I'm Kelsey. I work full-time multidisciplinary freelancing in photography, wedding videography, & branding design. Sounds like a lot to specialize in, but keeping my projects and work fresh is something I heavily value. I grew up in the heart of Japan until I was 18 and moved to Indiana for higher education. I married my stud of a husband in 2012 and we started a fair trade and social justice company called Bound For Freedom in St. Joseph, Michigan. He's really great at running the business and we're looking to expand on some exciting new dreams. If you book a wedding with me, he just might be there snap some of you too.

I am drawn to romantic, wistful, minimalistic and authentic storytelling. Whether it is through photo or video, my goal is to capture the heart. I value being a non-obtrusive photographer, I will do everything in my being to get the BEST shots of the day, but I WILL let you enjoy your guests and dance the night away. 

A couple tidbits about myself ... flea markets are a weakness of mine, anything authentic and original inspires me, when I first moved to the States in 2008, it took me a year to understand the extent of sarcasm, I dedicated basically two decades of my life to the art and game of volleyball and I am absolutely in love with the man Jesus, He is everything. 

I am officially based in Southwest Michigan now, but I've traveled to NSW, Australia, the US Virgin Islands, Hawaii and all over Japan and the United States for creative work and weddings as well as several European and Southeast Asian countries for education and missional work, so no place is too far! 

Things I hold dear every day: Breathing in optimism. Exploring the unknown. Pursuing what brings life. And allowing my heart to be provoked by beauty every day.

If you see that we're a good fit, maybe we should chat! 

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