For me, photography is more than just the beautiful photo you are left with at the end of a session. It is about the experience, making memories, and capturing emotions. I focus on documenting your life so that you can focus on living it. My hope is that when you look back at your photos you see more than just a beautiful image- you remember how you felt in that moment.
I don't want to be your photographer, I want to your life with you! I consider it an honor to be invited into your world and share in your most precious moments, and I don’t take that responsibility lightly. I work to give every client an amazing experience. I love getting to know you as a person and sharing in your story, and it is my hope that you will come as a client, but leave as a friend! So yes, I will cry when you read your vows, ooh and aww over your newborns tiny little toes, and make best friends with any Fur-Baby you bring to a session!
I am the girl behind it all... Chelsey.
Nice to meet you! I figured since I told you all about my love for my clients and my passion for photography, I might tell you a few things about me as a person, too... because after all, chances are, at the end of this, we will probably be friends.
I am a dreamer. I live to travel. I love my family more than anything. Being a wife rocks, especially when your hubby happens to be one of your best friends. I am obsessed with animals and cannot contain my joy when they do adorable things. I'm allergic to gluten, but pasta is still my favorite food. Aunt Life is the best Life, I just adore my nieces and Nephew. I used to be a high school art teacher. I feel the most free when I am at the beach. I make lists constantly. I love meeting new people, and
SO HERE IS THE SHORT VERSION...
I have always been an artist. I was the kid who went to Sea World and begged for the oil pastel set instead of a whale stuffed animal, the teen who secretly hoped the kids she was babysitting for wanted to color, and the adult who gave up the job most people thought of as secure to chase this crazy dream of living my passion.
My love for photography started in 11th grade. From the moment I saw that first image magically appear in the darkroom, I was hooked. I took multiple photography classes through high school and college, and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Art Education. I taught in a junior/senior high school for five years before moving on to tackle my photography business full time. In the years leading up to starting this business, I trained under some of the top photographers in the area, so I could really master my skills. To this day, I still put an emphasis on education so that I can always bring my clients top quality work.
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