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Category Archives: Press & Features

Featured: Destination Weddings Magazine

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – my brides and grooms totally rock! I’m so lucky to work with the coolest couples on the planet, and Kassie & Ryan were no exception. Not only are they super cool (the kind of people you love spending a fun-filled weekend with – filled with chic details, hardcore grooving on the dance-floor, ghost towns and desert sunsets), but they’re also fab fellow photographers who do awesome work as Apostrophe Studios in Indianapolis. Their creativity also spilled over into the design of their wedding day making it an absolute joy to photograph. And I’m excited share that it’s been published in the latest May/June issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine.

Congrats K&R!! I loved being a part of your wedding and am so happy you got the lovin’ you deserve! Also, big thanks to Lauren and the amazing team at Destination Weddings for the fantastic spread and writeup.

As an added bonus, a were stoked to find out that an image of Kassie looking all stylish was selected for the inside front cover (contents) page!

The issue is brimming with great articles and inspiration – so be sure to pick up a copy at your local bookstore, or order a digital copy right through Destination Wedding Magazine’s website. Also, check back in the next day or two for a full blog post with lots more images from Kassie & Ryan’s beautiful Las Vegas wedding at Springs Preserve!

Venue: The Springs Preserve – Las Vegas, NV
Wedding Planner & Floral: Circle City Planners & Designers
Cupcakes: Gimme Some Sugar
Wedding Dress: St. Pucchi
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup: Hera Beauty
Invitations: Gourmet Invitations
Music: DJ Harry O of Vegas City DJs & Vitamin String Quartet
Lighting & Furniture Rental: LED Unplugged & RSVP Rental
Linens: La Tavola Linen

May 10, 2012 - 12:06 pm Amber and Dave - Congrats Chelsea and the couple and everyone involved. Everything looks so beautiful!

May 6, 2012 - 8:43 pm Linda - We were in Barnes and Noble today and made sure we peeked at a copy - beautiful pictures!!!

May 4, 2012 - 3:13 pm Kassie - Thank you Chelsea for capturing our day so PERFECTLY! We are honored to be featured in the magazine! All of our vendors did a fabulous job putting the wedding we had always imagined together! XOXO

May 2, 2012 - 7:01 pm Melissa McClure - Love Love Love!!

May 8, 2012 - 9:32 am Kassie & Ryan’s Wedding + After Session » Chelsea Nicole Photography – Las Vegas, Southern California and Destination Alternative Wedding Photographer - [...] see and read more about Kassie & Ryan’s wedding, check out their real wedding feature in the May/June issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine (on the stands [...]

Featured on Design Aglow!

Design Aglow is well-known as being an amazing online resource for portrait and wedding photographers – bringing the best products, business tools and inspiration! I’m a huge fan of their company and their dedication to art and helping photographers succeed, which is why it’s an incredible honor having my photography featured on their blog and products. Most recently, I was included in their new Facebook Cover templates, Studio Newsletters, Photo Overlays and Creative Posing Guide for Grooms. Be sure to check them out, and bookmark their site! They’re constantly coming up with original products and innovative ideas.

Facebook Timeline Covers

My photographs were included in 3 of 4 timeline cover sets. Congrats to my fab couples that were featured: Kayla & Sean, Uri & Loren, Kassie & Ryan

1. Social Expression

2. Serendipity

3. Swoon-Worthy

Studio Newsletters: Wedding Collection

Engagement Photo Overlays: Haute Romance

Featuring an image from Jamie & Addison’s engagement session

Inspire Me Cards: Creative Posing Guide for Grooms

Three of my images were included in this awesome guide filled with tips for posing grooms and groomsmen – with one image from Uri & Loren’s wedding making the cover (center image):

Details about the posing guide from Design Aglow’s site:

With this timely collection of 73 groom and groomsmen images, featuring some of the most amazing photographic talent in the industry today, you’ll be all smiles both before and after your groom swaggers down the aisle. Whether you’re looking for the classic styling of eras gone by, fun and casual flair, or want to focus on the details, you’ll never be at a loss for ways to frame your subject fabulously and create works of art clients will treasure for years to come. Simply print these gorgeous mini portraits for on-the-go greatness and create your own rousing reception.

Featuring stunning imagery from:
Tinywater Photography
Paul Johnson Photography
Tanja Lippert Photography
Simply Bloom Photography
Chelsea Nicole Photography

I love Design Aglow’s creative posing guides and definitely recommend them if you’re looking for great photo tips and inspiration! In addition to the Grooms guide, I also have a couple images included in their Posing Guide for Brides.


