photographing the fierce, the fabulous










If you're a dope ass couple planning to have a unique, intimate, totally-100%-YOU wedding - I'm your girl. I only take on a limited number of weddings each year - and only with the couples that really make my heart shine. I care about connection, and I care that we all wind up feeling over-the-moon once the wedding day is all said and done. I'm not interested in being booked solid every weekend, nor am I interested in being a yes-girl for every inquiry that comes my way. I'm in this for the fierce couple that isn't afraid to let their freak flag fly and the brides who want to feel like a goddess in their own skin. I'm in this for the fabulous lovers that know how to have a damn good time and value the relationships and people who love them. I'm here for the wild and wonderful once-in-a-lifetime lovers that inspire me to be better. These are the things that make my world go 'round. These are the things that light my fire and bring out every ounce of my happiest, most creative spirit - and I promise you wouldn’t want anything less.

...let's make some magic together

I believe in doing what makes you happy and loving who makes you shine. I believe in celebrating what makes you unique and not giving into the idea that your wedding should look a certain way. do you, my darlings - no matter what. whether you want to get married on a mountaintop (just you and your boo) or quietly in the backyard with your closest friends and family - I salute you. and you better believe I'll be right there beside you making sure every moment of your day is captured and immortalized forever. 


Chelsea Abril Photography is AMAZING! Not only does Chelsea take fantastic photos but she is an absolute blast to work with. She really took the time to get to know us before the shoot, asking in depth questions to get a sense of who we are as a couple and what our expectations were of our photographer on our big day. We really felt cared for & like she was a part of the family going above and beyond to make sure we got what we wanted. Chelsea captures just the right amount of moments were with just the right photographic eye that viewing the pictures was like reliving our wedding day. We will truly cherish these photos forever. Thank you for documenting our special day with such care, attention and ease!

cherish these photos forever"

"We will truly

Micaire + Ryan
Married in Kahala

Chelsea was everything I wanted in a photographer. She was fun and sweet and very accommodating, She picked a beautiful location for our engagement photos. She immediately put us at ease and made our shoot a lot of fun! She directed us which was so helpful because it's hard to be "natural" when there's a camera in front of you. The end result were gorgeous pictures that truly captured "us", laughing and just being really happy. Our photos were everything I wanted and I'm so glad I chose Chelsea to capture such a special time in our lives. She was more than just a photographer, she became a friend.

everything i wanted"

"Chelsea was

Wendy + Will
engaged in wailea

Chelsea is absolutely AMAZING! She has so many unique and creative ideas. Her work is absolutely magical! Not to mention she is so easy to work with and gives the best direction. She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. And she really captured all the crazy ideas I had in my head. She really goes above and beyond and I would not choose anyone else. I'm just hoping I have an excuse to work with her again in the future!

Above &

"She really goes

Kiki + Quinn

My wedding photos were one of the most important aspects of my wedding (besides getting married of course!). Chelsea did an absolutely phenomenal job on our photos, and she captured SO many amazing moments and memories, in a style that I fall in love with more every time I look at them! She helped my husband (who is camera shy) relax and enjoy the photo process, and she got some incredible photos of him, even though he's not a big smiler. I can describe my photos as nothing short of total magic. I am delighted, impressed, and over-joyed with my photos! Chelsea's style is unique, stunning, sensual, magical and absolutely beautiful. You won't be sorry! Add her amazing personality, and your already joyful day will be even juicier. LOVE!!!!!!!

nothing short of total magic"

"I can describe my photos as

Kellie + Ryan
Married in Mammoth

I cannot say enough about Chelsea Abril Photography! I am so happy that I stumbled upon her page because I am so, so in love with our engagement pictures (and her in general). She is extremely nice and down-to-earth. It can definitely be a little awkward to be all lovey in front of a camera (and other people wondering why you're posing on rocks over the ocean) but she made us feel completely at ease. She was honestly the best to work with: from scheduling a date, location, responsiveness, professional and then gave us the most gorgeous pictures to have for the rest of our lives. PLEASE do yourself a favor and book your wedding/engagement pictures with her. You will not regret it and we are seriously obsessed!!

completely at ease

"She made us feel

Jayana + Scott
A Ko Olina Engagement

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