heirloom wedding photography captured in the most authentic way

Fine art wedding photography for couples madly in love. Serving all over Virginia. Let's create and capture unforgettable moments together.

Transforming the temporary into the forever treasured...

the wedding experience

Because your wedding is so unique to you as a couple, I approach each and every wedding with a completely unique perspective. Taking inspiration from you, your venue, and your story, I create images that last through generations.

An average wedding investment with Chelsea Schmidt Photography is $6300. If that's in your ballpark, I'd love to connect with you.

bringing the love story to life that you've already created

timeless, authentic, personal

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"My husband and I hired Chelsea to do our engagement and wedding photos.  Chelsea is incredibly talented and knows how to direct clients to pose for photos! She’s very responsive and a delight to work with. We’ve already recommended her to several of our friends and will continue to do so! Thank you, Chelsea for giving us the most beautiful photos to remember our wedding by."

Shannon, bride

"We receive comments on how beautiful the photos are constantly."

"Chelsea was our engagement and wedding photographer and did an amazing job! She was such a pleasure to work with and made us feel so comfortable during both sessions. All of our photos are gorgeous - I have so many favorites to choose from! "

jessie, bride

"I highly recommend Chelsea to capture your most special moments!"

She was professional and timely in the planning process, flexible with arrangements the day of, and friendly to everyone in our family. On our wedding day we had a short window of time and Chelsea was so efficient in getting photographs of our ceremony, our families, and us (the new bride and groom). She was directive with poses, which shows her experience. She had a few preview pictures for us THAT NIGHT, which was amazing! We loved the pictures she shared and can’t wait to see the rest. I would definitely recommend Chelsea to anyone!

ellen, bride

"Chelsea was a joy to work with!"

madi, bride

"Chelsea did an amazing job at making us feel natural and comfortable. Our pictures turned out better than I could’ve ever dreamed and I highly HIGHLY recommend her!!!"

 I could not have been happier with her work. But the big thing for me was not only was her work beautiful, but she was so awesome to work as an individual as well! She is so friendly and easy to get along with, by the end of the night she felt much more like a friend than just my photographer. When things were getting stressful, she always remained calm and collected. Even when the wedding started running behind, she did her job so well it got us back on track. I recommend her a million times over and definitely plan on reaching out to her for other photos in the future!

nicolette, bride

"I loved all of my photos so much, they came out SO BEAUTIFULLY!!"

We booked Chelsea for our engagement photos and wedding and she exceeded our expectations. She was very professional, prepared, and always kept us “in the loop” on the next steps of the process. We are not models by ANY means, but she made us feel so comfortable in intimate pictures of the two of us. I often find myself just mindlessly looking at our pictures just to remember what a beautiful and special day we had. Our day was our version of perfect, and thanks to Chelsea, she captured those precious memories.

sarah, bride

"Getting married? Just got engaged? Love your dog and want pictures for Instagram? Chelsea is your photographer!"

Fill out my contact form and we will schedule a wedding consult call, at no cost! I love asking how your love story developed and getting to know my couples right off the bat.

step one

We're a match!! I'll send over a proposal that includes the contract, payment plan, and what your selected package includes. Most couples spend around $6300 for their wedding photography.

step two

Once you've signed the contract and paid the retainer, you are officially part of the CSP family!

step three

We will keep in contact and schedule your engagement session if you selected one, go over the questionnaires, and keep an eye out for some snail mail.

step four

so you're wondering how this works

Reach out to chelsea

After photographing weddings for seven years, I've really nailed down how I want my couples to feel after working with me.  So unclench your jaw, lower your shoulders, and take a breath. That's how it'll feel once you finish your consult call. It's like a breath of fresh air. Air that isn't polluted with worried feelings or unknowns. We'll work together to make your wedding dreams come true. 

my goal is to always make you feel celebrated, seen, and understood.

wedding photography really is my thing

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