Oh, how I have been DYING to share these pictures. I love bridal sessions, but I HATE having to wait to post the pictures until after the wedding… It’s just torture! Brittany & Grant finally tied the knot this weekend, so now I’m able to share this gorgeous session with you! I have just loved getting to know Brittany over the past four months, through her engagement & bridal sessions and wedding! She was truly the epitome of a southern bride… Classy, elegant, full of inner & outer beauty, and so fun! She & Grant’s wedding was in southeast Arkansas, but we were able to shoot her bridal session at Pratt Place Inn & Barn here in Fayetteville. If you’re a bride looking for the perfect Arkansas venue, check out Pratt Place! It’s beauty can’t be beat, and the staff is just wonderful and so amazing to work with! It was the perfect complement to Brittany’s style, and I just love how her portraits turned out. Check out my favorites, and be sure to come back on Thursday to see their wedding photos!

You really can’t go wrong with a lace-edged veil and a pair of Seychelles… Dreamy. :)

Know what else you can’t go wrong with? Buttons. Lots of buttons!

Brittany, you are SO stunning!

This is a favorite!

Brittany displayed this portrait at their reception… So gorgeous!

Happy Monday!

  • May 20, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Stephanie - Love these – her dress is so classy and beautiful! And I agree, bridal portraits are so fun, but it’s torture waiting to post them!ReplyCancel

There are few things better than being able to travel back home to Florida to not only see my family and friends but also shoot a wedding! What’s even better is being able to shoot a wedding for a bride I’ve known for over 16 years! Alyssa is my best friend’s older sister, and I have so many memories of Alyssa from spending A LOT of time with the Howalds over the years… Playing our favorite computer game – Girl Talk, getting the latest gossip on our beloved N’SYNC, and feeling like a super cool freshman sitting with Alyssa and her friends (seniors) at lunch. Knowing Alyssa and her amazing family so well made shooting this wedding SO much fun!

Josh and Alyssa met through my home church a few years ago, and I am so thankful that they chose me to be their wedding photographer because OH MY GOSH, they are SO beautifully adorable together! Their wedding day was so perfect, even with hurricane strength winds and rain! Surrounded by only their closest friends and family, Josh and Alyssa exchanged vows and made a covenant to each other and God in front of beautiful Lake Hampton. My favorite part of their wedding day was seeing how enthralled they were with each other, despite the rain, changes of plans, and everything going on around them. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Koerner! I hope y’all are having the time of your lives in St. Lucia! :) Enjoy my favorites (there’s a lot of them) from the day!

Yep. I died over these heels. Alyssa, you have great taste. :)

You can’t ever go wrong with a Watters gown. I was so swoon over the gorgeous lace, low back, and layers! It was so perfect for Alyssa.

Love this family. :)

Seriously… Those layers??? I die.

I love Daddy-Daughter first looks… Even if they’re not really planned. :)

Such a gorgeous bouquet!

How gorgeous is she?!

This necklace was made from Alyssa’s late-grandmother’s wedding ring and was such a treasure for her to be able to wear on her wedding day.

Sisters! :)

I seriously couldn’t get enough of all the colors Alyssa chose!

The Howald Women. :)

Meanwhile, Josh got ready… (Thanks to my awesome second shooter, Stephanie, for these next few images!)

So sweet! :)

Making some final touches before the ceremony…

You KNOW I loved the sweet flower girls’ dresses! Coral AND lace? Yes, please!

Seeing the groom’s face when he sees his bride for the first time will never get old.

Married!!!

This picture is exactly what I was talking about when I said they were so enthralled with each other, no matter all the people around them.

I was so thankful that the rain held off for their ceremony, after delaying it about 20 minutes. However, it started raining again as SOON as our time for portraits started, but Josh and Alyssa just went with it. After shooting all of their portraits in the rain, I almost wish that it had rained on OUR wedding day! Is that so crazy? Maybe, but I just love, love, love how these pictures turned out. And you’ll see from the following pictures that it was as if Josh and Alyssa didn’t even notice. :)

This is a favorite, for sure.

LOVE.

This oak tree was so gorgeous, and I loved shooting under it!

I mean, really… Y’all just need to stop being so gorgeous.

Favorite.

I lied. This is my favorite.

Okay, maybe these two as well. :)

This was my first time really using my new Canon 600ex-rt’s, and I LOVE them!

Such a beautiful first dance!

Yeah, they’re just a little bit fun. :)

The sun came out for about 2 minutes before it set that day, so I had to grab a silhouette shot. :)

To end their beautiful day, Josh, Alyssa, and their guests released sky lanterns. Yes, I DID feel like I was right in the middle of a fairytale!

Seriously, so amazing!

Again, congratulations Josh and Alyssa! I could not be more excited for y’all to experience the gift that is marriage!

Happy Thursday! :)

  • May 16, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    Stephanie - omgosh Kels… you seriously are the best photographer ever! She looks sooo beautiful and I can’t wait for her to see these cause I just know she will die! I love them so much thanks so so so much for making my sister’s day awesome with these pictures!

    Gosh I love you!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 8:32 am

    Bryn - Thank you, Kelsey!!! You’re the best! Thanks for braving the storm to get these amazing pictures. We love them!!! :DReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    Allison - These are BEAUTIFUL! Never would’ve guessed rain could be such a good thing on a wedding day. Can’t wait to renew our vows. ;) Glad I got to see you while you were here too!ReplyCancel

It’s so crazy how quickly technology evolves year after year… Every time I go to Starbucks, I pay with an app on my phone that also tracks all my purchases and gives me rewards. I can take a picture of a check to deposit it in my bank account. Last week, I FaceTimed with a friend while I was grocery shopping in Walmart. That was probably a little obnoxious for those around… Sorry! The fact is that you can’t ignore the ever-changing technology of our world, and today, I’ll be sharing how a new technology is affecting Kelsey Tice Photography… In a VERY good way. :)

In the past, the only ways of sharing images with my clients have been by CD, flash-drive, or Dropbox. There’s not necessarily anything wrong with these methods, but now I am usingΒ PASS, which is much more efficient and totally accident-proof. Not only will my clients have the option of instantly downloading the images they purchased AS SOON as they’re ready, but they won’t have to rely on CDs or flash-drives, which can easily break, get scratched, or end up lost in their junk closet. Cause let’s be honest… Everyone has a junk closet.

So what exactly is PASS, besides amazing, efficient, and a life-saver? PASS is an online sharing tool that allows photographers to upload entire events, whether that be a wedding, engagement, or bridal session, to share with their clients. Not only does this give instant access to download the high-resolution files straight to your computer, iPad, or iPhone, but it also allows you to share directly to Facebook, Pinterest, or through an email. I absolutely LOVE this because after our wedding last March, the first thing I wanted to do was share our photos with the whole world!

Here’s a little peek of what PASS looks like and how it works!

I hope all of my future clients will love PASS as much as I do!
And if anyone is interested, I have about 75 blank DVDs available for purchase. ;)

Happy Wednesday!

  • May 15, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Janine A. Enold - How much are you asking for the DVD’s? I still am still using DVD’s at the moment!ReplyCancel