Tuesday afternoon, I was browsing my Pinterest boards, hoping I would be struck with inspiration for a great dinner, when a stumbled upon a font that I had pinned a few months ago. As soon as I saw it, I decided I wanted to revamp my logo, while keeping the main idea and style the same. Well, revamping my logo quickly turned into changing a few things on my blog, including a new about me page, and I eventually found myself reformatting the whole thing. When inspiration strikes, it’s pretty hard to ignore! I definitely hadn’t planned on making any changes to my logo, blog, or Facebook page any time soon, but now I kind of love that I did! I love that it looks more clean and updated without really changing my brand. One day, I will actually hire a professional graphic designer to do things for me the “legit” way, but until that day, I’ll keep making it up as I go! :)

Here’s the old blog, and I think my spontaneous changes are SUCH an improvement.

Be sure to check out my new “meet Kelsey” page and my updated Facebook page! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new look! :)

Happy Thursday!

  • May 30, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Erin Fetterhoff - Kelsey-
    I absolutely love the face lift! That font… MY FAVORITE!! Your blog is so quaint, I just love it!ReplyCancel

Before I begin sharing about our trip to Kansas City this weekend, I must make it clear that in the Crawford home, we cheer for the Atlanta Braves. However, when you live in Arkansas, your baseball viewing options are rather limited, and you have to take what you can get. Aaron’s favorite thing in the world (besides me) is baseball, specifically the Braves. He lived in Atlanta for two years before moving here, and let’s just say the transition has been a little rough for him. :) Kansas City is the closest city to us that has an MLB team, but of course the Braves are playing there when we’re in Florida for camp with our high school students. Aaron was in mourning over this for about three weeks. As devastating as this realization was, we decided that a non-Braves game was better than no game at all, so we drove up to KC on Friday to see the Royals play the Angels. It was a great start to our four day weekend… Why can’t we have those every week?

Oh, you know, just taking pictures at a gas station.

If I had a favorite gas station logo, it would be Sinclair’s. That dinosaur? Totally awesome.

I thought about cropping all the gas station-ness out of this picture, but I decided to keep it as is for the memory. One day, Aaron will tell our children the embarrassing stories of how I made him take pictures with me in the oddest places. Although, they will already know this about me because I will do the same thing to them. Poor future children. And present husband.

My handsome driver! :)

The only place that I wanted to visit while we were in Kansas City was Trader Joe’s! I’m sure that sounds a little lame, but I’ve heard it is the mecca of grocery stores and wanted to see for myself! Thanks to some great recommendations from y’all, I picked up quinoa & black bean chips, cowboy salsa, dark chocolate, chai latte concentrate, crunchy cookie butter, and brownie mix. There were out of a few things that I wanted to get, so I’m already planning my next trip. Also, I think it’s time someone starts a petition for Trader Joe’s to come to Fayetteville. This town is so hippy that it would just make sense.

I didn’t take any pictures inside because Aaron was giving me the “Are you seriously about to start taking pictures of lettuce and potatoes??” look, but I totally could have. In fact, I think TJ’s would be the most adorable setting for an engagement session. Any takers? :)

Back at our hotel, we obviously used our free time for some more pictures. Aaron was thrilled.


I am not so good at the spontaneous, “do something weird!!!” pictures. Apparently, I think of making myself a little shelter?! I wish I had an explanation…

Helloooo Kauffmnn Stadium!

Someone legendary who used to play for the Royals……

You can take the man out of Atlanta, but you can’t take the Braves out of the man.

Glorious light. All I was thinking was that I wanted to be shooting a session!

This was the point in the 7th inning that we ditched our seats in the outfield and moved a little closer to the field.

Um, this was amazing… Sheridan’s Chocolate Cookie Kiss Concrete. If you ever get the chance, try one!

We lucked out and happened to go on $1 hotdog night AND fireworks night! So fun!

Bye Kauffman!

