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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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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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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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.

California, Family, Photography

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 […]

California, Personal

Our 4th Wedding Anniversary!

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  Darren and Joanne just celebrated their first year of marriage! They met on match.com and really were such a perfect match. We photographed their engagement session in Downtown San Francisco, which is also where they live and met. They were married last August at the Four Seasons in Palo Alto. This was a special […]

California, Photography, Wedding

Palo Alto Summer Wedding

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A little weekend recap. A small snapshot of our lives this week! Guests at a wedding, a girls night with my best girls that included shopping and Sees, food budgeting and meal planning, motherhood sessions, and reflecting on this crazy beautiful career we have.

California, Personal

Weekend Recap!

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

TIMELESS. VIBRANT. JOYFUL.