About

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I'm Kelsey Lefever. My husband and I live in Lafayette, Indiana, with our fur children: a fluffy orange cat, a Mastiff, a Malinois, and two Arabian horses.

I'm a storyteller, in all senses of the word. For as long as I can remember, I have loved moments, memories, and emotions, and that means I love capturing them in all different mediums. There's something about a great photograph (or story) that stirs up emotions in all of us, a kind of nostalgia for memories or even for experiences we haven't had yet.

I got my first "real" camera for Christmas when I was fifteen. I brought it with me everywhere, and when I began taking senior pictures, my photography business was born. It wasn’t until I got engaged that I developed a passion for photographing love - at every stage from engagement to wedding day and beyond. Now I've been photographing weddings for 5 years, and I still cry during vows.

I'm Kelsey Lefever. My husband and I live in Lafayette, Indiana, with our fur children: a fluffy orange cat, a Mastiff, and two Arabian horses.

I'm a storyteller, in all senses of the word. For as long as I can remember, I have loved moments, memories, and emotions, and that means I love capturing them in all different mediums. There's something about a great photograph (or story) that stirs up emotions in all of us, a kind of nostalgia for memories or even for experiences we haven't had yet.

I got my first "real" camera for Christmas when I was fifteen. I brought it with me everywhere, and when I began taking senior pictures, Shutter Up Studios was born. It wasn’t until I got engaged that I developed a passion for photographing love - at every stage from engagement to wedding day and beyond.

I'm Kelsey Lefever. My husband and I live in Lafayette, Indiana, with our fur children: a fluffy orange cat, a Mastiff, and two Arabian horses.

I'm a storyteller, in all senses of the word. For as long as I can remember, I have loved moments, memories, and emotions, and that means I love capturing them in all different mediums. There's something about a great photograph (or story) that stirs up emotions in all of us, a kind of nostalgia for memories or even for experiences we haven't had yet.

I got my first "real" camera for Christmas when I was fifteen. I brought it with me everywhere, and when I began taking senior pictures, Shutter Up Studios was born. It wasn’t until I got engaged that I developed a passion for photographing love - at every stage from engagement to wedding day and beyond.

I'm Kelsey Lefever. My husband and I live in Lafayette, Indiana, with our fur children: a fluffy orange cat, a Mastiff, and two Arabian horses.

I'm a storyteller, in all senses of the word. For as long as I can remember, I have loved moments, memories, and emotions, and that means I love capturing them in all different mediums. There's something about a great photograph (or story) that stirs up emotions in all of us, a kind of nostalgia for memories or even for experiences we haven't had yet.

I got my first "real" camera for Christmas when I was fifteen. I brought it with me everywhere, and when I began taking senior pictures, Shutter Up Studios was born. It wasn’t until I got engaged that I developed a passion for photographing love - at every stage from engagement to wedding day and beyond.

travel info

I love adventures. The more hiking, gravel roads, and unpredictability, the better! We've made it a huge part of our lives to explore new places together, and I have curated collections for couples whose wedding days are all about that!

I first fell in love with traveling when I studied abroad in Tanzania and Kenya, east Africa, in undergrad. I taught English in a rural secondary school, volunteered with a conservation group working to protect elephants in Tsavo National Park, and camped out on the Serengeti during a four-day safari. It was the most amazing experience of my life, so much so that I brought my fiancee (now husband) to Kenya with me again the next summer! I'm currently planning my fourth back trip to Africa and it holds a special place in my heart, but I also have an ever-expanding list of dream destinations.

If you have a destination wedding in mind or just want to do a wild shoot in an exciting place, I am your girl. In the past few years, I've spent time all around the United States, including in Hawaii, Colorado, Nevada, the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee, New York City, Route 66, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and abroad in Germany, Peru, Tanzania, and Kenya.

→ March: Nairobi, Kenya
→ May: Mount Rainier, Washington?
→ June: Yosemite and Montana
→ August: Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska
→ October: Estes Park, Colorado
→ and more TBD!

→ Banff National Park, Canada
→ New Zealand
→ Nepal
→ India
→ Thailand
→ Switzerland
→ Chamonix, France
→ Patagonia, Chile
→ and more

2020 travel:

Bucket list:

Special discounted collections are available for bucket list locations!

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them.

Elliott Erwitt