My sweetheart Ady’s gotcha day was Friday, and somehow, that’s less than a week before national dog day. You know what that means… PHOTO SHOOT TIME! You may remember it’s been just over a year since I shared how my sweet pugs passed away. Ady came into my life at the perfect time. I seriously […]

It’s national dog day. Let’s celebrate!

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Ady the pitbull sits on a couch surrounded by stuffed toys for national dog day

I sometimes have clients who are excited to share ahead of time what they’re wearing for their upcoming sessions, which I love. If you’re every wondering what to wear for a family session, I’m always happy to offer suggestions, because believe me, I have lots of opinions! But since I also have a lot of […]

The Marciel family and what to wear for a family session

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A woman in a floral dress, man in khaki pants and a white shirt, and toddler in a light pink dress smile and pose together, illustrating what to wear for a family session

I was so inspired recently when Sara Armbrister reached out to me about branding photography for Aligned, a pilates, barre, and yoga studio she owns in Lawrence, KS. The brand needed some fresh content for the studio, which they wanted to share on the website and in social media. I love branding photography on many […]

Aligned Pilates Studio branding photography


Woman hangs upside down using pilates equipment

Carl is a friend from my college days, so when he got in touch to tell me he was getting married, I about lost my mind. Carl is an insanely handsome, talented, and hilarious guy who dated the most gorgeous women. I knew the moment he decided to get married, it would be to an […]

Carl and Megan’s elegant Crossroads wedding

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Carl and Megan walk hand in hand after their Crossroads wedding

Many of you remember and have asked how I’ve been coping since losing my pugs last summer. I’d be lying if I said I was fine. While Ady is a dream come true on so many levels, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about Eddie and Bianca. You know how […]

Taking photos with pets

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I’ve been obsessed with Angie and Talon from the moment I met them (In fact, if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m sure you’ve seen me talk about them many times before!). They are seriously the sweetest couple who are so in love with each other it fills me up every time I shoot […]

Baby photos with Angie and Talon

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Baby peeks around her mom and dad for a family photo session

I have a little bit of exciting news to share! Covid showed me how I could re-imagine Kelsey Kimberlin Photography in a way that I’m finding extremely fulfilling, and the more I’ve thought about it, the more I cannot wait to share the news. Starting immediately, I’m shifting my focus toward to two specific things: […]

Boudoir sessions and why I’m changing my focus

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Boudoir session of a woman on a bed posing seductively

What a wild ride the last year has been. When I think back to where we were this time last year (sanitizing groceries and binge-watching Tiger King, amirite?), I’m not sure I would have expected to be where we are today. No, I’m not talking about being vaccinated and seeing the light at the end […]

Newborn photography and the best thing to come from a pandemic

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Newborn photography of yawning baby

I met Todd when we both worked for the University of Kansas. He so sweetly talked about his wife, Jess — about how she was so smart and talented, about how he is so lucky to be married to such an amazing woman, and then some. They seemed so perfect: him, a marketing professional who […]

The Beauford miracle babies

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The Beauford family and their miracle babies

What’s the most beautiful you’ve ever felt? If you’re like most women, you’ll probably start to say something like, “My wedding day,” or maybe even something like, “Before I had kids.” Maybe it was when you were in “better shape.” And that’s what I always find heartbreaking. Women so rarely are able to look at […]

The power of boudoir

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