Stremel Photography: Blog http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Stremel Photography kelsey@stremelphotography.com (Stremel Photography) Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:46:00 GMT Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:46:00 GMT http://client.stremelphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u114530326-o564393842-50.jpg Stremel Photography: Blog http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog 104 120 Riley- Hays Kansas Senior Pictures http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2012/3/riley--hays-kansas-senior-pictures This is part I of a II part senior blog post. Last fall I had the great privilege of taking Riley's and her best friend Madeline's senior pictures. We started in town and then headed out to our family farm to finish up with some of our exclusive photo backdrops! I love watching how a teen opens up during a photo session. Riley was openly nervous about her session and I can relate to that (I'm definitely prefer to stay behind the camera)! Within a short while though were able to share some laughs and have some fun creating the perfect senior picture. I think by the end of the evening though we captured sever beautiful moments that show off the beautiful, fun and amazing person Riley is. I hope you enjoy this peek at her session and check back for more pictures from our evening with Madeline as well!

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Amanda & Jace | Hays Kansas Wedding Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2012/2/Amanda---Jace---Hays-Kansas-Wedding-Photographer I was blessed to photograph Amanda & Jace’s wedding last summer, and I’m excited to finally be able to blog this beautiful event and share it with you.

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Credits: Hair and Makeup- Hairware & Co. 

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Amanda & Jace | Hays Kansas Wedding Photographer

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In Memory | Hays Kansas Family Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/10/In-Memory---Hays-Kansas-Family-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything –all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure –these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. there is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs.

I know this is not quite directly related to family photography, but the world lost a visionary genius this week as Steve Jobs passed away from cancer. There’s no question Steve Job’s changed our modern world and I felt his passing deserved mention on the blog today. Here’s a link to a CNN article that reflects on “10 ways Steve Jobs Changed the World“.

Thank you for following my posts. I’ve been very busy and more posts will be following today.

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here In Memory | Hays Kansas Family Photographer

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Family Fun | Hays Kansas Family Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/10/Family-Fun---Hays-Kansas-Family-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I’m catching up on editing, burning disc’s, ordering prints, canvases and I had to take a break in order to share this picture from a recent session. It makes me smile.

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I hope you are having a great Tuesday afternoon and you find some little thing to smile and laugh about today!

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Family Fun | Hays Kansas Family Photographer

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Molly | Kansas Senior Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/8/Molly---Kansas-Senior-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

 

I love senior pictures and I loved having the chance to work with Molly on her senior photoshoot! We had a blast a Lake Wilson creating some one-of-a-kind senior pictures. Molly’s prom gown was amazing (as you can see). We also had some fun wandering around the lake creating some relaxed, fun pictures that really show of Molly’s confident, fun and laid back personality. It was a gorgeous morning and such a treat to go to Lake Wilson for a senior session!

 

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Molly | Kansas Senior Photographer

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Big News! | Hays Kansas Family Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Big-News----Hays-Kansas-Family-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Some of you may have heard already, we are expecting a new baby approximately January 20, 2012! Words can’t explain how excited we are to welcome another baby Stremel to the world and we are so blessed. I’m 15 weeks along and everything is going great!

Family and God are the two most important things in my life and so this wonderful new addition to our family is going to bring about a lot of change. (As all children do.)  I know these changes for our family and Stremel Photography will be for the best. First, I will be taking a pregnancy and maternity leave. I will be accepting limited bookings during the month of November so that I can have everyone’s orders completed by mid December and will begin accepting new portrait clients in April, 2012. During my maternity leave, I will be available to help and work with my current and returning clients on a case-by-case basis. I’ll post this information on my blog again as these dates get closer.

Over the last 12 months I have had the honor and privilege of photographing many beautiful weddings. Now I love shooting weddings. I love everything about wedding photography, but for the 2012 season forward I will be strictly limiting the number of wedding bookings I can accept.  Wedding photography takes an extraordinary amount of time, well more than the 9-14 hours of work done on the day of the wedding.  I feel it is necessary to limit how many wedding bookings I accept.  That way I will be able to dedicate my attention 100% to giving every one of my clients the most photography possible, and still be able to put my family first and be the best wife and mother I can.

With this change, I will also be focusing more on family portrait photography. Fewer wedding clients will mean much more time and opportunity to photograph babies, children, beautiful mothers-to-be, families, couples, seniors, pets and friends. I’ve had to the opportunity to work with some amazing clients and families over the last year and a half and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Thank you to everyone who follows my blog, and all my the fabulous seniors, families and couples I have had the privilege of working with. I’m excited to share this news with you and I’m looking forward to introducing you to the new Mr. or Miss Stremel in a few months!

