Intricate Exposures

I'm Kelsie.

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Nice to Meet You.

I'm the Owner and Lead Photographer of Intricate Exposures. 

I was born, raised and still reside in Grand Rapids, MI. I love Michigan and the inspiration it offers! 

I am newly married (July 2016) to my husband Harley,

and

I. LOVE. WEDDINGS.

My photo style is very organic. I use natural posing methods to keep you relaxed.

The token list of weird;

I am a smiley, giggly, tall lady who loves her cat children and husband. I drive a Volkswagen, I'm usually wearing black. My house is full of antiques and eclectic items. I eat macaroni and avocado. I own 63 film cameras. I'm a cat person with a dog's happy personality, and I think we'll get along.

Q&A

How long have you been in business? 

I started shooting weddings and portraits in 2010, and haven't stopped since.

How many weddings have you shot? 

Over 60 weddings. I've lost count!

What is your favorite color? 

Black and ballet pinks and mauves.

How would you describe your working style? 

I take control when needed but try and remain invisible through the ceremony, getting ready shots, and reception. 

What do you think distinguishes your work from that of other photographers? 

My heart and soul goes into giving someone the same photos that I would want for myself, and then some. I like to shoot and edit in a way that will still be in style in 50 years. Not too dramatic, but still unique for you!

The Facts.

My thing is photographing portraits, but I also love creating new worlds with my conceptual Photoshop work. I want to give you the best experience possible for your photographs! I believe that getting your portraits taken shouldn't be stressful. I will help with anything, from choosing outfits, to locations, to giving you your smile. 

The Gear

For those with interest, reach out and connect! I have an Associate of Fine Arts at Grand Rapids Community College, and I have had multiple showings at GRCC Paul Collins Art Gallery. I participated in Artprize in 2014.

  • We love our photos so much! You were so wonderful to work with throughout this entire process and you helped make the day go as smoothly as possible. I would recommend you to anyone!! Thank you so much, a million times!! P.S. watched the video last night with my mom and sister, lots of tears and laughs lol. My mother in law watched it and said she cried a lot also, so thank your husband for doing an amazing job!!
    — Olivia and Nate
  • If anyone is looking for a photographer, I highly recommend Kelsie Dean with Intricate Exposures. She is AMAZING and super fun to work with.
    — Madi and Jon
  • So happy we chose you as our wedding photographer! One of our best decisions for our wedding day! All of the picture are unique, creative, and gorgeous!! You captured so many amazing shots.
    — Ryan
  • I had a blast with Kelsie and her team! They did such an incredible job at our wedding, and we laughed together all day. Kelsie went above and beyond to make sure my wedding day was perfect and she made me feel so beautiful! I am so unbelievably grateful for everything she did!
    — Sarah
  • I couldn't speak more highly of Kelsie Dean and her entire team. They were amazing and so nice to work with. I CAN'T wait to see the rest of the photos and our amazing video.
    — Sandi and Eli
  • Kelsie Dean did an amazing job on all of our photographs. She went above and beyond for every shot and stayed over an hour late to make sure every moment was captured and that we were satisfied. She got our photos back very quickly and there is no way I can pick a favorite. Do yourself a favor and book Intricate Exposures!
    — Morgan and Shiloh
  • Need a talented and creative photographer? Kelsie is the one for you! She was really cheerful and flexible with the changing events on our wedding day. Also brought another awesome photographer to help her catch every moment of the wedding. Very affordable and totally worth it!
    — Marissa and Jed
  • Kelsie Dean is passionate about her work and about her clients. If you don’t need another friend don’t hire her because you will instantly fall in love with her contagiously upbeat attitude and want more of her in and around your face.
    — My Husband
  • Working with Kelsie has been amazing!! She does such a great job of making you feel comfortable throughout your photo shoot! I LOVE the photos she has done so far, and cannot wait to see the rest of mine! I definitely recommend using her for your wedding photography!
    — Destinee and Austin
  • So amazing at our daughter’s wedding, very creative and fun. Such amazing pictures! That you for being a part of her day! I so can't wait to see more! The ones I've seen are absolutely stunning.
    — A wonderful Bride’s wonderful Mom
  • My fiancé and I love Kelsie and her work! She helped us pose and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera!
    — Madi and Tyler
  • Kelsie is a lot of fun to take photos with! Her eye for photography and her excitement for lighting and getting different shots was neat to see. My fiancé and I enjoyed our time and did a lot of laughing. (He even joked afterward he expected it to feel more stiff and formal, but was surprised how fun it actually was.) Our photos turned out beautifully- we couldn't be happier. I'm glad for the chance to get to know Kelsie and experience her style of photography before our wedding. I highly recommend her, both for her wonderful photography, and the enjoyable experience we had.
    — Ophelia and Jimmy
  • Kelsie is incredible. Her work is so unique and tasteful! So much talent.
    — Chloe
  • I've never felt more wonderful than when I first saw my photos. Kelsie is such a fun person to work with. She is the ideal photographer, open to suggestions, and willing to work with you to make your shoot the best experience possible while truly capture your personality. I've worked with photographers in the past who saw me differently, more serious, than I saw myself and the photos were beyond disappointing. Kelsie really listens and insures that you as a client receive exactly what you want.
    — Courtney
  • I've never felt more wonderful than when I first saw my photos. Kelsie is such a fun person to work with. She is the ideal photographer, open to suggestions, and willing to work with you to make your shoot the best experience possible while truly capture your personality. I've worked with photographers in the past who saw me differently, more serious, than I saw myself and the photos were beyond disappointing. Kelsie really listens and insures that you as a client receive exactly what you want.
    — Courtney
  • Kelsie is extremely friendly and professional. She will go with the flow, but if you have certain shots that you absolutely want, she will make it happen. I couldn't be happier with our choice to use her for our engagement and wedding photos!
    — Alyssa and Ryan
  • AMAZING! Wonderful photographer. Very friendly, gets the shots at the most perfect moment. Knows how to position you and work with the light so you have perfection! Worth every penny!
    — Sarah
  • THANK YOU so much for our pictures! I cannot believe how many there are, I just got done looking through all of them! (not a very productive morning at the office ;) ) You captured some great moments. The ones in the rain at the end!!!!! OMG! You captured the children so well. And I love the one with my dad emptying his pockets! hahaha You truly have a gift, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    — Courtney

Contact Me

Located in Grand Rapids, MI

I would love to photograph you!

Kelsie Dean

intricateexposures@gmail.com

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Now booking for 2018.