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Recent work, inspiration, my process.

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Kelsey Cowley is a wedding photographer who services Napa Valley, Newport Beach, and destinations around the world

TIMELESS. VIBRANT. JOYFUL.

Follow along to catch behind the scenes, tips and tricks, fashion inspiration, and recent work.

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Follow along to catch behind the scenes, tips and tricks, fashion inspiration, and recent work.

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I love photographing beautiful wedding ceremonies in Napa Valley. Napa Valley is not only a local wedding spot but a location for many destination weddings. The beautiful venues and scenery in Napa bring couples from all over to celebrate their weddings. There are so many beautiful wedding venues in Napa Valley that all offer a […]

California, Venues, Wedding

Napa Valley Wedding Venues

outdoor wedding ceremony with guests under canopy and floral wedding arch at black swan lake wedding venue in Napa valley

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What Outdoor Wedding Spaces Provide Outdoor wedding celebrations are always beautiful. There are so many benefits to an outdoor wedding space. It is my personal opinion that if the circumstances permits, every bride should figure out a way to plan even a portion of their wedding outdoors. An outdoor wedding guarantees certain elements that are […]

California, Destination, Venues, Wedding

Garden Wedding Venues

wedding ceremony space at greystone mansion for a garden wedding venue

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Photography during a wedding is important to preserve lifelong memories. There are candid moments happening all around during a wedding. These emotional moments can be captured during your wedding day.

California, Photography, Wedding

Candid Photography During a Wedding Day

candid wedding photo of bridesmaids helping bride with her wedding dress

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If Rachel Parcell wears a swimsuit and a gorgeous dress to a family session, I know it’s a great idea! Some of my favorite inspiration pieces for beautiful beach dresses, swimsuits, and sandal that would be perfect for an organic and elegant beach session.

California, Family, Photography, Styling

Rachel Parcell and Ideas For Elegant Beach Family Photos

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Newport, Rhode Island Timeless wedding at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel and Reception at Rosecliff Mansion. During this time of Covid, we may need to adjust our wedding celebrations.

Elopement, Photography, Rhode Island, Wedding

Timeless Wedding at Rosecliff Mansion

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Mothers deserve more recognition because not only are they caring and loving, but they are beautiful!

Family, Photography, Wedding

Celebration of Mothers

A mother during a lifestyle family session

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I fall somewhere in between being a homebody and travel lover. I love my home but boy do I love to be miles and miles away, breathing new air, taking in new smells, new sounds, new people, new architecture. Home is where I’m safe, where I’m able to workshop ideas, create, log some serious working […]

Photography, Travel

Let’s Travel To Paris Together

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Because every day in isolation still deserves to be beautiful! And one day, when portrait sessions resume, we can all come out of hiding looking like superstars, I’m sure of it. So, if you are like me, highly inspired by fashion, color, and distractions from the world, here are some beautiful pieces of inspiration! More […]

California, Engagement, Photography

Spring Engagement Session Inspiration

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During high school, we would stay up late talking about our future husbands and kids and all of the many dreams we had.

California, Family, Photography, Uncategorized

Beach Pregnancy Announcement and Portrait Session

A couple posing, the mom is holding her pregnant belly.

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I’m not letting quarantine get the best of me. While all of our bank accounts might be slowly (or quickly) dwindling, I’m not letting my face and hair go down the drain with it!

Beauty, Haircare, Skincare

Nordstrom Sale Beauty Picks | Take Advantage of Quarantine Life and Come Out Looking Younger ;)

Products on sale at Nordstrom, best of skincare and haircare.

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Kelsey Cowley is a wedding photographer who services Napa Valley, Newport Beach, and destinations around the world

TIMELESS. VIBRANT. JOYFUL.