About my Photography
My style of wedding photography is documentary, also known as photojournalistic; essentially, it means that I'm there to document your wedding day, as it is and as it happens – all the giggles, all the tears and everything in-between. I'm a big fan of shooting from the inside out, and you'll find me enjoying myself chatting away with guests and trying to be as much of a part of the day as possible. All that so I can view it the way your loved ones do. I just want to capture you having fun, interacting with your guests, and, most importantly, with each other! I love rich colours and emotions in my images and a little humour where possible. Those elements are a big part of what draws certain couples to my work.
I often get asked why I love wedding photography, and the answer is because I love the creative escapism. Your entire world is gathered into one bubble for an entire day, and I get the joy of stepping into your very existence as a welcome observer with an access-all-area pass to experience and document that joy. It's beautiful, and I thrive at them because I get to share how I see the world in a meaningful way that you can enjoy indefinitely.
If you want to learn more about me personally, keep reading below. If you'd like to find out about my availability and pricing, then drop me an enquiry here.
Ahh, you want to know more! Well, as mentioned I'm Chelsea, a 5ft 8 (and a bit) ginger lady with a love for everything creative. I'm big on music (aren't we all) films, and chocolate buttons, and you'll often find me attending a gig or munching my way through a new series!
I was lucky to have a military upbringing living in places such as Germany and Cyprus, then to boarding school in Keswick for a few years and finally Carlisle for university where I studied graphic design. Being constantly hoofed about and surrounded by new people has made me pretty easygoing and happy to chat away with anyone! I like exploring, and seeing new places. Photography has become my passport over the past few years, taking me to all corners of the world for work and pleasure.
Wedding photography happened kind of by accident. I'm originally a graphic designer, and I did some occasional commercial photography on the side. As the owner of a "decent camera," it was only a matter of time before I got roped into shooting a wedding as a favour to a friend. If I'm honest, I wasn't sure it was for me, so put it to one side as something I had "tried."
The turning point came a few years later, while I was working in a design studio. A wedding photographer came by one afternoon to check on some work we were undertaking, and while in the office, she casually said she was looking for some assistance, asking if we knew anyone. Everybody quickly piped up to say that I was pretty handy with a camera, and the next thing I knew, I had reluctantly agreed to lend a hand. I was still slightly unsure if it would be my cup of tea, so I didn't expect too much from it. However after I learned how to capture a wedding as more of a story than just beautiful individual images, I became hooked, and it really kind of snowballed from there!
If you want to see my approach and look at some more of my work please visit my portfolio page, If you'd like to discuss having me photograph your wedding day, then head on over to my contact page.
We're at the bar what am I buying you to drink?
An Aperol spritz, a prosecco or a margarita depending on the mood.
What's your Favorite Film?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Beautiful sentiment and emotive along with great cinematography.
Is that your natural Haircolour?
Yep, ginger through and through! I'm also the kind of white that will blind you on a beach. Suncream breaks needed for very hot wedding day!
Dogs or Cats?
I'd say I was a dog person first and formost but I will fuss any pet.
Does chocolate count as food?
Starfish - you do not want to be stuck sleeping next to me.
Desert Island Disc
The sun would probably kill me off before I had time to enjoy it but it's a toss up between "Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps, or Arcade Fire -Funeral" I can drink the tears both albums induce for sustiance.