Ashley and Ross | New Year’s Eve | St. Louis

Ashely and I went to college together and have been close ever since.  We had talked a lot about her wedding and she was torn because she really wanted me to be a guest but on the other hand, she felt like I was the perfect person to photograph it because I really knew her style and exactly what she wanted.  I ended up shooting until the ceremony ended and ringing in the new year with all my best friends.

The theme of the wedding was ultra glam, art deco. It was sparkly; shiny and filled with 20’s attire, metallics, sequins + classic suits. The historic St. Louis Union Station hotel set the mood for the whole evening with its vast archways, gold detailing and stained glass windows.  Immediately following was the ceremony at the Mad Art Gallery. It had a contemporary esthetic which the bride and groom paired with vintage decor.  A perfect fit for New Year’s Eve.

Ashley and Ross did not stop smiling all day. Literally all day. I truly mean that.  I saw so much love between them and the images below really reflect that.

xo Chelsea


** and on a side note… SO happy that I can live in Los Angeles and still photograph weddings everywhere in the U.S. :)) **

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our move to LA // Chicago fall + winter sessions

As most of you know, Scott and I recently moved to LA, last week actually.  It was something we talked about doing forever and we finally decided to do it :)  Two lemon trees, endless greenery, endless sunshine. I am already obsessed.


Below are some of my favorites from my Chicago fall + winter sessions, more on our LA move to come.

xo – chelsea

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