Meet the Crew

Hey there, I'm Chelsey, a photographer and blogger based out of Louisville, KY.  Most days you can find me stalking my favorite blogs, watching The Office on Netflix with my husband Derrik, cuddling our rescue pup Hugo and squeezing in time to curl up with a book in the evenings.  I love the opportunity to be creative and show off God's own creativity on this little slice of the web.

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I serve people like you who desire timeless photos of the happiest day of their lives.  I'm honored to give you the gift of capturing life's precious moments, and the ability to peek back through time at those same images years from now. That's what photography has meant to me: from running straight to the picture collages of our family on the walls of my grandmother's home every time I visited (complete with 90s fashion and chic retro glasses on my aunts and uncles), to keeping my little Kodak point-and-shoot in my purse in high school so I could remember how much fun life was at the time. 

When I'm not snapping photos, you can catch me mapping out the most efficient route through Costco, chatting on the phone with my mom (she's one of my best friends!), and finding excuses to go to the library because ours looks like Hogwarts and I can't get enough of it.

You can read the story behind starting Chelsey Nelson Photography here.

If you'd like to hear more, here are five things you might not already know about me.

Fun facts:

  • I met my husband online through Christian Mingle!  I'm a walking billboard and should probably have my own coupon code by now.  Best $30 I ever spent!  Here's my blog post about our wedding.

  • Watching Ina Garten on Barefoot Contessa or Chip and Joanna on Fixer Upper while I make dinner is one of my favorite ways to wind down and relax.

  • I am a huge tennis fan.  Going to professional tournaments is so much fun!  

  • While in college, I had roommates from France, China, Japan and Holland.  I loved getting to know women from around the world!  My roommate from France turned out to be my Maid of Honor.  

  • My favorite wedding resource, because they focus on planning a beautiful marriage, not just a pretty wedding: Southern Weddings. *Edited to add that Southern Weddings will no longer be producing new content, but their archives are still live and can be used as a wonderful resource!

Things I Love

  • Anthropologie
  • Fall
  • Everything Christmas!
  • Solo trips to Target
  • Reading (I just finished The Pastor's Wife by Gloria Furman and started Dark Matter by Blake Crouch)
  • Podcasts (favorite is Glorious in the Mundane by Christy Nockels)
  • My KitchenAid Mixer
  • What Not to Wear (my favorite tv show growing up!)

Have Your Own Side-Hustle?

If you're on your own entrepreneurial journey, I'd love to chat with you!  Being an entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding things in my life but it can be lonely at times.  If you ever need a friend or some advice, let me know how I can support you (really, I mean it!).

Still here?  Let's connect!  You can email me, check out some of my work, and read my blog