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Oh, hey!

Hey friends, my name is Chelsea. I am the one behind the lens capturing your sweet faces. It's rare in life to find a job that you truly feel passionate about and I feel so lucky to have found this path. I bring a unique energy and perspective to every session. There are so many parts of my life, happy and sad, that have given me such an indescribable appreciation for this art I do. Each stage of your love and your kid's lives is so important and I want to be there for all of it. I want you to look at your photos and smile every time you see them and be reminded that your life is a beautiful story. I want picture-making to be an adventure so that the memories we capture are pure and authentic. 


Chelsea Maras

I am a California girl who seeks beauty in the simplest of moments. Fashion student turned art student turned photographer. That was my path to this awesome career. Photos are my love language and I have been shooting professionally for almost ten years. After college I taught art and was a nanny so my love and understanding of little ones runs deep. I think it was this time in my life that gave me the comfort of being around newborns and kids, they literally add so much joy into my world. Five years ago I married the most amazing guy who supports this crazy dream of mine. After years of  battling infertility, loss  and IVF we welcomed two sweet boys who light up our lives in ways we never could have imagined. The wild journey into motherhood helps me deeply understand how important that journey into parenthood is and how those postpartum moments are such blurry magic. It was my own struggle that led me to this place in my career, after shooting weddings for years I finally decided to focus on what inspires me most. Motherhood.  I am a sentimental, romantic to my core. Every smile, kiss or cuddle that happens in front of my lens really does melt my heart. Photography becomes all we have to hold onto of our most precious moments, photos fill in the blanks that our minds forget. That's what I love most about my job. Freezing those moments so they can be enjoyed over and over again. Plus, being outside at the most magical golden hours soothes everyone's soul. Hope you meet you soon!


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Carlsbad, Ca


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