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Your Full Guide To a Dreamy Dunn Gardens Wedding With lush meadows and hidden pathways, Dunn Gardens checks every box of your intimate, secret garden wedding wishlist. Just 25 minutes outside of downtown Seattle, Dunn Gardens is picture-perfect for an intimate garden elopement or private backyard-feel retreat. This North Seattle wedding venue offers a two-story […]

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As an mixed-race Asian woman, I know I was sorely missing out on seeing myself represented when I built out my Pinterest boards. And even when I was looking for vendors, I rarely saw any make up artists with Asian faces in their portfolios. I can’t even begin to tell you the horror stories of […]

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As a Hawaii-born island girl now living my city dreams in Seattle, there are a few things that inspire me more than urban wedding vibes in downtown, or witnessing the seasons change. So imagine my delight when the wonderful Hallea Events proposed a styled shoot at one of my favorite downtown Seattle wedding venues, Block […]

2020 was all about couples making the most of their love and embracing new ways to celebrate their love! I’m a photographer who loves elopements, but this past year was chock full of them. One of my most favorite elopements was this beautiful Fall wedding at the Cave B Inn in Washington. Derek and Ahn […]

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 […]

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 […]

If there was ever proof that love is the most badass thing of all—and that it’s still possible to have a beautiful wedding during a pandemic—this Seattle elopement is it! Meet Liz & Zach Like so many other couples these days, Liz and Zach’s wedding didn’t go as originally planned. After postponing their wedding not […]

Seattle Courthouse Wedding Photography, Couple Kissing with Masks

I know many couples are looking towards a future where we can gather in for events again! We all want to be up close and personal with our loved ones to celebrate life’s big moments. For those couples here in the PNW who are just now getting engaged and hoping to celebrate soon, I know […]

If you’re on the lookout for the perfect location for your Seattle engagement photos, you’ve come to the right spot! As a Seattle engagement photographer, I spend a lot of time exploring this beautiful city and always love discovering new hidden gems that take you away from the crowds and into the magic this city […]

Are you interested in booking or planning a Seattle wedding? Check out how to get started and some of the simple steps you can do today to make your wedding day that much more special! Check out my Pinterest for some Seattle elopement and wedding inspiration. But, if you’re ready to see what I can […]