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About This Blog

You've landed yourself on the blog of Kelsey Bigelow, a family and wedding photographer in Colorado. Hi. Welcome.

I specialize in capturing real, candid, honest moments for my clients whether that be on their wedding day or a day at home with their family. I like to say I'm a "Lifestory" photographer. Nothing against a field, but I love photographing real life so no posing and no saying cheese!

I hope you like what you see. I'd love to connect with you more.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Shannon & Eli | Boulder Baby Photographer

Shannon and her husband Jason own Creekside Tree Nursery in Boulder and they just had a baby 2 months ago! Shannon and I have been friends for a while and I wanted to make sure we got photos with Eli before he was out of that squishy newborn phase. Unfortunately, Jason wasn't able to join us because he's been insanely busy selling Christmas trees to the masses but Shannon and I got to hang out for a bit with Eli before we headed outside to the Christmas tree lot. I think you'll agree that Eli is so cute!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Marcil Family Story | Boulder Family Photographer

I absolutely adore this family! I've known them for so long and they were some of the first families I ever photographed. It's so much fun to hang out with the kids at their beautiful Boulder home and see how much they've grown. I think you'll agree with me- these kids are quite adorable!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Whitney & Sage Proposal Story | Boulder Proposal Photographer

I met Whitney while I was in school at UNC. I met her boyfriend Sage when we all worked on Help-Portrait together last year. Through some internet snooping, Sage found my phone number last week and gave me a call. The message went a little something like this:

"Hi Kelsey, this is Whitney's boyfriend Sage. I've been wanting to propose to Whitney for a while and I'm wondering if you could help me out..."

And that was all I heard. Because I had hung up the voicemail and quickly called him back. Whitney? Proposal? Oh I am all in! What do you need from me?

We stealthily set up a plan for yesterday afternoon that hinged on one very important scenario- Whitney would need to be my assistant for a shoot I had planned yesterday morning.

I have never encountered more resistance from someone before. She was really dragging her feet- not lunch, not gas money, not pleas of desperation could get her to agree. Until finally, at almost the last second she agreed.

We made our way up to the Stanley Hotel while Whitney excitedly told me about how her boyfriend Sage had flown in to her surprise her. Really Whitney?! What a surprise to me! Ha! It was so hard to keep a straight face and pretend like I had no idea what was happening.

On our way back down to from Estes Park, I told Whitney I had to make a quick stop somewhere. She went along with it, all the way up to the point where we'd turned down the driveway of the stables I was dropping her off at.

"Wait wait! What are we doing here?!" she kept asking me.

"UM I have to pick something up!" Slash drop you off so you can go on a magical carriage ride!

Her face when I dropped her off by the barn and she saw Sage in a horse drawn carriage- it was so great. I think she was so stunned- she just kept looking back and forth between me and him and shouting "YOU KNEW?! YOU KNEW TOO?!"

Oh Whitney. I knew so much. You had no idea.

After dropping Whitney off, I quickly moved my car behind a fence and jumped out to hide behind a tree, the designated proposal spot. I couldn't hear or see what was going on and my feet were quickly falling asleep.

Finally! I heard the bells from the horses and I poked my head out. I hid in the grass in front of them while I watched Sage's proposal. I'm not sure how Whitney didn't see me- I'm about as stealthy as an elephant and the grass did nothing to hide my bright purple coat.

I heard her scream "YES YES YES!" and poked my head out to take some photos of the two of them. It was such a beautiful moment to be a part of and I'm so thankful to Sage for letting me be involved.

Congratulations again Whitney and Sage!!!!!! I'm so happy for both of you!

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And of course one with Dennis Kuehl from Mountain View Belgians, who drove the carriage!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Solomon Family - Stapleton Family Photographer

This family is absolutely adorable and a complete blast to photograph! Their two girls are so cute and so much fun!
Last Saturday was unseasonably warm for Colorado but also super windy! We tried to play outside as much as possible but it's a little bit difficult when leaves keep whipping you in the face! Instead, we hung out a lot inside where this family shared just a bit of their story with me.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Sarah & Scott | CU Engagment Photos

Sarah and Scott- where do I even begin? I guess I should say I am so excited for your wedding next year! We laugh so much whenever we're together; I know it will be so fun. I had a blast with you and Kayden for your engagement photos! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Sarah is the mommy of the adorable Kayden. We all climbed into her fiance Scott's giant yellow truck one Sunday and rumbled down into Boulder to photograph their engagement session on the CU Campus! I was excited to photograph at CU because the entire campus seems to have all sorts of surprises every time I visit. I've photographed a couple of weddings there with other photographers and it seems every time I go, something different catches my eye. We had a lot of fun running around after Kayden and avoiding students as we shot.

Hope you enjoy!

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Oh yeah- Kayden was there too but we didn't see too much of him because he was too busy showing babysitter/maid of honor Jenny how fast he could run.

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