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Chelsea Schmidt

I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Richmond, Virginia but grew up near the ocean in Virginia Beach. I made the jump to being a full-time photographer when I moved to Richmond and started school as a marketing major at VCU. Since then, I’ve never looked back!

The way an image freezes a moment in place seriously amazes me and the “oh my gosh!” moment that I get from clients is what fuels my passion and keeps me going in my small business.

I’d probably go crazy without photography keeping my creative juices flowing. My reason for loving wedding photography is that I’m able to be the reason that people remember such a big day and that is so special to me. Through my small business, I’ve made so many connections, tight-knit friendships, and art and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

 

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More About Me

When I started

I photographed my first wedding at the age of 16. Yeah, it blew my mind too. I fell in love with it and 6 years later I'm still doing what I love while also being a student. It works really well with my schedule and also keeps me happy!

When I started

I photographed my first wedding at the age of 16. Yeah, it blew my mind too. I fell in love with it and 6 years later I'm still doing what I love while also being a student. It works really well with my schedule and also keeps me happy!

I love dogs

I absolutely am a dog person. Whenever one of my couples asks if they can bring their dog to their engagement session the answer is always yes!

Organizing & Planning

I actually wanted to be a wedding planner for forever. I wanted to have a wedding planning business started by 2018 but that went out the window when I really hit it hard with wedding photography. I just have a love for planning and organization but that applies to my photography really well too.

My puppy

I got my puppy Henry in May 2019. I made sure I got him during the summertime so we could spend every day together. He's a cavapoo and makes my head spin but I would never trade him for anything.

TRUE LOVE STORIES

AS TOLD BY CHELSEA

The only thing that matters more than photographing the story is the client. This isn’t just a job for hire, but an experience. Through consultations, intimate locations, private viewing galleries, to the thank you. Each CSP client is treated with care.

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