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Lisa | April 11, 2013
My wedding was yesterday and I cannot wait to write this review about Chelsea because she is absolutely amazing.  We first met Chelsea when she came over to our house to take our engagement photo shots less than a month before the wedding.  We wanted to include our 3 dogs in the pictures and, miraculously, Chelsea was able to coordinate not just us, but 3 dogs and get pictures that turned out better than I could ever have imagined, even with all 3 dogs (who are NOT mellow) looking at the camera.  She is laid back, fun, creative, responsive, and just all-around awesome.  She turned the engagement pics around quickly and we were able to get a guest book for our wedding put together quickly with our favorite shots.  On the day of the wedding, she and Tara showed up at the ceremony location early and just fit right in with our entire group.  She had already scouted out the ceremony site, and our separate reception site, and effortlessly took care of everything.  It was the most stress-free and fun experience with our wedding photos that I could have hoped for.  Our reception was at a brewery — not necessarily a traditional spot — and she had scoped out places to get fun and creative shots.  The pics that she was able to show us on the camera throughout the day were awesome.  I really could not have asked for anything more and am so grateful to have found Chelsea and her team.  Kinda miss her already and would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone.  :)  Thank you, Chelsea!!!!referral_seperatorMary | February 01, 2013
Many of our friends who have gotten married in the past several years have all used Chelsea Elizabeth. Why? Simple – because she is totally awesome!! She is super easy to work with and is very down to earth. She replies to all our emails at such a fast rate and always addresses any of our questions or concerns. Her attention to detail is so divine, and her pictures always turned out so pretty!! We’ve received our engagement albums, which came out magnificent!! We can’t wait for our wedding album. With Chelsea Elizabeth as your photographer, you won’t have any regrets, only great pictures and albums to remind you of your adorable engagement and beautiful wedding day!
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Dawn & Matt | 09.25.10
She is awsome at chatching true smiles and emotions, the pictures were to die for! She was also really wonderful to work with and at times forgot she was there during personal times and during cermony. But i am bias she is luckly my cousin and she is the bestest evers!!!
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Nikki | August 26, 2012
Chelsea was the photographer for our engagement session as well as our wedding. We had a wonderful experience with her. Our engagement photos turned out phenomenal and she helped us put together a guestbook with the photos. She met with us numerous times to discuss what we were looking for on the day of the wedding. Chelsea is fun & professional and her photos are phenomenal. We would highly recommend her.
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Cat | August 31, 2012
Chelsea is awesome, she did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. Chelsea is very personable and she worked really hard to get us the poses that we wanted.
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Stacy | June 4, 2010
Chelsea was absolutely amazing. I was very nervous about hiring a photographer as neither my husband or myself are photogenic. She worked with us during the engagement session helping us become more comfortable in front of the camera. The photos for both the engagement session and the wedding were incredible. She is truly an extraordinary artist. The lighting, placement, setting and angles were just perfect in the photos. And the album she created was absolutely spectacular. I have referred her to several of my friends and will continue to use her for future events. Hands down, she is the best!
referral_seperatorMrs. M | January 16, 2012
My husband and I were looking for a photographer who could do modern and artistic (but not too over the top) wedding photos, and a friend recommended Chelsea. I am absolutely in love with our wedding photos and everyone who has seen them says they are “amazing.”  I love both the posed and candid shots. Chelsea is so sweet and has a beautiful eye. She and her second shooter for our wedding, Tara, were awesome to work with – very easy-going, had a great vision and good ideas, were able to handle drunk and rowdy groomsmen, and definitely rolled with the punches when it started raining in the middle of our ceremony! Chelsea and Tara were probably our favorite vendors to work with – they made the day really fun but definitely hung back, capturing wonderful moments, and at times, we forgot they were there (in a really great way that only a professional photographer can do).
Chelsea posted pictures to Facebook within 2 weeks, and we received DVDs with all of our photos within about a month. She also responds to emails very quickly! There are various packages available for different budgets and needs, and I’m sure she would work to accommodate any requests/restrictions you had. Three installments of payments were easy to take care of online and great for budgeting. Thank you, Chelsea, for giving us beautiful memories of our wedding day!referral_seperatorHailey Z | July 21, 2011
I was introduced to this amazing photographer by one of my really good friends. She was also doing her wedding and she said I had to meet her because, well, she was simply the best. My friend was nice enough to email her for me to set up a meeting and we met at this gorgeous hotel. Right off the bat I loved her. She is very outgoing, extremely personable. Just looking at albums of her work, I knew I had to book her right then and there. To hear that the engagement session was included in the package was also a plus because I had always wanted to get engagement shots done. What I really love about Chelsea is that she is very honest about settings and places to hold certain shoots. She told us that we should shoot ours at an orchard and the pictures came out gorgeous! She completely knows how to use natural light to her advantage as well and don’t fret if you don’t know what to do while she’s shooting. Chelsea will always guide you through it and give ideas for posing, etc. Another plus, she gives you print credit if you book with her and a friend refers you, so my friend got print credit and so did I! I loved using my print credit to order my engagement and wedding pictures, she also gives you opportunities to win free pictures! She also is very flexible with payments and paying online with a card is something you can opt to do. My husband and I got married almost a year ago and we still love looking through our album. The album that Chelsea put together for us is amazing, sturdy and so very artistic, we got compliments from everyone that we show. I love that my apartment is full of pictures that she has taken of my very special day and I can’t express enough as to how happy I am that I chose Chelsea to shoot my wedding. If you want pictures that express who you are and that completely capture the day, then Chelsea Elizabeth Photography is who you want there! You will NOT be disappointed!

