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This is about to be one of the MOST wonderful days of your life - surrounded by your favorite people, with details and timelines and flowers you may have spent months (if not yeeaaars) planning. Your wedding day will be FULL of joy and love and magic and probably a healthy amount of booze (count me in for a whiskey!) and it's crazy how quickly the time flies by.

Hakuna matata, babycakes - that's where I come in.

I'll be the girl with the camera making sure you have photos to remember it all. That way you can rest easy and focus on having the time of your life with the ones you love. Candids, detail shots, bomb ass bridal portraits, special surprises, and all the family formals your parents could ever want - I've got you covered. I KNOW how important your wedding photos are and I promise to be there for every bit of it.

Bottom line: I. GOT. YOU.

I pour SO much love, energy, and years of expertise into everything and everyone that I photograph. I'm so excited for the chance to do that for you and yours. <3

shit's getting real...

YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED!

chelsea abril

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about

So a bit
about me...

"I am Beyonce, always."

-michael scott

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and if it wasn't already obvious...

i'm all wifed up, son. which means i've been a bride and i've been in your shoes. from planning the damn thing, being on the other side of the camera, and receiving the photos when it's all said and done.       
i understand.

wedding photos by Andria Lindquist

and I am so grateful to be
able to pay that joy forward.

I'm obsessed with my husband. For real. I know this sounds like a lame hallmark card, but damn i'm lucky (and so is he, duh ;) we live in our dream apartment which also doubles as a jungle because i have no self control and impulse buy every plant i see. plants and yoga pants, man. shut up and take my money. 
my trademark style is a bold lip, deep v, yoga pants, and thigh highs. comfort meets sexy, ya feel me?
last but not least, my cat is the best and her name is princess leia and i love her more than words. 

I'm gonna start off with a thick slice of cheese and say

i was born and raised in hawaii so i've got love and sunshine in my blood. Translation: i will squeeze you and kiss you on the cheek when we meet. i'm a toucher.
you've been warned. ;)

You'd think a hawaii girl would be outdoorsy, but let me tell you right now - i love a good night in. give me a couch-husband-kitty-whiskey cocktail with a side of office re-runs anyday and i'm good. to. go. 

to counteract my love for lazy, i go to yoga on the reg and even teach a pop-up fitness class that's basically a mashup of yoga, hiit, anda whole lotta twerking. plus some gangster rap. ayyyyyyy 

BTW, I hope you like hugs.

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 be boujee AF and tie the knot in a fancy ass venue or say "i do" quietly in the backyard with your closest friends and family - I salute you.
and you can bet your sweet ass I'll be right there beside you killing it and making sure every moment of your day is captured and immortalized forever.
#slaygirlslay

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My wife and I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea. We randomly came across her and she was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding. Chelsea is super friendly, takes unreal photos, and has such a great personality. We only spoke to her a few times before our actual wedding day, but it really was like getting together with an old friend you haven't seen for a while. My wife and I instantly felt comfortable with her, and she was able to keep things very light and easy in front of the camera.

We provided a shot list to her and she made sure to get each of them. All our guests thought she was amazing as she snapped candid photos during the reception. Again, hiring Chelsea was the best decision we made.

BEst decision
we made"

"Hiring Chelsea was the

Yuki + Ryan
Married on Maui

Hiring Chelsea to photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made for our big day. She is constantly upbeat and positive, and was such a joy to have around on our wedding day. With so much going on, and many stressful moments, Chelsea only provided a calm, collected, FUN and determined presence that kept everything moving effortlessly. Many of my friends and family commented on how wonderful and helpful she was. She somehow made it seem like there were multiple photographers shooting, when in reality it was just her, probably hustling constantly to get different angles and views. She stayed extra to capture some amazing photos of everyone dancing, and I couldn't be more grateful. Her photography speaks for itself, she is truly an artist and it shows. Every time I look at our wedding photos, I can't help but get the biggest smile on my face and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart. So so thankful for you Chelsea!

thankful"

"So so

KianI + CAL
Married on a mountain

Chelsea is the person you want to take your wedding photos - HANDS DOWN. The vibe your photographer brings is so key to how you will feel throughout the day - Chelsea really delivers on holding the flow together and knew how to get our wedding party and guests (all who had traveled 14+ hours to be there) to feel comfortable. She is incredibly fun & confident, which calmed everyones nerves, and she has your best interests in mind at every turn. Her positive feedback during shooting made us feel like models - we want to hire her every 5 years for a self-confidence boost!
If you want your wedding photos to be cliche and overexposed, go elsewhere - Chelsea's style is cool and epic, dreamy, edgy and timeless. Choose her for her photographic style and her fun personality.
Thanks so much to Chelsea and her team - we can’t recommend her enough!

