Nick Kelsh is the second of five children born to Joyce and Carroll Kelsh of Fargo, North Dakota. He learned about f-stops and shutter speeds on the Leica his father brought home from World War II. He is the author and/or photographer of nine books, including How to Photograph Your Baby. A partner in the communications firm Kelsh Wilson Design, he lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Anne; and their sons, Alexander and Teddy. Kelsh showed no apparent special talent as a baby.