About Kelsi, the lady behind the lens. 

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I’m a fine art and photo-journalistic wedding photographer that documents fashionable, love-filled weddings and love stories on film in Missouri, Maui, Hawaii, and beyond.

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I specialize in providing high class photographic experiences for the steadfast Bride & Groom. 

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Meet Your Photographer

Born and raised on a large family farm in Mid-Missouri, I have grown to love the rolling hills, golden prairies, and indescribable sunsets of the Midwest.  It is where my husband and I will always call home.  I'm a faithful follower of Christ, a dreamer, and a bit of a long-winded story-teller.

I became a photographer after a budding dream and a little encouragement from my husband ignited a fiery passion deep in my soul.

I have been photographing weddings and engagements from the get-go, and with over 100 weddings under my belt, you can fully trust that I will document your wedding day with the utmost precision, from your grand celebration, to the jaw-dropping Bride and Groom portraits that will have your friends and family talking for years to come, all the way down to the finer details. 

I know what it takes to successfully manage a wedding day. When you partner with me as your wedding photographer, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy making memories with your loved ones, fully knowing that I’m capturing every moment and every feature that comprise your unique love story.


What I love

  • I'm a lover of McAlister's half-cut tea (with extra lemon, please) and antiquing.  I am very much an old soul and enjoy the simple ways of living. 

  • I believe in hard work during the day and lazy evenings full of thankfulness while cuddled up on the porch swing. 

  • I'm addicted to the 1950's. Really. I immensely admire Lucille Ball, and I am often scouting out the next vintage soda shoppes to visit. 

  • I love cool, quiet early mornings on the front porch with a hot cup of coffee or Twinings Irish breakfast tea in hand.  It's the best way to start the day! 

  • My husband and I love traveling ... it was a promise that we made to one another before we exchanged vows, that we would see the world as much as we could in this life.  We have traveled to Jamaica, Maui, Ireland, and Italy together, and we both agree that after several trips to Maui, the island is our home away from home. 

  • We are building our dream home this year on our 35 acre slice of Heaven.  We've been quite busy picking out house plans and browsing through Chip and Joanna Gaines' past projects for decor inspiration. Click here to follow along with our house building adventure!

  • I love meeting creative Brides and Grooms with weddings as unique as they are.  My favorite weddings are naturally lit, full of family heirlooms, and rich with loving friends and family and timeless memories made.

 My Mission

No two weddings are the same, and every couple has a one true love story that is just waiting to be told.  By use of words and portraits, my mission is to curate refined portraits that you’ve always envision and everyone will remember. 

I believe with all of my heart that your wedding portraits will be precious gems revealed to your daughter one day, and then her daughter; that will make her eyes wide and allow her to dream and hope and pray for a love story like yours.  Just like you, she will cherish your portraits, because they are real, because they are mesmerizing, because they create the first chapter of your life together as husband and wife.  Those memories will remain with you, forever a wonderful piece of history, throughout all of your walks of life.

It's not just a photograph.  This is your story.

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KKP Associate photographers

Meet Rachel and Kiley, the associate photographers here at Kelsi Kliethermes Photography. Booking with an associate allows you to still benefit from the KKP bridal experience and brand at a much smaller investment! Click here to see their portfolios and to learn more about them.


 Ready to book your wedding with the KKP team?