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Hey everyone!

I’m so very excited to announce the launch of my brand new website, blog and branding! :-)

Click here to CHECK IT OUT! 

Chelsea Nicole Photography Website Design by Promise & Meg at GoLiveHQ

The process of rebranding can be overwhelming, but I was extremely lucky to have an incredible team behind me!! I got to work one-on-one with rockstar designers Promise Tangeman and Meg Long at GoLive HQ. These girls are seriously THE BEST! They have a fantastic creative synergy which is inspiring to be around, and are also just really genuine amazing individuals. I had a blast spending the day with them in Promise’s gorgeous California home to kick off the design process – from bouncing ideas, to great conversation, or singing along to the ‘Teen Party Playlist’ on Spotify – they made the whole experience so much fun!

Chelsea Nicole Photography - GoLive TKO Site by Promise Tangeman & Meg Long

Promise & Meg: Big virtual hugs! Love you girls! <3 And love my site!

Also thanks to my love, Jayse, for my gorgeous logo and many, many lunch & dinner dates at our little pub up the road to dream about the direction for the new branding.

And most of all, thank you to all my couples! Thank you for letting me share such a special part of your lives & allowing me to do what I love for a living. So much love for you guys.

More updates to come!

Later this week I’ll be sharing a couple recent shoots here on the blog – a fun baseball themed shoot at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles & a stylish oceanside engagement in San Francisco made complete with a private cove and shipwreck! Also, check back later this month for the launch of a behind the scenes video that’s in the works!

Would love to hear what you think of my new home on the web! Drop a note in the comment box below to share your thoughts, or use the social buttons at the bottom to share the love & help me get the word out! :-)


La Push, Washington Destination Wedding Photography

Just a little sneak peek from Holly and Vince’s beachfront wedding in La Push, WA. There’s lots more to come from these two! But in the meantime I thought I’d share one of their firework shots in celebratation of our nation’s birthday. Happy Independence Day. :-)

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)!

I’m honored to have been chosen by the editors as one of the 10 finalists for the Pacific Weddings Magazine Contest! And now, I need YOUR help! Voting is open to the public to choose between the 10 finalists, and the winner’s image will apear FULL PAGE in the upcoming Winter/Spring 2011 issue on the “Last Word” page dedicated towards ending each issue with an inspirational quote and awesome image.

If you have a moment, please vote for my image – “Urban Escape by Chelsea Nicole” here: You don’t need to sign up for anything and it only takes a quick second to vote! Also, if you reallly like my image, you’re allowed to vote again every 24hrs up until midnight November 15th. :-)

Thanks for your support! And big congrats to Laura & Billy who’s engagement image was chosen!

I’m excited to be traveling a good amount this year and wanted to post my updated travel schedule for destination weddings and events. I have limited availably for photo-sessions while traveling, but I can fit a few more in for cool, up-for-anything couples. If you would like to chat about the possibility of setting something up (engagement, couples session, boudoir, trash-the-dress, etc.) while I’m in your area, hit me up via email or use the contact form above!

July 25-28th: Los Angeles, CA

September 14-20th: Lille & Paris, France

September 21-24th: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

October 8-10th: San Antonio, TX

October 15-17th: Grapevine, TX

November 8-12th: New Orleans, LA

May 20-22nd 2011: San Jose, CA

Other Availability: I have 4 spots left for 2010 weddings and am now accepting bookings for 2011!

And speaking of shooting cool places… I was in California last week to celebrate my birthday and while in the area got together with one of my fab couples, Mindy & Neil to photograph their engagement session! It was a blast hitting up the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice with them. Here’s one quick teaser – with more to come very soon!

In celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to do a post to celebrate all that’s green and earth friendly!


To start, here’s a couple of my favorite green vendors in here in Vegas!

– Earth Limos & Buses: Earth Limos & Buses is a limo company committed to minimizing their impact on the environment. One of the main ways they do this is using vehicles that run on eco-friendly fuel sources such as biodiesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). And not only are their limos earth-friendly, but they are also super comfortable and stylish! I especially love their luxury limo bus.

– The Springs Preserve: This 180-acre environment-centered preservation is tucked away in the middle of the city, just 10mins outside of the busy Las Vegas strip. Whether you’re looking for something a bit different for your Vegas wedding or just looking for a place to explore and have a little fun while in town, the Springs Preserve is wonderful. For weddings images from here, check out a few of my recent features on Style Me Pretty – Whitney & John’s Wedding and the Vegas Inspiration to Reality.

Also, for a great resource on more green wedding vendors, be sure to check out Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Event’s blog – The Las Vegas Wedding Planner, which is updated frequently with great information for brides.


While I’ve never been the hugest tree-hugger on the planet, I do have an appreciation for the little things and products that attempt to make a difference. And I’m always looking for ways of incorporating more earth-friendly things into my own business. Here’s a few:

–  All proofing, ordering for prints, albums, etc. is done online via, which is much more convenient for me and my couples and really cuts down on printed forms and paperwork for product selections.

–  The album company I use and LOVE like crazy should seriously win an award. Not only do they offer the most gorgeous high-quality albums, they are the greenest album company I know. They take great care in selecting the materials they use. They take great care in how they package their products. And they even have an extensive office recycling program.

Chelsea Nicole Photography - Flushmount Wedding AlbumsSome specifics:

  • Their “pleathers” are all PVC free, and they wont use hides that have been tanned in Asia because of poor working conditions.
  • Their product packaging is completely green: hand-made recycled pineapple leaf paper used for wrapping, hand-made recycled mulberry leaves used for the ribbons, mulberry skeleton leaves used for decoration, natural kraft tissue used in wrapping and packaging, corn starch peanuts used as packing materials, paper tape used to seal all boxes, completely recyclable cardboard used for packing and shipping,
  • All their other packing is made from all natural organic materials that can be reused and recycled. Every possible scrap of paper, glass, metal and plastic is recycled.
  • Everything is made by hand. If it weren’t for building lighting, a power failure would hardly effect their production.

    – Simple Shoes: My newest craze! Their tag line “Shoes for a Happy Planet” says it all. And my feet are also quite happy wearing them. They are colorful, stylish, fun and oh-so comfortable! I made Jayse take a couple photos of them for me – thanks love!

    Simple Eco Sneaks | Earth Friendly ShoesCould one ask for a more perfect sneaker? :-) Here’s a cool video about their bio-degradable soles: