I married my best friend, Spencer, 3 years ago, and we recently became parents to the best little man, Liam.  They mean the world to me and I thank God for the role I get to play in their lives as a wife and mom.  

I believe that your wedding day is simultaneously one of the best days of your lives and also just the beginning of all the adventures that await you in marriage.  A wedding is one of those mountain-top experiences and should be enjoyed and celebrated as such!  But I'm just as excited for the "in-between" moments of relationships, like when you have time to kill at Costco and turn it into a date, or when a long road trip creates an opportunity for deep conversations. 

With my photography, I strive to document it all--from the timeless portraits that showcase the beauty of the day, to true "candids" that capture your relaxed and unique personality.  I'm here for all of it!

Hi, I'm Kellyn!  An iced coffee-sipping, adventure-seeking wife, mom, and photographer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

From the beginning stages of working with me, my number-one goal is to get to know you.  With questionnaires, video calls, and sometimes Pinterest boards, I do my best to get a glimpse into who you are and how you want your session to feel.  While taking and delivering beautiful photos is the end result, I'm also energized by building relationships and documenting real interactions!

Whether you're here for your engagement photos, your wedding, or branding photos that feel true to you, I'm here to make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, have a good time, and capture each unique detail of your story. 

A personalized approach because every story is different.

Became our phrase we said to each other while we were dating and throughout our engagement.

Sometimes Spencer and I said it to remind each other of the end goal
-marrying each other.  Other times we used it to help break the tension during a disagreement.  Because of our faith, we would often substitute the phrase, "God's got this," for when we knew we couldn't move forward on our own.  Our dating/engagement years were filled with ups and downs and we were no strangers to tough conversations.  But those years of "doing hard things" truly prepared us for marriage.  

Fast forward to our wedding day where we exchanged rings and made our commitment to one another.  It was truly one of the best days of our lives because it represented us.  An open-air chapel in the woods, live music performed by friends + family members, and serving our guests Qdoba + ice cream were some of the ways we incorporated our personal touch.

But our story didn't end there.  We've enjoyed married life for almost 3 years now and it's truly a gift.  As Spencer would put it, you get to fall in love all over again with a new person because you're both growing and changing together.  Every day is an adventure (especially now that we've become parents!).  We still need that reminder at times.

And so I want to remind you as you're getting ready for your own marriage, that life keeps going after the wedding day.  And it's beautiful.  And it's worth it.

You got this.

"We got this."

outdoor places

Roast Coffee Company
Fairgrounds Cafe
White chocolate matcha latte with oatmilk
Americano with honey, cinnamon, + a splash of oatmilk

Ben Rector
Indie Folk artists
Worship music

Devil's Lake State Park
Lake Vista Park
Zion National Park (our honeymoon trip!)
Walks around my neighborhood

A few of my favorite things...

photo editing fuel

music on repeat

They preserved our joy, anticipation, tears, and prayers whilst capturing the authenticity of our relationship.

An engagement is one of the more intimate moments we experience in our lives. It is deeply personal, hopeful, and exciting as two individuals begin the journey to marriage. Kellyn and Spencer were not only able to capture this moment with subtlety (It was a surprise!) and love but also with an incredible talent. Kellyn’s eye for the right shot, perfect candid’s, and beautiful editing really made our pictures timeless. They preserved our joy, anticipation, tears, and prayers whilst capturing the authenticity of our relationship. I know Travis and I will treasure our photos and I pray our children and grandchildren will too! We are so grateful and excited to have them document more moments throughout our life together.

She gave us really nifty prompts and captured our joy in photos that we'll treasure forever. 

Our engagement photoshoot with Kellyn was a great experience! She was easy to work with and gave us really nifty prompts, and the photos came out gorgeous with fun, natural poses and lighting. She definitely captured our joy that day and put it into photos we'll treasure forever

She guided me, encouraged me, and also brought great ideas to posing...

I hired Kellyn for branding images for my photography business and I'm so glad I chose her for this project! She was phenomenal to work with from inquiry to shoot!! She is not only very timely and prompt with her communication, but went above and beyond during our time together! I'm normally behind the lens taking the photos and can typically get awkward when I'm the one being photographed. She guided me, encouraged me and also brought great ideas to posing which made me feel very comfortable! If you're on the fence at all about hiring her for branding images (or any photo session) I HIGHLY recommend her!! You won't be disappointed!

If we could give Kellyn 100 stars, we would!

My new husband and I got married this past weekend and from the very beginning Kellyn made us feel so comfortable and the whole experience fun. She gave clear directions, amazing suggestions and also gave us and our wedding party room to be ourselves.  The picture is one of my suggestions that she made better than I could have imagined. She captured the most beautiful photos that we have ever seen and by the end of the weekend she had sent us some sneak peeks of our photos. We will be using Kellyn for any future shoots we decide on.

She has so many cool ideas that make the photos come alive!

Kellyn is so talented and truly cares for those she works with! We enjoyed not only seeing how beautiful our photos turned out, but how fun it was to work with her! She has so many cool ideas that make the photos come alive. I couldn't wait to show my family and friends! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!

Our photoshoot experience was natural, professional, and above all, so personal!!

We are AMAZED by Kellyn's natural talent!! Our photoshoot experience was natural, professional, and above all, so personal!! She is an absolute DREAM of a photographer. Anyone would be lucky to have her prints on the walls of their home!

Kellyn has a true gift behind the lens.

She's a salon client of mine and did my first ever branding photoshoot. I was nervous - made sure my makeup and hair were on point and brought all my props. Once there, she had fruit and bottled water to enjoy, along with ideas and a warm smile - I instantly relaxed. Never having done a photoshoot (or feeling uber photogenic ever) she encouraged me to be myself and made me feel sooooo comfortable. Like two gals hanging out! She was patient while I changed clothes a few times, and used everything I brought with me. Kellyn is efficient, thoughtful, and such a talent! Can't wait to do it again in the salon!

Kellyn really captured her personality, keeping it all very natural and real.

We are SO happy with our daughter's senior pictures! Kellyn really captured her personality - which is exactly what we were hoping for! Kellyn has a great eye for details, colors, and location. She did a great job of working with our daughter and keeping it all very natural and real. We highly recommend her talents! Thank-you!!”