Welcome to the official Thomas Kelsey Photography website. He offers editorial services including News, Feature, Sports, Portrait and Wedding Photography.

      His soon to be released book "75 Years Later--Warbirds, Airman & Veterans of World War II" is  available to pre-order in the online store. He has also included a number of galleries with many images taken over a career that has taken him around the world and has spanned 40 years.

     Many of his landscape and wildlife prints are available framed or in his successful book "The Spirit of the West".  If you have questions or inquiries, please feel free to e-mail or call him.

     During the course of his career, he has photographed six presidents and covered many major news, feature and sporting events including being part of the National Photo Pool that covered the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. He was also part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for the Los Angeles Times in 1983.   

    Thomas Kelsey has been a staff photographer at nine different newspapers including nearly 25 years combined at the Los Angeles Times; Rocky Mountain News, in Denver, Colorado and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California.

     He was also the Chief Photographer at the The Outdoor Channel TV network and has been published in many news magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek & Sports Illustrated among many others.

    While growing up in the Central Coast cities of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California, he started his career by covering anything and everything. He got his start at Santa Barbara City College and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and graduated from both schools with a degrees in Journalism with an emphasis in Photojournalism.

    He is still following his dream! Thank you for taking time to explore the website. ENJOY!

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     Photographing a wedding isn’t a job. It is seeing a couple on the biggest day of their lives setting out on a journey of life together forever. From the fitting of the dress until the final dance, I will be there with my camera to capture your story.

      I have been photographing weddings for over 30 years and I have included a gallery for that as well..

      I have wedding & portrait packages that will fit your budget. I can also put together a wedding album and make framed prints that you can look at each and every day. With any package, I will always provide you with a DVD with hi-resolution images.





Check out the galleries  to see my most recent work and send me a comment if you have any questions. Thank you & enjoy!

-Thomas Kelsey, March, 2020

All images Copyright © Thomas Kelsey Photography. All rights reserved.



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