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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.

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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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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  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 […]

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Palo Alto Summer Wedding

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Some fun ideas for looks to wear for your upcoming engagement session! Shopbop’s BIG SALE is happening now and there are so many good pieces for any style! And I will help you find an outfit that is perfect for you and your portrait session! These are all beautiful options for spring and summer engagement sessions for various locations! And I’ve linked ALL of the best of sale items!

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Perfect Engagement Session Outfits From the Shopbop Sale!

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    When Michael and I first started dating, it was the start of a new semester and his housing for that semester had fallen through. His sister let him stay at their place for a few nights but a few nights turned into the whole semester, January to April. They lived in a basement […]

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Have Your Cake

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An in-home family session to celebrate the birth of little Walter.

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Walter

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    In first grade, my best friend, Jessica, and I became inseparable. We were definitely our teacher’s pets, would do anything for candy, prided ourselves on never getting in trouble, colored inside every line, and always found ourselves doing something to stretch ourselves creatively. When we were six, it was something simple like playing […]

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Always Sharing Art

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Models | Cosette & Landon Smith. Dress | BHLDN. Florals | PAVAN Floral. Last week, when we drove back California from Arizona, we drove straight to Whole Foods before we even went home. We’ve been consistently juicing for months now so whenever we go on a trip, we need and crave our juice even more. We […]

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Movement, Friends, and Whole Foods.

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

TIMELESS. VIBRANT. JOYFUL.