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Hello, i'm chelsey :) 

I am a visual storyteller based in Southern Indiana. What this means is I LOVE telling stories of all kinds through the mediums of photography, film, and writing. Why? Because your very life is worth CELEBRATING. Because there is much grace and MAGIC, yes magic in your very days.

I'd love to connect with you, hear your story, and celebrate with you, your very life.

 
 

MY HEART

I believe that there is weight, importance really. to reflecting. remembering. and celebrating moments in life.

because let's be honest. It's much easier to coast, forget the moments, the days, the years even- but a life of forgetting can rob you of JOY. 

Remembering, on the other hand, I believe can lead to having a full, grateful heart... maybe even a full, grateful life. I can testify to the truth of this in my own life and circumstances!

And what I've found is that photography, film, and writing can be a sweet and powerful tool in this pursuit. 

SO KNOW // It is my heart to encourage folks to full hearts, to trust our good, good God. Because He is good. He is ALWAYS working, redeeming. And to direct gazes to Him, the only One worth gazing upon.  


my story

Oh, photography. 

It started with my high school days. You know...the days of awkwardness, wandering, and emotion overload? Back then, shooting with my camera was a just a "thing" I did to express all that I saw that was pretty.  I would say the same rings true today, that is beauty is a motivation. But the way I see beauty has more depth and my perspective of beauty is ever expanding. 

I now believe that

Beauty is not just in the good, but also the seemingly bad.

Beauty is not just in the things noticed, but in the things overlooked and even forgotten. 

Beauty is not just in the monumental, its in the small, ever fleeting moments.

So today, the camera is more than just a "thing".

IT IS MY MOUTHPIECE TO GIVING VOICE TO WHAT I SEE AND WHAT I FEEL SHOULD BE SEEN.

IT IS MY PEN TO RECORDING THE STORIES THAT ARE UNFOLDING ALL AROUND US AND ARE WORTH GIVING ATTENTION TO.

 

NOTE // Over time, I have learned that my best work happens when I'm able to observe, to immerse, and to be hands off in the moments. This speaks through the way I shoot and the vision that keeps me going. 


JUST FOR FUNN

I love big fluffy dogs.. I mean bears.

I love kiddos. They are one of my biggest inspirations in my work -- and hands down my favorite subjects to photograph. 

I love water. oceans, seas, rivers, creeks, pools... you get it ;) And more so, I love nautical stories, folklore, and the thought of treasure hunting.

I collect rocks and books. When traveling I try to bring back both from each place.

I have this habit of always looking up. I get lost when doing so. 

I'm not great. Really.

But my hope is that it will reflect the ONE who is.