I’m a Midwest photographer located in Troy, IL, which is about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO. I grew up in Central Illinois surrounded by corn fields and can’t help but appreciate the beauty of this region I call home. I do love to travel, but I am always excited to come back.
People inspire me. Your story is unique and should be captured as such. One of my favorite things about this job is the relationships I create and the people I get to know. You could definitely call me a people person as I don’t think I’ve ever met a stranger in my life. When working with me, you can expect to work with someone who cares a lot about my work and the subjects in my images.
I’m a wedding, boudoir, engagement, maternity + family photographer that serves those who love to laugh and create memories that last a lifetime. I offer full service photography from pre-planning your outfit coordination to albums and prints to following up after your session or event to make sure all of your needs are met. I love adventure and am always up to try out a new location or idea during all of my sessions.
When I'm not taking pictures, I like to snuggle with my dogs & cat, travel with my hubby (sometimes only as far as Target), dance like no one is watching, eat & drink pumpkin spice anything, try new beers, and spend time with my amazing friends & family. Once you get to know you me, you'll soon learn that I am not a very serious person but a hard worker who loves to celebrate life & capture all it's wonderful moments.
If you are looking for an easy-going and adventurous photographer for your wedding day or portrait sessions who'd love to meet and chat over coffee or wine, I am your girl!
"Chelsey was wonderful to work with. Her personality, poise, and creativity helped my wife and I relax in our sessions and resulted in some amazing photos. She is very timely with her communication, and her work speaks for itself. We would recommend Chelsey to anyone looking for a photographer." - Tyler on Facebook
"I cannot thank Chelsey enough for everything she did to make my engagement shoot everything I could have dreamed. She was helpful, creative, and truly cared about what she was shooting and how the pictures would turn out. By far the best experience I’ve had with a photographer and highly recommend her! Thank you again Chelsey! You’re amazing." - Morgan on Facebook
"Blown away by my engagement pictures! Chelsey made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable while taking pictures! Couldn't ask for a more easy going and laid back photographer! Can't wait to have you at the wedding! " - Alexis on Facebook