I specialize in capturing carefree couples in stunning destinations. I'm all about those epic wide shots and the up-close intimate and giggly moments of your day. Whether you're getting married on the beach or cliffside after a hike, I'm always stoked to document the adventure!

As an elopement and intimate wedding photographer, I help you live your day simplified, yet significant. I help plan and capture your day exactly how you want it, keeping it chic, fun, and feeling effortlessly you.

I'm all about breaking the mold, and I love encouraging couples to create their own adventure. I live my life on my own terms, and I'm happiest when I get to support others in doing the same.

Hey, I'm Chelsea!

I'm an adventurous elopement/couples photographer based in laguna beach.

some journeys take us far from home. some adventures lead us to our destiny.

cs lewis

elopements, weddings & couples


33.5427° N, 117.7854° W

For the adventurous, wild + free.

— Rachel + Peter

"I am OBSESSED with Chelsea! We received our full gallery last week and can't stop looking at it. Not only are the photos phenomenal, but Chelsea is also an absolute joy to be around. She's fun and has a calming presence. She was able to capture the feel and spirit of our wedding in such a visceral way, I'm so glad we will be able to take a look whenever we want to relive the day!"

"Chelsea as a part of our day was the greatest decision my husband and I have ever made (besides getting married)!"

— Lieza + tyler

"On top of the wedding photos being drop-dead gorgeous, I cannot say enough great things about her! She stayed in contact with me every step of the way, especially while trying to plan a wedding from so far away. If you’re on the fence, I say book her! She took out all the stress of my elopement without needing a wedding planner."

"Chelsea is EVERYTHING you could ever wish for in a wedding photographer."

— Patrick + Rachel

"She basically is a photographer/wedding planner/best friend wrapped all up in one person. she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, served as our adventure guide, and even married us at the top of a mountain! Can you ask for more? No, but we got a million times more!"

"Not only are the photos phenomenal, but Chelsea is also an absolute joy to be around."

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