Adding an adventure session to your wedding collection


August 5, 2019

Adventuring with my couples is one of my favorite things to do in Hawaii! Our beaches are stunning on the ground, and seriously breathtaking when you see them from the top of a mountain. I love when I lead a couple up a hike, and we see all of our hard work pay off at the lookout! Not everyone is able to fit a hike into their wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice epic adventure photos. You can always add an adventure session to your wedding or elopement collection, and here’s why I think you definitely should!

It’s an awesome honeymoon experience

I specialize in destination weddings here in Hawaii, so for most couples the honeymoon begins right after the wedding. An adventure session is a great vacation activity! You’ll get to have a fun experience and see a new part of the island. Alisha and Leon added an adventure session to their honeymoon, and here’s what they had to say about their experience:

“Chelsea was such a fun person to just hang out with. We did the adventure package where she took us on a beautiful hike with EPIC views of the ocean and cliffs and then down to a beach where we got to get in the sand and ocean. She was so good at giving direction and catering to our personalities. We got our pictures fast and I was blown away with how beautiful they were! She was so professional and easy going and I would recommend her to anyone from the area or traveling to beautiful Hawaii! ALOHA CHELSEA!” – Alisha + Leon


You can be extra with your wedding attire

Get the most out of that wedding dress! How many people get to say they wore their wedding dress on the side of a cliff in Hawaii?? Let’s be extra AF – your dress deserves it!

…and then you can give your dress an awesome grand finale

Just like Haley and Chris did here in their adventure/trash the dress session in Hawaii.


Because adventuring is fun AF.

Like… for real. We have fun during these sessions, and it’s a great way to remember your time together in Hawaii!


Get those epic wide shots you see on my site

Like at this spot


Or this one


Or we can go somewhere new!

Some FAQ because they do come up!

Q: Where do you do these hikes?
A: I have four main adventure options for you, ranging from easy to difficult. The terrain is unique in Hawaii, so be honest about your hiking abilities!

Q: I don’t want to hike but I want epic views. Do you have options for that?
A: Yes! I understand that hiking isn’t for everyone. So I have some great easy options for you where the views will still blow your mind!

Q: Do we wear our wedding clothes up the hike?
A: No, you will wear regular workout clothes on the way up, and then after you cool down you can change into your fancy pants.

Q: Can we have both a hike and the beach?
A: Yes! Most of my hiking locations are close to the beach and it’s great to have the best of both worlds! Especially if you’re ready to give that dress an ocean adventure treatment 😉


Are you ready for the wedding experience of a lifetime?

Let your hair down, forget the traditional, and embrace the wild and the fun! The best time to ensure availability for an adventure session is by booking it with your wedding collection. They are also discounted when booked with a collection!

If you already have a wedding or elopement booked with me, message me to check my availability for your adventure add-on!

More love from adventures:

“One word… AMAZING!!! Seriously though, Chelsea was an absolute dream to work with and she captured our elopement perfectly. Chelsea made planning our elopement all the way from New York easy and stress free. She always quickly responded to emails and gave awesome recommendations. Once meeting Chelsea it was like we’ve known her for years. She made us feel so comfortable and that shows in all of our pictures. We are beyond obsessed with our elopement/ adventure session pictures. We honestly can’t thank her enough for capturing our special day and time in Hawaii perfectly. So if you need a photographer, look no further because Chelsea is your girl!” – Jordyn + Mathew

“Our adventure session with Chelsea was our favorite thing we did on our honeymoon in Hawaii! We went on an epic hike, got some beautiful photos and we got to pick Chelsea’s brain for the best local spots on the island. I highly recommend the entire experience!” – Nathan + Ashley

If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to me at any time! And be sure to follow me on the ‘gram as I document my own hiking adventures on my stories: @chelseastratso.


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