Find me on instagram @chelseaallegra

photographer serving the carolinas
 | based in wilmington, nc |

Among my other titles are:  fitness instructor, podcast co-host, latte lover, and rescue mom. I love connecting with people and getting to know my clients beyond our time together, and consider it an honor to capture some of the most exciting moments of their lives from behind the lens. Your joy brings me joy and I am so excited to MEET YOU!

Hi There, I'm Chelsea!

I prefer hugs over handshakes and I will probably (definitely) cry on your wedding day.


My husband and I met on Tinder and we've been together ever since our first date.


I fell in love with wedding photography after taking my best friend's engagement photos on a whim.


quick facts:

I believe that finding a soulmate is one of the greatest gifts that God has given us. I could cry just thinking about how happy I am to have found mine. So I absolutely love working with couples who are down to get both adventurous and intimate, and allow me to guide them through their photographs as they simply get lost in each other. These moments are something I will always cherish and never take for granted.

My couples are more than just clients to me. I want to celebrate every moment of your engagement together, and capture every little thought and detail that goes into your big day because I know just how much it means to you!

let's create a celebratory experience of your engagement through marriage + beyond

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and some of my most favorite images

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I read through all of your responses about you and your love, and I'll reach out to schedule a phone call. Cause obviously I want to hear even more, duh!

1. i smile real big when your inquiry hits my inbox

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Once we figure out we are the perfect fit for each other, we make it official and I do a little happy dance! You'll be provided with plenty of materials to help you plan your big day and get the best photos ever!

2. we make it official!

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This is one of my FAVORITE parts of the whole experience. We will get to know each other even better, and basically just have the best time together! I'll send you a whole guide with everything you need to prepare for your shoot -- from outfit ideas + discounts to what to expect and more!

3. your engagement session

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When the big day approaches, we will sit down and go over all the important details of the day to craft up a timeline. This will help the day run smoothly and allow me and all your vendors to give you and your love the best outcome possible!

4. let's make a timeline

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I'll wake up SO excited to come squeeze you and capture your special day! Before the day arrives, I will send you a little reminder to have all your details ready to be photographed upon arrival! From there you can sit back, relax, and ENJOY the most incredible day of your life thus far! I'll send you some sneak peeks within 24hrs and you'll receive your full gallery within 4-6 weeks!

5. you saY i do!

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And I will have the best time designing your beautiful, hand crafted heirloom album! You and your new spouse will LOVE flipping through its pages and reliving the best day ever for the years to come. Just think-- your future children and grandchildren will get to enjoy this beauty too!

6. choose your fave images

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to tell me your story and we can start chatting all the things!! :)

Let's get this party started!

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