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Category Archives: Engagements

Joni & Erick’s Engagement

Meet Joni & Erick and their two adorable corgis, Stu and Yoshi:
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Joni and Erick met through work at an ICU where Joni was interning and he was her supervisor. Joni had a “major crush” on Erick right when they met. But it wasn’t until he invited her over to meet his new puppy, Stubbie or ‘Stu’, about a month later that things took off. I guess you could say Stu made the perfect ‘wing-dog’, because after that day they were inseparable. Since then and have become fur-parents to their second corgi Yoshi, both of whom will be a part of their wedding planned for next fall at the beautiful Four Seasons-Las Vegas. I can’t wait to be a part of it. ^_^ Joni & Erick also enlisted one of the west coast’s top wedding coordinators, the talented Rissa Gunderson of Scheme Events, so you know it will be unforgettable in every way!

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Check back next fall for more from Joni & Erick (and Stu & Yoshi too!)

CREDITS: Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702

November 29, 2014 - 4:11 am Serena - These pictures are fantastic!! You both look really nice. Stu and Yoshi look adorable.

November 19, 2014 - 10:30 am Catherine Makin - WOW. The photos turned out soo good!! You all look so beautiful and handsome- congratulations!!

November 19, 2014 - 10:15 am sara - Your makeup looks amazing.

November 19, 2014 - 6:44 am Irene Lopez - You both look wonderful, Joni your hair looks great.

November 18, 2014 - 8:49 pm Lisa M - Who is that bombshell couple :) These pictures are truly amazing...just gorgeous!!!!! You guys should be in a magazine :)

November 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm jenette nunes - I love these pics! looks like they could be for an ad or commercial!! super cute!

November 18, 2014 - 3:13 pm sara - These pictures are amazing. From the location, the sunset, the corgis, and of course the couple, just perfect.

November 18, 2014 - 11:30 am Joni - Oh my god Chelsea! These are amazing! I love all of them! You are magic with that camera! ^_^

Connie & Jason’s Engagement

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Let me introduce you to Connie and Jason! C & J first met on Match.com. However, in the beginning, Connie played a few skilled rounds of ‘hard-to-get’. From ignoring his messages, to hanging up on him because she thought he was a different ‘stalker-Jason’, to showing up 30mins late to their first date because she was out shopping, she definitely put Jason to the test! But thankfully, Jason is not one to give up easy. He persisted through it all, and eventually won Connie over with his thoughtfulness, charm, and of course, great looks. Though she didn’t reveal it at the time, she did mention later that she was totally smitten after meeting him in person for the first time.  ^___^

As a couple, one of the things Jason and Connie love most is simply lounging around in bed together. For their engagement shoot, we thought, let’s get a little cozy! Why the heck not!?

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Part deux: Because C+J also love getting dressed up and going out, we thought, well let’s do that too! Why the heck not?! So next we headed out to the Nevada desert.Conne & Jason's Engagement SessionConne & Jason's Engagement Session

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Check back in a few months for more from these two and their wedding at the Vintage Estate in Napa, CA. It’s bound to be one unforgettable day!

C+J: Loved spending the day with you two & also getting to see you at L+A’s wedding! Hope you enjoy all the images! I can’t wait for it to be your turn to take that very special walk down the aisle. :-D Only 3 months to go!

June 12, 2014 - 9:56 am John - Nice car!

June 12, 2014 - 9:47 am Connie - Hi Chelsea! Thank you for taking these beautiful shots for me and Jason! I can't wait to see you do your magic on our wedding day!! Miss you!! -Connie

June 12, 2014 - 9:38 am Megan Payne - Love this girl! You ve outdone yourself!

June 12, 2014 - 8:27 am Lara - I love the cozy bed shots! Great job Chelsea, and congrats to Connie and Jason. Only a few more months!

Brittany & Mark’s Engagement

Jayse and I first met Brittany and Mark through mutual friends and were immediately taken by their laid-back, yet fun and charismatic personalities. I feel fortunate to call them friends, and I was honored when they reached out to have me as a very special part of their wedding!

