Chelsea Nicole Photography – Las Vegas, Southern California and Destination Wedding Photographer » The latest work from Chelsea Nicole!

  • Based on the west coast, Chelsea Nicole travels worldwide capturing the sparks, romance
    and magic that first inspired her couples to dream about saying: ‘I do!’

After an amazing time exploring the desert with Sybil & Eddie for the engagement session earlier this year (See their sand dunes e-session HERE!) I was counting down the months, weeks and days until these two shared those two very special words & victory walk down the aisle as newly married husband & wife! Their happiness is absolutely contagious and I couldn’t wait to be a part of their big celebration. And now that it’s official, I’m excited to share a peek at their fresh, modern, love-filled wedding day held at the M Resort here in Las Vegas!

Modern Las Vegas Wedding Photography at The M Resort Pool Lets start things off with their first look, filled with laughs and happy tears. It makes me smile. :-)

Las Vegas Wedding First Look at The M ResortSybil’s gorgeous wedding dress is by designer Tara Keely. And her bridesmaids were styled by Nancy Corrales, wearing Vince Camuto blouses and Do Rak skirts. Then to complete the look were these gorgeous bouquet arrangements by Layers of Lovely floral.
Las Vegas Wedding at The M ResortStylish Las Vegas Wedding at The M Resort - Bridesmaid Dress, Parasols & Layers of Lovely FlowersLas Vegas wedding photography at The M ResortLayers of Lovely Wedding BouquetEddie and his groomsmen wore matching wooden boutonnieres and fun, colorful socks! Loved their style.las-vegas-wedding-at-the-m-resort-groomsmenLas Vegas Wedding Photography at The M ResortThe wedding ceremony was held at sunset at the M Resort pool, where Sybil & Eddie shared heartfelt vows beneath a beautiful wood arch decorated with custom-made wooden geometric honeycombs adorned with floral by Layers of Lovely, and finished with orange, lemon and lime filled wooden vases to add a touch of citrus.Modern, Citrus Geometric Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony at the M Resort PoolModern Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony at The M Resort PoolWooden Geometric Inspired Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony at The M Resort PoolThe two also had a custom logo featured throughout their decor. If you look closely you can see their names integrated together. :-)Fresh Citrus Lemon & Lime Wedding DetailsThe themes of natural woods, geometric shapes & fresh citrus were carried throughout the decor of their reception in LUX, where guests enjoyed a perfect evening of great food & drink, games, caricature artists and dancing. And with Rissa & team at Scheme Events working hard behind the scenes, everything came together both beautifully & smoothly to create the perfect experience!Modern Geometric Wedding Reception Details | LUX at M Resort Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyModern Geometric Wedding Reception Details | LUX at M Resort Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyLas Vegas Wedding Photography at the M Resort Pool

E+S: CONGRATS you two!!!! I love you guys & am so happy I could share in your beautiful day! Wish you both a lifetime of laughter and happiness together. :-) <3
CREDITS: Wedding Coordinator & Design: Rissa Gunderson at Scheme Events  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Venue: The M Resort Las Vegas Wedding Venue  •  Floral & Decor: Layers of Lovely •  Hair and Makeup: Amelia C & Co. •  Videography: Salty Tiers  •   Clothing Stylist: Nancy Corrales •  Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions •  DJ: Harry O Productions •   Lighting: LED Unplugged •  Photobooth: Shutterbooth LV •  Linen: La Tavola Linen •  Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals •  Saxophone player: T Music Entertainment Group •  Caricature Artist: Cartoon Vegas •  Place Card Calligraphy : Open Ink Stand •  Bridal Gown Shop: JLM Couture •  Bridal Gown Designer: Tara Keely •  Bridal shoe designer: Klub Nico •  Wedding Party Stylist: Nancy Corrales • Wooden Boutonnieres : Two Guys Bowtie  •  Groom’s Suit : Fascinouomo •  Groom’d Shoes : Hugo Boss •  Groomsmen Suits: Tazio Italy

Point Reyes San Francisco Engagement Shoot by Chelsea Nicole Photography

Naveen knew from the moment he first saw Venisa at an event for their master’s program at NCSU that she was the one. That began a year-long journey to win her affection. He stealthily became homework partners with her roommate, taught her to drive over an ‘intentionally long period of time’, went on many trips with friends, and many other romantic gestures to show her how much he cares. But what finally won her heart was when she saw some photos he had taken. She was impressed by how talented he was and asked her to take some pictures of her. Venisa’s words say it best: “All I wanted were a few good pictures, but I ended up falling for the photographer instead.” :-)

Venisa and Naveen currently reside in both Chicago and Atlanta, and love going on trips together. They came to me completely open to ideas and locations for their destination engagement session. After hearing all about them and what they love, I had the perfect spot in mind for them. Together we brainstormed things out and met up for a shoot along the beautiful San Francisco coast in Marin County, CA. Here’s just a handful from the day!

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San Francisco Beach Engagement Shoot by Chelsea Nicole Photography

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  • August 19, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    Sriuttara Murali - Wonderful pictures. Congrats Venisa and Naveen :)

  • August 19, 2015 - 3:08 pm

    Saurabh - Amazing pictures. You both look great together.

  • August 19, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    Raheel Kazi - Wow … You both look amazing together :) Great clicks!

  • August 21, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    Saylee - Wow!!!..Beautiful pictures to capture a beautiful love story.. Congratulations Venisa & Naveen!!

