Chelsea Nicole Photography – Las Vegas, Southern California and Destination Wedding Photographer » The latest work from Chelsea Nicole!

  • Based on the west coast, Chelsea Nicole travels worldwide capturing the sparks, romance
    and magic that first inspired her couples to dream about saying: ‘I do!’

Whether hopping on a plane for a new adventure or cuddling up at home with their two dogs, one constant Allysa and Ryan have shared over the past seven years is an appreciation of simply being together. I’m so excited that just month away from now, in January, they will officially tie the knot!

For Allysa and Ryan’s engagement session, we met up in Los Angeles for a sunrise shoot at Griffith Park Observatory. Here’s a few photos from the beautiful morning spent exploring with them and their adorable fur-babies, Bella and Bentley.

Sunrise City-View Griffith Park Observatory Engagement Session by Chelsea Nicole Photography

Griffith Observatory Los Angeles Engagement Session by Chelsea Nicole Photography

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A+R: I had so much fun with you two (and the pups!) and I’m so excited for your wedding! ONE MORE MONTH!! <3

  • December 13, 2015 - 1:23 am

    Carolyn - Oh Wow Chelsea the quality of your work is insane! Awesome stuff.

  • December 13, 2015 - 6:23 am

    Kayla McDonagh - Flipping love these!!! Great job chelsea! Miss ya.

  • January 2, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Danette Chappell - Oh my goodness Chelsea, this is gorgeous! Incredible shots. :)

Everyone who knows Joni and Erick can attest to how fun they are to be around and how absolutely perfect they are for each other. Erick always has Joni laughing, and Joni has a gorgeous smile that can light a whole room. I’ve loved getting to know these two over the last year and a half and am thrilled to share some images from their beautiful wedding day at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas!

Romantic First Look | Four Seasons Las Vegas Wedding | Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Joni and Erick’s wedding was the perfect balance of classic and fun, with everything brought together beautifully by talented event designer & coordinator by Rissa at Scheme Events. I especially loved the many unique & personalized elements that were 100% them. From including their adorable dogs as part of the day as little groomsmen in their customized bandana tuxedos to fun and quirky Mario themed elements, including an awesome custom cake with Erick as Mario and Joni as the Princess (and yes, the corgis too!)

Groomsmen at Four Seasons Las Vegas Wedding | Photography by Chelsea Nicole

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Joni and Erick sharing a private First Look before their ceremony. THIS is why I love First Looks. I think their faces say it all. :-)

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The ceremony took place at the Four Seasons newly renovated Fountain Terrace with vows said beneath a beautiful flower-filled arch put together by Layers of Lovely.

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For more from Joni and Erick (and their corgis Stu and Yoshi) check out their stylish City Center engagement session featured on my blog last fall, including the cute story of how they met! (Click Here)

J+E: Congrats you guys!!! I’m so happy for you both & hope you had an incredible time hanging with the dolphins, eating coconuts and honeymooning it together in Bora Bora!
CREDITS: Wedding Coordinator & Design: Rissa Gunderson at Scheme Events  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Venue: Four Seasons Las Vegas, NV  •  Catering & Cake: Staci Kirk & team at Four Seasons •  Floral & Decor: Layers of Lovely •  Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702 •  Videography: Caterpillar Weddings  •   Lighting: LED Unplugged •  Photobooth: Shutterbooth LV •  Linen: La Tavola Linen •  Chair Rental: RSVP Party Rentals •  Entertainment: Las Vegas Wedding Music • DJ: Mike Fox & Co. •  Official: Pastor Ed Bruning at Casual Elegant Wedding •  Stationary: She Paperie •  Bride’s Dress Designer: Stella York 

Two people I absolutely adore, Suzi and Terrence, celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary this past month!

To celebrate they planned a little shoot and romantic vow renewal at the dry lakebed. It was a beautiful day filled with many sweet surprises, and a whole lot of love!