Huge thanks to Design Aglow – It’s always a thrill to have my work included in your fabulous products! :-)

May 10, 2012 - 7:58 pm EN - Good work - the photos make the layouts! :-)

May 4, 2012 - 10:14 pm Uri + Loren - HAHA we're taking over this site! I had no idea we were on these layouts...pretty neat! :) Awesome work as always Chels ^_^

Jill & Ian’s Wedding

You may remember high-school sweethearts Jill and Ian from their engagement session with their adorable dog Simone that were featured on the blog while back (click here for a refresher). Well, their beautiful wedding at Cascata Country Club was featured on Style Me Pretty this past year and I got so busy that I never got the chance to share it here too. Jill (who happens to be a talented interior and event designer) put a ton of time and care into personalizing her wedding, and it definitely shows. Since it’s too pretty not to share, I’m going to say better late than never! :-)

Jill’s DIY work and design skills combined with the floral genius of Catherine at Layers of Lovely = Perfection. The floral arrangements were breathtaking! Just check out Jill’s succulent bouquet:

Now for some of the lovely ceremony details! I loved all the personal touches including Jill’s soon-to-be brother-in-law, Brian playing the guitar for the walk down the aisle and cozy “Cuddle Up” blankets for the guests – an awesome idea for an outdoor winter wedding!
Here’s Jill’s stylish bridal party – love these girls!
The image to the left is Jill’s sister-BFF-MOA, Danielle. I’m thrilled to be photographing her & Brian’s wedding this spring!! So, definitely check back for lots more from this fab crew. :-)

Click below to check out tons more images from Jill & Ian’s wedding on their feature and gallery pages on Style Me Pretty!


Photographer: Chelsea Nicole
Venue: Cascata Country Club
Floral: Layers of Lovely
Bride’s Dress: Tara Keely by Lazarro
Shoes: Seychelles
Hair: Katie Stocks
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie
Bridesmaid Sweaters: New York & Company
Vintage Rentals: Jill & Danielle’s company – The Wooden Trunk


July 18, 2012 - 2:07 pm Jessica - OMG I am in LOVE with the bride's shoes! Is there any way to find out where she got those or what brand they are??

March 9, 2012 - 9:45 pm Juliet Douglas - These girls are lovely! We met them recently. Love their bridesmaids dresses and sweaters too. And of course, the photography is fab, as usual!

February 21, 2012 - 8:20 pm Alissa - Wonderful photos of a very unique wedding. Loved looking at your work.

February 21, 2012 - 3:03 pm Trachette - Love it! Relaxed and looks like it was pure fun to shoot. Thanks for posting, late is always better than never when it looks this good. :)

February 21, 2012 - 1:19 am Jen Bergmark, First Pick Planning - I love all the succulents and the gorgeous yet simple details. Beautiful photos!


I want to give a quick shout and big thanks to some of the blogs and magazines that have featured me and my couples lately! I’m super appreciative of the love and would love to send some back their way. If you’re looking great wedding inspiration, these are some of the best places to start stalking!

Also, congrats to all the couples that were featured! You guys rock!!

Wedding Chicks

Wedding Chicks featured the Marie Antoinette themed shoot I put together with Layers of Lovely, Your Beauty Call, Gimme Some Sugar and The Pottery Shop. I’ll be blogging more on this soon! In the meantime, check out the front-page feature on the WC site:

Weddings in Houston Magazine

Weddings in Houston Magazine featured the travel-themed invitation suite I photographed by the super talented Tifany of Gourmet Invitations:

Occasions Magazine

Occasions Magazine Online featured the Chinese “east meets west” themed styled shoot I worked on with Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Events! Shouts go to the incredible team: Platinum Hotel, Enchanted Florist, Your Beauty Call, LTevention, Peridot Sweets, Bella Bridesmaid, Lola and George, Dress the Drink, Chameleon ChairPink Orchid Designs – and of course our fab couple, Jenn and Alex.

Destination Inspirations

Destination Inspirations featured Shauna & Dustin’s Trash the Dress at the Neon Museum:


Examiner interviewed me for an article on trash the dress:

Destination I Do Magazine

Destination I Do Magazine did a blog feature on Emma and Fabrice’s trash the dress in Paris, France:

Simply Blue Weddings

Simply Blue Weddings posted a photograph from Lindy & Dang’s wedding at Mandarin Oriental as the “Blue Pic of the Day”

JLM Weddings

JLM Couture did a “Real Brides” feature of Jill & Ian’s wedding:

Occasions Magazine

Occasions Magazine Online featured Monica & George‘s Moroccan inspired wedding at Loews Lake Las Vegas:

Love Olio

I’m thrilled to be included in Love Olio’s “visual directory of the most creative wedding photographers in the world”

Destination Inspirations

Destination Inspirations featured Kelly & Orr’s wedding at the Four Seasons:

Wed Savy

Wed Savy featured an image from Larissa and Staford’s sweet-hearts inspired couples session in the article “10 Engagement Photos that Rock!”

