That is why I LOVE what I do and why i can confidently say that I'm damn good at it, too. Why? Because I care. And not just a little - I care a LOT.

I am so connected to the idea that being truly and unapologetically yourself is the pinnacle of happiness. So why not celebrate THAT level of joy on one of the happiest days of your lives?! I'm here to capture YOU at your YOU-EST. 

When you look at your photos, I want you to be able to hear, see, feel, smell, touch ever single part of your day, and most important of all - remember who you were and how you felt for every moment. 

One day, I decided I'd had enough, and simple as that I decided to make a change and live my life out loud - and I've never looked back since. 

Whether you know this joy or are still on the hunt, I hereby give you permission to live your wildest, truest life, chock full of all the things that bring you joy. 

I spent so much of my life convinced that I had to do, be, say, and behave all the ways the world was telling me i had to do, be, say, and behave. 

I spent so much of my life never feeling truly myself or ever really going hard after the things I loved. 

you deserve to live
your life out loud

you deserve to live
your life out loud

this is it

if you're waiting for a sign

I have two kitty babies: Princess Leia and FN2187 (aka Finn)
which means I'm great at herding them. 
(and also, your in-laws)
don't worry. i'm not a monster.
i like dogs too, i'm just allergic to them.

we have two:
Princess Leia and FN2187 (aka Finn)
which means I'm great at herding them. 
(and also, your in-laws)
don't worry. i'm not a monster. i like dogs too, i'm just allergic to them.

1

I AM 1000% A CAT PERSON

and after losing a sibling, I have an incredibly deep connection to the importance of photos as well as a visceral knowledge that photos and memories are all we have as time passes and lives change.

2

I'M BIG ON FAMILY

my wedding was a hot,
beautiful shit show.
it all worked out perfectly, but i know how to handle pretty much any situation a day can throw at you,
and still keep cool as a damn cucumber.

my wedding was a hot,
beautiful shit show.
it all worked out perfectly, but i know how to handle pretty much any situation a day can throw at you,
and still keep cool as a damn cucumber.

3

I'M MARRIED. HOORAY!

I LOVE seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, and going on new adventures. 
At this point, I am an EXPERT at traveling. Having a destination wedding? Count me in!
You won't have to worry about me getting lost.

I LOVE seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, and going on new adventures. 
At this point, I am an EXPERT at traveling.
Having a destination wedding? Count me in!
You won't have to worry about me getting lost.

4

I travel. a lot. 

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"I know that sounds intense, it's a bold statement. But it's true. Right away she made me feel like the most beautiful person in the world, and had my husband and I laughing and loving one another the whole time she captured our special day. Her skills goes far beyond photography, to comedian, cheerleader, and inner diva summoner. 

I just finished making our album and am so stoked because these pictures are magazine worthy. THANK YOU CHELSEA, you're really the best!"

- Shawna + Brandon

"Next to choosing my groom, she was the best decision for our wedding."

Chelsea doesn’t produce wedding photos with just the average wedding poses. Her photos showcase her amazing talent to produce beautiful images celebrating the uniqueness of your love. She got ALL the lovey shots, ALL the tears of joy, ALL the silliness and giggles. In fact, it is hard to believe there was just one of her with all the different photos we received.

She made us feel so comfortable; it was like working with a long time friend. The shyest of our wedding party stood confident and everyone at our wedding commented how fun she was. She went above and beyond, working behind the scenes to make sure the little details were noticed and the special moments were captured so we can relive them through our photos time and time again. 

"we are mind blown! They are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen"

Having Chelsea as our photographer for our wedding was a dream come true! From our first correspondence to the end; she was fun, energetic and most importantly on point with all things photography. Bringing someone with such positive energy for the big day was something that I didn't know I needed but so glad I found! It helped to make all of our friends and family enjoy the process of the day while capturing all of the special memories. Everyone that was a part of our day could not say enough great things about her! From the moment we first exchanged messages to the end I never second guessed our decision and am so happy to have her as part of our wedding dream team. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

- Kelly + Zach

"she was fun, energetic and most importantly on point with all things photography"

Chelsea is such a wonderful human. I found her after semi-stalking her wedding on Pinterest and after seeing her website I knew we needed to have her at our wedding. Chelsea was worth every god damn penny. My husband was very hesitant about all photo shoots but Chelsea's excitement and outgoing personality really helped open him up. We're also both pretty awkward in front of the camera, but Chelsea made us feel like beautiful little models :)

Day of our wedding I felt so comfortable! It was like hanging out with a close friend with super human photography skills. All of our family and friends kept telling us how fun Chelsea was and how much they loved her! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her.

- Jourdan + Ian

"One million star rating for the infamous Chelsea Abril!"

It was my dream to have Chelsea photograph our wedding from the first time I saw her photography. That, coupled with her joyous personality, truly made for the most stress-free experience and the results are BREATHTAKING.
As someone who is actively uncomfortable getting their photo taken, I can honestly say Chelsea makes it such a breeze. She was able to capture these incredible moments without making us feel as though our whole day was spent in front of a camera. If you hire Chelsea (which you should), you're going to get more than beautiful images, her work clearly speaks for itself. She's also going to be your biggest cheerleader, someone to calm nerves, and an over all kick ass person to spend one of the biggest days of your life with.

- Danae + Nick

"the most stress-free experience and the results are BREATHTAKING"

HAWAII
OAHU
MAUI
KAUAI
CALIFORNIA
NYC
MONTANA
TULUM, MEXICO
ICELAND
LONDON
TAHITI

ALL MY FAVORITE PLACES

where i've been

the bucket list

austria
belgium
canada
costa rica
cuba
FRANCE
germany
iceland
italy
ireland
spain



The Countries

where we shoot

back to start

china
colorado
croatia
finland
montana
russia
scotland
united kingdom
utah

Come shoot with me in...

the bucket list

let's meet up!

august / Seattle
september / Seattle, Oahu
october / Seattle, Oahu, Big Island
november / Seattle, Maui, Big Island, Oahu, Wichita
december / Seattle, Wichita
january 2021 / Seattle, Oahu

FALL/WINTER 2020

january / Seattle, Hawaii-Tahiti
february / Seattle-Oahu-Los Angeles
march / Seattle, Oahu
april / Seattle, Big Island, Maui, Oahu
may / Seattle, Maui, Oahu, Bali
june / Seattle, Big Island, Oahu, Maui
july / Seattle, Oahu

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

WHERE I'M GOIN'