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!’

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 - 8:34 am

    Tina Turenne - Beautiful

  • 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 

Two people I absolutely adore, Suzi and Terrence, celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary this past month!

To celebrate they planned a little shoot and romantic vow renewal at the dry lakebed. It was a beautiful day filled with many sweet surprises, and a whole lot of love!

10 Year Anniversary Wedding Renewal in the Las Vegas Desert
Suzi and Terrence got ready at the Westin Lake Las Vegas where they shared a private First Look.

10 Year Anniversary Wedding Renewal in the Las Vegas Desert
I loved that the kids were also involved. Here the girls are surprising their dad with a special gift.

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Afterward we were off to desert! Suzi and Terrence traveled in style with this beautiful blue vintage Chevy Corvair – thanks to their friend Kevin at LED Unplugged!

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For the renewal they shared special words they wrote for each other – about their their love for one another and journey together over the last 10 years. It was beautiful and intimate. Their love is very inspiring. <3

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This was such a wonderful day & I can’t wait for the video by Lighten Films (especially for those vows!)

S+T: Congrats again on 10 Years together! Love you both & wish you nothing but happiness, joy and love for the next ten! :-)

CREDITS: Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Videography: Lighten Films  • Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702   • Vintage Car: LED Unplugged   •  Groom’s suit: Tuxedo Junction

  • November 24, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    Suzi Lighten - Thank you so much for being a part of our special day, Chelsea! Love the sneak peeks – can’t wait to see more! :) *hugs*

  • November 25, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    Terrence Lighten - LOVE these images and the rest as well! Thank you so much Chelsea, for being so amazing being who you are…

  • November 28, 2015 - 9:50 am

    Chenine - These photos are stunning! happy anniversary Suzi and Terrence!

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea NicoleRaya and Tom are from one of my favorite cities (Tel Aviv!) where they met while in university together. Over the years, what started as flirty glances in a university gym has grown into ‘best friends lucky to be in love’ with one another.

For their wedding Raya and Tom traveled to Las Vegas for an intimate and special celebration with just the two of them. They wanted a day filled with light, joy, sunshine and good vibes – and it was just that! :-) The ceremony was held at Spring Mountain Ranch where they said their vows beneath a romantic chuppah and backdrop of the desert mountains. Then we were off Red Rock Canyon to explore and celebrate with cake and champagne!

Spring Mountain Ranch Las Vegas Wedding CeremonyRaya and Tom incorporated some Jewish customs into their beautiful ceremony, ending with a joyful breaking the glass!

Spring Mountain Ranch Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony, Desert Elopement
Spring Mountain Ranch Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Desert Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Cutting the cake | Red Rock Desert Las Vegas Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
Newlyweds sharing a champagne toast | Red Rock Canyon Wedding Photography by Chelsea Nicole
R+T : Mazel Tov! I’m so happy I could be a part of your day & witness how amazing you two are together! Many many congrats! <3