the most fun you'll have at your wedding...
There are several things I want you to know...
You may be asking yourself, why does my photographer want me to know about her? Isn't this about us? And the answer is absolutely!
You'll spend most of your day with your new spouse and your photographer. It's important that we connect so that on picture day everything goes smooth and we have the best possible experience together. It's a team effort!
So here's a list of facts for you...
Number 1. I'm a Disney Nerd. If you're reading this and you're a Disney nut like I am, then I have to be your photographer. You really can just stop here, and contact me right now. We are right for each other. ;)
Number 2. If you are not a Disney fan, we can still work together because I firmly believe I can and will convert you.
Number 3. I am addicted to wedding photography. There's nothing else I'd rather be doing. I love serving my couples and making them top priority in my life. And it rings true for my whole life. We may invite you over for dinner with our 3 feral children.
Their names are "Birth" "Con" "Trol".
Ha just kidding(kinda), Noah, Abigail and Lucy will keep you on your toes.
Number 4. Did I mention i'm a Disney addict. i seriously wear mickey ears when i edit sometimes. every vacation we take is Disney related.
if you love Disney, we are mean't to be. Stop trying to hold it back and let go just around the river bend together.
Number 5. I'm a foodie. Seriously I will hound you to get a good caterer. I once had a caterer serve me burned vegetarian lasagna. I am not sure he ever worked in the valley again....lol I'm kidding....Kinda.
But seriously, have good cake ;)
Number 6. I LOVE to travel and be around other cultures I grew up in A TINY town. Google it, Lake Providence, LA. There's so much interesting stuff about that town. Some will you cringe, some will make you smile, and some will flat out may you wonder how the heck I I got the heck out of dodge. When I left I fell in love with people from Japan, India, England, Korea, etc. One of my biggest dreams is to photograph an Indian wedding!
Number 7. Sarcasm is a love language, I don't care who says it's not. i am very rarely serious and often say the wrong thing at the wrong time. i laugh inappropriately often.
Number 8. Making people laugh is my favorite.
Number 9. Giving you photos that will make you cry is my hope!
Number 10. Giving you the best experience possible is my promise.
"Kelly will be your best investment/ decision during your wedding process. She is full of passion, determination, and dedication. You will notice this through her beautiful photos. Kelly makes a full effort to really understand and know her couples making for a relaxing, easy photo session. My husband and I had never really had professional photos taken so we were a little nervous to try an engagement shoot. However, as soon as Kelly started doing her magic, we found ourselves truly enjoying it. She knows how to make her clients feel comfortable! Having Kelly as your photographer will be, without a doubt, the best decision you make during your wedding process!"
Hailey and Joplin
"We booked Kelly for our mountain-top wedding after she was recommended by our wedding planner. We trusted our wedding planner's judgment and I'm glad we did! Kelly was amazing and simply the best. She made us all laugh and feel relaxed and we had the best time taking photos with our wedding party. Kelly and her team were so quick and efficient taking all their equipment up and down the chairlift and never skipped a beat or missed a photo! She goes above and beyond-any problems from sun burns to food in your teeth-she's got you covered! Most importantly, we love our wedding photos. She really did capture what were the best moments of our lives. If you book with her you will not be disappointed!"
Kate and Tim
"I truly can’t say enough wonderful things about Kelly! We live out of state and planned every part of the wedding from afar. My wedding planner recommended Kelly and from the first time I spoke to her I knew I made an excellent choice. She helped me with so much more than just our photography, from recommending fun things to do in town to helping me when the power went out the day of our rehearsal dinner! To top it all off she is an AMAZING photographer! Our pictures are so beautiful and I really could not be happier or recommend a better person to take pictures on your big day!"
Jenny and Jeremy
"There isn’t enough words to describe how great of a photographer Kelly really is. She not only took PHENOMENAL photographs, she made my whole wedding come together. Between helping make sure the decorations were all in place before the ceremony to stepping in and touching up my hair for the first dance to getting me and my now husband our drinks at the reception, she is nothing shy of magnificent. If I could do it all over, hands down Kelly would be my very first choice. She captured every emotion from our wedding..not just bride and groom but EVERYONE. The pictures we have will be treasured for a lifetime. You will not find anyone to do a better job or put in as much heart and soul into photography than you will find in Kelly. Needless to say, we will gladly be driving 6 hours for family photographs every year. THANK YOU KELLY!"
