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!


So much more to come!

With the the busiest time of year in full swing, I have been letting the blog fall a bit behind in order to keep up with all the editing, album design, and orders flooding in this time of year. But don't feel cheated! There are some too-good-to-be-true weddings coming up just as soon as possible:

Kim & Mike's elegant day at Dahlgren Chapel and the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria.

Alex & David's beautiful Fall wedding at Algonkian Park (with potraits at the Manassas Battlefield!)

Kelly & Adam's intimate ceremony right on the water in Old Town Alexandria.

And finally, Jessica & Steve's colorful waterfront celebration in Fell's Point, Baltimore.


Leah & Aidan | Brookside Gardens | MD wedding photography

Ceremony & Reception: Brookside Gardens
Flowers: Elegance & Simplicity
Catering: Michelle with Main Event
Calligraphy: Meant to be Calligraphy
Videography: Liz with Dolce Studio
Planner: Tara with Elegance & Simplicity

You've already gotten a little taste of Leah & Aidan's wedding with some of their photobooth images, but I figured it was about time that you got to see the rest of their gorgeous day! I had so much fun with these two out at Brookside Gardens (one of my favorite venues!). The day ended way too soon for this photographer...yes, even after nine hours of shooting! There were just so many things about their wedding that simply rocked. Let's start with Leah's dress, which almost deserves an entire blog post to itself...

Love the calligraphy that was used throughout!

Even though the plants and flowers limited our angles, they certainly made for a stunning location!

Love this!

Check out the beautiful flowers!

I think this could be my favorite from the day...hmmm...

The table assignments were various travel locations that Leah and Aidan have been to...

Aidan's brothers were hysterical. I can't even begin to describe how much fun this was!

And a good one to end on.

To view more images from their day, just push the play button on the bottom left below!


Rebecca & Scott | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | MD wedding photography

Ceremony and Reception: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Flowers: Intrigue Design
Hair and Make-up: Varuna Salon

Rebecca and Scott are one of those couples that simply light up a room with their love for one another. I know, it sounds a little corny, but it's oh so true. Smiles are bigger, eyes are brighter, laughter is stronger. I had only spoken to Rebecca on the phone before we finally met on their day, but she felt like a friend from our very first conversation. From the moment I arrived, I could see that she effortlessly brings out that kind of connection in all the people around her. It was truly a special day and one that I will never forget as a photographer. Rebecca and Scott, thank you so much for having me there and enjoy the sneak peek of your images!

There are really no words for how much I love this photo!

Both moms giving Rebecca a final look...too sweet!

Rebecca and Scott chose to do a first-look outside the hotel. I love their expressions in this one!

Such a gorgeous day!

Their flower-girl bolted down the aisle and was too busy smiling and waving to drop any petals!

I'm pretty sure this is the signature smile that Rebecca has for Scott. I kept seeing it over and over in the images of the two of them together.

Love it!