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!’

Okay, listen up friends! This is a very special one to me.  Over the last two years I’ve come to rely on Nicole’s calming and uplifting spirit. She has become my ‘right-hand girl’ at many a wedding! In that time, I’ve also come to love her and Epi as an amazingly sweet couple. So I was beyond thrilled that they asked me to photograph their intimate wedding on the California Coast! Their day was perfect! It was full of meaning and sentiment, with a morning ceremony on the beach surrounded by a circle of their closest family. Nicole’s mom became ordained just for the event, and custom wrote one of the sweetest ceremony’s I’ve ever been a part of.

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N+E: I completely adore you two and adore your wonderful family (who now feels like my family!) Thank you for including me in your magical wedding day. So happy for you two! <3

  • August 12, 2016 - 7:10 pm

    Linda - I love you work, always have and always will but I have to say that this is probably one of my favorite weddings you have ever shot – simply light filled and so much beauty. Brava Chelsea Nicole – you are amazing. And much love and happiness to the very lovely couple.

  • August 13, 2016 - 9:51 am

    Pam Miller - Beautiful! Everything and everyone looked perfect. Your pictures are beautiful! Congratulations and wishing you a long and happy life. It won’t always be easy, it won’t always be fun, but look at those times as a learning experience. Remember all the times filled with family and love every minute. XOXO Love to you both and Congratulations.

  • August 15, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    gmahubbs - What a beautiful wedding! I would have given anything to be there. The pictures are wonderful and my granddaughter, Nicole, is the gorgeous redhead that I always spoke of to everyone.They look soooooo happy and in love. Love from gma Hubbs!

Samantha and Jason love going out for good eats or comedy shows in the heart of the big city where they live, but when it comes to their favorite thing to do together, I think Samantha said it best:

“Cancelled plans are our crack!”

So heck! Why not capture them doing what they do best!? A few days before their wedding, we traded their NYC home for their Vegas home for the week: The Mandarin Oriental hotel. It was the perfect lazy day in bed, complete with good music, tasty drinks, room service, and, of course, oodles of cuddle time. So in honor of #NationalLazyDay here’s a few from S+J’s lazy afternoon.

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S+J: Thanks for letting me be lazy with you guys! xoxo

  • August 11, 2016 - 12:01 pm

    Jason - Having somehow been overlooked for a career in modeling, working with Chelsea was the first time that I had ever taken part in a photo shoot. (Unless you count some very questionable baby pictures that will haunt me forever.) So I really didn’t know what to expect going into it. But Chelsea made it fun and easy. She had such good vibes and created such a fun atmosphere that I was able to let loose and actually have fun. The pictures came out amazing. And she beat her estimated time of delivery by over a month. If you work with any other photographer other than Chelsea, you’re an asshole.
    Bottom line: Chelsea fuckin rocks!

  • August 13, 2016 - 1:25 pm

    Samantha - From the moment I saw Chelsea’s work I knew she had the kind of vision I wanted for my wedding. She gave us a few ideas for our engagement session based on what she learned about us. Anyone who knows us know, these photos pretty much sum us up as a couple so when she threw out the idea of a lazy day in the hotel room I was sold. It took nothing to convince my now husband obviously. We had the most fun few hours shooting what we do best.. eating, drinking and being lazy AF. Now seeing the pictures it brings me right back to that amazing day. It was also a great opportunity to get acquainted with her before our wedding day since we only met on Skype and thru email. I can’t rave enough about her and her work. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Chelsea we freaking love you!!! xoxoxo

Modern Romantic Wedding Ceremony at Hyde Nightclub and Bellagio Fountains | Chelsea Nicole PhotographyClassy and Modern :: Quirky and playful – these two are the perfect cocktail mix of both! This happy-go-lucky couple met in a nightclub about seven and a half years ago – so it’s only fitting that they chose to get married at a very unique and special location: The Hyde Nightclub, complete with their very own Bellagio Fountain Show in Las Vegas, NV. It is a huge pleasure to introduce you to this fun loving, incredibly stylish, yet down-to-earth and up-for-anything couple: Ethel + Jon. I absolutely adore these two! And I’m not the only one. Over 60 friends and family travelled up to 16 hours from all over the world to share in their classy-yet-whimsical wedding day.