Kindra and Tyler
"Kelly is beyond amazing! From our first conversation she made me feel not crazy and very confident that she fully understood our vision for our wedding! She was communicative leading up to the wedding to make sure we were as on the same page as possible so I didn’t have to stress on wedding day about anything! She was fun, became everyone’s best friend, knew all of the staff at our venue and helped everything run smoothly (not in her job description), and captured every moment so perfectly! Kelly was not only professional but delivered the most gorgeous photos of us to re-live our best day over and over again! If we lived in Montana I’d have her shoot any special event that I’d want captured! The BEST!!! Thank you Kelly, we love you!!!"
Jenna and Sean
"I absolutely love Kelly! I have always loved her work and hoped that some day she could be my wedding photographer. I was in a horrible rock climbing accident before I was even engaged. Kelly saw pictures and updates of my time in the hospital and knew that she would like to do my wedding, if I were to get married. When my boyfriend, who had been by my side through my entire hospital stay, asked me to marry him, Kelly was kind enough to donate her time and amazing work!! Her kindness helped us to have an even more wonderful wedding than we could have imagined! Since she donated her work, we were able to spend that money on other things. Her kindness in the midst of the hardest years of my life was so special. It shows that Kelly has a heart of gold! I highly recommend Kelly!! She is the best photographer out there, she’s so sweet, and she’s super fun to work with! I can’t even begin to say how amazing she is! If you’re trying to decide if you’re going to use her for your special occasion, stop thinking about it and just do it! You won’t be disappointed!"
Kaylene and Josh
"After seeing Kelly's website and surfing through her social media channels, we knew that Kelly Kirksey was the right person to take our wedding photos.
Planning the wedding from Tennessee would have been a challenge if it had not been for Kelly. She was the very first vendor we hired, and from there -- everything was a piece of cake. She offered us a list of vendor recommendations, all of whom we hired on the spot without more than an introductory phone call. And every single vendor she recommended (e.g. catering, wedding planner, DJ, hair stylist) was AMAZING and instrumental in making our big day everything we could have dreamed it could be and more. We literally had the dream team and barely had to lift a finger, and we have Kelly to thank for that.
During our first face-to-face meeting over breakfast, Kelly helped us lay out the timeline for our wedding day, and offered us insight and advice for things we would have never thought of if she hadn't brought it up. Her experience in the industry was incredibly helpful and our big day was absolutely perfect thanks to her expertise.
Kelly is composed, knowledgeable, detail oriented and incredibly talented. She even knows how to politely address guests who might get in the way or not listen….. not that we had any of those. ;-)
Our wedding photos turned out incredible. Kelly is a true professional who knows what she's doing. My now-husband hates having his picture taken, but she knew exactly what to do and say to get the perfect picture… and now we have the most beautiful memories frozen in time that we get to reflect on and share for the rest of our lives. My sincerest gratitude to you, Kelly, for all that you have done for us... I can't thank you enough!"
Kelsey and Clark
Gavin and Alex
"I can not speak highly enough about Kelly, both her personality and the beautiful photography work that she does. Not only was she just such an absolute pleasure to work with, but she literally helped save my wedding. From keeping me calm when it was pouring rain for our engagement shoot, to taking time out of her busy life to sit down with us and help us plan out our schedule when I had NO IDEA where to begin - she was seriously such a joy to work with and so incredibly helpful throughout the entire wedding process. On the day of the wedding, we had a dress catastrophe, and when I was standing frozen and shaking in the middle of one of the worst panic attacks of my life, she remained totally calm and jumped into action/problem solving mode right away. She was able to bring in a friend who was able to fix the problem with my dress for me, and seriously, it saved the day. She took care of me all wedding day, making sure I was drinking my water, making sure I ate if I needed to. There are just too many things to call out that made our experience with Kelly just so above and beyond any expectations that I had. I am so grateful that she was our photographer. She is funny, kind, caring. I feel honored I got to work with her and am so humbled by everything she did for us."
