Hi, and welcome to our About Us page. We are so pleased that you are considering Kiss Me Studios to be your photographers. Kiss Me Studios specializes in wedding photographer, studio and lifestyle newborn photography, and family photography.
As a husband and wife team, we have photographed over 200 weddings all over the US. A goal of ours is to start traveling overseas for destination weddings!
Chelsea is the main photographer when it comes to maternity, newborn, and family photography. She has been dubbed the baby whisperer! She has taken many classes on newborn safety. Safety is her #1 priority when it comes newborn posing.
Below is a little bit about us as individuals, photographers, and our crazy family!
"Justin and Chelsea went above and beyond for our wedding. If you have the chance to have them as your wedding photographers, do it!" Chrissy & Ben- Chapel HIll, North Carolina
My talent and education in photography has allowed me to have this fulfilling career. I love meeting new people, visiting new places, witnessing promises being made, and holding all the squishy babies! My photography career started in 2006 and it has been a fun and encouraging journey. Since then, I have photographed over 200 weddings, attended many photography and wedding workshops, and taught a photography workshop too! I love what I do and it shows in my work. Recently, I have taken up a love for newborn photography. We have expanded our office to include a newborn studio. It's been a real treat to see some of my older wedding clients return for maternity and newborn sessions!
Besides being a full time photographer, I'm also a mom to three wonderful children and one furry pup. I've been married to my best friend and biggest supporter for 10 amazing years. I love many things but my favorites are a good craft, a delicious cup of coffee, and a room filled with light. Preferably all three at the same time!
I've told you my story, now I want to hear yours. Tell me, what season of life are you in?Planning a wedding, having a baby, or just enjoying life as it is, right where it's at? Id love to meet and get to know you! I'll provide the coffee (or wine) and you provide the company!
"I can not believe how lucky I am to have had Chelsea as my wedding photographer. On top her her amazing photography skills, she was a HUGE help on our wedding day! Take advantage of her vast knowledge of all things wedding"
Sophia & Jason - Wilmington, North Carolina.
" We brought our newborn baby boy to Kiss Me Studios for newborn portraits. Chelsea was the best. I was exhausted from being up all night with our baby, and it was a relief being there with her. She took our son and went straight to work with him. He is a fussy baby and she is like the baby whisperer. She wrapped him, sang to him, and tended to him all the while getting beautiful portraits. I'm not going to lie, I dozed off for bit and it felt great! Chelsea, Thank you for taking Jackson's first portraits. He is growing so quickly, and these are treasured memories for us!"
Julie, Jacob & Jackson
I love working with my wife, since photography is a talent we both share and love to use. My passion for wedding photography came after I married Chelsea. Photography surrounded her and it was an unavoidable fate that I would also come to love photography. I have attended many photography workshops, taken many classes on lighting and composition, and also had the best mentor, my wife! I am a technical guy, so creating a photo that requires painting with light and shadows, pushing the boundaries of my creativity and of my camera is right up my alley! I am also fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). If you, your partner, or any of your family relies on ASL for communication, think about how much easier it would be if your wedding photographer also knew ASL!
I am a father to 3, a husband to 1, a wedding photographer, and a web developer! I enjoy working in my wood shop building things for our house and the kids, going for bike rides, and playing many sports. I like to keep busy!
To date, I have photographed over 175 weddings. That's a lot of "I do's"!
"My favorite part was when Justin brought us outside after dark and we took some night photos. His ability to manipulate light is unbelievable! Amazing photographer!"
George & Amanda - Greensboro, North Carolina
We met in 2005, fell in love instantly, and married in 2008. We decided to make the move down to Raleigh, North Carolina from NY in 2012. We miss playing in the snow but absolutely love the southern warmth, southern people, and southern tea
We have 3 amazing children! We keep busy with them and enjoying being outdoors as much as possible. Vacations are our favorite things to do with them. We love a good beach vacation but our favorite place in up in the mountains! Enjoy this slideshow of our crazy family!
Give us a call at 919-916-5205 to talk about your photography needs. We would love for you to come visit us at our office but if this is not possible, we can video chat, text, or just email. Whatever works best for you!