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Chelsea Stratso, founder of photography course GCA

Elopement Officiant Oahu | Officiating as your photog Did you know I have a few officiant add-on options for your elopement photography? One of them being me as your officiant! The most common question I get about this add-on is: “How do you officiate our elopement and take photos?” This is a great question! Here’s […]


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Hawaii Photo Session Tips | What are Haku Leis and why you should wear one! You might be calling it a flower crown, but here in Hawaii these gorgeous head pieces are called Haku Leis! I think they are the perfect addition to your elopement or photo session. What is a Haku Lei? Sometimes called […]


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Christianne and Matt are one of my local couples for 2021. That means we got to meet ahead of time for their Honolulu engagements! Since a lot of my couples are destination couples, this doesn’t always happen. It is always an extra bonus to get to be part of the engagement as well as the […]


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IT’S GOING DOWN January 4-6th! ๐Ÿ”ฅ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € To kick off the launch of my coaching program, The Game Changer Academy, Iโ€™M HOSTING AN EPIC LAUNCH PARTY WEEK where I will be going live daily in an exclusive FB group with free trainings, an inside look at GCA, and a chance to win fun prizes! ๐ŸŽ‰ […]


Why Your Follower Count Doesn't Matter

Photogs – I know that it can be so easy to get caught up in the comparison game. But I have some news for your…. your follower count means diddly squat ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And here’s why! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € You might be thinking…. โŒThe larger my following, the more I will book โŒI need 10k followers to make […]


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