Hannah and Ryan
"It's hard to put into words just how talented and wonderful Kelly is. She did both our engagement and wedding photos and was so easy to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. Kelly is an absolute professional. She is knowledgeable, organized, hilarious, a great communicator, and extremely talented. Her photos are phenomenal!! Kelly was able to put sneak peeks up the NIGHT of our wedding. So many people have come up to us and complimented on how gorgeous the wedding photos are. The day of the wedding, Kelly took charge with family photos and was so good at giving direction to everyone from our 2 year old flower girl, to our 90 year old grandma, and she still made it FUN. She is just so good at what she does. Her photos are breathtaking, but she's also just a wonderful human being who cares about her clients. She would text me to check in to see if I needed anything. She even had her husband bring her a curling wand in a mini hair emergency. She thinks of everything and makes the process so seamless, comfortable, and fun. I can't recommend Kelly enough!!! She's going to be our go-to photographer for family photos in the future. You'd be doing yourself a disservice by not having her as your photographer. Just do it."
"Where do I even begin?!?! I was an out of state bride trying to plan the perfect elopement in a gorgeous destination I’ve never been to. Everything I needed to plan and research had to be done online which required me to rely on reading the reviews of previous clients of every vendor I needed to book for our destination elopement in the mountains of Glacier National Park. I just happened to come upon Kelly’s photography page and instantly loved her work! The lighting, poses, attention to detail, I loved it all! She had great reviews from her previous clients so I decided to book! From my very first message, Kelly was very responsive, enthusiastic, and provided all of the information I needed and even gave suggestions for things I hadn’t even thought of! I had to plan my entire elopement in only 3 short months! All of the vendors I had looked at were either already booked for my date or never responded to my inquiries. I let Kelly know and she was instantly providing me with a list of vendor recommendations that she has previously worked with and said I would love them. I booked every single vendor (catering, cake, flowers, hair & makeup) only because Kelly recommended them. Everyone that she recommended was amazing and made our big day go by so smoothly! Now - back to Kelly! This woman is truly one of a kind! She CARES about her clients in ways that most people just don’t. She went above and beyond for us in every sense of the imagination! Kelly wasn’t just our elopement photographer. She was literally our event coordinator! From working closely with our videographers to plan out the whole day, offering to pick up my bouquet from the florist on her way to the salon where I was getting hair & makeup done, making sure we stopped to get something for me to eat when she learned I hadn’t eaten anything for lunch, helping me figure out my bra cups and double sided tape 🤣 and even spraying my under arms with deodorant because the straps on my dress wouldn’t let me reach it myself 🤣 Kelly is everything you would ever want out of your photographer and more! I could go on and on about everything she did for us but it would end up being a novel! 🤣 Do yourself a favor and book your wedding, elopement, or family pictures! You won’t regret it! I am forever grateful to her for capturing such a memorable event for my now husband and I! Thank you Kelly! We love and appreciate you so much!!!! ❤️📷🏔💍💐"
Bree and Frank
"This is a long read, but for someone that is so talented (Kelly) I didn't want to exclude any of my comments. Long story short, book Kelly! You will be SO happy!!
I was interested in booking Kelly for our engagement and wedding photographer after visiting her website and watching the testimonial videos. Hearing the brides talk about how much fun they had and how comfortable Kelly made them feel was the "hook and line". The "sinker" was how quickly Kelly responded to my inquiry and how she wanted to arrange a time for us to meet in person. We lived in Bozeman at the time, so we skyped. The skype session was a great way to quickly get to know Kelly and ask questions. We are so extremely thankful we chose Kelly. Prior to my confirmation of hiring her she reached out to my top venue option to put a good word in for me. Upon hiring her, she continued to offer help and answer questions whenever I had them.
I was so nervous for the engagement session because I felt I wasn't very photogenic, but Kelly made us feel comfortable and got us laughing and it was truly fun! AND we loved the pictures!
She walked through making a timeline with us, which was incredibly detailed and helpful for the day of and to provide to other vendors. The week leading up to the wedding, Kelly was supportive and willing to help in ANY way. I had forgotten about flower girl flowers and she offered to de-stem and pull petals off roses for me, which I wouldn't let her do, but she still came up with another solution that worked out perfect! Great example of her dedication to make our day extremely special."
The day of, she was one of many that made me feel like the most beautiful bride. She was patient, efficient and very fun. Her second photographer, Angela, and assistant, Gavin, were very professional, helpful, and fun to work with. We received so many compliments from guests and family members about this amazing team!
Oh and the pictures! Don't even have words for how happy our whole day was captured! I will be forever grateful for the memories that Kelly captured! So happy with our choice! Please reach out if you have questions or want more info on this amazing photographer!
Tiffany and McKinley