Hi, I'm Kelsey!

I am a portrait photographer from Santa Monica, CA now based in San Diego! Photography started out as a way of capturing moments with friends and trying out creative concepts. Over time of bringing my camera around, I turned a hobby into a career!

I am based in San Diego, CA and I'm available for portraits of all kinds. This includes natural light branding/head shots, seasonal graduation + family sessions, events, and more!

Looking for wedding photo + video coverage? Head over to my company Tangerine Weddings! I am the co-founder and lead photographer over there.

Photo credit:

Adrianna Zathan (left)

Joy Portinga (right)

Woman with red hair and glasses wearing a jumping with foxes, holding a camera, and standing in front of flowers while smiling..
A woman spinning, facing backward with her hair flowing in the wind wearing a black jumpsuit with trees in the background.

More About Me

My idea of a good time

If you invite me to a local happy hour, a chill board game night, dinner party, concert, or to hike/explore nature spots around San Diego, I'm there!

Where am I traveling to next?

Whenever possible, I like to have a vacation planned and bring my camera with me! Whether it's camping, going to visit a friend in another state, or aperitivo in Italy, I'm always looking forward to the next adventure.

Home is my happy place

When I'm not out on a shoot, I usually edit from home so I make my space cozy and comfortable. I also have my dog and furry assistant Alvin who sits next to me while I work. When I'm done for the day, you can find me watching a show or movie downstairs or enjoying the sun on the patio!

Fun fact: I'm actually on an episode of House Hunters! As a big fan of the show, this is a full circle moment