A photography experience unlike any other

focused on celebrating your love from engagement to marriage and beyond

I am based in Wilmington, NC but I am available for weddings anywhere! I am always down for an adventure and I would be honored to come along with you on your wedding day...wherever it may be!


it's so sweet when I get to  continue working with my couples as their families and/or businesses grow!  I offer family, maternity, newborn, + small business branding sessions on select dates per season.

beginning at $400


start at 8 hours of coverage. all wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session, a second photographer at the wedding, timeline consulting, online gallery with digital download, print release, and sneak peeks within 24hrs. optional a la carte items available for additional hours of coverage, bridal portraits, & heirloom albums.

beginning at $4,000


booked couples receive an exclusive engagement session guide to help best prepare for your session from outfit guidance, hair + makeup, and discounts on shopping the perfect outfit!

beginning at $500

intimate elopements

start at 4 hours of coverage and are available on weekdays Monday - Thursday. elopement package includes a complimentary engagement session, timeline consulting, online gallery with digital download, print release, and sneak peeks within 24hrs. optional a la carte items available for additional hours of coverage, bridal portraits, & heirloom albums.

beginning at $2,400

Throughout our engagement, she was encouraging, flexible and devoted to making each session a memorable experience. We have received endless compliments about how beautiful and natural our photos were from our engagement session and wedding! 

- Gabi, past bride

she has become a very special friend

she is more than a wedding photographer

Incredibly on her game, business-savvy, responsive, flexible, and seriously talented, working with Chelsea was fantastic on all levels. 

-Becca, past bride

we're absolutely thrilled with our wedding album

Choosing Chelsea was probably one of the best decisions of our planning process

She is not only genuinely kind, attentive, and easy to work with but she really truly captured the most beautiful photos for both our engagement session and our wedding day.

- Hayley, past bride

we could not ask for more!

Chelsea has far exceeded any expectations we had for a wedding photographer

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

-Sheila, past bride

she has a way of making you feel so comfortable in front of the camera

Chelsea's work is out of this world.

She is so kind and easy to work with, and her work speaks for itself! She does an amazing job with communication and planning and making everyone feel super comfortable and happy on the big day!

-Karmina, past bride

she's nothing short of amazing

you will not regret choosing Chelsea for your wedding day!

When you choose me as your wedding photographer, I don't take it lightly that I get to be a part of such a big day in your life! It's so important that you consider me a friend rather than just another vendor showing up to your wedding. 

I love to truly get to know my couples beyond their time behind my lens from start to finish. Let's get drinks before your engagement session, text about saying 'yes' to the dress, and keep up on Instagram to get excited for the big day together! When you become a Chelsea Allegra couple, I can promise you beautiful images AND a friend for life.


Did we just become best friends?

It's never easy getting in front of the camera. Like, what are you supposed to do with your hands? I totally get it. But you've got nothing to worry about because I strive to make all of my sessions a fun EXPERIENCE for everyone involved. Cause let's be honest, straight posin' + cheesin' can be quite exhausting. So during our session, you can expect to laugh, play, kiss, and maybe get a *little* bit of physical activity in. And I'll be there to snap the sweet in-between moments through it all so we capture the real you.

Before we even meet on session day, I will let you know exactly how to best prepare for our time together and answer ANY and all of your questions. Not sure about what to wear? Text me some outfit pics! Nervous about posing with your fiance? I promise I GOTCHU, friend.

You may or may not hear me screaming with excitement about how cute you are, how good you look, or how terribly sweet you are together throughout the entire session. Sorry in advance for the weird noises that might come out of my mouth--but my clients are just so AMAZING and I can't help myself. :)

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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