Story-driven Wedding Photography

Timeless wedding photos that
don’t take themselves too seriously.

Because when you look back at your wedding 20 years from now, you won’t want overly-posed or embarrassingly dated snapshots. You’ll want natural, true to life images that look and feel like you.

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You deserve a round of applause (and a cocktail)

You’re juggling zoom meetings, work deadlines, and wedding planning from a makeshift home office. 

But you know it's all worth it because you're dreaming up a wedding that's full of personal touches (late night tamale truck and all and all). 

After spending we-won’t-talk-about-how-many hours making sure your wedding reflects who you are as a couple...

...The last thing you want is a wedding gallery full of photos that are beautiful... but just don’t feel like you.

You want trend-free, true-to-life snapshots that show off those personal touches, capture your connections, and spark your memories for decades to come.

That's exactly what we want!

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What's included

All the good stuff.

None of the fluff.

You're looking for a photographer who you can trust to preserve the full story of your day. That’s why every photography package includes:

An engagement session

to help us get to know each other and get rid of any camera shyness.

Timeline Assistance

so that your wedding day runs as smoothly as possible and I know what (and who) matters most to you.

Two Photographers

to document all the important moments, whether it’s from multiple angles or multiple rooms.

A Sneak Peek

within 2 weeks to make the wait a little more bearable.

An Online Gallery

of hand-edited images within 2 months, where you can download your high-resolution images, order professional prints, and share with family and friends.

Rehearsal dinner coverage, boudoir sessions, albums & prints are available as add-ons.

The process

Wondering how this works?

Within two weeks of your wedding day, I’ll send over a sneak peek to share with friends and family (and, you know, post on Instagram).

Then, roughly 6 weeks later, you’ll get your entire gallery. From your gallery, you can download, share, order prints, and reminisce.

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A month before your wedding, I’ll send over a questionnaire. Once you’ve filled it out, we’ll meet up (over drinks or video chat), to catch up on life and go over all the details of the day.

By the time we hug goodbye (or do one last virtual cheers), I’ll be ready to capture all the important moments.

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We're ready to get the ball rollin'!

Reach out to get the ball rollin'. If I'm available for your date, we'll schedule a consultation.

If we’re a match made in wedding vendor heaven, a 25% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract officially reserves your date.

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You could have a family friend snap a few photos on the camera they got last Christmas (and spend the day wondering if they’re doing a good job).

Or you can hire a big-box studio and hope you get along with the randomly assigned photographer that shows up to your wedding.

Let's talk pricing

Because when it comes to wedding photography, you have a few options

or you can spare yourself the unnecessary stress and

Hire a photographer you know and trust with 5 years and 100+ weddings under her belt.

That way you can spend the day living in the moment and making memories, fully confident you’ll get a gallery of images that’ll capture who you are as a couple and preserve the biggest milestone in your life (you know, so far).

A complimentary engagement session

Timeline + planning assistance

A 60 minute, pre-wedding planning session

Couples typically invest $4500-$6000

Once you reach out, I'll send over my availability and detailed information to help craft the perfect package for your day.

What are you waiting for!? Let's See if I'm free on your date! →

Before the party

we'll get you comfortable + confident with

Come the big day

Chelsea and a second photographer will be there to capture the candid moments, the classic portraits, and everything in-between

A sneak peek gallery within 2 weeks

A gallery of hand-edited images by Chelsea

High resolution downloads with full print rights

After your wedding

You'll relive your day over and over with

Access to a professional grade print-lab

In order to give every couple the TLC they deserve (and have the time to keep my calatheas alive—IYKYK), I only take on 20 weddings a year.

Okay, there is one little catch

Wedding packages aren't one size fits all

In case you missed it

Here's what's all included in every photography package

Not be in the other room channeling Vogue models while they celebrate your marriage without you. 

You're more about the fist pumps, cheers, laughing fits, and “sneaky” happy tear napkin dabs.

Because, come wind, rain, or global pandemic, you get to (finally) marry your best friend.

You want to spend the day making memories with your friends and family.

You don’t want a wedding gallery 
full of cheesy poses and forced smiles.

You’ll roll with whatever life throws at you on your wedding day.

IF that sounds like you, you'll probably wind up here

I'm not the right fit for everybody

You're a White Quill kinda’ couple if...

“The best wedding decision that we made!”

Chelsea made us feel so comfortable in front of a camera and did an incredible job capturing so many special moments.

Stephanie and Eric

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“Picking Chelsea
was a no brainer.”

She gets the job done, but does so with kindness and through friendship... We love love love our wedding photos!

MELISSA AND AARON

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I should probably introduce myself

Hey there, I'm Chelsea

As a wedding photographer with a background in creative writing, my mission is to do what every photographer should: preserve the story of your wedding day. 

Because your wedding is more than a string of pretty pictures—it’s an important milestone in your life. 

Years from now, when you look at your wedding photos, I don’t want you to just think “that’s a beautiful photo”. 

I want you to feel the way your heart fluttered with excitement, your eyes welled up with happiness, and your head flung back in laughter.

And, with over 100 weddings under my (camera) belt, you can trust that I’ll be there to capture the day as authentically as possible—from those big events to the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments.

So, whether you’re sharing a special moment with your favorite people or tearing it up on the dance floor, I’ll be there getting it all on camera.

Right now, I don't offer combined photo and video packages. 

Over the years, I realized I love bouncing my creative energy off the other talented vendors you've handpicked. It helps me get a better feel for who you are and create a wedding video or gallery that better reflects who you are as a couple!

That being said, I know how daunting it is to start the vendor search process all over. So if you hire me for photography, I'm more than happy to provide some videographer recommendations!

