Kelly Birch Photography

No two Love stories are the same and Kelly prides herself on the experience she provides. Her timeless, organic, and relaxed style has a fine-art flair.  Her discerning eye leads her in creating bold, true to life authentic images. A curated collection of images that will become your heirlooms for decades and generations to come.


"Don’t hesitate – choose Kelly as your photographer! Kelly is the BEST of the best!!! She has such a keen eye and has the ability to capture moments you never thought were possible.The whole day is documented and captured perfectly, she has given us memories we will treasure forever. Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect and stress free. From the moment she arrived she was calm, professional and just went ahead blending into to the background like a friend, snapping away and making us feel relaxed and enabling natural moments to be photographed.I would highly recommend Kelly to any of my friends and family... And hope one day to have a excuse to arrange for another photo shoot sometime soon!" -Kari E

"I cannot express how grateful I am to have had Kelly photograph my wedding. Every one of the photos that she captured is stunning. But it's so much more than that--Kelly is a truly wonderful person. For an entire year leading up to our wedding, Kelly was there to answer any question that I had, many of which had nothing to do with the photography. Because she is so well-versed in the wedding industry as a whole, I trusted what she said (and thankfully so--her advice was spot on). Not only was Kelly willing to give advice, she never fussed about it being outside the scope of her duties as a photographer, and in every interaction, Kelly was professional and kind, always. About a month before my wedding, I was diagnosed with melanoma. Kelly was, in short, an absolute blessing to have in our lives at that time. She did everything in her power to make that month easier for all of us. My family, my husband, and I have no way of expressing how truly grateful we are for her. On the wedding day, Kelly was organized (so organized). Her timeline was more detailed and well thought-out than even my wedding planner's. She has it down to a science. She was effective at managing very large group shots--collectively, my husband and I had 200 family members at the wedding. One shot had over 50 people in it. No sweat for Kelly, she was cool as a cucumber. Kelly has mastered the art of the gentle reminder; because of her gentle reminders on the wedding day, we stayed perfectly on schedule and were able to get every "must have" shot, plus many more from our bucket list. Each turned out fantastic. My mother-in-law was skeptical about the costs associated with hiring a seasoned professional like Kelly. But after seeing the shots that Kelly got, and in reflecting on Kelly's kindness and professionalism leading up to and on the wedding, my mother-in-law told me that Kelly was worth every penny. I agree--Kelly is worth her weight in gold. Kelly went above and beyond. Her organization and professionalism exceeded my wedding-day pipe dreams; her kindness is that which most reserve for family and friends. Kelly is talented, professional, and kind-hearted. I deeply admire her artistic talent and respect who she is as a person. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience in working with Kelly. If I could give her more than five stars, I would give her many, many more." -Jenny A

"Beyond a Photographer! Kelly is the best there is. She is incredibly talented at her job but goes way above and beyond. She not only captured incredible photos of us for our engagement, my boudoir, and our wedding day, she basically jumped in as a wedding planner when we last minute needed to switch venues. She helped us find our new space and made the needed recommendations to planning an entirely new wedding in three weeks. Her photography speaks for itself, but her commitment to her couples is on an entirely different level - she truly cares and wants to be sure the day reaches and exceeds your expectations. She makes you feel so comfortable and beautiful and I could go on and on. You will not be disappointed by the service and product you get from this incredible person!" -Sarah K

"Captured vs. Created - The photos captured with Kelly were amazing - hands down speechless. What was and is more important to me was the memories that were CREATED with Kelly. She spent time listening to us, engaging, questioning to understand, and gave us unremarkable service. Whenever it snows or we drive by where our shoots were; our hearts smile and we are brought back to the moments of love, laughter, and really cold snow getting blown out of my hands for the perfect photo. Truly an experience more than just a service or photographer." -David H

"From the moment my wife and I met Kelly we immediately knew she was the right photographer for our Wedding Day! She was the only one that we reached out that wanted to meet with us in person. Which for us was huge, because we wanted to make sure that we felt comfortable with our photographer before we spent a lot of money on some of the most important photos of our lives! Another thing that we both loved about Kelly was her flexibility. She seemed to answer our calls and questions any time day or night. Which for my wife being an extreme planner was huge and for me was a relief. Because as the saying goes, happy wife happy life! For me personally another thing that I really enjoyed about Kelly was her scheduling and planning. She had our whole wedding day planned out, and for me that really made the day go by very smoothly! Then getting to the photography itself. I am not even sure where to start. The engagement photos were so much fun and we had a really cool venue out at Hansen Tree Farms in Minnesota in the Winter. There were so many of those photos that we loved! Then the wedding day photos are some of the coolest most unique photos ever! For us one of the best things about Kelly was that she got our sneak peak out the next day! I have had friends wait weeks for just a sneak peak even! Some of my favorite photos she took were the detail shots of some of the items we wore on our wedding day! Then we had some really cool shots of just us in different spots around Minneapolis. Not only was she an amazing photographer but she also had so many suggestions for other vendors. We actually ended up using her suggestion for our videographer. Kelly is hands down one of the most genuine, kind, and amazing people that we have ever met. I would recommend her to anyone looking for any photos!" -Logan N

Cottage Grove, MN 55016
United States


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Contact Information for Kelly Birch Photography

Cottage Grove, MN 55016
United States