Fusing together her timeless, authentic, and light/airy perspective with a photojournalist background, Chelsea Hall blends raw emotion into fine art portraiture for a fresh photography perspective.
Having been a photographer for 10 years, Chelsea finessed her skills while she studied film in high school and mass communication (focus in photojournalism) at Wright State University. At WSU, she served as Chief Photographer of the newspaper for two years, and as Editor In Chief my senior year.
When it comes to influence from her hometown, Chelsea has a clear sense of attachment to the city’s many local MetroParks.
“I get the most inspiration hiking the local trails. I love the way that warm, rays of light peak through the leaves and the quiet, serene meadows. They are perfect backdrops for engagement sessions.” She adds, “I’m all about the outdoorsy, boho brides!”
Outside of weddings, Chelsea has photographed large names like VP Joe Biden, Kesha, etc. for The Guardian (WSU). She was featured in a story at Dayton Daily News, and published in the Dayton City Paper. Becoming a full-time photographer tops her list of personal accomplishments.
Approaching weddings with a creative, risking-taking perspective offers Chelsea the chance to expand not only her creativity but also her business. In the future, she hopes to add more destination and out-of-state weddings to her repertoire.
Photographing weddings hold a special place in Chelsea’s heart.
“I take the time to get to know my clients and develop relationships with them. Every wedding I photograph is just as special as the one documented before,” She says, “I laugh, I cry, and I celebrate with my clients on their wedding day, and it is the biggest honor!”
The collaborative and supportive opportunities in Dayton combined with community-building resources have shown Chelsea a trend that she’s excited to see develop.
“This year has been the largest growth in vendor collaboration that I have seen/been a part of and I can’t wait for that to expand!” Chelsea says.
Becoming a business owner while expanding her photography skill set has given Chelsea more confidence and also a platform to share her artwork.
“My business has given me the gift of capturing important moments and memories in my clients’ lives, allowing them to remember them for the rest of their lives. ” She explains.
Her creative process with each client is personal, but also creative and professional.
As she gets to know each couple, and establishes a level of comfort in front of the camera, Chelsea watches them blossom behind the lens. When it comes to wedding day, she finds it effortless to capture candid/authentic portraits and moments throughout the day for images her clients will truly cherish.