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A small collection of quotes and testimonials from editors and past couples:

“Photographer Chelsea Nicole is ‘wired for art that celebrates.’ Her extraordinary photos and charismatic personality will make
you smile. Chelsea will put you completely at ease in front of the lens, leaving her to capture all the unforgettable
images of your wedding day.

We can’t get enough of Chelsea Nicole Photography and doubt you will either.”

– Abby Larson, Editor & Founder of Style Me Pretty

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San Francisco Newlywed Session by Chelsea Nicole Photography

“I wish there was a way to give Chelsea a million stars, because that is what she deserves.

Her work is amazing – go to her site, because you do not need me to tell you that. Each shoot is tailored to the couple that she is working with and it adds a unique style to every shoot. But more importantly Chelsea is just an amazing individual and we were honored to have her be part of our day. She brings fun and energy and light in everything she does. Five of my guests asked me how they could adopt her. They loved working with her and since she is such a joy, we got amazing pictures not only of ourselves and the wedding details, but priceless pictures of our friends and family. I absolutely hate being in front of the camera and she managed to get me relaxed and having fun and forgetting that she just happened to be recording the most important day of my life. Oh, and I want to mention our engagement pictures too. She went to Disneyland with us and braved cold rain and hours and hours of shooting. She kept us having a great time. Her images are priceless and so is she!”

Linda and Andy
Wedding Location: Four Seasons, Las Vegas, NV  •  Featured on: Style Me Pretty

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Springs Preserve Wedding by Chelsea Nicole Photography

“Chelsea is simply the best! 

As an event planner I know the importance of working with awesome vendors (especially when planning a destination wedding).  After researching a number of photographers and doing a Skype chat with her, we knew she was the one.

To kick off our planning she sent along a fun quiz to learn more about my husband and I. Through this we discovered lots of common interests and started to form an amazing friendship. We met Chelsea for our first engagement session in March of 2014 and then again in July of 2014. During these two sessions we laughed, shared stories and took lots of pictures.

Then it was on to wedding planning. We talked often as the wedding approached about locations, important pictures to capture, and the day. On the wedding day Chelsea was there to capture each and every special moment from the girls & guys getting ready right to when the dancing began.

When we got our pictures back we laughed, teared up and smiled a lot!  She told the story of our day perfectly and has created images that we can treasure for a lifetime. We love you so much Chelsea – thank you for everything!

P.S. If you are currently planning your wedding – hiring Chelsea is one of the best decisions you will make!” 

Nicole and Kris
Wedding Location: Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV

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Liz and Jean - Greystone Mansion Wedding  by Chelsea Nicole Photography

“I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea…

Her work speaks for itself and is a true reflection of who she is as an artist and a person: beautiful, fun, colorful, artsy and unique. 

Her creative vision and skill at evoking and capturing real emotion is what makes her stand out above the rest.  She has the ability to make you feel so comfortable around her. Combine that with her amazing eye for composition, photo taking and editing skills and you get photography magic.  On top of that she executes it all so effortlessly with a big smile and easygoing temperament. You can’t help but have a great time with Chelsea.

We’ve done a total of four shoots with Chelsea so far. I remember the first time, I was so nervous and didn’t know what to do. Chelsea quickly calmed my nerves and was so patient and easy to work with. She directed us and had us play games. It was so fun and memorable.  She then went on to shoot our engagement session, wedding day, and day after session.  The time we spent together are some of the most fun I’ve had; each one was a new fun adventure.  To top it off, we have the most incredible photos to go with the great memories. 

Chelsea seriously is the full package. She is talented, skilled, hardworking,  passionate and has the best personality. You can see that she loves what she does and her fun loving spirit is infectious.

Out of all our wedding vendors, Chelsea stood out the most with her unparalleled customer service. From beginning to end, we were blown away by her individualized attention.    She made us feel so special like we were her only clients and her timing was impeccable.  Needless to say, we found a life-long friend in Chelsea.  She truly cares about all her clients and treats them as if they were her friends and family.” – 

Liz and Jean Paulo
Wedding location: Greystone Mansion – Beverly Hills, CA  •  Featured on: Style Me Pretty

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“There really aren’t enough great words to describe Chelsea.

We used Chelsea for our wedding in July this year, and we couldn’t have been more happy with the whole experience!  I work in the wedding industry and so I work with photographers all the time.  I was having such a hard time finding someone that I thought was unique, until I found Chelsea.  Her work speaks for itself.  She is so creative and goes above and beyond to make her shoots a lot of fun.  She sent inspiration boards and tossed around a lot of ideas to make our process unique.  She was so flexible with us throughout the whole process and was so encouraging to make things happen.  We really wanted to do an engagement shoot, but since I also work in the wedding industry, it was really hard to find the time.  But Chelsea was persistent and encouraged us.  We ended up doing the engagement shoot the month before the wedding and it was so much fun!  Chelsea flew and met us in Santa Barbara.  She had all these great ideas and really let our personalities shine through.  She had us bring our dog which added such a special touch. 

The photos turned out so beautiful and it is such a memorable experience!

