Jocelyn + Andrew | The Historic Cottage | San Clemente, CA

“Chelsea captured every single moment that showed the love and joy of our day. The photos she captured couldn’t have just been captured by any photographer. She focused on the real moments - the tears, the laughter, and the flower girl downing a bag of M&Ms during the ceremony 😂 Looking through our photos, we can feel what we felt on that day and all of the special moments that made the day ours. She went above and beyond throughout the entire process and we felt she really cared about us and making our wedding day perfect. I hunted for the perfect photographer for a while and I chose Chelsea because she was so authentic,and it immediately felt like she was my best friend that I asked to photograph our wedding rather than a stranger. We also really wanted someone who could capture the raw moments rather than just the staged moments and I could tell that was what she was all about— having a ton of fun and telling the story of who we are as a couple rather than taking photos that any couple could fit into. Long before our date, she got to know us as a couple and kept in touch the months leading up to our wedding. I didn’t realize how important that was until our wedding day came and it was the first time we were meeting Chelsea in person, but it felt like we already knew her so well. We were incredibly comfortable with her. Our photo session with just my husband and I was so fun and special. She did such a great job at directing us when we were taking the photos telling us exactly what to do, where to look, and how to stand making the whole thing super easy and enjoyable. She also kept things moving and didn’t waste a single minute so we weren’t away from the reception for longer than necessary which we appreciated so much. My entire family commented on how thorough Chelsea and her second shooter were, saying she was everywhere, capturing everything without ever feeling like she was getting in the way of what was happening. Exactly what you want in a photographer! For anyone looking for a photographer that is fun, captures the best real moments, and will truly tell the story of your day, Chelsea is it! I can not recommend her enough! Thank you Chelsea!” - Jocelyn

Chelsea Smith