referral_seperatorMrs. B | 07.14.11
My husband and I found out about Chelsea McCormick of Chelsea Elizabeth Photography when we were searching for a wedding venue. I fell in love with her photography the moment I laid eyes on it. While researching other photographers, I couldn’t help but go back to Chelsea’s website and long to hire her for our wedding. I never thought we would be able to afford her services. However, Chelsea was kind enough to go to the wedding venue we chose and meet with my husband, parents, and me to discuss her services in more detail and design a custom photography package that we could afford. We hired her on the spot. My husband and I had never had a professional photo shoot before, so I was a bit nervous when it was time to have our engagement session. Fortunately, we felt incredibly comfortable with Chelsea and developed an instant rapport. Our photos looked amazing, and we were confident that our wedding photos would look just as beautiful. Although Chelsea was 5 months pregnant with twins on our wedding day, that did not get in the way of her shooting the most fabulous and unique photos. Her photography service was one of our biggest wedding expenses, but it was definitely worth the investment. She captured every single moment of the day, and we are so happy that we will always have wonderful memories of such a special occasion. To top it all off, Chelsea frequently offers incentives for posting comments on her blog or referring new clients. For example, we received a complimentary 16×20 print for having 50+ family members and friends comment on our engagement session blog. We also won a complimentary 16×20 canvas print for having the most blog comments of any couple during the year of 2010. We still need to choose a photo for another complimentary 16×20 print we were offered for having 50+ family members and friends comment on our wedding blog. Last but not least, we have received several hundred dollars of credit to use towards future purchases (e.g. sitting fees, prints, albums, etc.) for referring new clients to her. Words cannot express how much we love Chelsea Elizabeth Photography. My husband and I highly recommend Chelsea McCormick for all of your professional photography needs!07

referral_seperatorAmy | 09.10.10
Chelsea is an awesome photographer! She did my wedding, engagement, and budoir session and she took amazing photos! Thanks Chelsea!

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Kate | 09.06.08
Chelsea was great to work with and her photos are amazing. She is great to work with and she loves feedback to help you get what you want. She took our engagement photos as well.

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Alex | 07.12.08
Chelsea was my far my favorite wedding vendor. We booked her more than a year in advance, and it was the best decision we could have made. I met with several photographers, seeing as it was the most important thing on my priorities for the wedding, and none of them really caught my eye the way she did. She has a very sweet personality and is so likeable, not to mention her work speaks for itself. We were so excited to do our engagement shoot with her, the photos were amazing, she seriously went above and beyond. She was never once pushy or overbearing, on our wedding day she was a saint to be able to organize my crazy intoxicated family to get the amazing shots she got. She took the time to take some really special photos of my husband and I, and she really told the story of our day through her photos. She has become a personal friend now and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering her for their wedding, I cannot say enough good things about her, she is awesome.

