Chelsea Renay

Lakeland, Central FL, West Coast FL, Tampa, Worldwide

About this Vendor


Truth: Your wedding photos are about SO much more than a pretty picture. This day and those photos are the culmination of every high and low you've endured leading up to this very day. The testimony of a love that won. I’ll be there for the laughs among friends and tears behind closed doors that no one else will see. I’ll be there when those tears have dried up and drinks are poured as music blasts throughout the air. There will be big moments & quieter ones that sneak right by you; that’s what I’m there to see and to show; at any time of day, any place in the world, doing whatever it takes, because that’s what you deserve. A photographer that cares about what matters to you and that's what I will be. Go to, fill out the contact form; I respond within the hour, BOOM!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Engagement

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums

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Contact Info

Lakeland, Central FL, West Coast FL, Tampa, Worldwide (407) 520-1088

Reviewed on 9/27/2017 Carolyn R

I cannot say enough to how wonderful Chelsea is! We booked her for our wedding day as well as our engagement photos. I'm a TYPE A perfectionist, and she was the best choice for my big day (besides husband, of course). Some things that made her extra spectacular include: 1. Her... Read More communication: all hours a day, every day of the week, via multiple forms of communication, she was available. I could send her inspiration and she would make it happen. 2. Her timeliness: our engagement session was delivered in less than ONE WEEK and ALL of our wedding photos were delivered in less than TWO WEEKS from our wedding day. 3. The amount of photos: She edits everything, no lie. Chelsea is in the business of letting you pick what you love, not just giving you "a few good ones". AKA, say hello to my thousands of wedding photos that I just scroll through. 4. She lets you be yourself: She is not going to pose you, she's going to let you walk around a beautiful place with you and your best friend and she is going to capture your love. My husband and I are no where near models, but our photos are so comfortable that we look like an editorial. Her photos are authentic and raw. She asks you to think of a certain feeling or day and you see that in the photos she captures. She makes it all fun, even if you haven't broken in your new wedges and your feet are killing you. All in all, you wont be let down if you pick her for your big day. She takes it as a huge honor, and will work hard to give you all she's got. You will find her sweating and jumping and crouching all to get you the photos you will have forever. Plus, her fun, free spirited and romantic personality will just make you want to be great friends with her afterwards.

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Emily C

I was so anxious to choose a wedding photographer until I found Chelsea. Chelsea was a dream to work with. She is energetic, fun, professional and truly cares about people. She made our wedding photo dreams come to life and delivered such a high quality product that blew us... Read More away. She made us feel so comfortable because after our engagement shoot we knew we could trust her completely to provide us with direction that made her artistic vision come across in the pictures (and she made us look hella fine)! We are so impressed by the fact that she delivered all of our wedding photos so quickly. We had them by the next week which is unheard of! She is well-connected in the wedding industry in Florida and introduced us to the amazing second shooter and a videographer we used. We couldn't be happier with our choice of wedding photographer and are recommending her to any and everyone who wants quality pictures for their event. Thank you for a five star experience Chelsea! :)

2017-06-08T07:35:30 Response from the vendor

My favorite thing about reading these reviews, apart from your totally sweet words, is that fact that I can't SEE who writes them...but I just know who it is because of THE WAY you write! <3 You guys were amazing and already #hellafine so it... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/07/2017 Kristen G

My fiancé and I hired Chelsea as our wedding photographer for our upcoming wedding in February and for our engagement pictures. I was a little bit nervous going into the engagement shoot, since neither my fiancé nor I have ever had professional photos taken. From the second we... Read More met Chelsea, we immediately clicked. Chelsea made us feel so relaxed and comfortable during our shoot and nothing felt staged or awkward! I was sad when the shoot was over because I was having so much fun! And let me tell you, our pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined! We have received SO many compliments! I cannot say enough good things about Chelsea! She is so genuine, professional, creative and just a joy to be around ( the latter is important since she will be with us all day for our wedding 🙂 ). She responds to emails very promptly and is willing to help with any questions we have! We even received all of our edited photos in less than a week! Chelsea, you are a rock star!

