The heart behind my business comes from how fast time flies when you become a mother. Let me help you make these sweet moments tangible so you never forget a single detail!

a Boutique Portrait Experience for the sentimental mama


maternity, newborn, + family photography
based in wilmington, nc



After having two babies of my own, I feel a deep connection toward other mothers. Pregnancy is tough. The unknowns of birth are a little scary. Being a new mom can feel so isolating. I understand so much of what you are feeling. But I believe in helping you see the sheer beauty in it all. Because although challenging, this is likely the most magical and impactful season of our lives we'll ever experience.

One day you will wish you could return to exactly where you are in this moment in time, and I want to give you the ability to through your images.

believer. wife. mama. photographer. educator. doula.

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I'm Chelsea

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

learn more about becoming a milestone mama!

+ 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

customizable packages may include:

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It's true when they say time moves exponentially faster once you become a mother. I want to help you bottle up all of the sweet moments during these ever so fleeting days so that they never feel far away! 

for the sentimental mama.

Timeless Portraits



- sheila s.

There are no words to justify Chelsea's dedication to her clients + ability to document those special moments. She is amazing at her job!"

"She has a way of making you feel so comfortable in front of the camera.

- molly i.

 I felt strong, beautiful, + powerful. I wasn't planning on doing maternity photos because of physical insecurities, but now you'll find me screaming "hire Chelsea" from all local rooftops. Her passion for motherhood is contagious."

"Chelsea made me feel like superwoman.

- courtney r.

It was worth every penny to be able to capture these sweet times and moments of our biggest miracle."

"Our eyes are never dry when we look over all of our photos from Chelsea!

- gina c.

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!"

"I don't even know where to begin!

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My Must Have Baby Items


I know it can be stressful getting the family together for photos.  I've got your back!


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Tune in to hear education + inspiring stories about pregnancy, birth, + motherhood!

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Let me help you save time and energy by giving you an exact roadmap to meeting your photography business goals!

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I can't wait to get you in front of my camera + create beautiful artwork and heirlooms! 

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I serve the Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas for portraiture, and I coach female photographers worldwide!

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celebrating motherhood + family

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Guiding women to reach their fullest potential makes me so darn happy. If you're ready to find clarity, direction, + purpose within your business then you've come to the right place!

I help photographers build businesses they 

after building a successful business of my own...


- cailyn w.

"Chelsea is completely transparent and cares about seeing you grow, so she shares extremely helpful tips and advice that even people with years of experience find enlightening."

feeling stuck

Tired of feeling stuck when it comes to your business?

BEEN THERE. Done That.
HAVE to stay stuck.

It isn't easy being your own boss. You just want to serve your clients straight from the heart, but doing that while balancing the integrity of your business and personal life is so overwhelming!

I'm here to remind you that you are welcome in this space and more than worthy to do what you do. It is possible to run a purposeful business that values its clients with room to profit + scale.  And I can teach you how!

let's crush goals together.


This podcast is a place for new, expecting, and "one day" mamas to learn, connect, grow, and encourage each other along the way.

Tune in each week as we discuss all of the nuances of motherhood from pregnancy, birth, postpartum and everything in between!

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