Documentary Weddings

the start of your marriage. documented. not a pinterest recreation of someone else's marriage beginning.

Do you want to remember every aspect of your wedding day? From how the sun was shining outside while you were inside having a cup of coffee before getting dressed. To dew drops on the grass and leaves, an afternoon breeze making the wind chimes sing and clang, or even what bedspread graced your bed in the background while you’re getting dressed. These are all little details that will be documented on your wedding day and tangible reminders for you to hold onto in years to come that you would otherwise forget.

Wind chimes and bedspreads get replaced. Dishes in kitchen sinks that piled up to be washed later may seem inconsequential at the time, but will surprisingly remind you of little moments throughout your day when you look back. A photograph of your clock radio and the station will tug at the corners of your mouth as you recall the song that was playing in the background the morning you became a wife. The expressions on your parents’ faces during your first dance will melt your heart and only reinforce how much you are so dearly loved by your family.

In years to come, you will have fabulous memories jumping off of every page of your wedding book. From seeing photographs of how all the details came together at the last minute, even though you fretted it would not all get done. To reliving the ceremony and laughter and dancing of the day.

Every time you turn a page, you will be right back in that moment. Hearing the music and laughter. Remembering how delicious your scrumptious line of toasted baguettes and shrimp macaroni and cheese that was out of this world made your mouth water. Or the taste of the wedding cake icing as you licked your fingers clean after sharing a bite with your sweetheart.

Documentary wedding photography is not just about documenting the moments of the day and then receiving a flash drive of images over a month later. It’s about ensuring that you have the memories you can hold in your lap with your betrothed. Because a day will come when you turn those pages and tears slide slowly down your cheek, remembering the grandparents who have left this world, but were there to enjoy and celebrate your wedding.

You will have an heirloom album to show your children how your wedding day unfolded and it becomes ingrained in their mental history of how happy their parents were to say, “I do.”  And eventually? You will sit with your grandkids and talk about each photograph and memory and how you felt at that moment. At the very start of your life together as a married couple. Before you built a life together and grew to love each other more than you ever thought possible. The beginning of your love story will be a sweet reminder you will enjoy reliving for decades to come.

"As a fellow photographer I asked Kelley to photograph our wedding knowing I would have nothing to worry about and I was right. Kelley is amazing! Our pictures are breath-taking! She is so easy to work with and I was touched by how much she cared and her attention to everything, big and small. She has provided me with cherished images I will adore forever!"

-Traci Kruger


"Kelley is amazing! She photographed our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with the result. We decided not to cheap out on wedding photography and boy am I glad we found Kelley. She is a very sweet person, and a seasoned professional. Her photos are beautiful and she can capture whatever you want to remember from your big day. She even hand delivered my wedding photos 500 miles from home and did a follow-up photo shoot!"
-Katy Caulder

"Kelley is an extremely talented and professional photographer who goes above and beyond for her clients! She traveled with us for our destination wedding in the Dominican Republic and perfectly captured our wed-cation! She had our photos back to us within two weeks, and even created a video compilation of our pictures and custom photo box and USB with all the images, which she delivered in person! She is a class act with one of a kind talent!"

-Leah Ehret

"I met Kelley through my best friend for her wedding so when I came time to find a photographer for my wedding I knew i would call Kelley ASAP. I am 7 months pregnant and made me look like a badass mama in all my wedding shots! She captured exactly what I wanted. Her attention to detail is amazing. She listened and she delivered! I HIGHLY recommend her!"

- Charlotte Blanchet


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