Reviewed on 3/12/2018 Savannah C

Hiring Chelsea was the absolute best decision my husband and I made throughout the entire wedding planning process. I got married almost four months ago and I have been trying to write this review ever since, but I've been struggling with finding the words that do her enough... Read More justice. If you are still considering hiring Chelsea, just do it right now. She is the kindest, sweetest, warmest, most talented photographer out there. Our love, our happiness and our personalities are somehow all captured in our photos. She will literally bend over backwards, explore back allies, and rearrange all of the furniture in a room to get the best shot of you and your significant other. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and therefore is able to capture such raw emotion. I can’t tell you how often I am in disbelief at how breathtaking our photos came out. Not to mention her timeliness is unparalleled; she sent us our entire wedding album 13 days after our wedding! YES you read that right- ALL OF OUR PHOTOS (~1,300 of them) PROFESSIONALLY EDITED AND IN OUR HANDS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER OUR WEDDING. And if I needed to get a hold of her, I could; she made herself available on all communication platforms, including Instagram direct messaging. Whether I had basic questions or was on the verge of a wedding planning meltdown, she was there to provide her professional opinion and simultaneously ease my nerves. She makes it her mission to give you 120% everywhere she can, and it really shows in her work. The key takeaway: book Chelsea as your wedding photographer. You will be so thankful you did!

Reviewed on 1/26/2018 Stefanie V

Okay, first of all, if I could give Chelsea 100 stars I would. She is BEYOND a photographer. She's the first person I hired for our wedding in Savannah, GA. I had been photographed by Chelsea before for non-wedding related events and I immediately loved not only her personality... Read More but also her style of photography. She's the kindest and most genuine person. So I was at peace throughout our entire engagement knowing that Chelsea would have our back on wedding day. On the day of the wedding, Chelsea arrived with a huge smile on her face, ready to rock the day. I immediately felt calmer when she walked in. My husband, Alex and I are kind of awkward and she made us feel like celebrities. She captured our day so perfectly. The special thing about Chelsea is that she's truly passionate about what she does. This isn't her job, this is what she loves to do. It was freezing outside the day we got married and she selflessly handed me her hand warmers just so my fingers wouldn't fall off. I kept them in my dress pockets(!) and was able to put one in Alex's hand during the ceremony. Little things like that set Chelsea apart. She became part of our family that weekend. My mom basically adopted her. I don't plan on getting married again, but you best believe I'm hiring her for any photo needs I may have in the future. Alex keeps mentioning how comfortable he felt taking photos all day (and he hates getting his photo taken). I've looked through my photos about 100 times by now (all 1400 of them) and I can't believe that it's me in those photos. They're spectacular. If you're still reading by now, just stop and hire her already. You'll regret it if you don't!

Reviewed on 1/26/2018 Nicole S

If you are even questioning whether or not to hire Chelsea for your big day, just stop all that nonsense and do it. After we got engaged I kept hearing that one of the first things you should book is a photographer. Personally that made me anxious so I started my search right... Read More away. I knew from Chelsea's work that I loved her style...but it wasn't until our first email exchange we had that I was sold. She is so fun, energetic and hilarious that you almost instantly feel like she's a friend you've had for years. I probably asked 100 questions and not only did she answer almost immediately, her responses always put me at ease. On the big day Chelsea completely made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She was cracking jokes, climbing in bushes to get the best shots, etc. She really made our bride and groom session fly by in the best way possible and we never once thought "are we done yet". Chelsea was there all the way until our exit and throughout the night was I would casually catch her around doing her thing capturing all of the candid moments. I just got our photos back last night (less than 2 weeks after my wedding!) and scrolled through them for HOURS. Not only are there so many to choose from, Chelsea truly captured everything perfectly. These pictures are way more than I ever imagined and we will forever cherish them and get to relive our day each time we look at them. So a huge thank you Chelsea not only for the end product, but your professionalism, expertise, and how you made us feel during the entire process. You are one of a kind <3