  • September 26, 2015 - 11:35 am

    Suzi Lighten - Haven’t been to your blog in a while and wanted to see what you’re up to! Such a pretty session, Chelsea! Miss you guys! xx

Dodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleAs you might guess, Amanda and Ben are both baseball fanatics! Together, they share the goal of going to games at every baseball stadium in the U.S. and documenting their journey in a book (an idea I LOVE!) For their engagement session, Amanda wanted to do something special for Ben. And what better surprise than renting out the baseball stadium of his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers!

It was so much fun roaming the entire place VIP style with these two. From the dugout, to the stands, to the field – here are just a few photos from our Dodger Stadium Takeover!Dodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleDodger Stadium L.A. Engagement Session by Chelsea NicoleBe sure to check back for more from these two! I can’t wait to photograph their fall wedding at the Forge Social House in Boulder City!! :-)

  • September 26, 2015 - 11:37 am

    Suzi Lighten - This session totally put a smile on my face! Awwwww…. love this idea and such beautiful, sweet moments that you captured, Chelsea!

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! :-)

xoxo
Chelsea

  • August 12, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    Jessie Emeric - This looks amazing! Congrats on the new site and branding.

  • August 12, 2015 - 1:20 pm

    chels - Thanks Jessie! :-)

  • August 12, 2015 - 2:32 pm

    Kyla - It’s beautiful! It’s nice, light, and fresh! I love everything that you do! Congrats!!

Danielle and Craig met in collage through UNLV’s architecture program. Working all-nighters on their studio projects as teammates, they both became really good friends. But it wasn’t until several years later they happened to reconnect through Facebook and decided to meet while Danielle was back in town visiting. After that, friendship turned to love and their story began. Their wedding will be this fall at the beautiful Legends Ranch!

For their engagement session, Danielle and Craig brought their sweet pitbull, Shadow, to join us for some photos. Such a wonderful little family!

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Eldorado Canyon Engagement SessionD and C: Loved spending the day with you & your pup! Less than 90 days to go!! I can’t wait to be a part of your awesome lego-themed wedding and capture all the magic. :-)

  • July 21, 2015 - 11:42 am

    Danielle - We love these and Shadow looks absolutely handsome. I’m glad you got a few shots with that giddy boy!

    As always beautiful pictures. Great job Chels!

  • July 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

    Von O - So beautiful. I love the theme and background. Can’t wait to celebrate with y’all!!

  • July 21, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    Isa Baby - These look wonderful. Thank you for taking pics of my sis and soon to be bro-in-law.

  • July 21, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    Adrianne O. - I absolutely love the light and beauty of these pictures. So wonderful that you and Yvonne are friends, and that their day will be captured with your talents. Till October folks! :)

  • July 21, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    Karen ortizo - These are so beautiful. I can’t wait to see you two in October.

  • July 21, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    Pia-Marie Yanzon - Awesome pictures!

  • July 21, 2015 - 6:29 pm

    Kari - Loved the pics! Great job and congrats!

  • July 21, 2015 - 7:39 pm

    Lorena Ortizo - Nice photos! Best wishes Bon and Craig!

  • July 21, 2015 - 8:59 pm

    Anthony O - Looking good craig and bon!

  • July 21, 2015 - 9:26 pm

    Julie Pabalan - Awesome pics , beautiful sceneries, handsome dog. See you in October

  • July 22, 2015 - 5:01 am

    bem - Love the pictures, they are absolutely beautiful. You got the art and talent. Can’t wait to see the pics in Oct.

  • July 22, 2015 - 11:09 am

    Mama G (Craig's Mom) - Craig and Danielle your photos came out Fantastic !!! I can’t wait to see you both in Oct and share in the Continuation of your Love together. Your Love has survived a lot. I can’t wait to see my Grandson Shadow too!!! The Army Truck was a Great touch. Oxoxox. Chelsea Thank you

  • July 22, 2015 - 11:27 am

    Anthony Louis - Love the pics you two!

  • July 22, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Alice Ortizo - BON BON! Craig! These Photo’s are GORGEOUS! My fav’s are the first one with Shadow jumping for Joy that’s parents are getting MARRIED! The one with you hugging Craig with your back to the camera. And the one with you two in the Truck, just so much emotion in your faces. You two have been through so much together, and for all of it to come to this is just a Dream Come True. Congratulations to a truly magical couple!

  • July 22, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    Sandra - Beautiful shots, so much personality and love! Nice work.

  • July 22, 2015 - 1:59 pm

    Cindy Lee - Congrats! The pictures are beautiful!

  • July 22, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Dianne - You guys look great!!!

Tine and Pieter are a driven, fun, adventurous couple – and there couldn’t have been a more perfect way to kick things off as husband & wife than an epic road-trip-wedding-adventure! They started their journey in Phoenix heading up to the Grand Canyon, then to Las Vegas where they had their said their ‘I Do’s, and ended with stops in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Francisco for a post-wedding honeymoon. Yep, they definitely did it right! And I’m so happy to share a handful of photos from the very special little stop they made to the Nevada desert:

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T+P: Congrats!! It was so much fun being a part of your day, and I wish you many more amazing adventures together! :-)

CREDITS: Shoot Location: Neon Museum Boneyard  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Officiant: Reverend Norma of Peachy Keen Unions  •  Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell   •  Bride’s Jewelry: Diamanti Per Tutti