Welcome to the k. thompson photography blog! I’m Kelsey Thompson, a documentary-style wedding photographer in the Washington, DC metro area. I work and reside in Alexandria, Virginia with my two cute and crazy dogs and my husband (also cute and crazy).

This photography blog will be the best place for you to view images from my recent weddings and portrait sessions. It’s also where I’ll announce new products and share my thoughts about weddings, photography, and the amazing couples that I feel so lucky to work with year-round!

So please check back often and leave a comment when you read (I love comments!). And, as always, please feel free to shoot me an email with any thoughts, comments or questions you might have. Enjoy!


Leah & Aidan - The Photobooth!

Just wanted to share a few of my favorite photobooth images from Leah & Aidan's recent wedding at Brookside Gardens. We LOVE photobooths! The wacky, zainy, fun moments just keep coming! For any of my current clients considering a photobooth, please give me a call or shoot me an email for more info or to book your photobooth!


Quick Sneak Peek from Jackie & Don's Wedding at the Willard InterContinental Hotel

This one was classic beauty all the way through...stay tuned for more!


Hayden & Mike | National Museum of Women in the Arts | DC wedding photography

Ceremony: St. Peter's Catholic Church on Capitol Hill
Reception: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Flowers: Da Vinci's
Catering: Heidi with R&R Catering
Planner: Rebecca with Wish Special Events

I can honestly tell you that I was looking forward to Hayden and Mike's day from the moment I met with Hayden a year ago. Her excitement rubbed off on me within the first few minutes we started talking! I could easily picture the elegant set-up that she described when she told me about the reception they were planning at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I have to say that the venue was a perfect choice for their vision! Just wait till you see the results! Swoon! It was a beautiful day from beginning to end and I am so excited to finally share some of my favorite images! Hayden and Mike, thank you for having me there! And congratulations again!!!!

Check out how the look on Hayden's face is mirrored on Mike's face in the next image! So sweet!

I love this one of them checking out their wedding bands in the limo right after the ceremony!

These ladies rocked it!

They were such a fun group!

And the men were pretty cool too. :)

I think we were one of three or four bridal parties in the park that day...but Hayden and Mike were totally engrossed in each other and nothing else...love it!

The light was gorgeous...and you know how much I love great light!

Can I just say how much I love toasts?!?! The emotion that comes out never fails to make me smile (and sometimes tear-up too).

Had to end on this great dessert bar!

And chocolate and diamonds...yum! What a great combo!


I've been holding out on you!

I just looked and saw that it has been over two weeks since my last blog post! Bad, Kelsey! In blogging world, that has to be some kind of high-crime. And it's even worse when you see what I've been holding back! The Fall is just starting and it's already beyond busy and even more fantastic. I'll try to get back soon to share more images from each of these days, but here's a taste for now to keep you coming back for more! *Drumroll, please...*

Hayden & Mike's elegant wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Rebecca & Scott's beautiful waterfront celebration at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

Leah & Aidan's stunning day at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD.

And finally, Stephanie & David's fun and fabulous wedding at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown.