a boutique photography experience for the sentimental mama 

In my (almost) 30 years on this earth, I have learned that life can be hard. Pregnancy is tough. The unknowns of birth are a little scary. Being a new mom can feel so isolating. But all of these things are simultaneously some of the most beautiful things we can experience. And community + support is EVERYTHING.

I've held many different roles throughout my adult life from fitness professional, to wedding photographer, to podcaster, to birth doula. Through it all, I've realized that I simply love helping people (a true ennegram 2). My heart is full when I can capture your joy, create connection, make you feel less alone, or celebrate your story.

never let these moments feel far away

based in wilmington, nc

more this way

I used to be afraid of judgement. That people would think I was trying to "do it all" or that I couldn't "stick to one path." But then I realized my very fear was staying still in the first place. I actually feel blessed that life has taken me in so many different directions and that therefore my career has pivoted along with it. Plain and simple, my own experiences drive my passion.

When it comes down to it, what ignites a fire in my soul is helping women own each new page in their story. Whether it is capturing the wonder of your growing belly, the magic of meeting your baby for the first time, or those fleeting days of teeny fingers + toes. Or cheering you on as you elevate the business you've worked so hard to make yours. We're in this thing together. 

my mission is to help make women feel empowered to experience life's greatest joys + be able to relive them forever.


i'm chelsea.

- Becky R.

"Chelsea's talent with photography is second to none and her passion for a positive birth experience made us feel so at ease during our rollercoaster of a labor."

- taylor d.

"Chelsea has been absolutely wonderful to work with! I had a fear that it was going to be so awkward getting portraits done by a complete stranger, but we instantly clicked and she has a way of making it fun and effortless while delivering stunning photos!"

- Gina c.

"I don't even know where to begin! Chelsea takes the most beautiful photos that feel so natural! She makes it comfortable even for the shy couple. I have always dreaded getting my photos taken but I am genuinely excited to see my pictures after she takes them!"

- abigail k.

"We worked with Chelsea for our newborn session and absolutely love her! She was able to capture beautiful, candid moments as well as specific ideas I showed her. She is so creative, naturally talented, and an instant friend. I was also impressed with how quick the turn around was. You can tell she truly loves what she does!

love notes from past clients

an exclusive, personalized experience that tells the whole story of your journey from announcing your big news to capturing the newfound wholeness of your little family! 

customizable packages may include:

The Milestone Collection

+ pregnancy announcement session
+ gender reveal session
+ maternity session
+ doula services + birth photography
+ newborn session
+ family session
+ 10 x 10 handcrafted heirloom album 
+ hard copy of exclusive "The Milestone Collection Experience" guide
+ unconditional love + support throughout


>I'd Love more info!

let's do this!

Just so you know, I get super giddy every time I get one of these forms in my inbox. The opportunity to serve a new friend or couple gets me all sorts of excited! I'll be smiling real big as I read through your answers and picture what it would be like to get you in front of my camera. :)

- Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

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