ABOUT

KELSIE SCULLY

I am a Brighton photographer living on the outskirts of the city in East Sussex, but I  grew up in Midwest, suburban America. I moved to England in 2014, and let’s just say the story of how I got from there to here began when I worked at summer camp and met a handsome Brit. The rest of the story can be chalked up to the fact that life moves in mysterious ways—and that love is a truly powerful force in directing our destinies.

I have been smitten with the art of picture taking since age 16 when I shameless started mulling over every aspect of photography like a love sick puppy. Within a  year, I was a bona fide sidekick to a prominent wedding photographer.  Though I was just a kid with a camera, I couldn’t be more  thankful for this time because it laid a solid foundation for me to be the photographer I am today.

Philosophy

HAPPINESS ABOUNDS

My goal as your photographer is to ensure you have belly-aches from laughing so much throughout your entire experience with me. I empower you to be yourself around me so that you get the photos you truly deserve. I devote myself completely to my work to ensure that every photograph I deliver is a timeless reflection of your best memories.
LICENCE TO SHOOT

SUSSEX AND BEYOND

I live just on the outskirts of Brighton, but I go much further afoot when possible. I yearn for opportunities to hit the roads and take to the sky for destinations near and far.

Thanks to my little blue passport and UK visa, I am able to create beautiful photographs for clients in so many beautiful locations around the world.

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS

I’VE GOT ANSWERS

I’ve compiled this list of questions to help put your mind at ease and help you through the process. Give me a call or send me a message, and I will be more than happy to chat about any questions you have in more detail.
What kind of photography do you specialise in?
My first love was weddings and couples, but I like to mix it up and love the idea of working with the same people again and again. So I do more than just wedding photography and engagement photography. Mostly, I spend my time between weddings doing newborn photography, portrait photography, family photography, and branding. You can see my commercial website here.
How would you describe your style?
I like blend together the best traditional styles of photography—photojournalism and fine art portraiture—to create images that are timeless yet modern. My primary focus is capturing your essence—the real you in your element—immersed in life, full of energy and genuine emotion. Storytelling is also vital to my approach to photography so as to provide an editorial and natural look that is reflective of your personality and style. Add a touch of fine art portraiture, and you have jaw-dropping images that are so beautifully timeless. For each photograph is handled like a piece of art, with the elements of photography carefully considered. To learn more about me and my style check out my philosophy and the about me section.
How do I hire you and book your services?
First things first, we have to figure out if I am available for your chosen date. So get in contact with me as soon as you can. For non-weddings and events, I typically help you choose an appropriate date and time to ensure optimal, natural light.

To book my services, you will need to review my contract and pay a non-refundable retainer. For portrait sessions, the retainer is the sitting fee. For weddings, the retainer fee is applied to the collection of your choice and is used to secure your date. Your remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the date of your wedding.

Where do your reside and do you travel?
I’m a Brighton-based photographer and the majority of my clients hire me for work across Sussex. Traveling to further destinations is, and will always be, a resounding yes for me. I have the travel bug and I want to go anywhere and everywhere. I am more than happy to pack my bags and head north or grab my passport for an international destination. I have US citizenship and a UK visa, so I’m able to work and travel around much of the world.
Do I have to have pre-wedding or engagement photos taken if I book a wedding with you?
​No, but you definitely should. This is a service I offer to help me get to know my clients better and for my clients to feel more comfortable having their photos taken. Pre-wedding and engagement sessions are an opportunity to enhance your experience with me on the big day. Your wedding day can only be done once, and I believe I owe it you to do everything in my power to ensure that I get it done right. Don’t worry if a pre-wedding shoot is not possible, there are plenty of other opportunities to get to know me.
Do you offer photo albums and prints?
Yes. And for weddings, I think an album is absolutely essential as this will be your very first family heirloom that will be cherished by your loved ones for generations to come. I design my albums to be modern, yet classic and timeless– just like my photos.
How long until I receive my photographs?
I usually post a little preview via social media within 72 hours. For weddings and events, you will receive the rest of your photographs within 4-8 weeks depending on the time of year. For sessions, you will get your photographs within 2-4 weeks. Some clients may get their photos sooner as I do make every effort to get your photos to you as soon as possible. However, I do so at the discretion of keeping my artistic integrity intact. I put a lot of heart into my work, and therefore, I do not rush through this editing and processing stage.
How will I get my images?
I create a beautiful online gallery of all your edited images so that you are able to easily share with your friends and family. You can pay yearly to keep your images hosted in the gallery for safe keeping. USBs are also available for an additional cost. I want you to feel assured that all your photographs can be backed up in safe place of your choosing.

I provide online downloading as my primary method of getting you your digitals because you get the pictures the second I am finished editing, and–this is the big bonus– you don’t have to worry about technology becoming obsolete in a few years. Already computers are being produced without CD players. Remember the floppy disk? I rest my case.

Can I print my photographs from the digital copies I downloaded?
The short answer: yes. That said, you do need to research which print company you use as colour tones can really vary and many prints can fade over time. I strongly suggest using a professional lab I have partnered with. It is really simple and you are going to get quality results. These photographs will become family heirlooms cherished by your family for generations to come. Keep this in mind when you are looking to print.
Do you use second shooters for weddings and events?
I have an associate that often assists me at events where more than one photographer is requested. She nails it on the details, and our photographs seamlessly complement one another. She is a true gem and has an innate talent for natural, light photography.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, bank transfers and credit/debit cards. There may be an additional fee depending on your method of payment.