Then of course our wedding day she was so amazing.  She has a way about being so discreet and fun at the same time. She never loses her patience, and she always has a smile on her face. I’m sure our bridal party was not the easiest to deal with, since they are a little crazy and do drink a little. Okay, a lot. But Chelsea managed to make the day so much fun! She went above and beyond the call of duty. But that was obvious throughout the whole process. More than once she sent a gift reminding us to stay calm and relaxed during wedding planning. I’ve never seen a wedding vendor care so much about their clients.

The wedding photos turned out so great, and are absolutely beautiful.  She is so good at what she does.  A few days after the wedding, we also did an after session.  We were supposed to do the shoot the day after the wedding, but I was really sad it was all over, and was sad to say bye to all of my family.  Chelsea again remained patient and encouraging.  She stayed in town a few more days and encouraged us to do the shoot.  I was so glad we did!  Again, it was another once in a lifetime opportunity and the memories are so great.  Chelsea is such a trooper and she is such a hard worker!  For our after shoot we went down by the lake to take some photos, and she ended up in the water up to her shoulders!  She will work hard and do anything for a great picture.

I would and will 100% recommend Chelsea to anyone I know.

She made the experience so memorable, and we have such beautiful photos to reflect on.  She captured all of the details so well, which is invaluable since most brides and grooms don’t get to enjoy all of the details they planned out.  I feel like I was able to re-experience our wedding all over again by her beautiful work.”

Amber and Derik
Wedding location: Hyatt Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, CA    Featured on: Style Me Pretty

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Springs Preserve Las Vegas Wedding by Chelsea Nicole Photography

“I chose Las Vegas as my destination wedding location for two reasons: it’s a guaranteed good time and Chelsea Nicole.

I researched my wedding for 6 months before committing to a date and location. I came across Chelsea’s pictures online and knew she was the one I needed to have capture my wedding day. Her images were editorial and edgy, the style of her work was exactly what I wanted to make my experience unique and memorable, non-family members actually want to look at my wedding photos. My pictures were #1 on my priority list when planning and a huge amount of importance and responsibility was going to fall on my photographer. Chelsea accepted and rocked that role. I booked my venue sight unseen because I had seen Chelsea’s pictures and knew that no matter the background, she could make the magic happen.

I realize I may have built up my expectations but I wasn’t let down. At all. Chelsea was a solid partner from the start. My fiancé and I took advantage of an engagement session in the middle of the desert to get to know Chelsea, and by the time the wedding rolled around, we were comfortable and excited to work with her again.

Simply put, Chelsea’s pictures of me are the best pictures I have ever seen of myself, ever.

My fiancé, friends and family all look pretty fabulous as well.  I also added a challenge to the wedding pictures. I broke out in stress hives, all over my face, the day of my wedding. I was a mess. I felt like a monster and was inconsolable. Chelsea was the only one who calmed me and allowed me to enjoy my day. She simply showed me how she was taking the pictures and gave me the comfort of knowing that the images she would give me of the wedding would be beautiful.

The memories of that whirlwind of a day will fade and most of the guests have already forgotten about the hives, but I have such warm and loving pictures of that day, that no one will forget the beauty, fun and excitement shared during our wedding. I have Chelsea to thank for that. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a fun, invested photographer with the technical know-how to work in any environment as well as a calm demeanor to direct the most distracted wedding guests into quick formation without a second thought.”  

Guinevere and Eric
Wedding Location: Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV  •  Featured on: The Knot

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Downtown Las Vegas Wedding by Chelsea Nicole Photography

“After a long engagement, at the beginning of 2015 we finally decided it was time to get married. We knew we wanted a Vegas wedding for a while and had bookmarked Chelsea’s page back in 2011. As creative professionals, we were drawn to the art and emotion in her work – strong visual storytelling, unique perspectives, and beautiful image toning.

Our whole experience with Chelsea and the amazing final photos far exceeded our expectations!

Our biggest concern about photography was having to book a full traditional wedding photography package when our wedding was going to be small – just us and our parents, no reception. Chelsea offered us a nice elopement package that included two locations, up to 3 hours of coverage, and an add-on option for digital copies of all the photos. She also provided a list of recommended vendors she’s worked with in the past (cakes, hair and makeup, entertainment, etc.) in case we still needed to book anything. All of her informational PDFs are well designed and easy to follow. And the official billing, payment and contract stuff all happens on a secure, personalized webpage.

After booking the session, Chelsea did a great job learning about us through email exchanges and a “get to know you” questionnaire. We enjoyed telling her our story, and along the way learned we had a lot in common with her. Once she knew our personalities and our wedding colors (which were CMYK), she recommended a unique, colorful location she hadn’t shot before that would be perfect for us. So we paid a little extra to add on that 3rd location, and it was spot on for our theme.

Fast forward to the wedding day and our elopement photo session with Chelsea. Our three locations were The Neon Museum (for the wedding ceremony), that colorful place we referred to as CMYK Paradise, and back at our hotel (The Cosmopolitan). She got a varied mix of shots in and around each place, and truly captured our personalities and love. Our post on her blog went up exactly 6 weeks after our wedding day, and the full photo set was ready for download 3 days later. So we didn’t have to wait long at all for such incredible photos.

If you’re looking for artistic, romantic, unique wedding photos, Chelsea is highly recommended. She’s incredibly talented, has a great personality, and makes the experience easy and fun for her clients.” 

Scott and Kristin
Wedding Location: Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV