KLP Presets : One Click Mobile Edits

We all can admit that the camera we use the most is probably the one on our cell phone. Even for myself, sometimes my iPhone is the fastest and easiest way to snap a photo. My phone goes with me places even when I don’t want to bring a camera, and the cameras are actually great quality – so it just makes sense! 

Last year, I had gotten a few requests for some “Filters” or “Presets” so that people could edit their mobile images and have them look bright, crisp, and natural. 

That’s the style in which my professional photos are in – but a lot of “filters” actually don’t look REAL. They alter color and even sometimes the texture of images. Green becomes dull and brown. White becomes yellow and overly warm. And photos go from looking bright – to looking heavy. 

I had been editing my own iPhone images by hand in different apps – but I decided to create some presets that everyone could use to edit their mobile images – KLP Style!

Since I am a natural light photographer – the first 2 presets that I created were the KLP Original and the KLP Cool Tone. 

The KLP Original is the OG. The first. And the one I use the most. It is for NATURAL LIGHT images – and works best on images that do not have heavy shadows. A lot of times, I photograph people in the shade – or at least not in direct sunlight. It’s the most flattering on a super hot & bright day, and is the most consistent lighting. The KLP Original Preset warms up the image a little bit, because most of the time, shaded images need it! 

The KLP Cool Tone is the Cooler Version of the Original. It’s going to give your color some pop, but works well in the sun – or if there is a lot of warm color in your image. Sometimes, I just prefer a cooler edit – also! I love the Cool Tone when my image has white/grey in it – it really makes those contrasts pop! I have also found that the Cool Tone is great for images indoor taken by a window. Indoor lighting tends to be warmer (more yellow) and the cool tone balances that out!

Now, I know that a LOT of times, you might be using your iPhone for photos inside! The light might be REALLY dark – and there might be shadows! The KLP Dark & KLP Dark Cool presets are my answer! 

They both will brighten up your dark images (Dark means to use on darker images, not that they will make the image darker – I know that can be confusing). But at the same time – they are meant to recover some of the shadows! These are perfect for indoor images – or outdoor images that are OVERLY dark! The KLP Dark is a warmer edit and the KLP Dark Cool is perfect if your image is being lit by ambient light (think lamps and candles – those give off a warm glow, and the Dark Cool will counteract that and make the image crisp and perfect!) 

The last 2 presets are MUST haves in my opinion. 

First – the KLP Lite & Crisp is great for if you don’t want to alter the image much, you like how it is – but you just want to fine tune it! I feel like it gives each photo a perfect POP – but doesn’t change much! This is one that I reach for a lot – especially on vacation when I just want to have things looking crisp, but not needing much change! 

Lastly – the KLP B/W Preset. I LOVE Black & White photos. I also am VERY VERY picky about the type of Black & White edits that I use. I need them to be crisp. I need them to be clean. And I need them to have contrast, but not too much to where it looks and feels heavy. This is my favorite black & white edit – and to be honest, some images are just ROUGH with lighting. Especially on phone camera, sometimes things just turn out with some wonky colors. This is the easiest way to save an image you love, but that might need a little extra help! Black & White is a lifesaver for images that have color casts. 

So – how do you use these? 
Well first, you can use them on Apple or Android Devices through the FREE Adobe Lightroom App. The App downloads directly to your phone & then once you purchase the presets, you can install them right into the app to apply them to your images with ONE CLICK. Also – If you have more than one, you can click through each of them to see which one you like the best! 

The presets are one of my favorite things I’ve ever created, because it’s been so fun to hear and see how you have used them on your own photos! 

If you want to see more examples & get an idea of how they would look on your images – head over to the KLP Presets Website! 

Also – if you purchase more than one preset, use the code MULTIPLE20 for 20% off your entire purchase! 


The Power of a Photograph

Sometimes when I can’t sleep or when I’m having a hard day – I’ll go through the photos on my iPhone. I’ll look through recent photos or some from years prior. I glance through our wedding photos, or our photos from vacations, or even photos from holiday gatherings with friends and family.

I will see photos from the hospital room where I said goodbye to my grandpa. I will see photos of different hospital rooms where I held my best friends’ babies on the day they were born. Photos of Thanksgiving turkey. Photos of cups of coffee from a cafe in California. Photos of me snuggled up to Kyle on a beach in Maui.

As a photographer, I sometimes forget the power of a photograph to brighten a day, to bring back a memory long forgotten or even sometimes – to bring up emotions that I didn’t realize I had.

I am reminded of those beautiful memories when i see the photo. Of our time in Ireland. Or the time in our life when we were first married and every new thing was a “first”. And I am also reminded of some of the tough moments that have happened – and that even when it felt like those tough moments would last forever, I always made it through. 

Life can have REALLY hard moments. Or even days. Or even seasons. It can feel heavy. We can find ourselves searching to find joy when our days feel long, difficult, monotonous, or even hopeless.

But then you might glance at your phone background and see a photo of your smiling kids and remember their first time seeing the snow. Or you see a photo in a frame of your parents and see that you really do look like a perfect combination of both of them put together in one person. You see your husband and remember the butterflies you felt when you first saw him, and again during that sweet first look on your wedding day.

My friend Brianna put it perfectly when she said :

“A photo session captures a moment – in love with a spouse, or holding the hand of a tiny precious human, or a family all grown but closer than ever. When that moment is captured, it’s no longer passing, but forever – and you get to revisit it any time you want…It’s a reminder that life is still good.”-Brianna Wood 

I get it – getting in front of the camera can be hard. When life is busy, or money is tight, or even if you are dealing with feeling insecure about your body or appearance. Being photographed can feel like the LAST thing you want to do or have time for. 

But here’s the deal – you deserve to have beautiful memories captured. I know it takes work to get everyone dressed and to the same place for a photo session – but it is seriously something you will be so grateful you did. 

We had a wildly busy 2019 and we needed a BREAK. We booked a last minute vacation to Maui & even though we were only 3 weeks away from our trip – I booked a photographer for a sunrise photo session. These images are something that I am so glad that I have – to not only remember this season of our lives and this trip – but also to look back upon and remember all that 2019 brought into our lives. We accomplished a lot together, but making time to rest and refresh together was the highlight of our year. These photos serve as a reminder to me to prioritize our relationship and marriage – even in seasons where the schedule is crazy. What a gift.

I am so grateful for the friends who have trusted me to photograph some of the best and brightest seasons of their lives, and others who have trusted me to photograph the hardest seasons as well. It’s not about everyone in the photo being perfect – it’s about the memories that the photos will remind you of. The good, the hard, the bright & shiny, and the not-so-much. 

So if it’s been a while since you’ve stepped in front of the camera, can I challenge you to do that this year? Whether you hire a professional photographer and choose new outfits, or ask a friend to take a photo of your family at a BBQ. You will be so glad you did.

Your life is beautiful & it is worth remembering,

These Images are from our photo shoot in Maui by Hannah McFall Photography – highly recommend if you are looking for a photographer while on vacation in Maui! She was a dream to work with!


Best of 2019 : Weddings

Today, I am drinking an Irish Cream Cold Foam & sitting in my living room thinking about how much of a GIFT that 2019 was. We were able to photograph some of the most beautiful and intimate moments for our clients, and made some amazing friendships throughout it all.

I think it is important to set goals and dream big for the New Year. In fact, so much of the business and life that we have now with KLP is the result of reaching goals that I set years ago, and being consistent. But even more important, I think is to look back and reflect on all that we HAVE accomplished in a year.

We photographed 14 beautiful weddings this year. Had the opportunity to work at some venues that have been on our wish list for years. Met lots of new friends. And had the busiest booking season, right in the middle of 2019! So, that means while I was photographing and editing 2019 weddings – we were already booking almost all of our 2020 weddings. To say it was a whirlwind is an understatement. Wedding Season started for us in April and went through the beginning of November! It was a beautiful summer – and even with some crazy rainfall in the midst of it – we happened to have dry summer weddings, which was such a gift to all of our couples who had planned outdoor weddings!

Our hope is – that when you look through these images you can feel the love and joy that we got to experience with these people. What a gift to be invited into some of the most special days of their lives. Not only for our brides & grooms – but for the families and friends. We have watched parents cry tears of joy when giving toasts, we have listened to stories that have made us laugh uncontrollably from groomsmen, we have watched as friends have traveled from near and far to celebrate each wedding day. What a beautiful celebration a wedding is. We are so grateful for each one of these days.

Thank you, KLP Couples. You will forever be our favorites. Thank you for letting us be a part of so many of your best moments. We truly love you.


If you are looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding, we are now booking for 2020! Send us an e-mail and we’d love to take you to coffee and hear more about your wedding plans!


Sarah & Derek : Karma Vineyards Wedding in Chelan

Sarah & Derek : Karma Vineyards Wedding

It’s so hard to wrap up in words all of the amazing things that happen on each wedding day. I never want to become immune to the importance of two people saying vows & becoming husband and wife in front of their friends and family. After photographing weddings for 9 years, I’ve learned over and over that each wedding is beautiful, special, and unique. It is my job to try and be aware of the specific moments that happen and to capture them in a photo.

Here’s what I know. The wedding is so special but not just because of the cost, planning, and time involved. It is special for the couple – two people who are starting their marriage. It is special for the families – watching their sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, grandchildren start a new life together. It is special for friends as they celebrate with people they have grown up with. The wedding is about so much more than the decorations, location and cake. It is about the celebration & the love that happens DURING the wedding day.

Sarah & Derek’s wedding was perfect. The venue was Karma Vineyards in Chelan, WA. What a BEAUTIFUL place to get married. Not only was the venue amazing, they are incredible to work with & the food was some of the best I’ve ever had at a wedding reception.

The ceremony took place just before sunset, during Golden Hour – which meant that the lighting was perfect and the evening was warm but not too warm for the ceremony. The ceremony takes place on the top of a lookout with a 180 degree panoramic view of Lake Chelan. A trolley drives the guests & wedding party up to the top of the lookout which is SO fun. It was one of the most beautiful backdrops for this wedding day & the timing of the ceremony was with the best light of the day!

So grateful to have been a part of this wedding day, these two are perfect for each other!

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2018 : Behind the Scenes & Bloopers

This has become one of my favorite to-do list items of each year. Showing you all of the behind the scenes photos that we snap during each wedding season! You will see a lot of Kyle, because before we shoot in any location, I make him stand and get my lighting dialed in where I want to shoot. You will also see a lot of photos of the back of my hair – and if anyone has some tips for not looking like I get electrocuted each wedding day, I’M OPEN TO YOUR SUGGESTIONS!

Not only will this give you an idea of how strange we are – you will get to see that we absolutely LOVE our job & our clients. I didn’t realize that I danced with multiple brides on the dance floor this year – LOL!

We hope these make you laugh & that you will still be our friend after looking through them!

If nothing else – they will remind us that we have so much fun in the midst of working so hard. I could not ask for a better group of clients & for a better person to work with!

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2017 : Behind the Scenes & Bloopers