Kelsey and her husband AJ were among the first couples I filmed as I began marketing for elopements. They had a BEAUTIFUL sunrise vow renewal on top of Narrows of the Harpeth (you can view that film here), and we’ve kept in contact since then! Kelsey’s work is absolutely amazing, and that’s why I’m always referring her when I’m asked of any Nashville wedding photographers I know. After putting together an About Me film for her, I wanted to know more about her business (Kelsey Leigh Photography), so I did a little Q& A. Hopefully, this gives you more insight into the value that Kelsey brings her couples, and I highly recommend checking out more of her work.
Tell me a little about yourself.
I’m Kelsey! I’m a photographer (duh), a wife, mama of two Spicy boys, and to a golden retriever pup. We have moved A LOT, so I feel fortunate to have friends across the U.S. that give us free places to stay when we visit 😉 I love to laugh and try my best to serve others.
How would you describe your photography style, both aesthetically and the way you document the day?
My photography style is bright with punchy darks. I love candids and fill my sessions with prompts and questions. This helps my clients feel at ease and helps me capture authentic relationships in front of the camera.
Who is your ideal client/couple?
Couples that don’t take things too seriously, love to laugh, and adventure a bit. I love couples that are down to earth, and I love the criers and sentimentals ! I cry at nearly everything!
What question do you get asked most often by inquiring couples? What is your answer?
I often am told, “I’m not photogenic, and I’m super awkward in front of the camera.” I always giggle because EVERYONE is awkward in front of a camera unless you have someone directing them. I always direct my clients and am constantly talking and asking them questions, which helps pull out movement, personality, and laughs!
What is your biggest tip for couples both during their planning process and after the big day?
Remember that your wedding day is one day. Work with your photographer to plan little bits of time or breaks with your spouse so that you can really remember the day. This day can move really quickly, and I always recommend not only photography, but also videography to remember the day forever!