Posts tagged “River Falls Photography

Bri & Ty // Stonewall Farms, Willmar, MN Wedding Photography

Their story starts at a wedding. Bri was invited. Ty was a wedding crasher. A few months later, they were both in a wedding for Bri’s friend and Ty’s cousin. As bridesmaid and groomsmen, they walked down the aisle together. Fast forward through months of long distance dating (SD & WI/MN), lots of adventurous dates, and plenty of state park visits (25+ different parks) Bri and Ty decided to walk down another aisle as two individuals and back up the aisle as one; husband and wife. They have a Christ centered relationship and it was truly beautiful to witness and capture the moments when their lives became permanently intertwined.

Stonewall Farms in Willmar, MN is an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue. It was perfect for Bri and Ty’s love of the outdoors. The tall pines above, the bed of needles underfoot with the romantic bistro lights suspended in between made for a super dreamy ceremony location. Guests could easily enjoy the grounds with the horses, yard games and slight breeze with dinner under a large tent before heading to the barn for dancing (a few polka dances per the bride’s family traditions) and s’mores to finish the night off right.

Bri & Ty, I wish you two all the best in your lives together. I know together you guys will do great and wonderful things for this world. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your story and to capture the love that you share. Congratulations!

VENDOR LIST:
Venue: Stonewall Farms, Willmar, MN
Photography: Kelly K Photo
Caterer: McKale’s Catering
Flowers: Bride’s Friend
Hair & Makeup: Bride’s Aunt
Wedding Dress: Bridal Aisle
Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal
Rings: Joseph’s Jewelers
Men’s Attire: Tip Top Tux


Foley Family // Hudson WI Mini Session

With the busy wedding season I had this year, October crept up on me before I was ready for it. I have done mini sessions for the past few years, and just about let them pass this year unintentionally. Thankfully this family reminded me and we met at Weitkamp park in Hudson, WI on a chilly morning to capture some family photos. The two boys are so energetic and full of life and laughter. It was so fun working with all of them and capturing the sweetest smiles against the beautiful fall colors.

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Belisle Family // Stillwater Boom Site

There is so much love for this sweet family of four. I have had to opportunity to work with them three times now and have been blessed by them every time. I first met the Belisle family two years ago when their son turned one, then again in this June on the day their daughter was born. Then I got to see them all again four months later to capture some updated family photos. We met at the Boom Site in Stillwater, MN and had a great time wandering the woods along the St. Croix River. It has been a true joy to watch and document this family grow throughout the years.

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Brandi & Nathan // River Falls & Hudson, WI Wedding

There is so much to say about this couple and this wedding. Wow! I could talk about how Nathan and Brandi met exactly eleven years to the day before their wedding day. I could mention how they currently live in Omaha but chose to tie the knot in Wisconsin, since they grew up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. And how they picked the ceremony location based on images I had taken years before. I could go on and on about the numerous details and decorations that went into their wedding day that really helped tell the story of who they are as a couple and their journey together up to the wedding day. Everything from the bride’s dress being created by and worn by her grandmother during the Great Depression, and also worn by Brandi’s mother to the fun facts about the couple placed at every table seat. Then we can talk about the perfect weather they had for their photos and outdoor ceremony at Prospect Park in Hudson. Crisp, beautiful fall day with the sun shining as the leaves on the trees were just starting to turn color. Of course, I cannot forget to talk about how awesome their wedding “cake” was! Cheese wheels! How perfect for a Wisconsin wedding and yummy it was served as an appetizer during happy hour. Mostly, I cannot fail to mention that Nathan and Brandi were just smitten with each other all day and are just head over heals for one another. Like I said, I could go on and on telling you the story of their beautiful wedding day, but I hope my photographs tell you more. Congratulations Nathan and Brandi! May your love for life and each other continue for many, many years to come.

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Vendors:
Ceremony: Prospect Park, Hudson, WI
Reception: Best Western Campus Inn, River Falls, WI
Catering: Pairfections Catering, River Falls, WI
Cheese Wheel: Hy Vee, Omaha, NE
Flowers: E.L. Design, Ellsworth, WI
DJ: Creative Sound Solutions, Zimmerman, MN
Chair Rentals: Action Rental, Stillwater, MN
Wedding Dress: Bride’s grandmother and mothers heirloom dress
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Tip Top Tux, Omaha, NE & Crystal, MN
Brides Ring: Blue Nile
Grooms Ring: Spexton
Limo: Luxury Limo Services
Photography: Kelly K Photo


Summer & Kyle // Kilkarney Hills Golf Course, River Falls, WI

Summer and Kyle’s wedding colors of bright pinks, yellows and oranges, complimented by grey, was the perfect color pallet for their outdoor wedding on an overcast and misty day. The bright colors brought pops of sunshine throughout the day. Even with a looming threat of rain and storms, the couple was able to have their ceremony outside at the beautiful Kilkarney Hills Golf Course in River Falls, WI. The colors, the tree lined driveway, the perfect little gazebo, the decorative details, topped off with a great couple….wow!! Love. Congratulations Kyle and Summer. Thank you for letting us be apart of your wedding day!

