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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.

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Hi Chelsea,

I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for being such a wonderful and important part of our wedding. Several people mentioned how kind you were (thanks for so deftly wrangling our families during the photos...!) and my uncle kept saying “She was EVERYWHERE! She was so good! I don’t know how she got around so fast”. You were kind, flexible, patient (I know I’m not the most comfortable in front of a camera; thanks for bearing with me) and endlessly accommodating. Hell, you even gave us a ride to our own damn wedding! Who does that?!

It was truly the best day of our lives, and I’m so grateful you were there to be a part of it and help us capture it so that we can look back on that day again and again.
— Sophie & Tim
CHELSEA IS AMAZING! She instantly made us feel at ease at our first meeting, and every meeting since. She listened to what vibe we wanted, and captured it PERFECTLY. I have SO many photos that I absolutely love from our wedding - I can’t wait to frame them all! She was an excellent communicator, and we loved having her as our photographer :)
— Shelley & Casey
Chelsea was the perfect wedding photographer for us. We first met her at our engagement shoot, which was a great way to get to know each other. I was impressed by how adventurous and fun Chelsea was, and I felt that she really took what we wanted into consideration. On the wedding day, Chelsea’s calm demeanor was very comforting. I felt confident that she had everything under control and was able to enjoy the wedding day fully! Overall, I found Chelsea to be professional, calm, and creative. We love all our wedding photos, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer.
— Leigh & Cameron
I can’t tell you how happy Mike and I are with our engagement and wedding photos and how wonderful it was to work with Chelsea! She was so professional and easy going. I love her attention to detail and I am so glad I found her! Can’t wait to have her take more photos of us in the future!
— Katie & Mike
I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea Terry Photography! Chelsea and her second shooter Milo spent our entire wedding day with us, capturing all of our special moments and bringing such joy and happiness to an already happy occasion. Working with Chelsea before the wedding was so easy and stress-free. She always responded quickly to all of my emails and answered all of my questions with such patience and knowledge. On the day of the wedding, Chelsea and Milo arrived while we were getting ready and used the time to not only take photos of the bridal and groom parties, but to get shots of our rings, dress and other special details. I wanted lots of beautiful photos before the wedding, but also didn’t want to feel exhausted from taking photos all afternoon. Chelsea and Milo were so efficient, capturing all of the shots we had requested before the ceremony, that taking photos was actually a fun experience. Following the ceremony, Chelsea recommended we sneak away for a few minutes to capture a few post-ceremony photos and I’m so glad we took the time to do it. Those photos are so special to me and it was nice to have some time alone with my husband after the craziness of the whole day. I would highly recommend Chelsea Terry for all of your photography needs. She is professional, efficient, creative and has such a joyous spirit that you truly couldn’t imagine your big day without her. Thank you for everything, Chelsea! You are the best!
— Hannah & Dan

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