Who Is Gonna Shoot You?
Bang Bang: a symbol of the camera shutter as well as a tie to my Wild West heritage. My name is Chelsea, born in Utah, raised in Colorado, and currently living in Barcelona, Spain. I first found photography during my study abroad to Florence, Italy. At the time, I was going to school for Fashion Design and was feeling disconnected from the creativity I was originally drawn to. Photography became the perfect cross between my love of visual aesthetics and creation.
I spent the last two and half years working for Bluprint, an NBCUniversal company, as a full-time commercial photographer. I learned the technicalities of branded imagery and large-scale shoots and have since combined those techniques with my love for fine-arts imagery.
I specialize in portraiture, product, brand storytelling, editorial, and fashion photography along with prop and wardrobe styling. I believe in infusing every aspect of my business with a mindful approach and believe that the best results come from care and creation rather than haste. Having a beautiful photograph of yourself or your business has an incredible healing power and that is what keeps me going every day. I choose to honor the lineage of photographers who came before me and do my best to create imagery to last beyond our time. I look forward to sharing my story with you as we work together to tell yours!
What is the price of a photoshoot?
Pricing varies for shoots depending on the length of shoot, conceptualization, equipment needed, and travel. Most portrait shoots last 2-4 hours and can range between $200-$400. Let me know your project scope in an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a more detailed pricing sheet!
What is your typical process for new clients?
We will meet coffee or chat on the phone to talk about what you are looking for and if we are a good match for each other. Depending on the your needs I will build out a concept and figure out which location will suit both of us best. On the day of the shoot I like to spend some time with you before we begin to feel grounded and comfortable. I like to burn some Palo Santo, set up the lighting, and play some soothing music for us to work to!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with male and female clients for portraits and lifestyle shoots, couples for weddings and intimate sessions, commercial brands and models for product shots and marketing campaigns, as well as artists and creatives for collaborative shoots.
What advice would you give to someone looking to hire a photographer?
Find a photographer that you feel connected to. The best images come out of a sense of comfort and trust. Look to your intuition and find someone who has work that interests you. And if it appears that they don't have exactly what you are looking for in their portfolio always ask! People surprise and delight when they work outside of their usual wheelhouse.
What questions should I consider before our first meetup/call?
What is your budget? How much time do you have for your project? What dates and times are you available? Do you have a vision for the shoot or examples of what you are looking for? What is your expectation for turnaround time? What delivery method for the final images do you prefer? Do you have a location in mind or would you like the photographer to choose? Do you need styling assistance or any sort of special set up?