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Vendors
Venue: Kilkarney Hills Golf Course, River Falls, WI
Bride & Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Converse, customized by bride
Wedding Rings: Shane Co
Flowers: Spring Valley Floral and Design, Wilson, WI
Cake: Spring Valley Floral and Design, Wilson, WI
DJ: Showtime Entertainment, River Falls, WI
Photography: Kelly K Photo, Hudson, WI


Britta & Kyle // Intimate Backyard Wedding Hudson, WI

He owns a tattoo shop in Eau Claire. She is a physical therapist in the cities. Their paths crossed when a mutual friend introduced them. After Kyle and Britta had been together for a few years they decided on forever. Along with their families and a few of their closest friends, they tied the knot under a tree in their own backyard in Hudson, WI. They planned the perfect casual celebration, including their three dogs, dart art, custom sneakers and delicious food prepared by Britta’s brother-in-law. They are two of the most incredible people you could ever meet. Generous, thoughtful, kind, easy going, genuine and fun loving. Britta and Kyle, we wish you years and years of love and happiness together. Thank you so much for opening your home and life with us. Congratulations!
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Vendors
Venue: Private residence in Hudson, WI
Flowers: Local farmer’s market
Chef: Bride’s brother-in-law
Tent & Table Rentals: Apres Party Rental
Dress: Andrea’s Vintage Bridal
Ring: Vintage family ring
Officiant: Bride’s sister
Custom Shoes: Converse


Laura // Eau Claire Senior Portraits

I am a little behind in posting these images from back in October when I went to Eau Claire to photograph Laura’s senior portraits. She wanted fall colors in her photos, but she did not want to have her brace on from her ACL surgery a month prior. She was a trooper as we ventured to a few different locations throughout Eau Claire to capture to beautiful afternoon light. We ended the session with a few quick soccer shots like we had done with her older sister, Anna’s session. Isn’t Laura just gorgeous? And she can pull of the serious look so well. Natural beauty. I hope you are continuing to recover well and that you have a fantastic senior year Laura. It was a joy working with you!HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura1HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura2HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura3HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura4HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura5HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura6HudsonSeniorPortraits_Laura7


Heirloom Albums

It’s time to re-introduce the beautiful and exquisite Heirloom Album. This is still my top of the line wedding album, I have just renamed it from Keepsake to Heirloom as it truly will be your first family heirloom, lasting for generations to come. I recently designed this album using images from Adam and Audra’s wedding to have as a studio sample and it is simply too beautiful not to share!

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The cover material is in a pearl spiral pattern giving the album elegance and luxury. When designing your custom album with me there are 30+ other cover options to choose from as well. This album is 15 inches wide (30 inches when opened!) by 10 inches tall. I also offer the album in a 10×10 inch square format.

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The album pages are thick for durability and tasteful style. The edge binding is the best in the world (in my opinion). No matter how often you look through this album, the pages will not start falling apart at the seams.

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For this sample, I opted to have one small image in the cover cutout. You can have up to three images with a variety of location options or one large favorite image that takes up the whole front cover. The options are great to help you create the custom album of your dreams that will showcase your wedding and that you will be proud of for life.

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All pages lay-flat with no gap in the gutter of the page seams. This provides for an excellent viewing experience as the book lays flat in your lap or to display on a table. There is the additional bonus of having more photo design options and allowing images to flow from one page to the other with very minimal disruptions.

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For newly married couples, you will pick out 45-60 of your favorite images from your wedding day and I will design the page layouts using your images as inspiration for the layout. You will get a chance to make page revisions and have the final say in approval before the album gets sent to a professional print and assembly company. I try to make the process as easy and effortless as can be for you so that you can sit back and simply enjoy married life. Once approved, the albums take 4-6 weeks for processing and then it is yours for a lifetime for you to share with your friends, family, kids and grandkids someday.

There is nothing to compare the experience of holding this album and looking through the pages for yourself. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions on this album or any other albums that I offer.


Nic & Tamara // Duluth Wedding Photography

When I think about Nic and Tamara’s wedding, my thoughts race from the weather changing from rain to sun right in time for the ceremony, the perfect Duluth beach backdrop, the sound of the crashing waves, the traditional Thai water blessing, the gorgeous bouquets and flowers, Tamara’s wedding band made by Nic himself, the beautiful decorations at the Duluth Depot, the exceptionally delicious meal and carrot cake among so many other things.

However, the things I think I will remember most are the small moments. Nic’s expression when he sees Tamara for the first time that day. The way Tamara locks eyes with Nic as she is walking down the aisle with her parents, and the countless stolen glances and smiles they share during the ceremony and throughout the night. During the reception, I was talking with Tamara, and Nic interrupts (in a polite way) to tell Tamara how beautiful she looks. The deep felt gratitude they expressed to their family and friends tells so much about the couple. You can tell that the love and respect between them runs deep. They are a truly beautiful couple – inside and out. It was an honor and blessing to witness the unity of these two lovely people. Congratulations Nic and Tamara!

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Class of 2015 : Senior Session Sale!

Kelly K Photo : Senior Session Sale : Class of 2015

Session must be booked and photographed before July 31, 2014 in order to receive sale price. Cannot be combined with any other offer except referral cards. Price does not include sales tax.


Bridal Fair Booth

Sunday was my first experience ever being a vendor at a wedding fair. Sure, I’ve gone to a bunch of expos before and knew the gist of how they work, but it was such a unique experience to be the one standing behind the booth and giving out information. It was a rush, and it was truly humbling. As an artist, I am my own worst critic; so it was reassuring to hear so many positive comments and compliments about my work. I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in making this bridal fair such an awesome experience! If you stopped by my booth, please check back later this week to see who won the free portrait session!