I am so excited to finally be sharing some of these images from the birth of Calvin Joseph. This Milestone Family is extra special to me! Becky and Tyler have been my very best friends since we were 14 years old. Needless to say, we have been through a whole lot together over the years. […]

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I should have started this series a LONG time ago, but I have finally had the time to sit down and begin blogging again! With that, I plan to showcase my sweet Milestone Mamas and their families as we wrap up their collection experiences. First up is Kelly + James! Kelly and I went to […]

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How the heck did you get started?! I get this question pretty often. And let me just start by saying that Instagram can certainly make it look like someone you look up to just snapped her fingers and suddenly she was an overnight success. But the obvious truth is that we don’t see everything that […]

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Gosh, I remember how OVERWHELMED I was when it came to putting together a baby registry when I was pregnant. My mom and friends kept asking me if I had started it and the thought of it all gave me a lot of anxiety. But after I finally got some help from other mama friends, […]

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Let me first start off by saying that this is me simply sharing my personal journey with breastfeeding. Writing and sharing is healing for me, and I hope that my words and experience may help encourage other mamas out there who may be struggling with what I did (and quite frankly, still am). This post […]

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I don’t know about you, but as the later weeks of my pregnancy approached, I felt EXTREMELY overwhelmed. Do we have everything we needed? How much of each thing do we need? Do we need more than one kind? Where do I put all this stuff? Do we REALLY need “xyz?” However, I was also […]

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Sweet Stevie reached out to me about doing a couples session AND a branding session for her this past spring. She and her boyfriend Chase were getting ready to move out to Vegas and she wanted to get some photos to commemorate their time here in Wilmington as well as set up her website for […]

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To be completely honest, pregnancy and giving birth was always something that I had a lot of fear around. It’s not that I didn’t want to experience it…I have always known I have wanted to be a mom. But I think society, the media, and the movies make it seem like such a scary thing. […]

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The skies are dark and stormy on this late afternoon in late July, and I am sitting cross-legged on our couch wrapped in a cardigan and blanket with my laptop as I write this since our house is feeling awfully chilly in the air conditioning. Today I am 37 weeks and 3 days pregnant with […]

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This was yet another session that was on the books for quite some time, and COVID had to complicate things a whole lot more! Anastasia + Pante live in Charlotte but are from the Wilmington area. So they knew they would want to travel back to the coast for their engagement session. Even though we […]

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MEET CHELSEA

In my 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.

wife. mama. photographer. educator. doula.

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I'm Chelsea

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