—and I'm a wedding and elopement photographer living in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been a photographer for nearly 10 years now and an Oregon resident for only a few months. I’m originally from a small coastal town in Washington, but I’ve bounced around the Pacific Northwest a few times throughout the years in attempt to find my place in the world, both literally and figuratively. Quite simply, I’m just trying to do and see more things and I’m grateful to have a career that helps me do just that!
what I love
When I'm not working with clients, I'm up to something photo related, whether that's checking out new places for shoots or collaborating with other creatives or even just capturing my own memories. But I’m into other things too! I totally love trying out new breweries and consuming ridiculous amounts of bar food and good IPAs. I absolutely love cooking for others, listening to too many podcasts, making Spotify playlists that reflect any and every kind of mood. I love warm summer days and campfire hangs with friends. I love trying new things and seeing new places and finding out what kind of bread I am with Buzzfeed quizzes. I love outdoor seating in the summer and avocados and unusual plants and the color mustard. I also love meeting new people over drinks, whether that’s coffee or margaritas, so let’s meet!
what I do
I'm a wedding and elopement photographer who roams to and from Seattle and Portland and all around the Pacific Northwest. I strive to capture love and happiness as candid moments in very cool places with very cool people to preserve memories that will last a lifetime. Always, always, love comes first and adventure comes second. As much as I enjoy traveling to incredible locations, it's all about the connection between two people and the love they share. I love couples who are each other's best friends, who know exactly how to make each other laugh, and just feel genuinely comfortable around each other. I want every couple to be able to look at their photos and see what everyone else can see.
“Booking Chelsea was hands down one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She's professional in the most chill way, and the results have been absolutely unreal. She made us feel so comfortable, and managed to perfectly capture our relationship. I'd recommend her for anything and everything. You can't put a price on having images of the best day of your life, but you can be glad you've trusted Chelsea to capture it!”
— Stephanie E.
“We received our photos today and couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Chelsea did such a great job! She makes you feel totally comfortable during the shoot and is awesome at communicating with customers. We had a blast working with her! I was hesitant to get pictures done but she makes you look and feel fabulous, which is something you can't put a price on!”
“Chelsea has a keen eye for spectacular locations and moments of perfect light. From Bellingham to Brookings she covers the Northwest in all its splendor and creates a comfortable photography experience. You won't be disappointed; actually, you will probably be downright giddy when you get the first sneak peek of your photos. Chelsea knows how to capture emotion without directing complex poses. If you're looking for photos that look candid and breathtaking, book with Chelsea.”