10 Year Anniversary Wedding Renewal in the Las Vegas Desert
Suzi and Terrence got ready at the Westin Lake Las Vegas where they shared a private First Look.

10 Year Anniversary Wedding Renewal in the Las Vegas Desert
I loved that the kids were also involved. Here the girls are surprising their dad with a special gift.

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Afterward we were off to desert! Suzi and Terrence traveled in style with this beautiful blue vintage Chevy Corvair – thanks to their friend Kevin at LED Unplugged!

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For the renewal they shared special words they wrote for each other – about their their love for one another and journey together over the last 10 years. It was beautiful and intimate. Their love is very inspiring. <3

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This was such a wonderful day & I can’t wait for the video by Lighten Films (especially for those vows!)

S+T: Congrats again on 10 Years together! Love you both & wish you nothing but happiness, joy and love for the next ten! :-)

CREDITS: Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Videography: Lighten Films  • Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702   • Vintage Car: LED Unplugged   •  Groom’s suit: Tuxedo Junction

  • November 24, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    Suzi Lighten - Thank you so much for being a part of our special day, Chelsea! Love the sneak peeks – can’t wait to see more! :) *hugs*

  • November 25, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    Terrence Lighten - LOVE these images and the rest as well! Thank you so much Chelsea, for being so amazing being who you are…

  • November 28, 2015 - 9:50 am

    Chenine - These photos are stunning! happy anniversary Suzi and Terrence!

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea NicoleRaya and Tom are from one of my favorite cities (Tel Aviv!) where they met while in university together. Over the years, what started as flirty glances in a university gym has grown into ‘best friends lucky to be in love’ with one another.

For their wedding Raya and Tom traveled to Las Vegas for an intimate and special celebration with just the two of them. They wanted a day filled with light, joy, sunshine and good vibes – and it was just that! :-) The ceremony was held at Spring Mountain Ranch where they said their vows beneath a romantic chuppah and backdrop of the desert mountains. Then we were off Red Rock Canyon to explore and celebrate with cake and champagne!

Spring Mountain Ranch Las Vegas Wedding CeremonyRaya and Tom incorporated some Jewish customs into their beautiful ceremony, ending with a joyful breaking the glass!

Spring Mountain Ranch Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony, Desert Elopement
Spring Mountain Ranch Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
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Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Cutting the cake | Red Rock Desert Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
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R+T : Mazel Tov! I’m so happy I could be a part of your day & witness how amazing you two are together! Many many congrats! <3

Las Vegas Engagement Session | Boating at Lake Mead | Photography by Chelsea NicoleWhile getting to know Erin and Bobby, they told me how much they love spending time together outdoors – especially at the lake! They even have a mobile-home & boat at Lake Mead where they enjoy exploring and relaxing on the weekends. It’s their getaway from the city, just outside of Las Vegas, and one of their favorite places, which made it the perfect spot for their engagement session!  We started the day with a drive and some photos with Bobby’s classic VW bug, then hit the water for a fun and romantic day at the lake.Las Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleLas Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleLas Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleLas Vegas Engagement Session with Vintage Car VW Bug | Photograph by Chelsea NicoleRomantic Las Vegas Engagement Session with boat at Lake Mead | Photography by Chelsea NicoleRomantic Las Vegas Engagement Session with boat at Lake Mead | Photography by Chelsea NicoleWe soaked up the last rays of sunset on a private beach with Erin and Bobby’s dogs: Abby (their lovable boxer) and Maggie (their gorgeous lab). And all the girls looked extra stylish and beautiful with their matching flower crown & collar wreaths by Layers of Lovely Floral.
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Be sure to check back for more from these two next Spring. :-) I can’t wait for their wedding at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas!

E+B: Thanks for sharing such a special piece of your world with me. I had so much fun photographing and hanging out with you guys & your beautiful pups! Makes me even more excited for your wedding!!

