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Whether I'm working or cruising, you can usually find me in my favorite place, right in  the middle of the mountains and the ocean. I am obsessed with salty hair, sandy feet, and taking naps under the sun after a good surf sesh.

I'm living my life on my own terms - and I'm happiest when I'm encouraging others to do the same.

As an elopement photographer, I'm here to help you live your dream day exactly how you want it. That includes doubling 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 the sunset. You do you, boo!

As a business coach, I love encouraging other photographers to build the business of their dreams, and actively help them every step of the way. It's kind of my thing!

Hey! I'm Chelsea

I'm a Hawaii-based elopement/couples photographer & business coach.

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

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cs lewis

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— 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)!"

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— Lieza + tyler

"One 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 through a pandemic. 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 was 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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