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Seta | 06.23.08
Chelsea is a fantastic photographer!!!!! She shot my wedding in May and did a phenomenal job. I had a pretty big Armenian wedding and she kept up with all the guests and all the cultural traditions. I’m extremely happy that my husband and I picked her to photograph us, instead of the endless suggestions that other people tried to push on us. All of our photos are so beautiful. She really captured all the special moments. I HIGHLY recommend her!!!

referral_seperatorKiki | June 21, 2008
Chelsea did a fabulous job making my husband and I look good for our holiday cards this year. We had a blast shooting at Paramount Ranch! Her creative style got us rave reviews from all we sent holiday cards to. You can be sure that we’ll use her again this year. I wish I would have known about her when I got married 7 years ago…
referral_seperatorShelly B | June 22, 2008
Chelsea has taken so many amazing family, children, and pregnancy photos for me and my friends!!! She puts her heart into every photo she takes. They are not just photos. Chelsea creates beauutiful memories and captures the true spirit of each person she!!
referral_seperatorAlex | June 22, 2008
Chelsea, I cant describe how much I love our engagement pictures, they are so awesome, we had so much fun, and have recieved so many compliments! I cant wait for you to shoot my wedding in 3 weeks. What I love most, is how I consider you a friend, AND my photographer!! :)
referral_seperatorAnonymous | June 23, 2008
Chelsea did a wonderful job on my engagement and wedding shots. My album is absolutely stunning and people who weren’t at the wedding say that after looking at the album, they get a complete sense of what the atmosphere was like. Chelsea takes the most amazing candid shots. If I ever need a professional photographer, she is my girl!
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An | June 25, 2008
Me: Type A personality – very detail-oriented, obsessive, and persistent.
Chelsea: Accommodating, punctual, responsive, efficient, and creative.
Me+Chelsea = good wedding match.
We had 320 guests. I am quite sure that at least 300 of them appeared in at least one of our pictures in some way.
She is a great photojournalist and that’s what won us over. However, after seeing our pictures, I am even more in LOVE with our formal portraits. I was afraid that our venue (a hotel) didn’t offer enough photo-op spots. However, Chelsea amazed us with what she captured. She takes very basic backdrops and captures it sooo well.  She and her second shooter were very unintrusive and professional.  We had Chelsea design a large 36×24 poster collage of our e-sesssion and our guests loved it. People were taking photographs of our poster!  After the wedding, we were pleasantly surprised by all of the surprises we received from Chelsea. Our proof album is awesome. Even though I’ve viewed the slideshow many, many times and have been through the proofs a couple of times, it is so exciting and heart-warming to see them printed in the album. We can’t wait to see our coffee table album and are confident Chelsea will amaze us again with how she portrays our wedding.
referral_seperatorAnonymous | June 25, 2008
Chelsea takes the sensitive images of life and creates a memorable portrait. Our experience was unforgettable. Her professionalism coupled with her creativity created a comfortable atmosphere for my family. She captured the small moments in my childrens eyes that are only seen by a child. I love seeing the expressions in their eyes and the beauty in the picture. Chelsea’s passion for photography is shown in her work and I recommend her to ALL my friends and family.
referral_seperatorRoanna | June 25, 2008
Chelsea is very talented and has an incredible eye for unique shots. Our family photos and son’s 6-month portraits were gorgeous — she captured tender and fun moments that we will cherish forever! We will definitely hire Chelsea to take pictures for us again in the future and highly recommend her to anyone in need of an amazing photographer!

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Bree | July 3, 2008
Chelsea did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos. Words cannot describe how happy we are with our photos and wedding album. Chelsea has a fantastic eye for finding great light and backgrounds that make pictures look amazing. If we ever need a professional photographer again, we will definitely be using Chelsea.referral_seperator
Bree | 04.18.08
Chelsea shot my wedding in April. From our very first meeting, Chelsea put us right at ease. She was so easy to work with and was there for us every step of the way- answering any little questions we had, helping us set up logistics for the wedding day, meeting with us several times, etc. On our wedding day, I did not worry a single bit about our photography because I knew we were in good hands. Words cannot describe how happy we are with our photos. Chelsea has a fantastic eye for finding great light and backgrounds that make pictures look amazing. I would highly, highly recommend her to any couple getting married!
referral_seperatorJennifer | July 24, 2008 – 5:03 pm
How to describe Chelsea Elizabeth’s photojournalistic style… In a word, art. Chelsea’s work is absolutely gorgeous and unwaveringly creative. My husband and I were married on a perfect, sunny, California winter morning. Lucky for us, we had been fortunate enough to secure the talents of Chelsea to capture the special moments of an unforgettable day. Chelsea captured the beauty of the surroundings—a historic mission and an elegant yacht club—and the joy and love in our hearts with a unique and talented eye. Chelsea’s detail shots were fantastic and artsy…like out of a sleek magazine. Everyone who saw our wedding photos said they were incredible and the best they’ve ever seen. My husband and I agree.
Chelsea’s style is sophisticated, sleek and stylish. In addition to being a talented artist, Chelsea is an absolute pleasure to work with. Calm, confident and discreet, and with an eye for the best shots, you can’t get better than Chelsea Elizabeth to capture your special occasion.