CREDITS: Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral   • Hair and Makeup: Rachelle Roberson

  • October 28, 2015 - 1:08 pm

    Bobby Ruiz - Wow!!!!!!! That’s all I can say about it!!! They came out even better than what I had expected!!! They are amazing! You did such an amazing job, Chelsea. We can’t wait to see the rest of them and for the final shoot during the wedding!

  • October 28, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Arleen Stapleton - Beautiful, amazing pics. I absolutely love them!!

  • October 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    Jenn - Amazing pictures! Did Chelsea hop on a helicopter to take some of these awesome shots at Lake Mead. Based on the pictures, I can tell she goes the extra mile to make each and every shot spectacular.

  • October 28, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    Lindsey - Perfection!!!! Seriously so gorgeous. Love you guys!

  • October 28, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    Rachel - These are soooo beautiful!!!

  • October 28, 2015 - 2:42 pm

    Katie - Love these pictures! They are gorgeous and you guys look so happy!

  • October 28, 2015 - 3:36 pm

    Amanda Capozzi - Absolutely priceless photos to represent who you are and enjoy together!

  • October 28, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Colleen - l love them! The pictures and the couple! Amazing work. We can not wait for the big day!

  • October 29, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Vicki Rosa - Amazing pictures and of course they are- such a gorgeous couple!! :). Love to you both, can’t wait to celebrate.

  • October 29, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Ashley - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple

  • October 29, 2015 - 9:55 am

    Laura - These are stunning pictures! You all look like models. Great great shots! Can’t wait for the wedding

After nearly two years and two fur-babies together, Lindsey and Tony are taking the plunge! I can’t wait to celebrate and photograph their wedding next spring at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. In the meantime, I’m excited to share a handful of photos from their super fun, sexy engagement shoot on the strip!

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L+T: You guys are so PERFECT together! Tony, I have never seen Lindsey happier, and it was so awesome to finally meet for this shoot! I can’t wait for all that’s in store for the big day and am stoked to be a part of it. :-) <3

  • October 23, 2015 - 10:41 am

    Lindsey - Love love love LOOOOOOOVE these and can’t wait to share more with our family and friends in our guest book and plaster the house in them. Can’t get over your talent in capturing the best little moments, Chels. Can’t wait for the wedding!!!

  • October 23, 2015 - 10:41 am

    Malu Young - Beautiful couple and the pictures amazing!!!

  • October 23, 2015 - 11:11 am

    Jordan - Always such amazing photographs! Great job Chelsea Nicole!

  • October 23, 2015 - 12:46 pm

    Maylea Drost - Absolutely stunning shoot!! Gorgeous couple and amazing shots to capture it all!

  • October 23, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    Jessica Caldwell - Omg Lindsey, these are amazing!! I love the theme and location of the shoot. Can’t wait to see more!!

  • October 24, 2015 - 6:32 am

    Deb - Linds you look SO happy! I am happy for you

  • October 25, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    Alex - Love these!!!

  • October 25, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    Rebecca McNeill - Lindsey you look absolutely stunning! So happy for you!!
    These pictures are AMAZING!!

  • October 25, 2015 - 5:45 pm

    Sheena Bodnar - Congratulations to the happy couple. Super sexy photos.

  • October 25, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    Sharon Gustaitis - <3 <3 <3 the photos Chelsea! Thanks for featuring that sexy hot couple, Lindsey (proud Mom!) and Tony on your Blog! But then again…how could you not??? You captured amazing, so happ,in’ shots of the gorgeous couple! Thank you so much.

  • October 26, 2015 - 8:32 am

    Taveya montero - Love them. You and Tony the model look beautiful

  • October 26, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    Courtney - So cool. You guys are too much fun!!

  • October 27, 2015 - 9:10 pm

    Samantha Acey - I love these Lindsey! They turned out so good and you and Tony look great!

  • October 30, 2015 - 3:40 pm

    Ashley - I love these! I love y’all!! The pictures are amazing and I love seeing you both so happy! Cannot wait to see y’all get married. Love you!