Reviewed on 1/22/2018 Paige P

Hiring Chelsea as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding and the best money we spent! The first time I met Chelsea I instantly wanted to be friends with her she’s got an amazing personality. She’s extremely attentive and always answered any... Read More questions I had very quickly and was always extremely helpful. She’s got all the wedding planning advice! (She’s seen it all) We hired her and her second shooter for the entire wedding day OMG WORTH IT!!! She also made my husband and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera. On our wedding day, I actually forgot she was around at times just doing her thing getting the most incredible candid shots of us. Our photos are breathtaking not a single moment was missed. I’ve now got a gallery of over 1,200 photos from the day, that’s another thing I love about how she does business if it’s a good photo it’s yours, she doesn’t put a limit on the number of photos you'll get back. My husband and I are so grateful for her and her talents! Absolute best wedding planning decision I made. I love looking at our photos I will cherish them forever!

Reviewed on 11/28/2017 Ashley S

Chelsea was everything we could have wanted! Responsive, fun, upbeat, and full of great ideas to help us get exactly what we were looking for. The photoshoot was so fun! I'm a pretty awkward person. So, I was terrified to he in front of the camera, but Chelsea made it easy.... Read More And we were blown away with the results when we got our photos back. All perfect! Thank you so much, girl!

Reviewed on 10/15/2017 Ashley B

I should have written this a while ago, but you will absolutely love having Chelsea as your wedding photographer!! She is so personable and so sweet, and does everything in her power to make sure your day is perfect! Our pictures came out SO beautiful, I still look at them in... Read More awe a couple times a week, and we got married almost 3 months ago! She perfectly captured the love and happiness of our big day and we will be able to look back on those memories forever. Seriously if you hire Chelsea, you will not regret it!!

Reviewed on 10/15/2017 Shelby F

Do yourself a favor and hire Chelsea as your wedding photographer. From the first initial email she sent me, I felt like I was talking to a friend. She knew exactly what I wanted and made me feel confident that she could achieve it. For the first time in the planning process, I... Read More felt 100% confident in my decision. Come wedding day, she outperformed even my best expectations. As soon as she introduced herself and started taking pictures I knew they were going to be great. And OMG are they ever! Not only did she give me nearly 40 pictures for my “sneak peek”, she did it 2 days after the wedding! I couldn’t believe that I was looking at photos from my wedding while still on my honeymoon. During the wedding, the picture portion of the evening was so painless thanks to Chelsea. She made us feel comfortable right away and got tons of shots. It honestly felt like we took pictures for just minutes, yet everything was captured. I didn’t even notice her during the ceremony, but judging by the shots from the sneak peek, she was right there and got great shots! As far as the pictures go, they truly blew me away so far. There’s a picture she took when we were in a sand lot next to the hotel parking lot, and it literally looks like we’re on a beach. I don’t know how she does it, but each picture makes us look like supermodels in love. I know this review jumps around a bit, I just want to make sure everyone knows that they should hire Chelsea for the photography. Everything about my experience with her was absolutely wonderful and I’m so grateful I found her!!

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Abagail S

Chelsea did a magnificent job with Phillip and I's wedding photos! She was absolutely wonderful to work with and portrayed exactly what we wanted! If we could give her a 10 star review we would! I would highly recommend Chelsea to any bride. She is attentive, easy going and... Read More makes taking photos so fun! If any brides are on the fence about a photographer- look no further. She's the best!

Reviewed on 7/30/2017 Katie R

Chelsea is an absolutely amazing photographer. She did our engagement shoot in St. Petersburg, FL. The photos came out more amazing than I could have ever imagined. She knew the perfect spots to take gorgeous shots and she was willing to have fun with the shoot. We ended up... Read More getting completely in the ocean in our clothes and she was right behind us taking pictures the whole time. She is so fun and personable too! I would recommend Chelsea to anyone for any occasion. She is amazing and you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed on 7/16/2017 Skyler G

I cannot even begin to tell everyone how amazing Chelsea is! Before the wedding, she made sure she got to know us and knew exactly how we wanted our big day to be captured. Even though I never met her face-to-face before our wedding day, I felt like I had known her for years!... Read More During the planning process so many things went wrong. We had vendors cancel, not delivered what they said they would, etc. Chelsea was our rock for our wedding planning. She helped us create the timeline for the day which was a huge blessing. On our wedding day, Chelsea was efficient and a delight to work with. I cannot tell you guys enough how amazing she is. Our guest complimented her professionalism and said she was so stealthy that they forgot she was even there! Our wedding photos turned out perfect. I could not be more happy with the service that Chelsea provided us. She is truly one of a kind!