As you can see from the rather immense amount of photos here: we all had just a wee bit of fun capturing it all in style!

To start the day off right, they got ready at the artsy and modern Cosmopolitan Hotel.

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E+J: Thanks for having me along on your wedding day! Hope you had happy honey-moon travels and a wonderful ‘at home’ wedding celebration back in Hong Kong! <3

CREDITS: Wedding Coordinator & Design: Tara at Scheme Events  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony Venue: The Hyde Nightclub at Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, NV • Reception Venue:Four Seasons Fountain Terrace  •  Floral & Decor: Layers of Lovely •  Hair and Makeup: Ting Makeup •  Stationary: She Paperie • DJ: Mike Fox •   Lighting: LED Unplugged •  Linen: La Tavola Linen •  Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals •  Dish Rentals: Dirty Dishes

  • July 3, 2016 - 9:56 am

    Ethel - Chelsea you are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing every inch of our wedding day so perfectly. You are a true artist! We are very grateful for the wonderful photos and couldn’t be happier! xoxo

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Brittany + Evan love nothing more (other than each other + their fur babies, of course!) than hopping on a airplane and going on a new adventure together! In the last five years they’ve traveled all through Europe, Caribbean, Hawaii, along with many other destinations, and plan one big trip together each year.

For their engagement session, Brittany and Evan wanted something that would capture their happiness along with their shared love of travel. And I knew of the perfect little spot for us to frolic and play!

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Brittany and Evan have narrowed down to two great options for their wedding day destination – with Venice, Italy being one of them! It also happens to be a place they share some pretty amazing memories. :-)
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Evan made this adorable globe for Brittany to keep track of all the places in the world they’ve traveled together. I lovvve it!!

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B+E: Suchhh an amazing day with you guys! Loved getting to hang out together and capture your joy and love. Congrats again~! And I can’t wait to hear what you decide on for the big day! :-) <3

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:44 am

    Evan Christopher - The pictures look perfect!! We could not asked for anything better. You really captured every moment and emotion in your pictures!!!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:55 am

    Angela - These are amazing. Love them. Chelsea Nicole you are the best!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:57 am

    Missy - These photos are AMAZING!!!! Great photography and super rad photo location choice! Evan and Brittany, you two look stunning!

  • June 23, 2016 - 8:09 am

    Jacy Johnson - Awesome photos….Brit, beautiful as always! Evan!!!!!! You look sooooooo handsome! This shoot should be featured in Bride Magazine!

  • June 23, 2016 - 8:20 am

    Ryan johnson - Wow, these pictures are great. Brit looks amazing! Also, I hate Lebron.

  • June 23, 2016 - 8:23 am

    Kelly - These are FANTASTIC! I love all of them!

  • June 23, 2016 - 8:27 am

    Nick - Awesome photos guys! I love the background and theme. Can’t wait for the wedding! I don’t know how your photographer did it but she made you even look good Evan! Love you guys

  • June 23, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Kristina - These pictures are amazing! So creative and so photogenic. Definitely magazine worthy!

  • June 23, 2016 - 11:12 am

    Megan - These are absolutely stunning photos! Evan and Brittany, you both look amazing and more importantly you can see how happy you both are. You will always cherish these.

  • June 23, 2016 - 11:14 am

    Shane Baker - Y’all look great together. Congratulations from your favorite brother in law.

  • June 23, 2016 - 11:53 am

    Phil Conroy - Congratulations to the both of you, photo session produced some great photos! Can’t wait to be part of your guy’s big day!

  • June 23, 2016 - 11:53 am

    Patricia Christopher - Amazing pictures of two amazing people. To my beautiful future daughter in law, thank you for loving my son! Love you both. Congratulations!

  • June 23, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Jessica Wright - These photos are so incredible!!!! I love them so much! You two look perfect together!!! I can’t wait to be airborne with you guys on the way to the wedding destination! So excited!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    Aaron - Love these photos! Both of you look amazing and love the lighting and use of the scenario! Such a great set by obviously a very talented photographer!

