do what you love.

After my busy holiday season, I took about six weeks “off.”  I never really stop working, I am always updating my site and doing shoots here and there but I took time for myself to get ready for our Mexico wedding.  Our Mexico wedding – the most amazing time of my life.  I was never really that girl that thought about my wedding, to be honest I really didn’t care if we even had one.  It wasn’t until I started photographing them myself that I finally saw the meaning of weddings, to state the obvious – everyone celebrating your love.  There is something to be said for that.

When Scott and I got engaged, immediately we knew we needed to bring all of our friend and family down to our favorite place in Mexico – Isla Mujeres.  This island is absolutely glorious, authentic, colorful, lively and full of culture.  107 people joined us for our wedding week and I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it was, but I will try.

We were there a total of 10 days and on day 2 guests began to show up.  We had everyone stay in an all-inclusive right in the middle of town situated on the Caribbean Sea.  Every morning I woke up to laughter off my balcony, every time I turned around I saw my friends and family driving around on golf carts, swimming in the ocean, laying by the pool, eating and drinking.  We had group dinners together every night followed by live music downtown.  There were so many times where I thought to myself, is this really my life right now? 107 of my favorite people in the world all in my favorite place? It was.  Our wedding day itself was perfect.  Once I receive the photographer’s pictures I will definitely share them but here are a few iPhone ones:


So I am back, e-mailing with clients, scheduling sessions, meeting with brides and getting into the swing of things again.  The joy of my job is that I can do it all and still take time for myself.  My work makes me so happy and my travels inspire me.  I live by the words “do what you love.”

xoxo – Chelsea


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a new baby girl.

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