Reviewed on 6/14/2017 Michelle M

Chelsea is absolutely amazing! From my first email exchange with her I felt comfortable and confident in her and was so relieved to have found our photographer. She is so honest and professional and you can tell she truly loves what she does and is pretty great at it if I do say... Read More so myself! She takes the time to get to know you as a couple and bases the sessions around you. There are no cookie cutter or awkward poses which my husband and I loved! We both felt so relaxed and comfortable around her at our engagement session we couldn't wait to work with her again at our wedding. Sure enough she was amazing at our wedding as well! She coordinated with our day of coordinator and had our timeline and was ready to go as soon as we got to the venue. She found the perfect spots for all of our formal photos and captured lots of candid photos of the whole day as well. Guests at our wedding keep telling us how amazing our photographer was and that they can't wait to see our photos. This was not news to us, we already knew she was amazing! The day we got back from our honeymoon she emailed us our wedding gallery and we were so in love with everything that she captured. It was like reliving our whole wedding day and we are so thrilled to have had Chelsea be a part of our day. I can't say enough wonderful things about Chelsea and her work truly speaks for itself. I highly recommend her services to any bride and groom in the market for a wedding photographer -- she is the best around!

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Taylor L

Amazing and gifted photographer. Wouldnt of done my wedding without her there to take our pictures!! Definetly worth every penny it costs and she goes above and beyond to make your day special! <3

Reviewed on 4/07/2017 Kristy O

She is an exceptional photographer and captures every moment of the day at full potential. As I look back on the pictures of the wedding choosing Chelsea was one of the best decisions we made. We highly recommend her to every bride and groom! I'm so honored to have a down to... Read More earth and the most talented photographer part of our wedding. I can't thank her enough for capturing the beauty of our day and forever leaving these pictures within our memories for years to come.

Reviewed on 1/27/2017 Carley O

I wish there was more than five stars to give this AMAZINGLY TALENTED girl. Never in my life have I been so happy with photographs of myself and my husband. She made me feel so beautiful and at ease while shooting and we had so much fun getting to know each other. Her photos are... Read More timeless, classy, romantic, with beautiful lighting and so much thought and work put into them. I highly highly highly recommend her and cannot wait until I can find another reason to use her!

Reviewed on 1/25/2017 Ashley W

When it comes to Chelsea I do not have enough good things to say! For our wedding, my number one priority was finding a photographer that I loved. When I saw Chelsea's work I knew she was the one for me and when we got our photos they were way better than I could have ever... Read More imagined! Outside of her work, Chelsea is true joy to be around and made our engagement shoot so much fun! She gave us a big hug when we she saw us and instantly made us feel comfortable. She listened to my ideas and made them even better. I was blown away with our engagement photos and I can not wait for her to spend our wedding day with us! Chelsea is not only kind, genuine and professional she is a true artist and it is apparent in her photos! Thank you Chelsea! Love, Ashley and Britt

Reviewed on 1/13/2017 Skye M

Chelsea was a life saver for my wedding on October 8th, 2016 at Club Lake Plantation in Apopka, Florida. That week was also when Hurricane Matthew hit, so my photographer who was paid in full and had been planning on working our wedding for over a year cancelled 2 days before... Read More the wedding day. You can imagine my panic and frustration! I called my wedding coordinator, Amy from Runway Events (if you need a wedding coordinator CALL THEM). Amy and Rebekkah told me they had a plan and would try to find someone for me.. Let me remind you we are 2 days away from the big day! They introduced me to Chelsea and she was God sent! She emailed me that night!! She was able to be there and photograph my amazing day! Note, I was not able to plan with her about what I wanted, but she pretty much read my mind! Chelsea captured every moment that I wanted and more, I even received my photos less than a week later!!! I could not have asked for someone better! She was very sweet and helpful when it came to posing (my husband and I aren't very good at pictures). Chelsea interacted with everyone well with giving directions to ensure the perfect photo. She was a ninja when it came to working, my mom even stated that she never remembered seeing Chelsea when she took candid shots! Her ideas were original and creative and every shot seemed to tell a story! I would recommend her to capture your love story on your special day! We loved her!

