I'm a Texas native, living the dream as a travel photographer and business coach based in Southern California and Hawaii! As a life long lover of the beach, I've found an awesome home base.
When I'm not working, you can find me surfing, hiking, or taking my pug Peter on a beach walk. I love washing down a poke bowl with a Maui seltzer (the POGs are my fav flavor!) and watching the sunset from the best seat in the house: on my board in the water.
Hawaii and SoCal are home for most of the year, but I love hopping on a plane to explore cities, or just hangin' in my home state of Texas with the fam.
Speaking of travel, it's a huge part of my life. I have quite a few places that I consider my "second home" that I travel to often, including Colorado, Utah, and Texas. I'm obsessed with photographing in new places, it's so inspiring! Check out my travel schedule here to see if I'm coming to your state soon - if I'm not you should still shoot me a message because I'd prob love to visit and document your adventure!
I'm so grateful to have grown this business, providing the opportunity to get to work with more couples! I have a team of amazing photographers to give the fun and adventurous Chelsea Stratso experience when I'm not available for your elopement or portrait session. (You will know before booking if you are working with myself or a team photographer.)
My photogs are all established with years of experience. You can rest assured you will be in good hands with these folks! I work closely with everyone on my team to provide you with an excellent and streamlined experience. I handle all coordination and editing of the images to match my vibrant, clean style.
Meet the team!