I can’t wait for the big day this June at the beautiful Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. And in celebration of their wedding being less than 2 weeks away (yay!) I’d love to share some images from their engagement session. For their shoot, we pulled inspiration from one of Britt & Mark’s favorite bands, The Killers, and went out for a Vegas-style night on the town! For as long as I’ve known these two they have had a love for places with killer views (their home is always the best party spot for watching fireworks & ringing in the New Year!) So before heading downtown we kicked things off in style, sipping sparkling wine while enjoying one of the best panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip!

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B+M: You two are amazing together!! <3 I can’t wait to celebrate with you & your families in Laguna and capture all the magic as you finally officially become Mr & Mrs! 12 days!!! :-D

May 27, 2014 - 1:13 pm Paula - These pictures are so beautiful! Love everything about them! Can't wait to see more!

May 27, 2014 - 6:57 am Mark A - Chelsea Nicole - amazing!! She made the shoot so fun. She saw our vision and took it to another level.

May 26, 2014 - 11:06 pm Andre Jensen - Awesome shots for an awesome couple!!! =) Counting the days we'll be celebrating the big event!

May 26, 2014 - 7:17 pm Katie - I love these!!! Can't wait for the big day!!

May 26, 2014 - 5:38 pm Megan Payne - Awesome!!! Love it

May 26, 2014 - 3:53 pm Natalie Chase - These turned out amazing!! You both look absolutely fabulous!!

May 26, 2014 - 3:48 pm Carissa Chase - These photos are so cute! I love seeing how happy you two are together and I am so excited for your wedding and to see the amazing future you guys will have together! Love you guys!

May 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm maribel davis - Beautiful

May 26, 2014 - 11:38 am Mark and Britt - Chels these are outstanding!!!! We are in awe and cannot wait for you to capture our wedding!!!

Udyogi & Nimish’s Engagement

When Udyogi and Nimish first wrote sharing plans for their wedding and saying, “we would be over the moon to have you do our vibrant, ethnic, outdoor wedding!!” I was excited to reply “I’m totally game!” Now, after nearly a year of planning and finally getting the chance to meet in person, I share the sentiment even more. I’m over-the-moon-and-pumped to be a part of their day! And in celebration of it being just two weeks away, I’m excited to share some images from their recent engagement session. :-)

Sri Lankan Indian Engagement Session

Udyogi and Nimish are having a cultural wedding with a dynamic fusion of both their Sri Lankan and Indian heritages – both of which have very rich and beautiful traditions. To represent this in their engagement photos, Udyogi picked out this gorgeous Indian sari. Sri Lankan Indian Engagement SessionSri Lankan Indian Engagement Session Sri Lankan Indian Engagement SessionUydogi & Nimish's Desert Engagement - Eldorado Dry Lakebed, NVUydogi & Nimish's Desert Engagement - Eldorado Dry Lakebed, NVI love, love, love her shoes!Uydogi & Nimish's Desert Engagement - Eldorado Dry Lakebed, NVUydogi & Nimish's Desert Engagement - Eldorado Dry Lakebed, NV

It’s not all dress up for these two. They are super playful together, and surprised me by showing up with these awesome balloons!

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Hair and makeup was rocked by Makeup in the 702

U+N: I had a blast with you guys can’t wait to see you both again for the wedding weekend! Two weeks and counting!! :-)

June 27, 2014 - 2:23 am Mom-(Ammi) - Absolutely beautiful couple, location and pictures, can't wait to see wedding pictures!

May 2, 2014 - 7:13 pm Vivian Doctora - I absolutely love all your pictures! You guys look awesome and so very happy!! Can't wait for the big day! =)

April 30, 2014 - 6:04 am Christa - Ridiculously gorgeous couple + talented photographer = simply stunning photos! You're gonna have your hands full with those wedding photos, Chelsea!

April 29, 2014 - 7:19 am Barbara - Simply stunning!!! The gold dress is just everything.

April 29, 2014 - 6:54 am Daljit Dhami - Love the colors & great location!

April 28, 2014 - 6:52 pm Laurie - Beautiful pictures, gorgeous couple! Can't wait for the big day!!

April 28, 2014 - 5:44 pm Swati - Ok, not California, but the West! :)

April 28, 2014 - 5:44 pm Swati - These photos look like a dream! Beautiful location, beautiful California (I think?) light, beautiful couple

April 28, 2014 - 5:22 pm Natalie Smith - Love, love, love your engagement pics!!!

