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Think About Lighting on Your Wedding Day

I know, I feel you. There are SO many things to think about on your wedding day. I’m bringing one to you to think about wayyyy before your big day. Why? Because I want you to get the most out of your day with photos that show it. Thinking about where and when the sun will be on your wedding day is crucial to your timeline with your vendors. As photographers we adapt to a whole lot when it comes to light. I personally love working with (and without) a lot of light. I love to push the boundaries and see what magic I can create.

The Sun and the Seasons

You know that the sun rises and sets at different times during different seasons. Did you think about how it would affect your wedding day? If you think of an outdoor wedding in June, the sun is setting around 8:30PM and you have so much day to soak in! An outdoor wedding in November, the sun would set around 4:30PM. That cuts off 4 hours of daylight! I don’t know about you but I LOVE stealing my bride and groom to run out into a beautiful location with an amazing backdrop of the sunset. This also makes for the best intimate, quiet, and romantic moment between the bride and groom. I am of course, just there third-wheeling it with my camera capturing all of that juicy story. GORGEOUS. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it.

Timeline of your day

Whether you do a first look or not, the sun will either be high up in the sky or getting ready to set. That is what we call the golden hour, or magic hour. After I got home from Disney, whenever I mentioned “magic hour” everyone rolled their eyes thinking they’re about to hear yet another Day in the life of Kellz at Disney. No, my lovely family and friends, picture time is what it is! Typically your photographer plans your wedding portraits right after the “first look” or right after the ceremony, sometimes both! Every wedding is unique and every couple is different.

Overcast or a rainy day

Chin up beautiful! A rainy day will bring you the best one-of-a-kind wedding photos. An overcast day, keeps the lighting balanced throughout the day. The clouds actually bounce light down to us resulting in vibrant light and the best complexion.

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- Melissa & Mitchel

She is so kind, caring, professional and goes above and beyond. The only thing that “went wrong” on our big day was a button that popped off on my husbands suit and Kelly was right there to save the day and help sew it back on. Kelly was open to the locations I had in mind for our wedding day pictures at our venue, The Garrison, and 100% listened to my wants. She got every shot that I wanted and knew which ones were most important to me. Her edits are gorgeous and timeless and we got our pictures back in a timely manner. I have highly recommended Kelly to other friends who are in the planning process. Book her ASAP!

If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer- stop looking! Kelly is the most amazing human being to work with - ever.

-Jenna + Brian

We are FOREVER grateful we found Kelly Jean and have all these stunning memories to hold onto for life. Her unique, artistic approach and attention to detail truly shines through every photo. We haven’t been able to stop looking through our gallery and reliving every special part of our day!

Even under a constant cloud of rain, Kelly Jean captured our day better than I could have imagined.

- Taylor + Blake

From DAY ONE of working with Kelly, she removed so much stress and truly CARED about our big day. Her work speaks for herself but her personality, organization and actions are what makes her the best possible option for your big day. Kelly truly goes above and beyond to make not only the physical pictures everything you could have ever dreamed of but makes the entire experience that much better.

Book Kelly as your photographer and you will not regret it one bit.

I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Kelly but I know one thing- if you want to have the best wedding and day ever, book Kelly.