Hello, Friends - I'm Chelsea!
adventure. love. romance. fun. laughter. THAT's ME!
I AM AN EXPERIENCED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS CAPTURED OVER 250 WEDDINGS IN THE LAST 8 YEARS AND I WOULD FREAKIN' LOVE TO BE THERE FOR YOU ON ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIVES!
A photographer is someone who is there for some of the most important milestones in your life. I want to help you make the most of these moments.. I want to celebrate WITH YOU and be your FRIEND! I want to make every moment you share special, memorable, easy, and most importantly, FUN!
If you are looking for a chill, fun-loving, spontaneous, funny, kind, and adventurous photographer - you are in the right place!
I am a Canadian elopement and intimate wedding photographer and I am based out of the beautiful town of Fergus/Elora, Ontario!
My kind of people are adventurous, outdoorsy, genuine, quirky, and full of life! My favourite sessions are with couples who aren't afraid to show how much they love each other, aren't afraid to be themselves, and just want to have a good time together and make some amazing memories! My couples trust me fully - they tell me their vision for photos of their day, and then they just TRUST. Trust that with my experience, character, and style that I will capture the day perfectly and tell YOUR story because I believe each couple and event is unique to you and that is exactly how I want to help tell it in photographs!
A photographer is someone who is there for some of the most important milestones in your life. I want to help you make the most of these moments. I want to make whatever moment we are capturing in your life special, memorable, easy-going, and fun! I want to celebrate with you and be your friend! You should honestly feel super comfortable with your photographer - they are literally going to be like a third wheel for most of your wedding day or even sign the papers at your private elopement! If you like what you are reading - come take a look at my work and let the photos speak for me! None of my clients are models - most of my clients say how anxious they are before a session, or that they're sort of even dreading their photos because of how awkward they usually feel in front of a camera (especially men) or that they just have never done it before and don't know what to expect! But if you choose me as your photographer and you trust me and follow my prompts and guidance - I promise you will LOVE your images, and usually you will even end up saying you had fun doing it!
PHOTOS CAN ACTUALLY BE A FUN TIME!
No really, it doesn't have to feel awkward!!! Let my work speak for me.. NONE of my clients are models! Most of them feel just like you probably do right now, but they walk out of their session with me feeling confident, excited, and saying they actually had fun doing it and are looking forward to seeing the photos we created!
My kind of people are adventurous, outdoorsy, genuine, quirky, and full of life! My favourite sessions are with couples who aren't afraid to show how much they love each other, aren't afraid to be themselves, and want to just have fun with each other!
You just have to TRUST me and trust my process and you will absolutely have a good time and love the results, and even create some great memories and friends along the way!! I will prepare you for your photos, guide you the whole way, and make it as easy-going as I can... because YOU deserve the best!
"The noblest art is that of making others happy." P.T. Barnum
THIS IS MY WHY
This is why I do photography! Making others happy!!! This job is about YOU. It's about serving others. It's about bringing JOY to others! This job gives me a purpose here. I whole heartedly feel that God gave me this creative gift, this art, so that I can create beautiful memories and moments for anyone who chooses to work with me. I want to help you connect with the people who mean the most to you. I want to help you remember why you fell in love in the first place, so you feel those things all over again.
This is my honey Boo, Jordan!
He has a big piece of my heart. 🧡 And he is the other big part of my "why!"
He always inspires me to be a better person and to put others before myself. He has such a big heart - he is caring, supportive, and shows kindness to others. He always seems to have a smile on his face, even at the end of a long day - he makes sure that I am okay, that I am taken care of, that I have a smile on my face and am happy. He puts my needs before his own and I strive to do the same for him. That is what makes our relationship so great, how we serve each other. He has been such a blessing in my life. I am so grateful that we met, and that I get to keep doing life with him. He is one of the hardest workers I have ever met - and that encourages me to work hard and to push through some of the really busy seasons that come with this job!
He is my best friend. He makes me laugh all the time and life is so good with him! We go on lots of adventures and travel together. We have been through so much growth already in our few years together, and I look forward to every new day with him by my side. We have a gecko named Gary, and two cats that we adore - Earl (a russian blue) and Mia (a bengal). We love quality time with each other, and with our closest friends and family. We love going to concerts and it is rare that we don't have music playing somewhere - thankfully we like a lot of the same bands! We love to go on hikes and explore new places - we're always up for adventures, playing sports, hiking, skating, running or working out together, and we love going snowboarding at Blue Mountain here in Ontario. We bought our first home together in 2021, and we love to dream and work on our home together and try to make it our own!