Destination Inspirations

Destination Inspirations included Kayla and Sean’s engagement session and wedding in a 2-part feature! Check out part one of their engagement session HERE and part two of their wedding day HERE.

Black Bride & Groom Magazine

Black Bride & Groom Magazine published images from Dennise & Harvey’s trash the dress in their summer edition.

Design Aglow

Design Aglow is one of the top online stores for photographers – loaded with great products, templates and inspiration. I’m honored to have my images included in two of their recent product launches!

–  Inspire Me Cards – a creative posing guide for brides filled with some of the best photographic talent in the industry.

Poetry & Beauty collage Templates:

January 31, 2012 - 3:01 pm Dennise - Yaaaaaaay!!! I love it when I see the pics you took of my TTD used! Makes me all giddy =oD

January 18, 2012 - 2:25 am Gabby / En Route Photography - Whoaaaaaa well done girl!

January 17, 2012 - 7:48 pm chels - Thanks Jessie! :-)

January 17, 2012 - 4:15 pm Jessie Emeric - huge congrats on all the features! They are all fab. Keep rockin' it :)

Kickback to the 90’s wedding shoot!

When Brit Bertino (the fantastic lead coordinator at Simply Weddings) came to me with the idea of doing a shoot with 1990’s inspired elements, I thought it was uber-rad and couldn’t wait to be a part of it!

For the photography I decided to create images that had a modern feel while reflecting the playfulness of the era. I took visual cues from 90’s graffiti and vibrant color trends, using bold shapes and splashes of color.

The shoot was held at Rumor – a super swanky boutique hotel just minutes off the strip. If you’re looking for a cool, modern location for an intimate wedding or after party, you should definitely check it out!

Of course, a 90’s hip-hop themed wedding wouldn’t be complete without great entertainment. Brandon Namebrand totally brought it with his killer dance moves on a LED dance-floor from Naakiti Floral.
Some of the pretty details:

Check out the feature on Rock ‘n Roll Bride with even more images from the shoot!


Photographer: Chelsea Nicole (me)
Coordinator: Simply Weddings by Brit Bertino
Venue: Rumor Boutique Hotel in Las Vegas
Bride’s Dress: Bella Bridesmaid
Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo Junction
Hair & Make Up: Make the Bride Up
Linens: Creative Coverings
Stationary: Sky Orange Studio
Flowers: Naakiti Floral
Cake: Gimme Some Sugar
Break Dancer: Brandon Namebrand
Couple: Jenifer Duncan & Dominick Hill

December 6, 2011 - 11:16 am Nancy Ebert - Awesome! What a fantastic idea. Very inspiring work! Best wishes from Germany, Nancy

November 4, 2011 - 2:15 pm Stephanie - I love these colors and the whole 90's feel.

October 29, 2011 - 2:19 pm Antony - DAM! this rocks! Looks like it was so much fun!

October 26, 2011 - 6:25 am Chelsea Patricia - OH my goodness--this shoot is amazing, Chelsea! You made the 90's look classy--what up?!

October 24, 2011 - 4:19 am Kim - I really like all these 90's details! very lovely colors! awesome photos! fantastic work as always, Chelsea!

October 13, 2011 - 8:16 pm Tamea Burd Photography - LOVE this shoot! Super fun details and colors!

October 13, 2011 - 4:06 pm chels - Thanks guys! Adrienne: I really love your latest SMP feature! We MUST collaborate one of these days. :-)

October 10, 2011 - 3:02 pm Melissa - These are so unique! I love them! Your photography is so inspiring.

October 5, 2011 - 10:22 am E.N. - Wow! - just wow - you always wow. 'Nuf said.

October 5, 2011 - 7:28 am Adrienne - The surprise here. Really love the effect on images...RAD!

Published in Destination I Do Magazine

I’m honored to be published in the Fall-Winter 2011 edition one of my FAVORITE national magazines – Destination I Do!

Lindsey and Nate‘s destination wedding in San Antonio Texas was featured as 1 of 5 Real Weddings in a special editorial piece – “What You Get for the Money.” The article features five weddings at different price-points and shows how each couple was able to pull off a gorgeous, personalized destination wedding while staying within budget.

The issue officially hit the stands today so be sure to check your local bookstore (or click here to subscribe online)!

October 4, 2011 - 1:34 pm trachette - Chelsea! So great to see your latest seem to constantly one up yourself! Keep up the momentum. I'll make sure to get my copy :)

August 23, 2011 - 9:04 pm Elly T - congrats congrats congrats! Looks fabulous - I'll look for it in the store now! :-)

August 23, 2011 - 8:34 pm Melissa - This is awesome! Gorgeous work as always. :)