The next morning, we headed back to Fayetteville, but not before stopping at Aaron’s all-time favorite. He was a little excited.

That heart-shaped donut? Brownie Batter. Oh my word. Jillian Michaels definitely would not have approved, but my belly did!

Some would say it’s a sin that I didn’t get my coffee at Dunkin’, but at least I’m consistent!

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!
Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been so excited about shooting Grant & Brittany’s wedding since meeting them at their engagement session in February. As Brittany told me about all the sweet, southern details they were going to be incorporating into their wedding, I started dreaming of what their wedding day would be like. Well, let me just say, it far exceeded my expectations! Grant & Brittany were married at the Linger Longer house (cutest name ever, right?!) in Clarendon, Arkansas, and I had such an amazing time capturing their day. After almost seven years together, these high school sweethearts are finally enjoying life together as husband and wife, and I could not be more excited for them! Enjoy my favorites from their day!

Brittany’s dress was so beautiful and perfectly her! If you missed her bridal session on Monday, check it out here.

I loved shooting in the Linger Longer house. It was so full of history and all things southern!

Yep. I died.

I just LOVE hydrangeas, and lucky for me, their wedding was full of them!

Brittany’s bouquet carried an arrowhead and plane in memory of both her & Grant’s fathers.

How incredible is this vintage jewelry? The earrings belonged to her grandmother, and the bracelet was Grant’s grandmother’s. :)

I somehow always luck out with the most beautiful brides, and I also luck out with the prettiest mother of the brides! Karen, you’re beautiful!

Y’all know I love a good monogram on a men’s button up. PERFECT for getting ready in!

Gosh, Brittany… You’re stunning!

I loved the salmon color that Brittany’s bridesmaids wore.


Meanwhile, Grant got ready… Of course, it didn’t take nearly as long for him. :)

Grant’s tie is hands-down my favorite tie I’ve ever shot! You really can’t go wrong with cotton!

So adorable!

Y’all are just beautiful!

Love this one!

I’m so thankful for Linger Longer’s amazing porch! It provided us with the perfect light for portraits at 2pm.


Oh my word. Brittany! Stop it! And Grant, you are SO sweet to her!


Another one of my favorites, for sure!

Final touches before the ceremony…

This is what a photographer’s dream looks like!

High school sweethearts, now husband and wife!!!!

Warning: Your heart is about to explode. Meet Wyatt, Grant & Brittany’s nephew and ring bearer.
He carried Grant’s father’s Bible and wedding ring down the aisle, which was such an amazing way to honor his memory.

I loved all the thoughtful details they incorporated into their reception…

Seriously? This arrangement? Incredible!!!

Grant LOVES milk & cookies (I mean, who doesn’t?!), and I love how they incorporated that into their day!

Thank y’all for giving me SO much time for portraits!

Another favorite!

And another! Don’t judge me… I’m just indecisive!

Y’all are the best. :)

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Ligon!

I’m trying to get into the habit of taking a picture with my couples on their wedding day. Please excuse the fact that I have almost no makeup on…
It was just a LITTLE hot on their wedding day, and I sweat like a linebacker in August. Yeah… Gross.
All that aside, I really do love these amazing people who have become friends!

Happy Thursday!

  • May 23, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Brittany Nash Ligon - Kelsey, the pictures are AMAZING!! So glad you were our photographer!ReplyCancel

  • May 23, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    Jamie Willard - Kelseyyyyyy!!! You are amazing!! Brittany your wedding was beautiful!!! Love everything and every picture!ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Erin Fetterhoff - Oh my word! This is pretty much the most perfect wedding I have ever seen! That being said, these pictures are GORGEOUS!!!! My heart is gushing over here!!ReplyCancel

  • November 24, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Gail gibbons jordan - Iam so glad to see you and my cousin have restored this home so beautifully it was my grandfathers home and aunt myrtle. I remember going there with my mother Betty she always loved it. Great job the wedding was beautiful!ReplyCancel