I know that wedding planning and sifting through all the options out there can make you feel self-conscious, burdened, exhausted.

I know that sometimes you just need someone who knows what they are doing to take over and make it happen. And I know how hard it is to be in front of the camera- how awkward the wrong photographer can make you feel. I'm here to make you forget you are even taking photos and instead have a natural, magical experience. So many of my couples say their favorite part of the day was the portrait session!

Wedding photos are some of the most important moments of your life- the people captured in the photos are the most special people to you. Life changes as the years go by- but the photos from the day stay with you forever.


I'm Kelsey, and I've been where you are right now.

hiking adventures

my dog, Xander

summers in Michigan

being a mama

My Personal Favorites

Year by Year

2011

In 2011 I shot my first wedding- Carlie & Marcus were married at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY! I was living in Manhattan when Kelsey Combe Photography was born!

first wedding!

2013

My couple Cara + James were featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty (a huge honor!) and this helped launch me to the top of the NYC wedding photographer scene.

2015

This was a whirlwind year- I shot 35 weddings, and all over the country, and although they all went off without a hitch, I vowed to never do quite that many in one year again.

2019

My first child is born- a little boy, and with the pandemic looming and changing world, my business is about to go through some huge changes too.

2021

We move to California, and I relaunch Kelsey Combe Photography in my home state. My daughter is born, and I shoot my first official weddings in the golden state.

- laura

"Kelsey Combe is truly amazing! From the moment we hired her, she was professional and fun to work with. She has an unbelievable talent for what she does, and after our engagement photos came back, we knew we had 100% made the right choice hiring her as our wedding photographer. She was responsive throughout the entire wedding planning process and was happy to answer any questions (and like most brides, I had a lot). She perfectly captured our day - it was like the photos came to life to tell our wedding day story. All of our friends and family were in awe. We could not have been happier with everything!

"Hiring Kelsey was the BEST decision!"

" From the moment we hired her, she was professional and fun to work with. She has an unbelievable talent for what she does, and after our engagement photos came back, we knew we had 100% made the right choice hiring her as our wedding photographer."

- KATIE

"Kelsey made everything so straightforward, and the day of the wedding, she was a godsend. Despite the 90+ degree heat, she kept everything on schedule to the minute. She took so much of the stress out of the day, keeping us all relaxed. I really can't recommend Kelsey enough!"

"The absolute best!"

- ali

 Kelsey was more than just our wedding photographer! She helped keep everything on schedule, keep our bridal party and family organized for pictures, and even clean my dress multiple times as it got dirty walking on the streets of NYC. As the bride, she made me feel so relaxed and stress free on the day of the wedding, any bride's dream! Also, Kelsey's pictures are AMAZING!! We were so happy when we got them back, she truly captured every single detail of our wedding day so it felt like we were reliving the day.

"We couldn't have been happier!!"

Kelsey made me feel so relaxed and stress free on my wedding day, any bride's dream! Also, Kelsey's pictures are AMAZING!! We were so happy when we got them back, she truly captured every single detail of our wedding day so it felt like we were reliving the day.

I want you to truly experience your wedding day rather than spending the majority of your time worrying about details and awkwardly posing for portraits. You can trust that I've got the details covered and that you'll actually have fun when it's time for portraits. That's my promise to you!

Right this way to actually enjoying taking photos on your wedding day...

Northern California wedding photography with a focus in Napa valley, Sonoma Valley, and the San Francisco bay area.