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!’

Witty, lively and good hearted – I knew I was going to love these two from the start! :-) These two sweethearts met in high school. In the fall of 2000 they went to homecoming together. Later that night, Steve romanced Shanna with an evening dance under the football bleachers. The song he played was N’Sync’s ‘This I Promise You’. (Smooth, Steve, really smooth!) As high school crushes often go, they eventually lost touch, but reconnected a few years later and fell head-over-heals again. Steve said  “I was hooked.. and wasn’t letting her go!” Later, on a trip back to their hometown of Detroit, Steve took Shanna for a car ride to share a trip down memory lane, ending back at the same football field. He played the same song, but, this time, he also had a ring. He got down on one knee, and she said YES!

Shanna + Steve shared the sweetest private First Look before their ceremony. <3
Shanna + Steve both love the outdoors, and once they saw the Springs Preserve they knew it would be the place they were going to get married. Thanks to their amazing wedding planner Paulina Clute, the day was just as they had imagined it!

The ceremony was held in the Garden Arboretum where the arch was draped with beautiful pink and cream flowers from By Dzign.
After the ceremony Shanna and Steve joined their guests for cocktail hour and shared a first dance beneath the garden gazebo to ‘This I Promise You’.
Shanna + Steve: I’m so happy that I got to be a part of your love story. :-) Capturing the love between you two was magical!! <3

CREDITS: Wedding Planning & Design: Paulina Clute Events • Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony Venue: The Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, Nevada • Reception Venue: Honey Salt, Henderson, Nevada •  Floral & Rentals: By Dzign  • Cake: Peridot Sweets • Hair and Makeup: Bobbie Pin Beauty • Entertainment: Premiere Wedding Music

 

Kaylyn and Nick met in high school, and it wasn’t long until the lines of friendship blurred and they had fallen madly for each other. They secretly dated for a few months, but eventually it became too obvious and you could clearly see that they were craaazy for each other! Nick proposed to Kaylyn in Vegas, so it was only fitting that they come back for their wedding day. This time joined by all their favorite people for an intimate and beautiful surprise desert wedding!

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CREDITS:  Floral: Layers of Lovely  • Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions • Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702 • Dress Designer: Katrina Tuttle Bridal  • Groom Suit: J. Crew • Entertainment: Harry O Productions • Rentals & Macrame backdrop: Nostalgia Vintage Rentals • Transportation: Earth Limos, Celebrity Coaches of America

I first met Rana + Ryan this past spring on a dusty photo-adventure in the sand dunes for their engagement shoot. We enjoyed hours of talking about travel and life, and it was there, while hiking up-and-down the rolling desert hills in search of the ‘perfect dune’ that I very quickly fell in love with these two. So, I’ve been looking forward to this day for months!

I always love these morning moments. Everyone got prepped & pretty at Rana’s parents’ house in Henderson, NV. Each of her girls were anticipating a day ahead that they’d spent months dreaming and planning for. And amid the flurry of getting ready, it was the moment when Rana put on her dress, that I thought: It’s all coming together – I can’t wait until Ryan sees you!

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The ceremony was held at the gorgeous St. Francis of Assisi, where Rana and Ryan said their ‘I do’s’ in a classic, timeless style in front of all their closest friends and family.

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Rana radiated her ‘just married’ glow in style with her handcrafted lace and tulle ballgown by Berta Bridal & dapper groom by her side!

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Planning & Design for Rana and Ryan’s celebration was executed to perfection by Darby Fitzpatrick and her amazing at Open Invitation! The vision was classic meets lux-glamour – featuring neutral shades of white, cream and ivory with hints of blush, an abundance of candles, touches of gold and lavish floral arrangements by Miss Daisy Floral.

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You guys are Marrrrrried!! Huge congrats! I hope you had an amazing time celebrating on your honeymoon in Thailand, Cambodia & Singapore! So happy for you two! :-)

CREDITS: Wedding Planning & Design: Open Invitation •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Reception Venue: Dragon Ridge Country Club, Henderson, Nevada •  Floral: Miss Daisy Flowers •  Hair and Makeup: Makeup By Kim • Wedding Dress Designer: Berta Bridal •  Cake: Peridot Sweets • Entertainment: DJ Harry O  • Rentals & Design:  Destinations by Design  • Rentals: Jovani Linens, LED Unplugged • Videography: Atomic Tangerine Film Co. 

Hyatt Regency North Lake Tahoe Beach Wedding :: Chelsea Nicole Photography

As you may have already seen from my previous Instagram posts, I’m slightly in love with Sidney and Greg. They are that perfect mix of active, fun and adventurous. The outdoors are their idea of cozy comfort perfection!  So when planning their ideal day, they simply let their fond memories of Sidney’s family lake-house guide them to a different lake that they’d never been to before: Lake Tahoe.

