xx,

CA

ain't nobody got time to be stressed out planning their wedding. FROM THE VERY FIRST MOMENT WE CONNECT,
I PROMISE TO:

you had me at "fun"

MAKE IT EASY
MAKE IT FUN
MAKE IT YOURS

being a photographer means so much more than just pretty pictures. on one of the most wonderful days of your life. you deserve to feel special, celebrated, and like your best damn self.

My primary objective: make every experience effortless, joyful, fun AF and totally unique to you

JOYFUL

fun

effortless

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

wailea sunset destination engagement
maui, hawaii

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. 

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.

fun + confident"

"She is incredibly

tropical FOUR SEASONS KO OLINA wedding
oahu, hawaii

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. 

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

Tropical Oahu Sunrise Engagement
oahu, hawaii

She’s professional, fun and a burst of energy which is exactly what you need if you’re camera shy.  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.

My wife and I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea. 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.


BEst decision
we made"

"Hiring Chelsea was the

multicultural summer Wedding
Olowalu Plantation House, maui, hawaii

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.

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!!!!!


in love with all the photos"

"We are sooooo

Molii Fishpond wedding
kualoa ranch, oahu, hawaii

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.

thankful"

"So so

luxe up country wedding
maui, hawaii

Chelsea is absolutely AMAZING! She has so many unique and creative ideas. Her work is absolutely magical!

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

stormy waimanalo beach engagement
oahu, hawaii

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. 

nothing short of total magic"

"I can describe my photos as

cozy winter wedding
mammoth lakes, california

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

ko olina sunset engagement
oahu. hawaii

I cannot say enough about Chelsea! 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. 

you've seen the work, felt the feels - now it's time to get this party started! Whether you're ready to lock things down or just want to make a connection and start a conversation - you're in the right place. 

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