Phoenix wedding photographer and educator




welcome, photo-friends!

I know it can get a little lonely running your own business, but you don't have to do it all by yourself. I'm on a mission to help photographers find small changes that mean BIG progress in your business & life.

glad you're here

tips for photographers

turn the most stressful light into photos you love.

free class for photographers

Ready to ditch the fear in shooting? Get equipped to handle harsh & low light, take photos you love every time, and walk into your next shoot with confidence & freedom!

teach me kelsie!


Years in business


Wedding days


Cups of coffee


kiddos born

Hey! I'm Kelsie Pinkerton,  OG wedding photographer, wife, mama of 3, and coffee-toting, system-loving, truth-telling friend who’ll bust a move with you any. time.  I’m a recovering perfectionist whose been working to build a business that's right for me, and helping other photographers do the same is really my favorite.

I know you can do more than you think you can.  But if you're anything like me, you need help to get out of your head and take your work and business to the next level. You just want someone to tell you what works.

you're in the right place

more about me

Cameras: 2 Sony A7IIIs with battery grips, and Canon 5d mkIII backup

Inside my camera bag



take a peek:





Misc: 12 clear umbrellas, Rocket Blaster, wedding day emergency kit






My favorite camera bag EVER...and I've had a lot


"To build something that lasts you've gotta have some serious stick-to-it-tiveness"

— ME, all the time


HoneyBook gives me hours of my life back and ensures that I'm providing the best service possible to my wedding photography clients.

Tonic Site Shop

Hands down the smartest and most beautiful website templates for photographers & creatives.  It feels SO good to love your corner of the internet!


A powerful photo culling tool that uses smart tech to help you hone in on your best images.  Narrative shaved 45 min. off my already speedy cull-time!


A keyboard-like tool that allows you to perform fast, precise edits in Lightroom and Photoshop at the touch of a button or dial.


A scheduling and batch processing tool for Pinterest - Tailwind has allowed me to make Pinterest the the number one driver of traffic to my website!


Flodesk helps you make emails that your customers actually want to open. All the function and form you need to stay connected with your people.

honeybook →
Loupedeck →
Narrative →
tonic Templates →
Flodesk →
Tailwind →

TOOLS of the Trade

Highly Recommended


When you're in the business of preserving memories, backup, backup, and backup again.  Backblaze makes it super easy to keep your work safe in the cloud.

backblaze →

Quick Disclosure: Some of these links happen to be affiliate links which means when you click to purchase something on this page, it won’t cost you more, but I may receive a commission for sharing it with you. Which is great, because I was going to share it with you anyway!


By far the most beautiful & functional online photo gallery tool out there, Pic-time has as much sales power as it does good looks - use code NJRL4B.

pic-time →


hours editing


Passing photography fads


Google searches


Times I've thanked God for this business

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