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Fall is one of my favorite times to photograph a wedding and this Sun River and Smith Rock elopement is a prime example as to why. Andrea and Zachariah were there sweetest couple with so much spunk and a lot of creativity that went into planning this wedding. They’re also the kind of couple who […]

2020 has been a beautiful year for love! It may not seem that way, but it has and Nicole and Lucas’s Romantic San Diego wedding is a shining example of that. This amazing couple had to change their wedding date, and persevered through the ups and downs of California laws changing. But because they were […]

Katie and Vince represent a really awesome group of brides and grooms that are there for the fun of the wedding day. Moreover, this amazing couple truly wanted this to be a night to remember. Not just for each other but for their entire guest list! We partied the day, afternoon and most of the […]

Kualoa Ranch weddings are some of my absolute FAVORITE to shoot! Over the years, I’ve shot a couple weddings here and they always end up being some of the most fun. You can see some of my other Kualoa Ranch weddings here. If you want to learn more about Kualoa Ranch click here. In addition, […]

Bride and Groom kiss in front of reflection pool at sunset on Oahu Hawaii. Bride holds her wedding bouquet dressed in a strapless wedding dress with a train and wearing a updo bridal style | Oahu Wedding Photographer, Oahu Elopement Photographer, Destination Wedding Photographer, Destination Elopement Photographer, Newlywed moments ideas, Newlywed Photography inspiration, Hawaii Elopement ideas | chelseaabril.com

Oahu Church Elopement Session As a Hawaii wedding and elopement photographer, I have a ton more beautiful elopements and weddings on my blog here. Without a doubt, you will find inspiration for your very own Oahu Church Elopement Session. Are you interested in booking or planning a Hawaii or Seattle wedding? Check out how to […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Couple sits in front of just married vintage Corvette | Seattle Elopement Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photographer | chelseaabril.com

Corrine and Dylan have had a year. They are on their third reschedule of their wedding and had originally planned to elope to Hawaii until Corona hit hard. But, they are the kind of couple I love to work with! The one that doesn’t let anything get in the way of their love. So, the […]

I’m not gonna lie, Jenny and Yao’s Cafe Julia wedding in downtown Honolulu, was a celebration after my own heart. My friends, if you have followed my work for any length of time you know I am all about the fun side of things. The scrunched noses and belly laughs, the awkward dancing and thousands […]