2017-01-18T11:47:26 Response from the vendor

Ah, Skye -- Reading this may or may not have teared me up a little. OK -- it definitely did! Haha! I'm so glad I was able to help you guys; above all, it's things like this that make my job so unbelievably rewarding. Good... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/08/2017 Ashley R

AMAZING! Captured beautiful moments! Competitively priced, quick turn around for the return of pictures, easy to communicate with. Overall great photographer and super sweet! Highly recommend!

2017-01-18T11:48:25 Response from the vendor

I appreciate all of the kind words! Thank you again and best wishes to your lovely new family! <3

Reviewed on 1/08/2017 ivy f

My whole family loved working with Chelsea! Not only did she provide us with pictures that caught each persons personality but she was a joy to be around! The turn around time until when we actually got our pictures was extremely fast. The pictures she took for us will be... Read More cherished forever!

Reviewed on 1/08/2017 Lauren W

While searching for a wedding photographer can be grueling, finding one that you connect with and who genuinely shares in the excitement of your day can be even more difficult. We found just that and more in Chelsea. I remember how anxious she was to meet us, and once she did,... Read More her excitement to capture our story. She went above and beyond to ensure that every moment was captured beautifully. She didn't mind getting down and dirty to get any angle necessary. I am beyond thankful that we found someone as passionate and talented as Chelsea to display one of the biggest days of our lives. Chelsea, if you don't already know this...YOU ROCK!

Reviewed on 1/07/2017 Elizabeth B

My husband and I first hired Chelsea for our engagement shoot and were blown away by the quality of the photos so we of course hired her for our wedding. She did not disappoint. She is such a like-able person that at no point did we ever feel awkward or uncomfortable. We... Read More received our photos in a VERY timely manner compared to other newlyweds we know where it has taken several months. Her attention to detail is spot on and I love love love the light she captures in her work. We got a little sprinkled on during our first look and you would have no idea by looking at the photos.I'm not a fan of mega filtered/ edited photos so we also really liked that she doesn't over do it with the editing. The pictures look raw and natural. She is reasonably priced ( a bargain compared to most wedding photographer's) especially for how high quality her work is. Both times we worked with her it was like hanging out with an old friend. I really cannot say enough about Chelsea's work as a photographer.

Reviewed on 1/07/2017 Jodi T

My husband and I got engagement photos and wedding photos done with Chelsea. She is an amazing photographer, and the photos come out so beautifully. She is great to work with and a lot of fun! I hope to get more photos done with her in the future!

Reviewed on 1/07/2017 Alyssa K

My husband and I hired Chelsea to photograph our engagement announcements and our wedding, and we could not be happier with how beautiful our photos came out! She captured every detail perfectly and made us feel very comfortable! She's very professional & she really listened to... Read More what we wanted, but she also had awesome suggestions and ideas for different poses & scenes. She is a very talented photographer, and she helped us capture one of the best and most important days of our lives. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer who listens to what clients want, and takes AMAZING photos! We are already planning to book a shoot with her for more pictures soon.


Meet The Owner


Hi there, Chelsea here! More than likely, as you're reading this -- I'm probably jamming out to some sort of Spotify playlist as I jump between emails, editing, and other daily to-do's - a whole lotta coffee and sad attempts at singing are surely involved. When that's not happening, I'm off with my dream guy adventuring around; whether that means a day by the ocean, wandering through the woods, taking a random road trip to a new place, or even chasing a good cocktail with delicious food, it rings the fun bell for us. If you want a friend -- that happens to deliver awesome photos - come say hi!