating my page with images I would find on this website called Photobucket. It was fall of images, of everything, like a wave crashing, or a silhouette of two people kissing, or a heart shaped rain drop on a car window. I lived for that stuff. I would spend hours upon hours designing my Myspace page with all of these cool images and all I wanted to do was to make images like that too. I took a black and white film class my senior year where I learned how to shoot film, and develop my negatives in a real darkroom.

I moved to Tampa, Florida after high school and attended art school for a year and a half. That experience laid a lot of the foundation for where I am now with my photography. I learned the basics of digital photography and how to edit on a computer with the appropriate software. It was great and all until I realized I didn't want to pay 100k for a fine arts degree, so I dropped out. I then worked as a sales photographer at an aquarium and on a dining cruise (it helped with my marine life obsession). I lived in Florida for almost 6 years before moving back to Vermont which is where I currently reside.

To this day and all these years later, I can't believe how far I have come since starting this business as a side hustle in 2017, and now it is my full time job *Mind kind of blown* It was a childhood friend that asked me to photograph her wedding back then, and it's been a snowball effect ever since. Even when I was going to art school, I always thought I would get a job at a magazine or work primarily in a studio shooting products or food. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be spending so much of my time celebrating and documenting love. I like to say that I didn't choose this life, this life chose me. And for that I am eternally grateful!

What's going on now....

I welcomed my second daughter and child on March 20, 2023, Emelia with my partner Devon. Starting over in the baby department has been really fun, a bit challenging with work, but I feel so much more prepared and confident this time around as a new mom. Evelynn is into horses and riding, and we plan to go to a few New England horse shows this year for her to compete in.

I have had more winter weddings than I ever have, and have already started off my 2024 with two beautiful weddings. This is the first year that I have a wedding in ALMOST every month (need a July and November wedding to make that a reality), but nonetheless I know this year is going to be full of growth! I am excited for my couples and the new locations that await! I also have plans for a lot of personal projects and styled shoots to get my creative juices flowing. Sometimes when all I am doing is paid work, it can be challenging to do things for myself! Also, more photos of myself and my family - because I am terrible about staying up to date with my own photos.