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Tracey | October 27, 2007
Chelsea did an amazing job shooting our wedding. She was open to listening to our ideas and the details that we thought were important to document. The shots were artistic and moving. The photo-editing that Chelsea does after she has the images is excellent. She made the colors pop and created spectacular black and whites. She also has been a great help after the event was over, responding quickly to emails and requests for images. I highly recommend her. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice on such a special day.

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Carlie1109 | October 2, 2008
We had a such a great time with Chelsea. She is so kind and patient, with such a sweet and pleasant demeanor. We are not the most photogenic people to photograph, so I knew she had her work cut out for her. I want to say she used “miracle cameras”, but no, it was Chelsea herself. She is so talented with an incredible eye at capturing special moments. I am so happy to have met her, and have such amazing pictures, which we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Chelsea!
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Andi | August 10, 2007
Chelsea shot my wedding last August. I was lucky to have a photographer with such a fresh perspecitve, with such a unique flare; she truly did manage to capture the essence of our wedding. What I loved about Chelsea is that she adapted to my laid back personality and never made me feel stressed about any thing. She managed to get a ton of great candid shots, as well as some spectacular family portraits. My album is…I can’t even, it’s gorgeous, words cannot describe. Everyone who sees the album says that just from looking at it, they feel like they were at the wedding. She was able to tell my story perfectly. Everything about Chelsea is great – her work, her professionalism, and her dedication to capture the sincere moments in life we’ll look back on forever. I’m recommending her to all of my future bride-girlfriends.
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The Simpsons | October 7, 2008
Chelsea is such a wonderful photographer. She captured so many wonderful moments that we will cherish for our lifetime. She is so sweet and kind that she felt more like one of our friends than our photographer. My husband nicknamed her the paparazzi because every time there was a special moment she was there with her camera. I would recommend her to anyone except for my worst enemy… they don’t deserve the beauty she captures in her photographs. I can’t wait to have her photograph us again.

referral_seperatorAshley | October 10, 2008
Chelsea takes amazing photos! I absolutely hate having my picture taken, but aside from the formal shots for our wedding, we didn’t even know she and her assistant were there! She has a great eye for unique and interesting shots and she makes everything look so beautiful. I highly recommend her, and we plan on hiring her again, hopefully for a maternity shoot ;)referral_seperator
Tracey & Jason | November 23, 2008
Chelsea did an amazing job shooting our wedding. She was open to listening to our ideas and the details that we thought were important to document. The shots were artistic and moving. The photo-editing that Chelsea does after she has the images is excellent. She made the colors pop and created spectacular black and whites. She also has been a great help after the event was over, responding quickly to emails and requests for images. I highly recommend her. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice on such a special day. Thank you, Chelsea.referral_seperator
Kaoru and Patrick | November 27, 2008
Chelsea, thank you so much for the fabulous engagement pictures. We had so much fun working with you and can’t wait till the wedding!referral_seperator
Desirae Brown | April 30, 2009
Chelsea is an amazing photographer and captured so many candid and precious moments at our wedding. The quality of her work is superb and she does an fabulous job at capturing every special moment.
referral_seperatorPolly | April 6, 2010
Love it, Love it, Love it…. We couldn’t be happier. We are so excited to have Chelsea be a part of our wedding day. She is amazing!referral_seperator
Rebecca & Josh | May 18, 2010
As you can see from the 59 comments on our engagement session blog, my family and friends have fallen in love with your photography just as much as we have. Words cannot express how excited we all are for you to shoot our wedding! XOXOChristina | June, 2010
Chelsea has done a wonderful job at our wedding reception. She is very open and really listens to her clients for what we really want for our dream wedding. I especially appreciate Chelsea’s diligence that she went over every reference pictures I sent for her prior to the wedding which was evident by her showing them to me on her phone during our photo session and telling me we were able to do certain shots with the atmosphere I like on our wedding day. Furthermore, Chelsea also arrived 45 minutes prior to scheduled meeting time to check out the sunlight and locations where may be good for us to do couples portraits. Chelsea listens and she studies, wanting to give you what you have in mind for your wedding. What’s even more amazing about Chelsea is that despite her own loss of a close family member two weeks before our wedding date, she delivered her professionalism and passion for photography 100% on our wedding day. Thank you Chelsea for all these memorable and heartfelt pictures! :)
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  • Katie McJimseyJune 23, 2015 - 10:11 am