April 28, 2014 - 4:11 pm Senani - Beautiful Pictures! Love the lighting and the colors. Can't wait to see you both at the wedding. P.S. Love Udy's shoes :-)

April 28, 2014 - 4:11 pm Megan Payne - Chelsea you ve outdone yourself!!!

April 28, 2014 - 3:39 pm Eli - Stunning photos of a beautiful couple! Love the colors and lighting! Looking forward to the wedding festivities! :oD

April 28, 2014 - 3:21 pm Loura Alaverdi - These images are breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous!! What a gorgeous couple! I cannot wait to see your babies!

April 28, 2014 - 3:16 pm Aaron Yen - Amazing pictures!!!!! You guys look beautiful!! Can't wait to party up at the wedding!

April 28, 2014 - 3:13 pm Josh Harry - Great pictures! The lighting is fantastic. Really looking forward to the wedding!

April 26, 2014 - 3:19 pm Udyogi - Chelsea - these are incredible! They turned out even better than we imagined, we are thrilled with them and can't wait to see you again at our wedding in just two weeks!

Brittany & Patrick’s Engagement

A little sneak peek of the engagement session of two of my closest friends who are getting married in Park City, Utah this June! :-)

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On the evening of October 25, 2013, Brittany and her sisters had planned a surprise dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse for their parent’s 65th birthday. It was a big deal, and Brittany’s oldest sister and husband even came in from out of town for the occasion. Brittany knew they were celebrating her parents’ shared birthdays, but didn’t know the FULL story. Prior to that evening, Patrick took a trip up to Park City to ask Brittany’s family for their permission and blessing to marry their daughter. They were overjoyed and mentioned how much they would love to be a part of the proposal itself. From then, the planning started! It was a family affair with Brittany’s sisters Heidi & JennyLynn also having a huge hand in making sure everything went down perfectly.

When the big day arrived the whole restaurant – from the managers to the host, servers and bartender – was in on the surprise and there was a wonderful, exhilarating feeling of anticipation in the air as everyone waited for that one special moment! And the best part: Brittany, who is usually quite difficult to surprise, had absolutely no idea what was about to go down. Toward the end of the dinner, the lights went low and the cake came out. But wait…the waiters placed the cake in front of Brittany. She was very confused, but finally looked at the cake and saw the words “Will you marry me?” When she turned, Patrick was on one knee with a gorgeous ring in his hand. She said “YES!”

Jayse & I had the huge honor of being a part of this amazing day. Check out a little ‘stealth’ paparazzi-style video we put together here: http://vimeo.com/92630188 Lots of happy tears. :-)

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B+P: CONGRATS! <3 <3 <3 Jayse and I are thankful to have amazing friends like you in our lives and love seeing you both so happy! I can’t wait to celebrate your marriage in just 2 more months!! :-D

April 22, 2014 - 10:49 am Eanna - Super cute pix Chelsea! I want all her dresses! :-)

Nicole & Kristopher’s Engagement

Nicole and Kris met online in 2010 and their ‘connection’ was instantaneous. (Pun intended!) After what Nicole describes as, “the sweetest email!” from Kris, “vying for her heart”, sparks flew from across the internet and there was no looking back! Now, after four years, they have a home together and 2 adorable dogs. They are happier than ever, and making plans for their wedding next spring in Vegas!

Desert Engagement Session

Desert Engagement Session

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It’s easy to see these two are super fun to be around. But you may not know they are also pretty darn good samaritans. N+K were witnesses to a bad accident on the drive out and stopped to help. While our shoot got cut a little short, they arrived just in time for the beautiful sunset and brought their A-game to rock it out in record time! Then, instead of turning in once the sun went down, we got a little creative and ended with a dramatic night shot. A perfect end to a very fun evening. :-) Desert Engagement SessionDesert Engagement Session

Credit for Nicole’s fabulous hair & makeup goes to: Makeup in the 702

Nicole & Kris:  Thank you so much for the sweet (and delicious!) gift from Manitoba. You two rock! I loved spending the day together and can’t wait to see and celebrate with you guys next spring for the big day!! :-)

xox
Chelsea