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Hi, I'm Chelsea, I'm so happy you found your way here!
I'm a California girl living in Seattle and using every free weekend to explore this beautiful state. I'm an extroverted introvert (INFJ personality type) with a major love for life and adventure, which I attribute to my dad who made sure every childhood summer was spent on the road. I have a sweet cat named Mylo who has traveled with me all over the US before finally putting our roots down in Seattle. In a few words, I'm a cat lady, thrift-store frequenter, farmers-market goer and lover of laughing, deep talks, day-dreaming and enthusiastic people. I like to shoot for mood and whimsy. I love flowers, driving around looking at old houses, and the feeling of sun on my face. I'm an explorer through and through, and I like to think that photography has always been calling out to me. As a kid, I spent my days wandering along the hills beyond my house, observing and exploring, scraping my knees on the rocks and trees that always found their way home with me in bits and pieces. The love between two people invokes those same feelings I had as a kid when I'd stumble upon a new and beautiful place I'd never seen - it's otherworldly, inspiring, and a little glimpse of magic in a too-real world. Those are the moments I want to document and the art that I want to create.
My shooting style || I want your wedding photos to be an accurate documentation of your wedding day. I prefer to capture the real moments as they play out, rather than posing anything artificial. When it comes time for portraits, this isn't to say that I won't give you direction! I know that being in front of a camera can feel awkward, so I do everything in my power to make you comfortable. On your wedding day, I wear many different hats. In the mornings I'm calm, out of the way, and most likely tip-toeing around the room observing and documenting. As the day progresses, so does my role. I spend more time in the mix, helping where I can and delegating if needed. During group photos, I step into my most extraverted self - encouraging, time-efficient and enthusiastic. I'm not the photographer that's going to be a drill sergeant; I don't think it's necessary. I know that everyone would rather be drinking than taking 5,000 photos, so I have my system down. The remainder of the day I go back to unobtrusively documenting. By the end of the night, I have no hesitation jumping into the dance party, or helping you bustle your dress or wipe lipstick off your teeth. I've got your back. I care about our experience together just as much as I care about capturing your wedding day artistically, truly and creatively.
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What I hear most often from couples following their wedding day
You were such a fun and easy presence that entire day...you kept everyone relaxed and focused.
There are not enough loving words in the dictionary to describe how much it meant to us to have you there as a new friend and our photographer.
We haven't stopped hearing how wonderful you were at the wedding... people just ranted about how sweet you are and how wonderful you were to have there!
Thank you for your calming presence that whole day, you were exactly what we needed.
You were so easy-going and fun and you have the most calming presence.