Hi I'm Chelsea! I'm a wedding, engagement & sweetheart photographer based out of Northern VA. I’m also a member of the newlywed club since I just got married myself back in 2014 (that still counts, right?)! Marriage is the best decision I’ve ever made. Having Toby as my husband is a huge blessing from the Lord and I am thankful for him every day! He is the level-headed voice of reason in my life and I don’t know what I would do without him. Plus he introduced me to “The Office” on Netflix, so I am forever in his debt.  

 What else should you know about me? Well, I’m a small town, slightly southern girl living in the big city. Growing up I would drive down backroads to the beach with the windows down listening to country music. Now life looks a little more like sitting parked on 66 in the middle of the day on a Wednesday, but you can bet I still have my country music on! 

 When it’s cold, you’ll find me snuggled up on the couch with Toby binge watching something on Netflix (seriously I have seen an embarrassing number of shows on Netflix, check out my list below). If it’s warm, I am probably doing something outside like going to a winery or finding a friend with a pool! This Florida girl loves the sun. And if it’s Monday, you know I’m watching the Bachelor. 

 I am the girl who gets overly excited about the smallest things (like Loft's clearance racks) and it shows. So when big things happen, I can't even contain myself! I will be so excited with you throughout this whole process. My goal is to make you feel loved and oh so special throughout this entire engagement season; not just on the wedding day! Think we’re a great fit? Awesome!

about me


- The Office
-The Bachelor (okay not Netflix, but a fave)
- Parks & Recreation
- Arrested Development
- Gossip Girl
- Gilmore Girls
- One Tree Hill

- Grey's Anatomy
- Reign
- Friday Night Lights
- New Girl
- Stranger Things
- Travelers
- How I Met Your Mother


I have the world’s self-proclaimed biggest sweet tooth and an addiction to baking (a dangerous combination). Really I’m not picky when it comes to sweets. Cookies, candy bars, pies, red velvet cupcakes (especially Georgetown Cupcakes), I love it all! 


Toby and I love to travel. We try and take one big vacation a year with a few weekend getaways sprinkled throughout the year if we can! Our favorite vacations are Excellence all-inclusive resorts. They are the most stress-free trips you will ever take! All you can eat dessert people! That's the dream. They also have a swim up bar so you don't even have to get out of the pool to get your margarita.


My favorite food group is Chipotle. And yes, I said food group because in my life that’s what it is. Pair that with a margarita in a mason jar and I’ll be the happiest person ever! There is one new chain in Northern Virginia though that I believe could tie with Chipotle, and that’s Cava Grill. Seriously you have to try it. It’s amazing. 


I am a big fan of Loft. Especially the clearance sales! They are amazing. I don't know what it is but with Loft, their clearance sections always have the craziest deals ever. Like $75 off dresses. I once got 3 dresses for $30. Not to mention all of their clothes are so cute! Easily my favorite store.


Northern Virginia has so many amazing wineries! While Napa is the dream (if you're getting married in Napa I DO travel!), Northern VA still has some great ones. My favorite Saturday's in the summer are spent with good friends, a bunch of good snacks, and a bottle of wine outside at the winery picnic table.

My FAVORITE THINGS: Country music

No matter where I live I will always love country music! That's the only thing that plays on my car radio (with the exception of Christmas music in December). It makes me feel like I'm back home driving to the beach with the windows down.

My FAVORITE THINGS: salt & vinegar chips

I know most of you probably think these are disgusting, but I can't get enough! Toby assures me I'm the only one who likes them but that cannot be true. They are so delicious. Especially if they are kettle cooked! Yum.