KKP Associate Photographers

Are you in love with the portraits, style, and branding that come along with Kelsi Kliethermes Photography, but paying $5,000+ for your wedding photography is out of your budget? You might find that working with one of our associate photographers is right for you.

By booking an associate package, you are hiring a professional whose photography style is extremely similar to mine, while all of your contractual agreements, editing, and product fulfillment services are completed with me. Booking with an associate allows you to still benefit from the KKP bridal experience and brand at a much smaller investment!

I can ensure that you will be in wonderful hands when hiring an associate photographer with Kelsi Kliethermes Photography. My team has been very carefully and thoughtfully chosen. After working alongside and being mentored by me, my team is specialized in documenting the special moments of your wedding day with a lot of passion and heart.

My team is sweet, kind, gracious, and hardworking, and I can promise that you are going to fall in love with them! Scroll on to learn more about our team, view their portfolio, and check their availability for your wedding!


Meet Rachel

KKP Associate Photographer

Rachel and I first met in 2016 when she hired me to photograph her wedding! 

I remember after our initial meeting how fun and kind she was. Her smile truly lit up the room.

At the time, I was looking for a photographer that could second shoot weddings with me on a regular basis, and I knew that Rachel would be a perfect fit! Fast forward to today, and Rachel has photographed numerous weddings alongside me. I thank God every day for Rachel, her gentle spirit, and her sweet soul!

Rachel is married to her sweetheart and best friend and they just welcomed an adorable son into their family! Her loves are natural light photography, Sunday brunch with her hubby Joe (with Eggs Benedict, please!), books and reading (especially the Harry Potter series), and Game of Thrones (L+R=J). She's a mama to five fur babies and 16 chickens (and I love naming them all when I come to visit!). Her dream is to one day publish one of her many novel works. I can guarantee you are going to love Rachel as much as I do!

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Meet Kiley

KKP Associate Photographer

I Met Kiley in 2019 when she attended my workshop for photographers!

I was truly blown away by not only Kiley’s photographic eye and attention to detail in her work, but her soft and kind spirit and the way that she could effortlessly make genuine connections with people (something that I value immensely in my associates). I knew right away that she would be a great fit for my associate wedding team and would be able to offer a wonderful photographic experience for my couples!

Kiley is currently studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing at the University of Missouri. She believes in the power of expresso and that a coffee date is always a good idea! You can almost always find Kiley rocking a scrunchie and working hard to achieve her dreams of traveling the world and breaking out of her comfort zone while doing it. She recently studied abroad in Italy. During her time in Europe, she visited three countries in one weekend!

Words from Kiley: “On your wedding day, I am not just picking up my camera and taking photos. I am documenting the most unsurpassed moments in your life. The most valuable and significant memories that will stick with you for years and years to come. I am so blessed to be a part of Kelsi’s team and your real-life love story.”

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Is a KKP Associate Photographer the perfect fit for your wedding?