  • June 23, 2016 - 12:22 pm

    De - Great pictures cuz. So happy for you. I hope you get to put lots of pins in that globe in the Florida area so I can give you a squeeze. Congrats!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    Vanessa - Amazing photos! You guys look great! Miss you lots.

  • June 23, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    Melissa Swanson - Wow these turned out so good !! She did a great job on capturing the moments . You two are so adorable together :).

  • June 23, 2016 - 4:54 pm

    Tarra Christopher - These pictures are incredible and could not be more perfect. So natural and fitting. Love you two so much.

  • June 23, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    Tamara Fitzgerald - Wow wonderful idea for engagement pictures! They are awesome! Beautiful couple and beautiful pictures!! Much love Brittany and Evan!!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 5:52 pm

    Brittany Swanson - The photos are amazing !! in love, love, love !! Absolutely perfect ! I COULDN’T OF ASKED FOR A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER ! You captured our emotions and our love in the most beautiful way possible.

  • June 23, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    Maygen Michota - These pictures are breathtaking!! You both look like celebrities. Can’t wait for the big day!

  • June 23, 2016 - 6:37 pm

    Sarah vigil - These pics are amazing !! I could totally feel all the love. Great job !!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:07 pm

    Marisela Reynoso - These are so cute! Definitely captures the adventurous couple y’all are! Great photos. Congratulations you two.

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    Tina - Gorgeous!!!!!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:12 pm

    Tassi Redden - These are absolutely amazing! You guys are perfect for each other. Perfect!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:12 pm

    Tina - Gorgeous!!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:20 pm

    Ashley - Wow these are AMAZING!! I am stunned… So beautiful. You guys are so cute and look so happy! Love the theme!! Can’t wait to see how beautiful the wedding is!!!!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Constantine - It makes so much sense why the plane is there :) these photos are so uplifting, weightless and inspiring! Well done!

  • June 23, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    Mary Anne Barno - I love these! They’re perfect

  • June 23, 2016 - 9:25 pm

    Christine Horton - Oh.my.gosh. Absolutely breath-taking. I can’t get over the perfection of these photos!

  • June 23, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    Dori Wright - WOW!!! It’s about time you two!!! I’m so happy for you both! These pictures look awe-inspiring! Congratulations!

  • June 23, 2016 - 11:00 pm

    Justin Brechler - Nice pics you little cuties. Evan is such a stud!

  • June 24, 2016 - 5:27 am

    Aunt Jean - Congratulations to you both! Uncle Dave and I love you. Great pictures.

  • June 24, 2016 - 7:57 am

    Erin Janes - The pictures are amazing! Love and safe travels to you two!

  • June 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm

    Jordan Altounian - Thank you Constantine for sharing this with me! These photos are so beautiful! I love it!

  • July 1, 2016 - 6:40 pm

    Daniel Christopher - Brittany must be the one. She even makes Evan look good in pictures. And congratulations, can’t wait for the big day!!

los-angeles-california-engagement-at-the-broad-museum-3Okay, 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

CREDITS: Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio

  • 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

  • May 28, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    Sue Zhang - i am obsessed with these!! highlighting the DTLA vibe but also making it unique and private. The golden hour pics are amazing. and Fran & Kenny – love you guys – so much happiness!

  • May 28, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    Kathryn - Love the photos. You have an amazing eye and captured their spirits perfectly!

  • May 28, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Chrissy - I can’t get over how gorgeous these photos are!! The lighting, style and (of course) the couple are perfection! Love you guys and can’t wait for the wedding!!

  • May 29, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Lin - Such lovely pictures! It not only captured how beautiful both Kenny and Frances are, but also captured their personality. Simply gorgeous!

  • May 30, 2016 - 9:44 am

    Hooin - Beautiful photos! This really captures the mood, and makes me excited for the big day! See you soon!

  • May 30, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Vincent - Frances looks so beautiful like a celebrity and Kenny looks so cool in these photos.

  • May 30, 2016 - 7:50 pm

    Jeannie Kang - LOVE these photos, Frances! Your photographer is fantastic. You two look perfect and I love the backdrop of the city. Gorgeous!

  • May 30, 2016 - 10:13 pm

    Erika - LOVE LOVE LOVE these pics!!! Totally captures the essence of the love between you two!! <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