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What is a memory? One dictionary defines it as something remembered from the past; a recollection. When I look through photos from throughout my life, the recollection is so strong that I can, if I let myself, be transported back. It’s the details in the snapshots -- the subtle, imperfect moments that flood my heart with the warmth of nostalgia and leave me reminiscing long after I walk away. It’s the in-between moments that tell my life’s story. These are the stories I want to tell - the stories inside your wild, imperfect, beautiful moments. I want to capture the tiny details that make you you. I want you to look at these pictures in twenty years and find yourself right back here. 

Motherhood and family photography is near and dear to my heart. Growing up, my mama was my world and I can not wait to be on the other end of that relationship, to feel the power of motherhood. I believe that the power of a woman should be celebrated and that the oh so fleeting moments of childhood should be cherished. I hope to create images that move you, that spark joy in you, that make you chuckle at the true nature of your family caught on film.

I offer sessions for all seasons of motherhood including Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Milestone, Mama & Me and Extended Family sessions.

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What is lifestyle photography?

The term lifestyle in reference to photography describes the casual environment in which the photos are taken and what they hope to depict. Lifestyle photography seeks to tell a story about you, to capture you and your loved ones enjoying each other and being yourselves. Lifestyle uses minimal posing and just a bit of instruction from the photographer so that your family can get comfortable, have fun and let your personalities take center stage.

What is considered a family?

Family takes so many shapes and sizes. I celebrate all genuine expressions of love and openly, proudly support every family. Family is a coupling of two people, or two people and their people. Included are a couple renewing their vows or celebrating an anniversary. A pregnant couple, a laboring couple, a couple and their six day old newborn, new crawler, new walker, etc. A couple and their growing tribe of children. There are important and exquisite moments to document at all of these, and many more, seasons of life. 

Who is a lifestyle family session for?

This session is for someone who wants more than the sit-and-say-cheese shots. Yes, we will do some of the more structured kind of group photos, but the main goal is to shine light on the in-the-moment details of this beautiful time in your lives. The tiny toes. The secret smiles. The uncontrollable giggle fits. The conversations and the genuine laughter. This is what I'm looking for. 

Where does a session take place?

A session is typically done on location, outdoors or in the comfort of your home, using natural light. It can take place anywhere that is comfortable and meaningful to you and your family. Parks, local arboretums and gardens, or a stroll around your favorite part of town, are great options to consider!

How much does a lifestyle session cost?

Sessions begin at $350. Please reach out for more information!

How can I reach you to schedule my session?

You can reach me via email chelsea@chelsearousey.com or fill out my contact form


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Motherhood & Family

Chelsea is very talented, but perhaps most importantly she's relaxed making all of her clients instantly feel at ease and like themselves in photos. Plus, if she can make this 9 month pregnant woman look beautiful, she can photograph anyone.

"If she can make this nine month pregnant woman look beautiful, she can photograph anyone."

Ashlee & Cory

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We had a small, intimate wedding in Philadelphia that we planned from our home in Colorado - we didn't even get to meet Chelsea until the wedding day, and we hashed out all of the details over email. Chelsea was absolutely WONDERFUL! She was able to accommodate our smaller event, and was a total professional at every step. I don't love having photos taken of myself, but Chelsea made it fun and comfortable - a pretty amazing feat! We were thrilled with the photos, and loved having Chelsea there with us on our wedding day.

"I don't love having photos taken of myself, but Chelsea made it fun and comfortable - a pretty amazing feat!"

Ann & Clay

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As soon as we met, Chelsea made us feel at ease, conversation throughout the session was effortless and she was able to cajole oodles of smiles out of my sometimes shy little guy. Chelsea took charge of directing the shoot without being bossy but rather let poses flow naturally. She took the time to arrange a myriad of shots, allowing for diversity within our finished gallery. Chelsea also worked quickly to deliver our photo gallery even before our new addition joined the family. The photographs Chelsea captured will forever be cherished and something my family and I will fondly look back on for years to come!

"As soon as we met, Chelsea made us feel at ease."

Hiller Family

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chelsea@chelsearousey.com

CHELSEA ROUSEY
New Orleans, Louisiana

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