 

 

 

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Big News! | Hays Kansas Family Photographer

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Daniel, Dale, Avery & Riley | Victoria Kansas Family Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Daniel--Dale--Avery---Riley---Victoria-Kansas-Family-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been more than 9 months since my last session with handsome little Riley! I love this awesome little family and I have a few pictures from their June family session to share with you today. We held this awesome little session right in their back yard and it was fantastic! The kids were comfortable and relaxed and we were able to keep water and drinks on hand to beat the heat. I hope you enjoy this peak at Daniel & Dale’s family session. I sure had a wonderful time shooting it!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Daniel, Dale, Avery & Riley | Victoria Kansas Family Photographer

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Karla & Minnie’s Engagement | Hays Kansas Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Karla---Minnie-s-Engagement---Hays-Kansas-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I’ve had the chance to work with some of Karla’s wonderful family before, and I was pretty excited when she contacted me to take a few engagement pictures for her and Minnie. Congratulations to you both! I’m excited for you and wish you the best for your new life together!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Karla & Minnie’s Engagement | Hays Kansas Photographer

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The O Family | Hays Kansas Family Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/The-O-Family---Hays-Kansas-Family-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I don’t think you can tell that it was a warm, dusty busy day at the Stremel farm in these pictures. Heather and her family joined me for a quick mini session and I am happy to finally blog a little peek of their session! Little Miss O had the most adorable outfits and she cooperated for a fun and beautiful little session! It was wonderful to work with your family!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here The O Family | Hays Kansas Family Photographer

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The “S” Kids | Hays Kansas Family Photograher http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/The--S--Kids---Hays-Kansas-Family-Photograher Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I have to say, I’ve never worked with two youngsters who were this cooperative and excited to have their pictures taken. My kids see the camera and instantly head for the far side of the yard, or sandbox, or just flat refuse to have their picture taken lately. The “S” kids though, were excited to have new pictures together! Especially since we were able to run around the park, climb on the monkey bars, smell some beautiful flowers and practicing our batting swings. I had a completely delightful time  working with these two cuties! Check out how fun and gorgeous these two are!

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I’d also like to remind you that fall is fast approaching and if you are thinking about booking a family session now is the time to call or email and schedule your session.

 

 

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here The “S” Kids | Hays Kansas Family Photograher

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Jessica & Jack | Hays Kansas Wedding Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Jessica---Jack---Hays-Kansas-Wedding-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Jessica and Jack are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with. I love watching how couples fit together. Are they silly and goofy, confident and strong or thoughtful and romantic? Jessica & Jack are simply sweet and fit together so very well. I love how obviously in love they are. We had a great time shooting their engagement session around the gorgeous Fort Hays State University Campus. A beautiful setting for a very beautiful couple! I can’t wait for their November wedding!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Jessica & Jack | Hays Kansas Wedding Photographer

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Molly | Wilson Kansas Senior Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Molly---Wilson-Kansas-Senior-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I have to share just one photo from Molly’s amazing senior session at Wilson Lake. I giggled out loud with joy when Molly emailed me and told me she wanted to bring her prom dress for part of her session. A beautiful, sassy and fabulous young woman, in a gorgeous gown at the beautiful Wilson Lake! Yes! I was excited for our session and I’m eager to show you more pictures from it. I only have time to share just one today. Thank you Molly for an awesome session!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Molly | Wilson Kansas Senior Photographer

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Josselyn, Parker & Baby E | Hays Kansas Maternity Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Josselyn--Parker---Baby-E---Hays-Kansas-Maternity-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Hands down the most rewarding thing about being a photographer is getting to watch a friend and client’s family grow and change. I met Josselyn and Parker first for their engagement session, then photographed their wedding. I also had the chance to work with them to create an awesome family session downtown and design custom Christmas cards for their family. A few weeks ago, we went out to document the next stage in their life together. Josselyn & Parker are two of the most fun, caring and wonderful couples I have ever met. Truly beautiful inside and out. (I’m pretty jealous of how adorable Josselyn is with her beautiful baby bump.) I can’t wait for their beautiful Baby E to arrive! Here’s a few images from their maternity session a few weeks ago.
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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Josselyn, Parker & Baby E | Hays Kansas Maternity Photographer

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MacKenzie | Hays Kansas Senior Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/MacKenzie---Hays-Kansas-Senior-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I love senior pictures. There’s something special, unique and bold about ever senior photo session. I love working with each senior to create a unique set of pictures that helps tell their story. After all, senior year is such a huge milestone. The end of one chapter in a young persons life and the beginning of an exciting new chapter. I have no doubt that MacKenzie is going to have an incredible senior year. Here’s a few pictures from her recent mini session. I think you can see how strong, independent and ready MacKenzie is for the next chapter in her life. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for her full session later this year!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here MacKenzie | Hays Kansas Senior Photographer

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Rhian – Hays Kansas Senior Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Rhian---Hays-Kansas-Senior-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

