The journal

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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Explore The Journal

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

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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 […]

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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.

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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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A big part of my wedding planning included growing out my hair! When I first met Michael, I had just cut my hair pretty short. Growing my hair out long enough for my dream updo, while also maintaining my hair’s health was really important to me.

Beauty, Haircare

A Bride’s Guide to Healthy Hair

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A stolen moment. The kind that almost feels too sacred to capture. I like to step back, to observe. Us knowing each other first gives me the ability to better anticipate these moments, to wait, and allows you to be comfortable with me waiting in the distance with the camera to my face.

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Crystal Cove Family Session

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Today, Michael and I are celebrating 4 years of marriage. We got married in Arizona on a hot, 112 degrees to be exact, day! It was magical, beautiful, and better than I ever dreamed. We’ve been so lucky to celebrate not only our honeymoon, but every anniversary since, in Disneyland! We do go often but […]

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Our 4th Wedding Anniversary!

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

TIMELESS. VIBRANT. JOYFUL.