Traditional weddings can take a hike...

I'm here to make it a reality
 (and make sure you wear bug spray)

Whatever you envision,

You'd rather stay in a cozy cabin, say your vows during a cliffside sunrise, forgo the wedding reception for sharing a brew on the trailhead.

im here to make sure you get bomb ass photos, to tell you how awesome you look, and to make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime 



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Capturing couples all around Minnesota + Wisconsin

A little about us:





all humans deserve love. We celebrate every gender, race, ability, + sexual orientation. All are welcome here.

We practice Leave No trace principles at all sessions + elopements

We donate a portion of profits to organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the earth 

cpr + first aid certified. We are prepared for medical incidents on the trail.

elopement \ i-​ˈlōp-​mənt \ noun, plural

When a couple intentionally plans their wedding around what makes them happy and celebrates  their partnership- instead of adhering to societal norms and traditional wedding expectations. Typically takes place surrounded by nature.

Hold up, what's an elopement?

Chelsea couldn’t have captured our love and personalities more perfectly on our day. The whole day felt like we were hanging out with an old friend, never felt posed, forced or awkward in anyway. (If you have a somewhat camera shy husband, this is just another reason why you need to book Chelsea.) She is so much more than a photographer. Through the entire planning process she was so easy going and helpful with any questions I had. I knew I would love our photos, but what she delivered in such a quick turn around was above and beyond what I could have imagined! We truly couldn’t picture our day without Chelsea and her awesome assistant. And are so lucky to now not only call Chelsea a vendor but a friend! Can’t wait to have her shoot our next big life events! You need her!"

- jordan + riley

We truly couldn't picture our day without her."


I cannot recommend Chelsea enough as a photographer. When my husband and I were choosing a photographer for our wedding we wanted someone who we felt like an old friend. Chelsea added so much fun and adventure to our day. She knows exactly where to go for the most amazing photos on the North Shore (and beyond). Chelsea captured the most amazing shots and our love and personalities shine through them.

-Angela + Bradley

Chelsea added so much fun and adventure to our day."


Chelsea is INCREDIBLE! She photographed our wedding on Madeline Island this fall. The pictures are stunning and she made our wedding day SO special. She was extremely helpful answering questions and directing everyone where they needed to be. She is efficient and personable! Chelsea was prompt in delivering our photos and we can’t stop looking through them ... she is magical!! Thank you, Chelsea! 

-Hannah + Max

She made our wedding day so special."


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Why you should elope

You want an intimate + unique wedding

You want the day to be stress free

you want to spend money on an experience 

You want your day to be meaningful

You want to celebrate by doing things you love

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