Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer

Capturing Real Moments + Human Connections


Northern Michigan Wedding + Elopement Photography

Servicing South Florida as well!


Let’s break the rules and give you a day to remember that looks and feels like you. Forget the perfectly curated Instagram posts—what really matters are those genuine, heart-melting exchanges between two people in love. It’s about capturing that special look, that inside joke shared with just a glance, moments with guests and grandma watching you walk down the aisle. Because let’s face it, those are the moments that make a wedding truly unforgettable and stand the test of time.

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Capturing those in between moments.

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Hi It’s Me, Chelsea!

I’m so excited that you are here! This wedding journey you are on is quite the ride and you will need someone by your side to keep you sane(besides your fiance) ha!

That is where I come in! Not only will I be your wedding photographer, I will be your side kick, your hype girl and of course third wheel on your wedding day. Capturing people in their rawest form is my jam. Getting to be such a big part of such important days is not something I take for granted.

I still pinch myself when I take a step back and look at what I get to document. Just rad humans doing life and I get to capture it in my camera forever.

In the 14 years I have been photographing love and life the one thing I have learned is how important the moments are that I capture.

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Candid + Fun Photos

Photos that capture the mood and feeling of a moment in time. No stiff, posed photos here, just REAL moments captured.



Authentic wedding storytelling isn’t about staging moments but rather observing and capturing the raw, unscripted beauty of the day. It’s about being present to document the genuine emotions and the candid interactions that make each wedding unique.


These sessions aren’t about stiff poses or forced smiles. Instead, they’re about witnessing your unique interactions, your laughter, your quiet moments—capturing the real, unscripted beauty of your relationship. My role is to foster an environment where you feel at ease, enabling us to create not just photos, but memories that reflect your authenticity and love for each other.


Eloping provides an intimate experience centered entirely on the couple, free from the usual trappings of a larger, conventional wedding. It’s a chance to embrace this moment in a profoundly personal manner. The freedom of eloping extends to choosing the perfect location and time that resonates most with the couple, whether it’s a mountaintop, a serene beach, or a beloved city—the possibilities are boundless.

This choice redirects the spotlight back to the heart of the celebration: the love shared between the couple. Without the need to cater to guests, eloping allows them to treasure each other without any external pressures.

She doesn’t just capture moments, she captures the emotion and brings that to life in each shot.

-Nicole + Gavin

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Capturing life + love.

Let’s take this amazing photo journey together! Whether we are having a giant party or an intimate celebration I am there!! I want to hear from you! Reach out below, let’s get this party started!

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    Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer

    Chelsea is a Traverse city based photographer covering weddings + elopements all over Northern Michigan (Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Grand Rapids, Detroit), as well as South Florida. Available worldwide!

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