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.

EXPLORE THE JOURNAL

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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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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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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I’ve received a few emails and direct messages on Instagram asking about what to wear for a family session or just beautiful dresses for summer. So I thought I would round up a few- 18 to be exact- of my favorites! I also wanted to include a few criteria I look for in choosing dresses to be photographed! Click here to read my 4 tips for finding the perfect dress for you!

Family, Photography, Styling

Beautiful Dresses for Your Summer Portrait Session

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Julie first contacted me about a family session when her daughter, Lani, was just about a year old. Over the past year and a half, Julie and I have grown a friendship and connected over many things we have in common. I’ve had the privilege of watching their family grow and being there for all the big and small moments. After a few sessions outdoors, we decided on an in-home, lifestyle session for their newborn shoot and it was perfect.

Family, Photography

The Carmack Family

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

TIMELESS. VIBRANT. JOYFUL.