For most of the day, I have a candid, documentary style. You might have heard it also called a “photojournalistic” style. Those are the photos that freeze a moment in time, like someone mid-laugh, wiping away happy tears, or busting a move on the dance floor. These are the kinds of photos I live for—they’re also the ones you’ll cherish the most because they really capture how your day felt.

That being said, there are parts of the day that require a bit more posing—those classic portraits that your family and friends will want to frame. Throughout the day, from family photos to cocktail hour, I’ll make sure to snap some classic smiling shots to balance out your gallery.

Final delivery times depend on the time of year, but you'll get an online gallery of fully-edited images within 8 weeks. I know the wait is tough, so I'll send over a handful of sneak peek images within 2 weeks.

The number of images depends on the events of your day, but I guarantee at least 50 photos per hour of coverage. Every image is edited to the same standards you see on the site and comes without a watermark.

I have a "one week" rule when retouching images — if it's a small bruise, pimple, or something that wouldn't be there in a week, I'll make it disappear.

If you have additional photoshop requests after you get your gallery, they are available for an extra per-image fee.

Because I believe your wedding should be documented as authentically as possible, I don't offer any major appearance changing edits. 
 

A month before your wedding, I'll send over a pre-wedding questionnaire. Here I'll ask for your "formal" photo list—any groupings of family and friends that you want to make sure you get group photos of.

I will also ask for a list of any sentimental details you want to make sure to have photos of—whether it's a family heirloom or table numbers your sister hand-painted.

For the rest of your day, I don't work off any kind of list. Instead, I just document the day as you live it.

Your gallery comes with full printing rights—you are able to download the high resolution images and print them wherever you want. You also have the option of ordering prints, albums, and other products from your gallery through my professional print labs.

It means that I don’t just slap a filter on your photos and call it a day. I think that every single photo is an important part of your wedding day story, so I make sure it gets the same love as any photo you see on my website or social media. That means I go through each photo, cropping and tweaking the colors until they’re perfect and cohesive (and, along the way, I make sure that wedding-week stress acne magically disappears). 

Make sure that you hire a photographer you enjoy talking to and hanging out with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together on the wedding day (honestly, more time than you’ll see your family), so make sure you hire someone you enjoy being around. Nothing is worse than having to spend 8+ hours making awkward small talk on your wedding day.

Mind still buzzing with questions?

I've got plenty of answers

CAN WE BOOK YOU FOR PHOTO AND VIDEO?

Right now, I don't offer combined photo and video packages. 

Over the years, I realized I love bouncing my creative energy off the other talented vendors you've handpicked. It helps me get a better feel for who you are and create a wedding video or gallery that better reflects who you are as a couple!

That being said, I know how daunting it is to start the vendor search process all over. So if you hire me for photography, I'm more than happy to provide some videographer recommendations!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

For most of the day, I have a candid, documentary style. You might have heard it also called a “photojournalistic” style. Those are the photos that freeze a moment in time, like someone mid-laugh, wiping away happy tears, or busting a move on the dance floor. These are the kinds of photos I live for—they’re also the ones you’ll cherish the most because they really capture how your day felt.

That being said, there are parts of the day that require a bit more posing—those classic portraits that your family and friends will want to frame. Throughout the day, from family photos to cocktail hour, I’ll make sure to snap some classic smiling shots to balance out your gallery.

HOW AND WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

Final delivery times depend on the time of year, but you'll get an online gallery of fully-edited images within 8 weeks. I know the wait is tough, so I'll send over a handful of sneak peek images within 2 weeks.

The number of images depends on the events of your day, but I guarantee at least 50 photos per hour of coverage. Every image is edited to the same standards you see on the site and comes without a watermark.

DO YOU PHOTOSHOP YOUR PHOTOS?

I have a "one week" rule when retouching images — if it's a small bruise, pimple, or something that wouldn't be there in a week, I'll make it disappear.

If you have additional photoshop requests after you get your gallery, they are available for an extra per-image fee.

Because I believe your wedding should be documented as authentically as possible, I don't offer any major appearance changing edits. 
 

CAN I SEND YOU A LIST OF ALL THE PHOTOS I WANT?

A month before your wedding, I'll send over a pre-wedding questionnaire. Here I'll ask for your "formal" photo list—any groupings of family and friends that you want to make sure you get group photos of.

I will also ask for a list of any sentimental details you want to make sure to have photos of—whether it's a family heirloom or table numbers your sister hand-painted.

For the rest of your day, I don't work off any kind of list. Instead, I just document the day as you live it.

DO WE HAVE TO USE YOU FOR PRINTS AND ALBUMS?

Your gallery comes with full printing rights—you are able to download the high resolution images and print them wherever you want. You also have the option of ordering prints, albums, and other products from your gallery through my professional print labs.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY 'HAND-EDITED'?

It means that I don’t just slap a filter on your photos and call it a day. I think that every single photo is an important part of your wedding day story, so I make sure it gets the same love as any photo you see on my website or social media. That means I go through each photo, cropping and tweaking the colors until they’re perfect and cohesive (and, along the way, I make sure that wedding-week stress acne magically disappears). 

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ADVICE FOR US?

Make sure that you hire a photographer you enjoy talking to and hanging out with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together on the wedding day (honestly, more time than you’ll see your family), so make sure you hire someone you enjoy being around. Nothing is worse than having to spend 8+ hours making awkward small talk on your wedding day.

But it doesn't have to be if you hire the right photographer to keep the memories alive.

Everyone's telling you your wedding day will be a blur...

Ready to reach out and see if we're a great fit?