Hi I'm Chelsea! I'm a photographer based out of Northern VA. I'm a wife to my best friend and a mom to three rambunctious kiddos. After almost a decade of marriage and being three kids in, I can honestly say what a joy it is to do life with your best friend. What a gift the Lord has given me in my family. Marriage gets sweeter every year and my love for Toby and this little family we have created only deepens. 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? We are fully into the sleepless nights, stepping on legos, school schedules, house is always a mess despite cleaning all day phase of life and I am loving it. I live off of way too much coffee and lots of time with friends. I am an extreme extrovert so you will find my calendar over-filled with play dates, girls nights, bible study, etc. I love to be around friends. I tend to recharge with people! Also I’m pretty sure I could talk to a wall.

When it’s cold, you will find me hibernating inside baking with the kids. When it’s warm, we love to go to my family’s lake house to swim and boat. And when it’s Monday, you know I’m watching The Bachelor.

Having been married for almost ten years, I know how valuable the memories are from your wedding day. Seeing my children look through those pictures is so special. There are loved ones who are no longer here but their memory lives on in those pictures. While I love the beautiful details and capture all of them, I love the candid moments with your family and friends the most.

I will be so excited with you throughout this whole process. My goal is to make you feel loved and so special throughout this entire engagement season; not just on the wedding day! Think we’re a great fit? Awesome! Click 'Inquire' and I can't wait to talk with you!

about me


Anything from the Bachelor to Love Is Blind, The Kardashians, all the way to Survivor. Reality TV shows are my guilty pleasure.


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! 


I am an October baby and I am one of those obnoxious people who starts lighting fall candles and drinking the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews in Early August. Fall baking, cozy soups, Gilmore Girls (don't ask me why that's a fall thing, it just is), taking my kids to the fall festivals and Trick or Treating! I love every single thing about fall. Reading a good book with a cozy blanket and a warm cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning. Does it get better than that?


Toby and I love to travel. We used to try and do one big trip and a ton of mini trips a year, but 3 kids threw a bit of a wrench in the ease of it. We still love to travel with the kids! We love traveling anywhere and exploring but we REALLY love all inclusive resorts (if you need a honeymoon spot I've got you). 


This is a new love for me. I have never been a reader, not in my entire life (unless you count Harry Potter being the only thing I ever read). But recently have fallen in love with books and I spend a lot of my free time reading.


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 and I’ll be the happiest person ever! 


Going to Target has always been a favorite, but it's become even more so since having kids. Some days we are all going a little stir crazy so to get out of the house we literally go to Target and walk around! They love it as much as I do. Do I walk out with ten things I don't need every time? Absolutely. Is it still worth it? Absolutely.


Northern Virginia has so many amazing wineries! While Napa is the best (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: going to bed early

If I wasn't a grandma before having kids, I am definitely a grandma now. I am so tired every single night that I am honestly falling asleep by 9pm! I do my best to make it to 10pm most nights but I'm not gonna lie. I've gone to bed at 8pm before. And it was the best. Gone are the days of staying up until all hours, Toby and I love to snuggle up and fall asleep watching The Office! 


I was never a big coffee drinker before having kids but something about only sleeping two hour stretches for a solid year at night will do that to you. I am now OBSESSED with coffee. I wont even tell you how much I drink in a day but lets just say that some days, Lorelai Gilmore has nothing on me.