    When my husband and I got engaged, I knew the photographer was going to be the most important detail for me. The idea of having these images for a lifetime and making sure they documented every moment of our special day was crucial for me. When I came across Chelsea’s photos on pinterest, I absolutely loved her style. Once I saw that she was also on the preferred vendor list for our venue, I knew I had to have her be part of our day.

    Chelsea really made us so comfortbale during our engagement session. We were both a bit nervous about having so many pictures taken of us, but she made it so fun and natural. We were absolutely in love with the way the photo’s turned out. On our wedding day, Chelsea fit in so great, we hardly noticed she was there! This made for such natural and in the moment pictures. She really captured EVERYTHING! From getting ready, to formal portraits, to every single little detail. We have photos of it all! I absolutely loved the way she organizes the photos as well (girls, guys, getting ready, ceremony, receptions, decor, etc).

    Thoughout the wedding planning journey, Chelsea was always extremely responsive and on top of things. It helped to ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible and took the worry off of us. I cannot wait to look back on these images for years and years to come and continue to relive the best day of our lives.

    Thank you so much for everything Chelsea! We cannot wait to continue to use you as our family grows later on in our lives.

  • Adriana & CarinaJuly 12, 2015 - 11:47 am

    If you are looking for a wedding photographer, look no further! Chelsea Elizabeth Photography is AMAZING!!! She was the first vendor I booked after getting the venues for our wedding. I was in tears trying to navigate wedding planning and she was so great and calm and answered every question no matter how ridiculous! Also as a queer couple, I was nervous about getting the right photographer to capture our day. She sent me pictures of previous same-sex weddings she had done in the past and was very accommodating. My partner, a complete introvert, felt very comfortable with Chelsea and the second photographer, Katie. Every image she took captured the joy, love, and happiness on our wedding day. All my guests also commented on how amazing Chelsea and Katie were. With many LGBTQ friends and family at our wedding, they also felt very comfortable. I highly recommend Chelsea and her team . . . and now that a lot more LGBTQ folks are going to be getting married I hope you choose to trust your wedding day to Chelsea Elizabeth Photography!

  • Samantha & JesseMarch 29, 2016 - 11:53 am

    First, Chelsea is great at answering her emails. She usually responds from within a few hours to a day at the latest. She is extremely nice and energetic over emails. I (unfortunately) never had the experience to speak with her over the phone. Emails were good enough for me since it was the most convenient. She helped us organize our shooting locations for our engagement shoot around Disneyland. My fiance and I decided to have our engagement photo taken by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography and we had a blast! We had our engagement session with Chelsea only and she was wonderful. She’s super funny, quirky, down to earth, and is still very professional. Her creativity really shines when she is in her element.

    When I first started looking for photographers I was discouraged. We didn’t want to have the typical engagement photos, we wanted them to be US. After speaking to a co worker about my struggles, she came across Chelsea. I looked at her website not just glanced, but literally DUG DEEP into her website, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and I knew she was the one I wanted to have a photos done with. We had them done this past February and thinking that it would be a light day (we had them done on a Tuesday) and it would be cool out – it was the complete opposite, but yet she was still complete upbeat despite the 90+ degree weather and the insane crowds.

    We got our photos back about a month (maybe less) later and I was in LOVE with them. She captured every moment. Some of the positions that we were in felt awkward and I wasn’t sure how they would come out – turned out, those were the photos that were my FAVORITE. She even included a credit to have some photos printed – which we used and they were shipped and received within a week and a half! They’re perfect.

    Thank you Chelsea, for sticking with us through happy times, EXTREMELY HOT TIMES, and we are so unbelievably in love with the product that you have provided! To date, the team at Chelsea Elizabeth Photography (and Chelsea herself) has been worth every penny. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Chelsea Elizabeth Photography and have more shoots taken during the happiest moments of our life!

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