fun + confident"

"She is incredibly

Laura + Anthony
a four seasons oahu fiesta

Chelsea is the person you want to take your wedding photos - HANDS DOWN. The vibe your photographer brings is so key to how you will feel throughout the day - Chelsea really delivers on holding the flow together and knew how to get our wedding party and guests (all who had traveled 14+ hours to be there) to feel comfortable. She is incredibly fun & confident, which calmed everyones nerves, and she has your best interests in mind at every turn. Her positive feedback during shooting made us feel like models - we want to hire her every 5 years for a self-confidence boost!

If you want your wedding photos to be cliche and overexposed, go elsewhere - Chelsea's style is cool and epic, dreamy, edgy and timeless. Choose her for her photographic style and her fun personality.

Thanks so much to Chelsea and her team - we can’t recommend her enough!

Okay, no joke, if I could blow up around 98% of the photos and turn them into billboards and posters and plaster then ALL OVER THE WORLD I would.

We are sooooo in love with all the photos that came out of this shoot! Chelsea has a truly unique, authentic, creative, personal, easy going, reassuring nature and style which made this shoot both easy and FUN. I am so grateful and cannot wait for the next one!!!!!

A million mahalos over again. xx

in love with all the photos"

"We are sooooo

Kara + Kaleb
Kualoa Ranch wedding

Let’s get this straight, I am not married. Chelsea did not photograph my wedding, but perhaps one day she will.

What she did do, was create the most ridiculously fun bridal party shoot on the beach during a bachelorette party in Hawaii. Chelsea is so charismatic and made even the most shy of our 7 women give their best Trya smizes and Beyoncé slays. She instills confidence and energy in her subjects.

I would love to work with her again.

slay so hard."

"No one has ever encouraged me to 

Anne-Marie
badass bridal party session

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 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!

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 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.

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 &
Beyond!"

"She really goes

Kiki + Quinn
A Waimanalo ENGAGEMENT

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

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!!

She’s professional, fun and a burst of energy which is exactly what you need if you’re camera shy. I began my search for an engagement/pre wedding shoot for our holiday in Hawaii and it was the best decision we made. We were only at one location and for a short time but Chelsea truly utilised this to our advantage. Our photos turned out to be so beautiful. They captured so much emotion and not only did she do couple shots but also solo shots which a lot of photographers in Sydney don’t offer.

Chelsea, thank you again for everything! We always get compliments of our photos and if we hadn’t booked our wedding photographer, we sure would have flown you over to Sydney. You’re great at what you do and we wish you all the best!

recommend chelsea enough"

"I cannot

Hariette + Ralph
a beachside engagement

She’s professional, fun and a burst of energy which is exactly what you need if you’re camera shy. I began my search for an engagement/pre wedding shoot for our holiday in Hawaii and it was the best decision we made. We were only at one location and for a short time but Chelsea truly utilised this to our advantage. Our photos turned out to be so beautiful. They captured so much emotion and not only did she do couple shots but also solo shots which a lot of photographers in Sydney don’t offer.

Chelsea, thank you again for everything! We always get compliments of our photos and if we hadn’t booked our wedding photographer, we sure would have flown you over to Sydney. You’re great at what you do and we wish you all the best!

And budgets are real. And money doesn't grow on trees. Let's talk. <3

I won't love if you try to haggle me (please don't do that - your girl has bills and likes to put food on the table, same as you), but I am always down for an honest conversation. You deserve to have incredible photos from your wedding day as well as someone with the expertise to make sure that it feels like a walk in the park (or on the beach)

Every wedding is unique which is why I don't like to offer super cookie cutter prices, but in case you want to have some numbers to wrap your head around, here are some solid estimates of typical investments.



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treat. yo. self

you deserve the best, babe. 

Weddings are expensive.
I feel you.

elopements - $1500+
Weddings - $3500+
Portrait Sessions - $650+

Not in Hawaii or Seattle?
ain't no thang.

i'm an expert traveler and
always down for an adventure.

let's talk

Not in Hawaii or Seattle? ain't no thang.

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you're getting married!

Your inquiry is officially on it's way and i'll be sending a holla back just as soon as i can.

biggest hugs, my darling!
xx
CA

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