Site unseen. Booked! Now that’s adventurous! Not to worry though; The Hyatt Regency Resort is a venue I’m very familiar with, and their mountain retreat in the beautiful Incline Village delivered the best of all worlds – breathtaking backdrops, fun activities for guests and plenty of adventure opportunities!

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Having spent a lot of time hiking and exploring with these two, I gotta admit, seeing Sidney and Greg exchange first looks kind of made my heart flutter a bit! I know they’ve been waiting years just to experience this tiny little moment in time!
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Their ceremony was held lakeside, at the Hyatt’s beautiful stretch of private beach by the Pier.

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I think they rock the “Happy New Mr & Mrs” look quite well! <3

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S+G: CONGRATS!!!  I loved sharing in the start of this amazing, new adventure for you two (the best adventure!) You two are truly amazing together! :-) <3

CREDITS:  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe, California • Hair and Makeup: Greco Rose Beauty • Wedding Dress Designer: WatersWtoo Floral: Rose Petals Florist • Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band •  Officiant: Mark Frady

  • October 22, 2016 - 4:54 am

    Merrill Laurentz - Chelsea you captured their love through your pictures. It was fun having you as part of this weekend, you became a friend and not just the photographer. Thanks again for all the beautiful and artistic memories. Merrill

  • October 22, 2016 - 7:52 am

    David- Granpa - You’re the best, thanks.

  • October 22, 2016 - 9:14 pm

    Linda Hatfield - Chelsea Nicole, I love the way you embraced us all into your love for photography. You have a gift beyond belief. You are now part of our family, you certainly captured the love Greg and Sidney have for one another, you captured THEM! Anyone thinking of a photographer need not look any further than Chelsea Nicole…The best! Thanks for the memories Chelsea, big hugs to you.

  • October 23, 2016 - 12:27 pm

    Mark Frady - Can I get some of these photos for my website? Thank you so much…I’m in love with them too!

  • November 7, 2016 - 1:43 pm

    Sidney Hatfield - Chelsea! I remember stumbling upon a photograph that you had taken of a beautiful bride and I thought “that is exactly the look I want.” I then stalked you on every social media outlet and on your webpage and I fell even more in love with you and your vision! Little did I know just how much of a sweetheart you really are in person.
    You truly have a gift of making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. Your genuine compassion for the people you work with and passion for photography does not go unnoticed.
    In fact, 1 week prior to our engagement session, Greg and I received some unfortunate news. Neither one of us were in the best spirits. However, when we met with you for our scheduled engagement photo shoot, your bright personality and determined photographer mind somehow gave us a much needed reminder to laugh, explore, live and love…and kiss each other slowly and softly:) A true testament of not just your ability to take a beautiful photograph, but your ability to see what others do not!!
    Thank you for capturing our very special day! We will cherish it for a lifetime!

Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Los Angeles California Wedding :: Chelsea Nicole Photography
I knew when I met these two for their rooftop engagement session, their big day would feature everything you could want in a wedding: LOVE, fun, design, style and adventure. Fran and Kenny did NOT disappoint! Their wedding was held at the lush and luxurious Hummingbird Nest Ranch, nestled amongst the golden hills of Simi Valley, California.

Tasked with combining F+K’s differing style-obsessions (urban, chic, modern, industrial, rustic, romantic) Meg West at
Events by M and M  brought it all together to design and deliver a gorgeous wedding environment that completely floored the couple, the guests and me! Set with geometric motifs and using the 2016 Pantone colors of the year (serenity and rose quartz), this was a wedding that was a complete joy to capture!

Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress from Kleinfelds New York :: Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch :: Chelsea Nicole PhotographyThe morning started off right, with good music playing and Fran and her girls getting ready in anticipation of the happy day ahead.

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For the ‘First Look’ they each hid behind a single giant round balloon. I had them meet in a private courtyard where they released the balloons at the same time and enjoyed a sweet moment together for just the two of them.

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During the ceremony Fran and Kenny each shared their own personal vows which had everyone, including me, tearing up.

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F+K: You two are seriously amazing together – love you both! Your day was filled with so much love, beauty, and FUN! I loved spending it with you guys! <3

For more of these two, also check out their urban-chic Engagement Shoot where we went exploring the streets and rooftops of downtown Los Angeles! (link)

CREDITS: Wedding Coordinator & Design: Events by M and M •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley, California •  Floral: Unique Floral Designs •  Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang •  Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop • Entertainment: DJ Phatrick •  Officiant: Marlene Morris •  Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals, Town & Country Event RentalsA-Rental Connection • Videography: Amari Productions • Catering: Command Performance

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!