about chelsey

Me at a glance: I love my husband, I love my kids, I love teal, I love taking pretty pictures. 
More really important info:
- I really, really love the color teal. I have no shame in my teal-loving game.
- Get me an iced caramel macchiato, coconut milk, extra caramel drizzle from Starbucks and
we will be BEST BUDS FOR LIFE.
- Cupcakes from Oh My Cupcakes are my love language. (Insider tip: the chocolate Cookie Monster is BOMB.)
- I'm a hugger. Prepare yourself.
Wanna be photog friends? Let's chat!

HEY THERE! SO NICE TO MEET YOU! 

MORe >

Me at a glance: I love my husband, I love my kids,
I love teal, I love taking pretty pictures. 
More really important info:
- I really, really love the color teal.
I have no shame in my teal-loving game.
- Get me an iced caramel macchiato, coconut milk,
extra caramel drizzle from Starbucks and
we will be BEST BUDS FOR LIFE.
- Cupcakes from Oh My Cupcakes are my love language. (Insider tip: the chocolate Cookie Monster is BOMB.)
- I'm a hugger. Prepare yourself.
Wanna be photog friends? Let's chat!

PROUD MEMBER OF
Professional Photographers of America
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
International Association of Professional Birth Photographers


a teal-obsessed, cupcake-lovin', mom-bossin', natural light-rockin',
hug-happy photographer based in sioux falls, south dakota.

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a teal-obsessed, cupcake-lovin', mom-bossin', natural light-rockin', hug-happy photographer based in
sioux falls, south dakota.

PROUD MEMBER OF
Professional Photographers of America
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
International Association of
Professional Birth Photographers

Mentoring options

all in 
$1700

watch me work
$500

portfolio review
$250

Maybe you're just starting out and all you know is that you love taking photos, but have no idea where to start. Maybe you have been taking photos for a while, but you want to learn more about posing/wrapping before taking your hobby to the next level. Maybe you're ready to dive in and learn all. you. can. about photographing babies from start to finish, and what it means to provide clients with an amazing experience. Or maybe, you just want the Goods List of all my favorite vendors/actions/presets. ;) There is an option for everyone! Everyone starts somewhere, and I want to be the one to help you take the next step in advancing your skills, wherever you may be. 

My husband jokes I have a degree in coloring, but actually,
it's a degree in Graphic Design. ;) I survived 4+ years of brutal critiques on my work, and while they stung a little at the time, they were vital to my growth as an artist. You'd be AMAZED how much you can learn just by having a fresh set of eyes on your portfolio. The Portfolio Review is an hour long in-person or Facetime chat, going over your portfolio. You'll send me some images before hand, and then we'll go through them one by one and talk about how to improve each one. Maybe it's adjusting the angle of your light, or getting those little fingers pulled out another inch, these are the things we'll talk about
and what you can work on for your next sessions! 

You've been taking photos for a while but you just want to see how someone else does all those adorable poses, you want to take in their studio and see the supplies/equipment they use, you want to be a fly on the wall and just soak up your surroundings.
The Watch Me Work Package is just that! You'll arrive about
20 minutes before my session begins, observe me work through
a session (about 2-3 hours). You'll be able to listen to how I interact with my clients, you'll see the goodies I use, watch my session flow, and we'll have a one hour Q&A following the session where you can ask whatever you want about my props/poses/favorite cupcake...anything!

Combine the Portfolio Review and
Watch Me work packages and save $50! 

Do you want to learn EVERYTHING from how I design a session to how I edit images? LET'S DO THIS! This package is all that and more. You'll arrive at my studio, we'll walk through designing a session, shoot the session, and you'll be able to take photos and ask questions as we work. Following the session, 
I'll show you how I prepare for the in-person presentation session with my client, we'll edit a few photos, and you'll get to ask any question you can think of! You'll also get a copy of my Goods List! This is an all day, all inclusive, ALL IN package! PLUS! Following your mentoring session, you get up to three complimentary, one hour Portfolio Reviews to ensure you're putting what you learned to use (must be used within six months after mentoring). To book this package you should be skilled in shooting in manual, using a prime lens (preferably a 50mm) and be at least 100 miles beyond zip code 57106. 

Book my
portfolio review!

i wanna watch
chelsey work!

I'm so all in!
Let's do this!

I've spent 8 years curating the perfect props from the best vendors, finding the best Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions, and crafting
the perfect emails for inquiries and session preparation. You'll get a comprehensive list of all of the details on these goodies!

The goods list - $99

Aww yeah! Gimme The Goods!

I've spent 8 years curating the perfect props
from the best vendors, finding the best Lightroom presets
and Photoshop actions, and crafting the perfect emails for inquiries and session preparation. You'll get a comprehensive list of all of the details on these goodies!