You may recognize the extraordinarily beautiful TMP-Marion High School Senior on the blog today. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Rhian last year for a fun and fabulous family session in downtown Hays. Plus I photographed her sister Josselyn’s gorgeous October wedding.  (I have to mention that Rhian’s sister Josselyn, a talented stylist from Hairware &  Co., is responsible for Rhian’s outstanding hair and makeup during this session.) It’s a little bit of an understatement that I’ve become pretty attached to Rhian and her family.  I was so excited when I had the chance to get started on Rhian’s senior pictures and I’m thrilled to share them with you today! Rhian is a beautiful, sweet and strong young woman and this is just a tiny peek at what we have in store for her full senior session later this year!fashion inspired senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait High Key senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait fashion inspired senior portrait

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Rhian – Hays Kansas Senior Photographer

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Allison | Hays High Senior http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Allison---Hays-High-Senior Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I’m very excited to share with you the first senior session from the class of 2012 today!  I think you can see how much fun Allison and I had working on her senior pictures. Allison is an absolutely amazing young woman and I can’t wait to hear about her awesome senior year at Hays High.
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I am currently booking senior sessions for the class of 2012 and now is the time to schedule your summer/fall or winter session. If you are interested in learning more about a senior photoshoot of your own please contact me at kelsey@stremelphotography.com or 785.259.1733. I’d love to hear about what you have in mind.

 

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Allison | Hays High Senior

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Congratulations Kaycie | Nex-tech Wireless Cutest Kid http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/7/Congratulations-Kaycie---Nex-tech-Wireless-Cutest-Kid Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Congratulations Kaycie! Kaycie was voted the Nex-Tech Wireless Cutest Kid for her age category 0-1 year. I completely agree, she’s adorable! Thank you to everyone who went out and voted in the contest this year, all the adorable participants and a especially Nex-Tech Wireless for sponsoring this awesome event.picture of a happy baby girl

Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Congratulations Kaycie | Nex-tech Wireless Cutest Kid

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Heather & Tyler | Hays Kansas Engagement Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/6/Heather---Tyler---Hays-Kansas-Engagement-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

Heather & Tyler are oh so sweet together! They absolutely amazing, genuine people and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be photographing their wedding this fall!  We met for an absolutely gorgeous early morning session and it was worth it! Sunrise in Ellis County is amazing! Just like these two together. You can see how much they care about each other. Thank you Heather & Tyler for a beautiful, fun and sweet session! 

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Heather & Tyler | Hays Kansas Engagement Photographer

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Family Pictures | Hays Kansas Family Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/6/Family-Pictures---Hays-Kansas-Family-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I have to admit,  I’ve fallen behind on my blogging lately. With wedding season in full swing, family portraits and the calendar for senior pictures filling up fast, I haven’t had the time to blog as regularly as I would like.  I have though, been having a wonderful time with some of the most amazing clients! Including the wonderful family that I am featuring today! It had been 6 years since Tiffany (Aunt Tiffany) and her family had taken family pictures together. I’m so glad they called me for their session! We had a blast, rolled in the grass, looked for deer in the trees (the boys were already dreaming of hunting), and had an all around great time! Here’s just a few pictures from our session!

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Family Pictures | Hays Kansas Family Photographer

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Karissa & Corey | Russell Kansas Wedding Photographer http://client.stremelphotography.com/blog/2011/6/Karissa---Corey---Russell-Kansas-Wedding-Photographer Kelsey Stremel offers fresh, modern fine art photography including wedding and event coverage, lifestyle family portraits, senior portraits, maternity, newborn, commercial and landscape photography. Stremel Photography - Hays Kansas premier wedding and portrait photographer Kelsey Stremel offers modern fresh wedding day coverage, family photography, senior portraits, baby and maternity photography and commercial photography; serving Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Russell, LaCrosse, Plainville, Great Bend, Dodge City, Stockton and Western Kansas.

I’m happy to share with you the beginning of a beautiful love story today. I know, it might sound a little cliche, but Karissa & Corey’s wedding was beautiful. Just like a love story. They’ve been together, for the most part, since grade school. You can tell when they are together that they are completely comfortable and are truly a perfect pair. I’ve never seen a couple more in tune with each other. I’m honored that I was able to photograph your wedding day and so happy for you both.  Congratulations Karissa & Corey!

A few notes about important details in the wedding: Karissa bedazzled her awesome shoes herself! They looked amazing. Also, the very clever and fun maid of honor (Nichole, Karissa’s sister) snuck the wedding rings away from the best man before the ceremony. The best man unknowingly handed Corey a lovely box of rocks when asked for the rings. After a few giggles Nichole handed over the rings.

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Kelsey Stremel is a modern fine art Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Hays Kansas. She is quickly becoming one of the premier photographers in western kansas. You can read the original blog post here Karissa & Corey | Russell Kansas Wedding Photographer

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