Hey there! My name is Chelsea, and photographing love and laughter is my jam! I love vibrant, fun images that tell the story of how your day really was. No over-posed images here, but I do give plenty of direction to make you feel comfortable to be yourself, let loose, laugh, and dance your little heart out - all in a flattering way. I love romantic, minimalist wide shots in beautiful landscapes, those up close giggly moments, and providing real images that give you all the feels when you look back at them. If you like what you see and think my natural style would be a great fit for your wedding day or portrait session, say hello!

live in the moment

and make it beautiful.

HAWAII BASED DESTINATION WEDDING, ELOPEMENT + COUPLES PHOTOGRAPHER

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!

hi, I'm Chelsea!

about me
adventure

Some of the happiest moments in my life are when I just stepped off of an airplane in a new city. I have been to nearly 15 countries, and I have cried in every single one of them from joy and excitement.

Travel inspires me, and I love being able to capture fellow travers' stories during destination weddings,  elopements, and portrait sessions.

travel

With a background rooted in photojournalism, I love real moments and candid photographs. I studied photojournalism at the University of North Texas, where I learned to document emotions and moments as they happen. This plays a role in every wedding and session that I photograph so I can genuinely  tell your story. While I love candids, I also direct when it is necessary to get effortless, natural looking images.

candids

storytelling

From my home, to my style, to my art, I crave simplicity and minimalism.  The most beautiful photographs are those that are composed thoughtfully,  while still showing you in a natural way.

simplicity

minimalism

"Chelsea was great from the very beginning. She made everything so easy on us which we really appreciated (especially planning a wedding thousands of miles away)! Chelsea was always quick to respond. Her happy personality is super contagious and she made us feel so comfortable. Chelsea was easy to talk to and she really listened to what we wanted. She was so awesome at giving everyone direction during our wedding. Chelsea was always full of ideas and had us living in the moment."

Haley + Chris

client love

"Hiring Chelsea to photograph my wedding was one of the best decisions I've made. I honesty can't say enough good things. She is incredible. Not only does she get those precise, fleeting moments (first look shot, anyone?), she captures all of the emotion and feeling of the day."

sophia + cory

client love

"Book this lady! You will not be disappointed. Chelsea took both our engagement photos and our wedding photos and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Chelsea’s work is bright, happy and I love how she captures real emotion and sweet candid moments. If the amazing photos aren’t enough for you, you also get to hang out with a super fun, flexible and hilarious person for an hour+. "

emily + Nate

client love

"She's personable, accommodating, and went above and beyond our expectations. She was easy to work with and gave us great guidance while taking the photos, but was unobtrusive at times when that was important. The real proof is in her photos. They are beyond amazing."

Mark + Lisa

client love

"We cannot say enough good things about Chelsea! Hiring her for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. She is personable, professional and clearly has a passion for what she does. Chelsea was absolutely amazing on-site. She was more than willing to get hit by an ocean wave to get an absolutely STUNNING photo that we adore. She clearly captured each and every moment of the day and it is such a joy to look back at the pictures and relive our big day."

Jordan + Brandyn

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