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How-To

Here is a full guide to having your wedding at the luxurious and romantic Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina!

Looking to get married on Oahu? This full guide to planning an Oahu wedding, including the best locations, vendors, & more!

Most of the time, wedding mornings are pretty laidback for the guys and/or masculine/male identifying counterparts. Most of the time, you won’t be worrying about hair or make-up or shaving your legs. In general, it’s pretty stress free. There are definitely some things that grooms need to consider for the morning of the wedding day […]

It’s been a wild and crazy year, but I see you couples not letting COVID ruin your wedding plans. So many of you have made the amazing choice to plan a civil ceremony during COVID-19. Hopefully this pandemic is coming to an end, but for those of you who just can’t wait any longer to […]

Washington State Elopement Photographer, Seattle Elopement Photographer, Newlywed Elopement Photographer, Quarantine Wedding Elopement Inspiration | chelseaabril.com

If you’re planning to elope in Washington, you’ve come to the right place! Elopements are all the rage right now. They may have been somewhat…well…forced upon us in 2020, but plenty of couples are making the best of it and loving every minute. I think it’s a trend that’s here to stay, and I am […]

Seattle engagement photo ideas, Engagement session tips, Engagement photo poses, Engagement photo outfits, engagement photo ideas, engagement photos fall | chelseaabril.com

So… you just got engaged!! That’s SO amazing, and I couldn’t be more excited for you!! But now, OOOh! I am so SO excited about your engagement session! For couples I shoot, their biggest question before the shoot is — what are your engagement session tips so these photos will turn out perfectly?! Then the […]

Wedding days go by FAST. As your wedding photographer, I know how important it is to preserve those memories.  While you’ll have hundreds of beautiful images to remember your day by, I also want to ensure you savor the moments as they’re happening.  It doesn’t need to be a total blur! I’m going to tell you some […]