Poppy & Co.

Hi, I'm Kelsey.

So a little about me.. 

Upon first glance, one might notice that I stand at an astounding 4 foot 10 inches. Through my life, tiny yet empowering women have always been a theme. It has defined what my family is today. Although the definition of family is expansive and always changing, there is always a story there. My family is the backbone of how I see and photograph the world. Coming from a very large family, I learned to take a step back and really look, listen, and observe. And through taking a quiet backseat, I was able to see the beautiful mess of family. The good stuff; sometimes the not so good stuff; but the real stuff. Always finding the story of underlying love. 

For me, family expands beyond aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends. The people I photograph become more than clients, you become family. And as your photographer, it is an honor to be a part of these celebrations and occasions in your family's story; whether it be a wedding, new baby or just another day. And just like family. i will cry, laugh, and enjoy along with you. We will make some memories. 

The photographs and home videos that have stuck with me are those that tell a story of who we are. All of my cousins crammed into a covered wagon going on the Oregon Trail trip with Granny + the cousins; the neighbor boy and me, at age 4, kissing under the 4th of July fireworks; home video dancing in the kitchen to music from 'The Wizard of Oz', dragging my sister in circles (Fun Fact: I would only answer to 'Dorothy' for years of my life); home video of my mom's siblings as kids, sitting on the couch passing brand new baby #11 haphazardly down the line (see marker 1:03 down below).

What photographs and home videos stick with you? 

Let's be friends, make more of that magic, and celebrate YOU and your seasons of life, wherever that may be!

Talk to you soon!

Kelsey