Elopement, Wedding, & Lifestyle Photographer


Kelsey Rae.


I’ve been a wedding photographer for 4 years now and it has been so incredible getting to witness the unique connection between each and every couple.

It never gets old seeing stories & memories unfold in front of my camera.

I want to get to know you two and what makes your story, yours.

Let’s get one thing straight first…

I’m here to get REAL, AUTHENTIC moments to tell the story of your relationship together. If you are wanting a photographer who will have you just smile and look at the camera, telling you to “put your hands here” and “turn your head this way” I’m not the photographer for you.

I want to get to know you so I’m not just showing up and directing poses. I want to know who you are and what makes your relationship unique so I can capture that in your photographs.

So let’s adventure together and capture some of those “that’s so us” moments. So that years from now, you can look back on your photos and remember exactly what you felt.



The goal is to create beautiful art with you as the subject. I aim to capture your raw and natural moments as a couple in order to tell the story of the beginning of your life together. Each couple is unique & special. I approach each couple with the intent to document this time in your life as you are now. This is so years from now you can look back on who you were together when you started this journey. Visually, I am drawn toward nature and its elements are organic & freeing. Genuine moments & connections are more my style, without too much posing & direction. I document you as you are without over editing or modifying the images. i am all about being creative, with consistency. So don't be surprised when we get crazy together to create some really original imagery.


Let’s get to know each other… 


A bit about me…

If you're reading this holy cow, thanks for taking the time to get this far! I’m so dang excited you would like to get to know me and I’m so glad you stopped by the site. I am an elopement and wedding photographer based in Fredericksburg, VA but am willing to travel to anywhere. Even the moon. There are a few things on my list of favorite things on this beautiful planet. One is my Australian Shepherd, Dayo. Although he is a boy, he is more often than he probably should be, confused for a girl because of his soft, gentle demeanor. I believe in the importance of travel and what it can do for you mind and soul. Although I equally love to be at home on the couch watching Netflix. Hiking & fresh air gives me life & refreshes my mind. Be sure to scroll down to check out my travel dates/bucket list we may be crossing paths soon and I’d love to meet up. Last but not least I have a really amazing man in my life who not only inspires me but brings me so much happiness every day.  

But, what really wakes me up in the morning & keeps me up late at night, is my passion for photography. What I love about photography is being able to capture raw moments and the connection between people. Freezing the emotions in time and catching them in an image. It is amazing to me that a photograph can take you back to a moment in time & make you feel the same emotions you were feeling in that exact instant.

When documenting weddings, I combine my nature of being a completely hopeless romantic, with my passion for capturing moments in time. This helps me to capture a narrative through my lens & create images that tell your love story.



photo by Brady Bates Photography

branding photos courtesy of Brady Bates Photography


Travel Dates

 Fall 2019
  Phoenix, AZ
  Salt lake city, utah

Spring 2020

Brooklyn, NY

Bucket List

Washington state