I began my photography career assisting my mom, who is an award-winning Lifestyle and Family Photographer. She taught me about lighting, composition, and building connection with others. When it came time to embark on my own, I followed my love of Art History and Creative Direction…and moved to Paris.
I worked as a Travel Journalist, capturing the city’s many delights while trying to discover the world’s best croissant (spoiler alert: the city breeds many top contenders, no winner has been decided thus far).
Post Paris, I focused my energy on Styled Product Photography for a California-based boutique and E-Commerce website.
Green Wedding Shoes, a leading wedding industry blog, hired me to work as their Features Editor. I was invited to photograph Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, and then just a few weeks later I photographed Pronovias' NYC runway show.
Photographer, stylist, creative director
I packed my bags up again and went down under — to Tasmania and Queensland, to be exact. My fiancé (now husband) and I lived in Australia for three years while he completed his PhD program (working with koalas with chlamydia — but that’s a story for another time). There, I delved into helping Australian brands find their target market with imagery that makes them shine.
In 2019, I joined The Blonde Abroad—named one of the Top 10 Travel Influencers by Forbes—as the Blog & Content Manager. With over 1 million monthly readers, I honed my SEO skills, learned how to drive traffic through Pinterest, and curated branded Instagram Stories.
My husband and I reside in San Diego, with our dog, Louis.
A well-done pun is food for my soul.
Bagel with lox? Yes, please.
Will happily provide historical fun facts from going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole too many times.
Ask me about koalas with chlamydia
(I make a great dinner party guest).
brands I've created imagery for
-Claude, Fête & paperie
I just kept saying, ‘Oh my God,’ over and over to myself. My jaw stayed totally open for 5 minutes. I love love love every image and every detail. I can see the time and thought she took to style everything perfectly. I am super pleased and so happy I found Chelsea!
"I'm literally wanting to cry because Chelsea did such an amazing job."
-Maya, The cotton and canvas co.
Her talent is like no other! She ensures every product is styled perfectly and all the tiny little details are captured in each shot. We're continuously impressed by her creativity and could have never imagined our products styled so beautifully.
"Chelsea has gone beyond our expectations and has taken our company branding to a whole new level."
- Lauren, Good + Gold Studio
From compiling a mood board and digging deep into my brand aesthetic, to executing the photo shoot and post-editing process, Chelsea was such a gem! Truly professional and so, so creative. She captured the look and feel I was striving for with my brand and product photos, down to the smallest details. As a small business trying to keep up with social media and maintaining a website, these photos helped take my brand to the next level.
"I knew it was the investment that I needed, and I'm so grateful to Chelsea and what it's done for my business."