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

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

i'm pregnant

i'm here for
 family portraits

i'm a photographer


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.

Hi! I'm Chelsea.

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focused on slowing down and capturing the tender moments 

I know that as a mama, you are busy and your mental load is heavy. But I also know that time is a huge thief, and I whole heartedly believe in the importance of documenting this season of growing and raising our sweet babies. When gone are the days of feeling little bodies melt into your arms, I want to give you the ability to go right back to where you are now through your images. 

 As a full service photographer, I take care of all the preparation and will guide you through a photography experience that will also become a precious memory. I handle everything from providing wardrobe to outfit coordination and beyond so that all you need to do is show up and love on your fam. Overwhelm won't keep you from enjoying + documenting this fleeting season!


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It's more than just a portrait session. Let's make the process itself a precious memory, too.

My "style" is telling the truth by photographing your story in the way that it really happened. No perfect posing or manipulation.

I value those raw moments that you cannot imagine not being able to relive. My mission is to create imagery that you'll look at to be taken right back, and feel exactly how you did in that very moment. Beautiful. Happy. Joyful. Empowered. Loved.

I'm especially passionate about documenting the sentiment of motherhood. Because in our day-to-day, we are so wrapped up in taking care of everybody and everything. Feeding, changing, coordinating schedules, maintaining the household. 

I bet if you opened up your phone right now there would be a camera roll full of photos of your little one(s), but very little of you with them. These are the days and the tender moments of mothering that you will want to look back on forever. And your children will want to see their mama in these images one day too.

- 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 a superwoman.

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- erin a.

your little one will cherish them one day.

Chelsea did such an amazing job, made us feel so comfortable and natural (I tend to be very awkward in front of the camera) and truly captured some of the most special moments in our lives."

"The first piece of advice I got when finding out I was pregnant was to do maternity photos.

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- 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. 

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- abigail k.

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! 

"We worked with Chelsea for our newborn session and absolutely love her! 

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- becky r.

and her passion for a positive birth experience made us feel so at ease during our rollercoaster of a labor."

"Chelsea's talent with photography is second to none

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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! Choose from two to five to create your custom collection.

learn more about becoming a milestone mama!

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

milestone collections may include:

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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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