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I'm chelsea.

I'm Chelsea Stratso, a Hawaii-based photographer for adventurous couples and a business coach for the dreamers. I'm stoked you've made it to my colorful little corner of the internet!

I'm all about capturing epic wide shots, the up close and giggly moments, and making people so comfortable that they rid themselves of that “I’m too awkward for photos” feeling, because that's where the fun begins! I also double as your go-to Hawaii resource, coordinator, and adventure guide as we hike to my favorite views in the world, or frolick on the beach during sunset!

As a business coach, I love not only encouraging other photographers to build the business of their dreams, but actively helping them every step of the way. It's kind of my thing!

Loving my laid back vibes and ready to make some magic together??

I'm a Hawaii-based photographer for adventurous couples and a business coach for the dreamers. I'm stoked you've made it to my colorful little corner of the internet!

I'm all about capturing epic wide shots, the up close and giggly moments, and making people so comfortable that they rid themselves of that “I’m too awkward for photos” feeling, because that's where the fun begins! I also double as your go-to Hawaii resource, coordinator, and adventure guide as we hike to my favorite views in the world, or frolick on the beach during sunset!

As a business coach, I love not only encouraging other photographers to build the business of their dreams, but actively helping them every step of the way!

Loving my laid back vibes and ready to make some magic together??

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Whether I'm working or cruising, you can usually find me in my favorite place - smack dab in the middle of the mountains and the ocean. I am obsessed with salty hair, sandy feet, and taking naps under the sun after surfing or scuba diving. I'm a frequent traveler, and I'd love to share my passion for the outdoors by adventuring with you, camera in hand, on the islands or wherever you are going!

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I love photographing couples in their own little bubbles they have created together. See all the beach frolicks, cliff side kisses, and general adorableness in my galleries.

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"I loved that there were moments that we forgot Chelsea was there. It was intimate, free flowing, not a single moment felt staged, it felt incredibly natural. I feel the day every time I see these photos."
- Kayla + Ken

"candid, fun, whimsical, airy, magical."

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