I want you to know who I am as a person so you can see why you should work with me! Jordan is the most important person to me and the biggest part of my life. I think my own relationship and past experiences affect the way that I work with my clients! I want to create an experience for you that truly is fun and meaningful and holds memories to the photos we capture and that they aren't just images to look at. My relationship with Jordan inspires me to help others to connect like we do. He is my best friend, he loves and supports me, and he reminds me every day to live life to the fullest - to just have fun with the time that you get, and especially not to worry about what others think, just the people closest to you. I love all the adventures and good times that we share and I think that everyone deserves to be with their best friend and to feel the way he makes me feel! I want to help my couples experience that connection, and to be able to see that in their photos too! My faith is also important to me and affects how I view life, love, relationships, and people. My faith is ever-changing and growing but one thing always stands firm and that is my faith in Jesus. He made the ultimate sacrifice which reminds me to put others before myself, and models the kind of love and kindness you should show to ALL people.
Kind words from David and Margaret
We are so pleased to have worked with Chelsea for our wedding on October 2021 in Stratford, Ontario. We had chosen Chelsea simply from looking over a multitude of photographer’s galleries BUT ultimately fell in love with her work. Chelsea’s photo’s felt so bright, happy and timeless. Her pricing was extremely reasonable for all of her hard work and the beautiful photos she shared with us.
Chelsea is such a ray of sunshine and extremely fun to work with. As a couple that typically shy away from the camera, wedding photography felt a bit intimidating during our planning process. We are so very thankful to Chelsea for making us feel so relaxed and happy while photographing us and our friends/family.
We are so in love with ALL our wedding photos she captured and edited for us. We enjoy looking through our photos again and again as each time we find a new “favourite”.
Thank you so so much Chelsea! We love our photographs and you dearly!
Melissa & Kyle // guelph, ON
Chelsea, Kyle and I would like to take the time to thank you for these absolutely gorgeous photos of our wedding day. There’s beautiful serious ones and hilariously funny ones. They just speak to how we are with each other, and our friends and family. Thank you for all the little things in between like placing my veil in for me and helping us to stay on schedule (which I can’t believe we managed to do, everything and everyone was on time!). You really helped me to stay calm, I had no worries and let any small thing go. You were so patient with everyone and helpful the whole day. Thank you for braving the cold to get some of these photos for us. It was beyond freezing, but you remained calm and powered through it for us which we so appreciated. You took your time with Kyle and I and guiding us as we aren’t experienced with getting professional photos done. From our engagement shoot with you to the wedding day you made us feel so comfortable and we had fun with you. We are so happy we found you and are so glad with how everything turned out. We have beautiful memories and moments captured that we will cherish forever. Thank you so much! I can’t say it enough!!!
KYLEE & JESSE // PARIS, ON
Jesse and I just want to thank you for capturing our wedding on November 10, 2018! All of the pictures are absolutely beautiful and we couldn't have asked for better quality. We absolutely love all the pictures! We really appreciate you braving the cold with us to get the pictures after the ceremony that were outside by the water and downtown Paris. Looking through the pictures makes us remember exactly what was happening at that time and your were really able to capture the love, fun, happiness between Jesse and myself, as well as with all our friends and family. We are so happy that you were a part of our wedding day. You made us feel so special and really made our day magical. Every single detail that you were able to provide was beyond our wildest dreams. The entire day was magical and we couldn't have asked for someone else to share in our special day. We love the effort that you put in to taking all the photos and how you made the day feel like how we always imagined it would feel. Since we have had our pictures back, we have had so many compliments on how beautiful they turned out. We want to pass along the wonderful compliments to you! Because the pictures really are breathtaking. We give our most sincere thank you to you!
wade & Virginia // Hamilton, ON
I highly recommend Chelsea to anyone looking for exceptional wedding photography at an affordable price. Chelsea was my wedding photographer in November 2017 and I couldn't be happier with how my wedding was captured! Chelsea is very warm, personable and was so easy and fun to work with. Her guidance and creativity in posing everyone for pictures along with her easy going personality made everyone feel comfortable and captured really unique and special moments. Even my husband who is not much of a picture person absolutely loves how our wedding pictures turned out. My wedding photos far exceeded my expectations and I have Chelsea to thank for such wonderful memories to look back on.
Thank you Chelsea!
ALYSON & LUKE // MISSISSAUGA, ON
"We cannot rave enough about how amazing Chelsea is. She is the sweetest. She did our elopement photography and she made the entire experience amazing. She was beyond professional but also SO much fun! She made us so comfortable taking all of the photos and we had so much fun with it. Not to mention the photos she got were STUNNING. Honestly, she made it hard to choose favourites because there are so many amazing ones. If you are looking for a photographer... she is it. We love the photos so much! You truly are amazing at what you do and we cannot thank you enough for capturing our day in such an amazing way. You will hold such a special place in our hearts. You really were the absolute best surprise!!!" (Backstory: My photography was gifted to these clients by a relative, I showed up on the day of their secret/private elopement at Adamson Estate to capture it!)
Available for travel anywhere in Canada.
Based in Fergus/Elora, Ontario.
Contact us for more details on travel outside of Canada or to discuss your elopement or destination wedding.