Hello to the brides and grooms who are reading this – I’m Chelsey.  I specialize in wedding photography in Durham region (as Oshawa is my home base) but I work within all of Toronto and the GTA capturing engagement sessions and weddings with a documentary style.  Keep scrolling to learn more about me!

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Lamisse & Nassem

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Portia & Thomas

What I love about these unique engagement photos is that we went off the beaten path - we didn't jus ...
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Danielle & Elliot

A romantic walk through the forest on a crisp fall afternoon; exactly what these lovebirds needed!
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Melissa & Jim

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IT'S PAID FOR ITSELF

A worthwhile investment

The detail I got from Erika was more than I ever expected.  She really listens and cares about you and is able to understand your business and what you need to do to help yourself out.  She was really open about everything and wasn't afraid to say what I needed to hear.  My bookings are up, I'm getting clients that match me and I'm so confident in my brand now.  I'm so glad I worked with Erika!

HONEST + PURE
EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT
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EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT

Communication, artistry, passion and more

Bree Rody-Mantha

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PILLAR OF STRENGTH
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LIKE WORKING WITH AN OLD FRIEND

Erika and her team are so professional.  Everything from quick answers to our questions to helping us through some of the more stressful parts of our wedding day.  It didn’t feel like we were working with just another “vendor”, it felt like we were working with a friend.

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A TRUE REFLECTION OF THE DAY

We didn’t want to look too posed in our photos but we also wanted someone who was comfortable working with people who needed some guidance too.  We feel like “us” when we look at our photos and we were so comfortable the entire day.  I’m so happy with my wedding photos!

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Durham Region Wedding Photographers: Chelsey

INTERVIEW

Q: What’s the most important thing you need from a client during your relationship with them?

A:  I’m going to echo some of the other photographers here and say that like them, what I need from my clients is trust as well as eagerness.  I want to work with individuals who are really keen to have not only their photos taken but who are really invested in having the story of them, their relationship and their bond be documented.

Q:  Where is your favourite place to capture engagement photos?

A:  I’m an Oshawa girl and while I’m happy to travel throughout the GTA, I’ve spent years exploring Durham region and finding the unique locations that are a bit beyond the beaten path so I love working in Durham region!

Q:  What do you think people should do with their engagement photos?

A:  Print them.  It’s so important to print your photos and I really can’t stress it enough.  I love looking through my family’s photo albums and seeing the history of our family and I really hope that my clients feel the same way too.

Q: What do you recommend for couples who feel they may be shy in front of the camera?

A:  I think it’s normal for a lot of people to be shy in front of a camera these days… let’s be honest, when was the last time you had professional photos taken?  Unless it’s for graduation or a very rare family photo session, most people stick with selfies these days so working with a photographer is a new experience for them.  The best advice I have for people who might be feeling a bit nervous is to put the effort into finding a photographer who you love so much that you trust and don’t feel the need to micromanage.  When you trust someone, your fears and worries will subside so much.