Richmond wedding photographer

Obvi, if you’re looking for soft, elegant photos, don’t hire an editorial photographer. But really– lots of people are great with a camera. 

The real thing you need to look for is connection. Because we’ll be spending A LOT of time together on your wedding day. If you don’t feel that spark in your gut telling you we’d be the perfect fit, don’t hire me. 

Find the perfect photographer for you. 

Hot take: your photographer’s “style” doesn’t really matter. 

Chelsea is the best! She did my engagement and wedding photos and they are all so stunning. She is such a pro when it comes to all things weddings. Chelsea is reliable and responsive on all inquiries and emails! Her turnaround time was extremely quick for both engagement and wedding photos. I can’t recommend Chelsea enough and hope to use her for all future photography needs


Chelsea is a natural when it comes to posing people and capturing the right shots!

Striking, refined photos that are undeniably yours

My wedding collections start at $5,500. Couples invest an average of $6,300 on my services. To receive more details about my pricing and collections, please fill out my inquiry form.

We’d be a divine pairing if you:

  • Value an event deeply rooted in your love for one another
  • Want your wedding photos to be familiar and fun 
  • Would rather be guided with prompts than left to guess what looks good

1. Judge Me All You Want

2. Secure Your Date

3. Engagement Session

Before inquiring, please look through my website thoroughly. If we’re meant to be, fill out my Inquiry Form to get started. The Wedding Experience begins right here – with communication and connection!

You’ll be sent an email with my availability for your date and a link to my pricing and collections. There will also be a link to schedule a video chat with me. During this call, I’ll walk you through my pricing guide and help you choose the right collection for you.

After our inquiry call, I’ll send a proposal that includes the collection we decided on together and your contract. If everything looks good, sign and make your deposit– you’re all set! 

Expect a little something special to celebrate joining the CSP Family via email. You’ll also be invited to the exclusive online Wedding Lounge, where you will find tons of educational resources to help you prepare for your wedding day.

This is where the fun starts! We’ll hop right into planning your engagement session. Afterward, you’ll receive your gallery, so you can use those photos however you like. (They make great Save The Dates!) I also offer boudoir sessions if you are interested.

4. Planning Your Special Day

5. Let’s Party!

A few months before your wedding, I’ll send out a questionnaire regarding information like wedding vendors, general timeline questions, shot list must-haves, family shot list, and general family dynamic information. This will help me create a seamless and stress-free experience for you! 

We’ll meet again 1 month out to discuss your questionnaire responses and create a wedding photography timeline together. I’ll answer all of your questions and you can check off another item on your planning to-do list. 

On your big day, I’ll use all the information I’ve gathered to create a fun atmosphere for you and your guests. It won’t feel like getting your picture taken– it’ll be a party!

I’ll send a sneak peek gallery of 60-80 images 48 hours after your wedding, and the full gallery 4-6 weeks later. Use your beautiful images however you like. They make great thank-you notes!

How does this work?

She is so good at her craft and making you feel and look beautiful! She is very sweet, very open and honest about the experience and willing and able to answer any questions you have, and does anything she can during shoots to make sure you're comfortable and having a great time! Can't say enough good things about her!


I cannot say enough about how amazing Chelsea is!!

frequently asked questions:

+ What areas do you serve?

I live in Richmond, Virginia, and most of my clients are in the state of Virginia. But I love to travel, and I serve couples all over the US!


+ Can you help us with timeline planning?

Yes! I send you questionnaires and guides to help you plan your wedding day timeline. They’re full of tips to make the most of your wedding photography experience– i.e. to get the BEST photos possible! We also have meetings to create your perfect photo timeline.


+ Do I have to decide now if I want to do a first look?

Nope! We can decide later if you want to do a first look with your bridesmaids, a parent, or your significant other. A first look is a great option if you want to knock out photos before the ceremony and to enjoy cocktail hour with your guests. 


+ How do we book you?

To reserve your date, I require a $2500 deposit if collection 1 through 3 is booked. Micro wedding collections require a 50% deposit. The remaining amount is due one month before your wedding date.


+ Do we need an engagement session?

Absolutely! Engagement sessions are a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. I really enjoy creating a relationship with all of my clients and making sure you're 1000% comfortable with me. Plus, it's perfect for your Save The Dates.


+ Do you have recommendations for other wedding vendors?

I sure do! The wedding community is like a giant friend group. I have wedding vendors I can recommend to you that I've worked with before, and I know they will freakin' kill it at your wedding. You get this amazing list after you book with me!


+ How much coverage do we need? Is a second photographer necessary?

The amount of coverage you need depends on what’s important for you. I’ll guide you through all of my collections and ask questions like "do you want an exit, do you want a first look, is getting ready important to you, etc" so we can determine which collection matches your wants, needs, and dreams best.


+ How do you handle difficult scenarios on wedding day?

Just like your wedding planner, it’s my job to solve problems and keep everyone on track. If you’ve got a crazy aunt who brought her camera, family members who run away during photo time instead of hopping in family pictures, your timeline is running late, etc. I'm able to handle everything with care and intention. 


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