- Who am I? -
Hi! I am Chelsey, momma to a beautiful little man named Cohen. I live in an airstream full time and L O V E it. Based near Northwest Arkansas but love to travel wherever my clients take me.
I love tiny hands holding mine, vegan foods, planting things, anything outdoors, reading, and the sound of the Ocean.
- What I want to do for you -
I want to capture your love, your commitment. Your dedication to the person whom you hold most dear.
I want to capture the raw, genuine connection you hold. The day you decided to put on paper the commitment that is already in your soul is one worth capturing and we are exceedingly passionate about doing that for you.
Not to toot my own horn but I am both experienced and passionate and would be honored to capture your day.
Honor me with capturing your moments for you - you won't regret it!
7 Reviews for Awakening Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Deidre S · Married on 11/02/2019
The best ever.
The best ever.
I spent two weeks looking for a photographer for our wedding. When I saw Chelsey’s work, I knew instantly it was exactly what we had been looking for, moody and romantic. The fact that Chelsey was extremely easy to get ahold of and her personality was super chill and easy going was just the cherry on top for us. When we first arrived at our engagement shoot my fiance and I were both nervous because we didn’t know what to expect but Chelsey made it all so easy. She gently guided us into different positions and had us do some fun and unexpected poses that I would have never thought of and they turned out to be some of my favorites. When I mentioned an idea I would like to do, she was so enthusiastic about it and made it come to life exactly how I dreamed it would. We laughed the whole time, made jokes, and truly felt like one of our best friends was on the other side of the camera and we had just met her that same day. My fiance and I agreed that our engagement shoot was one of the funnest experiences that we had been able to do together and we wanted to do it again. I owe all of that to Chelsey.
Flash forward two-ish weeks… Yes, you read that right, TWO WEEKS!! Incredible turnaround time in the photo world, we received our digital copies. I am not an emotional person but when I got our pictures back tears filled my eyes because they were exactly what I wanted and they captured the love and happiness between my fiance and I that I know someone else may not have been able to. Once I posted the pictures, I had friends that had used the same loved photographer for years reaching out to me to know who I used because they were ready to make the switch to Chelsey for all of their future photoshoots.
Due to a date conflict that neither Chelsey or I could take responsibility for, Chelsey was not able to shoot our actual wedding day, something I’m still grieving about. However, in true Chelsey fashion she “gifted” us more (like way more) than the normal amount of engagement photos that we were expected to receive, which again brought tears to my eyes. The generosity and kindness that Chelsey showed us is something we will never forget. People, stop looking. Stop wasting your time. I promise, you will not find better quality, personality, and character. We can’t say thank you enough to Chelsey. ♥️Sent on 11/25/2019
Kyler Mckee · Married on 10/20/2019
Professional and Friendly
Chelsey was an amazing, wonderful wedding photographer. Not only was she easy to work with but she was fun to work with! She listened to our ideas or concerns and gave expert advice and guided us through our photo session. Her prices were very reasonable. In the end, the photos look amazing and we will love and cherish them for years to come! We would absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs a great photographer! She takes stress out of a very stressful day.Sent on 11/03/2019
Deanna Pollard · Married on 09/21/2019
Outstanding photo service!!
We had the honor of using Awakening Photography's services for our wedding nearly a month ago, and Chelsey & Steven were WONDERFUL! We kept in touch with Chelsey up until the wedding day and she was always very prompt and thorough with her responses. She made sure we had a game plan for the day of. She & Steven were very patient during our wedding amidst the hectic-ness, which we really appreciated since we were both new to this and didn't know what to expect. They helped us through the process of picture taking and had great ideas! Also, they got the pictures to us very soon after the wedding, much sooner than we expected! They are a dynamic duo and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The process was quick & smooth and we would highly recommend their work to others. Thanks Chelsey & Steven! ♥Sent on 10/16/2019
We are offering special discounts to clients who are getting married at special venues and/or unique places! I have listed a few that come to mind below, but this list is not all inclusive. <3
- Kindred North / Kindred Barn
- The Record
- Country Mannor Chaple
- St. Anthony's On the Creek
- The Brick Ballroom
- Greenhouse Two Rivers