The goods list - $99

My husband jokes I have a degree in coloring, but actually, it's a degree in Graphic Design. ;) I survived 4+ years of brutal critiques on my work and while they stung a little at the time, they were vital to my growth as an artist. You'd be AMAZED how much you can learn just by having a fresh set of eyes on your portfolio. The Portfolio Review is an hour long in-person or Facetime chat, going over your portfolio. You'll send me some images before hand, and then we'll go through them one by one and talk about how to improve each one. Maybe it's adjusting the angle of your light, or getting those little fingers pulled out another inch, those are the things we'll talk about and you can work on for your next sessions! 

portfolio review - $250

You've been taking photos for a while but you just want to see how someone else does all those adorable poses, you want to take in their studio and see the supplies/equipment they use, you want to be a fly on the wall and just soak up your surroundings. The Watch Me Work Package is just that! You'll arrive about 20 minutes before my session begins, observe me work through a session (about 2-3 hours). You'll be able to listen to how I interact with my clients, you'll see the goodies
I use, watch my session flow, and we'll have a one hour Q&A following the session where you can ask whatever you want about my props/poses/favorite cupcake...anything!
Combine the Portfolio Review and
Watch Me work packages and save $50! 

watch me work - $500

Do you want to learn EVERYTHING from how I design a session to how I edit images? LET'S DO THIS! This package is all that and more. You'll arrive at my studio, we'll walk through designing a session, shoot the session, and you'll be able to take photos and ask questions as we work. Following the session,  I'll show you how I prepare for the in person presentation session with my client, we'll edit a few photos, and you'll get to ask any question you can think of! You'll also get a copy of my Goods List! This is an all day, all inclusive, ALL IN package! PLUS! Following your mentoring session, you get up to 3 complimentary, one hour Portfolio Reviews
to ensure you're putting what you learned to use (must be used within six months after mentoring session). To book this package, you should be skilled in shooting in manual, and
be using a prime lens, preferably a 50mm, and be at least
100 miles beyond from zip code 57106.

i'm so all in! let's do this!

All in - $1700

book my portfolio review!

Aww yeah! Gimme The Goods!

watch chelsey work!

I've spent 8 years curating the perfect props
from the best vendors, finding the best Lightroom presets
and Photoshop actions, and crafting the perfect emails for inquiries and session preparation. You'll get a comprehensive list of all of the details on these goodies!

The goods list - $99

My husband jokes I have a degree in coloring, but actually, it's a degree in Graphic Design. ;) I survived 4+ years of brutal critiques on my work, and while they stung a little at the time, they were vital to my growth as an artist. You'd be AMAZED how much you can learn just by having a fresh set of eyes on your portfolio. The Portfolio Review is an hour long in-person or Facetime chat, going over your portfolio. You'll send me some images before hand, and then we'll go through them one by one and talk about how to improve each one. Maybe it's adjusting the angle of your light, or getting those little fingers pulled out another inch, these are the things we'll talk about and what you can work on for your next sessions! 

portfolio review - $250

You've been taking photos for a while but you just want to see how someone else does all those adorable poses, you want to take in their studio and see the supplies/equipment they use, you want to be a fly on the wall and just soak up your surroundings. The Watch Me Work Package is just that! You'll arrive about 20 minutes before my session begins, observe me work through a session (about 2-3 hours). You'll be able to listen to how I interact with my clients, you'll see the goodies
I use, watch my session flow, and we'll have a one hour Q&A following the session where you can ask whatever you want about my props/poses/favorite cupcake...anything!
Combine the Portfolio Review and
Watch Me work packages and save $50! 

watch me work - $500

Do you want to learn EVERYTHING from how I design a session to how I edit images? LET'S DO THIS! This package is all that and more. You'll arrive at my studio, we'll walk through designing a session, shoot the session, and you'll be able to take photos and ask questions as we work. Following the session,  I'll show you how I prepare for the in-person presentation session with my client, we'll edit a few photos, and you'll get to ask any question you can think of! You'll also get a copy of my Goods List! This is an all day, all inclusive, ALL IN package! PLUS! Following your mentoring session, you get up to 3 complimentary, one hour Portfolio Reviews
to ensure you're putting what you learned to use (must be used within six months after mentoring). To book this package
you should be skilled in shooting in manual, be using a prime lens (preferably a 50mm), and be at least 100 miles beyond
zip code 57106.

i'm so all in! let's do this!

All in - $1700

book my portfolio review!

Aww yeah! Gimme The Goods!

watch chelsey work!

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snuggling babies since 2010

5024 S. Bur oak pl. ste 206 sioux falls, sd 57108

snuggling babies since 2010