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

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

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Okay, I’m about to post a grip load of images from this latest e-session, because the energy from these two is like candy-crack for a girl like me!

She’s chic; he’s urban. They’re both modern. And they both have a deep affinity for all the vibrant energy, design and food of the city they hail from: Los Angeles. So what type of creative shoot could I plan for a hard-working, hard-playing couple of med-school sweethearts?

A shoot filled with clean modern lines, urban warehouses and city rooftops why of course! We started with the graphic backdrop of the The Broad Museum (also one of their favorite places in downtown!)

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Can’t wait for their wedding this summer at the breathtakingly romantic Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California, with their amazing wedding planner Meg West of Events by M and M.

F+K: Great roaming the city streets and climbing rickety old stairs together! ;-) I had so much fun hanging with you two and seriously can’t wait to witness you become Mr & Mrs! Counting the days to the BIG day!! <3 Chels

  • May 27, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    frances - ahhhh Chels thanks so so much, we love them!!! you have such a good eye for that magic light!! it was SO much fun hanging out with you and jayse all day, I can’t believe how comfortable we felt and can’t wait to see you guys again! <3 <3

Oh my gooodness, I love these two!!

Ever since Erin wrote last spring detailing out her vision for their big day – simple and romantic with dark wood tables, dreamy shades of white and runners of green leaves and flowers, I had been eagerly awaiting the day to arrive! What I didn’t know then, and came to learn as I got to know them more, is just how down to earth and fun to be around these two are. (Seriously, he is a firefighter, and she works with disabled children, and they both love their two fur-babies. We had so much fun on their Lake Mead Engagement session with the dogs!) It was a dream to capture their intimate wedding at the Historic Fifth Street School in Downtown Las Vegas. The way Erin and Bobby light up for each other is pure magic.  <3

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CREDITS: Wedding Planner & Event Design: Paulina Clute Events  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Venue: Historic Fifth Street School – Las Vegas, NV  •  Flowers : Layers of Lovely Floral Design •  Hair and Makeup: Rachelle Robertson at Hair Beauty Colour • Lighting: LED Unplugged •  DJ: Harry O Productions  •  Invitations: Paper and Home •  Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals •  Catering: Road Kill & Masterpiece Cuisine  • Desserts: Flemming’s Bake Shop • Officiant: Dave Fanous

Together, Rana and Ryan have a wanderlust and profound love for the outdoors, so we ventured to the beautiful California desert where we spent the day hiking the sand dunes, laughing and soaking up the sun – all in celebration of their recent engagement!

California Desert Sand Dune Pre-Wedding Engagement Session
I couldn’t get enough of Rana’s dress!

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Rana and Ryan have known each other since their teens – but they’re still playing cat and mouse!

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After sharing this little sandy photographic adventure together, I am even more excited to photograph their wedding this summer at Dragon Ridge Country Club. It’s going to be a beautiful, cultural affair with Arabic themes and a blending of their two families. And to top things off, they’ve assembled quite an incredible team with Darby Fitzpatrick of Open Inviation Las Vegas handing planning & design and Atomic Tangerine Films working their video-magic. I can’t wait to be a part of their big day and the start of their married life together! :-) <3

 

  • April 28, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    Iesha w - Wow! These photos are simply stunning!

  • April 29, 2016 - 8:44 am

    Ry C - Incredible work Chelsea! This is why we hired you. I knew you’d give us something special. You have such a great eye, and we’re very happy with the result. You were such a pleasure to work with. In fact, Rana kept telling me on the way home from the shoot how much she wishes we could all hang out again. From my perspective, it was a much more enjoyable experience than I had anticipated, and I attribute that to you being so fun and encouraging.

    We look forward to seeing the rest of the engagement photos and can’t wait for you to photograph the wedding. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for true artistic quality. Thanks again Chelsea!

  • April 29, 2016 - 1:06 pm

    Rana f - Chelsea you were so easy to work with, and you made the day so fun. We couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out! Thanks so much

  • May 2, 2016 - 9:17 am

    Yesenia Cervantes - Amazing!! I love the photos. She really captured your happiness and love for one another. 100 stars!!!

  • May 4, 2016 - 9:15 am

    Jeffrey Redlinger - Beautiful photos of beautiful people. Who knew the desert could look so glamorous?

  • May 12, 2016 - 9:42 pm

    Alex Cervantes - Nice! Looks like you guys are having so much fun. Loved the photos.

  • May 13, 2016 - 8:17 am

    Mario serna - Wow… Just amazing

  • May 13, 2016 - 8:21 am

    Lindy Romero - Wow!! These are absolutely stunning! These are amazing with beautiful people!!

  • May 13, 2016 - 8:27 am

    Maria Manzano - Amazing photos!!! Beautiful!

  • May 13, 2016 - 8:28 am

    Marlana batten - These are absolutely amazing!

  • May 13, 2016 - 10:28 am

    Hazel - Fantastic and romantic pictures! I love the setting. Very beautiful couple :)

  • May 13, 2016 - 12:42 pm

    Kristina Moore - Absolutely beautiful. You are going to make a gorgeous bride.

  • May 13, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    Manuel vasquez - These are absolutely amazing!!

  • May 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm

    Mike Daccache - Beautiful photos! Rana you are in the wrong profession lol !!! You guys look great together!

  • May 13, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    Steve Leyh - Amazing! Congratulations.

  • May 13, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    Itzel - Wow such great pictures, these are amazing ! I feel the vibe!

  • May 13, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    Salma - How cute!

  • May 13, 2016 - 6:09 pm

    Rita J. - These are such amazing pictures. Rana you look absolutely gorgeous!

  • May 13, 2016 - 9:10 pm

    Silvia C - Absolutely breathe taking! I cannot wait to see the wedding photos!!

  • May 14, 2016 - 9:22 am

    Amy t - Omg sooooo beautiful! Love them!

Green Valley Ranch Wedding Photography
I first met Allysa a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid at a wedding of two of her close friends, Kayla and Sean.  I was immediately taken with Allysa’s warm personality and sweet smile. I thought, ‘I hope I get to photograph her wedding one day!’ So as you can imagine, I was ecstatic when she wrote to tell me she got engaged to her other-half, Ryan! The pair compliment each other in such a lovely way. Last fall I got to spend the day with them in L.A., capturing their engagement photos. Since then, I have been counting down the days for their wedding, and I am excited to finally get to share a few teasers with you now!

Allysa and Ryan’s wedding took place on a beautiful January day in their home city of Las Vegas. The afternoon started at the modern M Resort, where Allysa got ready with the help of her mom and a handful of close friends.

Bride Getting Ready at the M Resort in Las Vegas
Bride Getting Ready at the M Resort in Las Vegas

Ryan met Allysa for a romantic ‘First Look’ and photos before their intimate evening ceremony. Seriously, just look at how these two light up for each other! I can’t get enough of them! <3

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After an intimate ceremony we couldn’t resist braving the cool winter night to steal just a few more portraits of these newlyweds against the romantic lights in the garden.

Night Ceremony in Las Vegas
Romantic evening wedding
Romantic evening wedding

A+R: Congrats on a beautiful beginning to married life together!! I’m so happy for you two! :-)

If you can’t get enough of these two like I can’t, check out more images from their Los Angeles engagement session (with their super cute dogs Bella and Bentley!) at Griffith Park: http://chelseanicoleblog.com/engagements/griffith-park-observatory-los-angeles-engagement-session

 

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. :)

  • February 12, 2016 - 10:03 am

    Victoria C - Completely awesome from beginning to end!

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