Chelsea Abril Photography is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Seattle; she does a number of weddings in Honolulu. For what should be one of the most wonderful days of your life, time will fly by quickly, but not to worry, as she’ll be there documenting it all. Chelsea Abril Photography will end up with a mix of photos, including candids, detail shots, bridal portraits, family formals, and everything in between.
Chelsea Abril Photography pours love, energy, and years of expertise into everything and everyone she photographs. One fun offering, if you’re so inclined to add it to your list, is the trash the dress session. Other services include:
Chelsea Abril Photography isn’t limited to just Honolulu. She’ll shoot weddings anywhere in Hawaii (in addition to her home turf of Seattle).
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Katie Baczewski · Married on 09/07/2019
Chelsea is THE BEST
Seriously. Chelsea's work is gorgeous - and gives you such perfect, emotion-filled shots. We did an engagement shoot and have received a few of our initial photos, and she has done such a great job capturing the natural beauty of the locations and the joy of the day. Chelsea is one of the most energetic, fun people EVER - at our engagement shoot we were nervous, having never had our pictures taken professionally - and she immediately banished all awkwardness with her infectious personality. During family photos she had everyone feeling at ease and laughing. Guests after the event told us how much they liked her. She was totally accommodating for the wedding day and down for anything we wanted to do - she even had some green tea electrolyte powder on hand for when our energy was lagging, which perked us right up :) Chelsea is not only a great photographer - she is an awesome wedding guest and friend. I really cannot recommend her highly enough! Bonus: she has the cutest kitties who feature heavily in her IG feed!Sent on 09/19/2019
Lei · Married on 07/12/2019
Don't even think about hiring another photographer.
What can we say about Chelsea that hasn’t been said before? She is FANTASTIC. Seriously, check her Instagram. My wife and I were really nervous about our wedding photos because neither of us has ever had any sort of professional photos taken before (unless you count school photos :P). But Chelsea’s bubbly personality and rapid fire instructions quickly put us at ease. We were laughing and having a fantastic time within a minute, making our pictures look more natural than we had even hoped. Every photo felt like it captured our personalities perfectly, and didn’t feel like someone’s interpretation or vision of/for us. By the end, she felt more like a friend than some person we had hired. We got a HUGE number of photos in our preview and they were done so fast we could start showing them off less than a week after saying “I do.” Chelsea is super responsive in any format that we’ve contacted her in and came prepared and full of energy despite having a completely booked schedule and a long plane ride (to her next wedding!) later that night. She never made us feel silly for asking for something specific and was instrumental in guiding our shot list and giving us everything we wanted and more. Overall, hiring Chelsea was one of the best decisions we made for the whole wedding and we would recommended her hands down any day of the week.Sent on 08/05/2019
Kayla · Married on 06/15/2019
We just got our engagement photos back and my fiancé and I were shocked, the photos are stunning! I can be really shy around the camera but Chelsea had us smiling and laughing the entire time! She is not only an incredible photographer but also a great person! She's so positive, helpful and just the absolute sweetest! As soon as she sent me two photos (same day) I texted her right back and was already trying to think of more possible photoshoots I could do with her! And this is coming from someone that usually hates the camera... ! I recommend this girl to everyone! She's pretty incredible!Sent on 08/18/2018
There are a lot of amazing photographers in Hawaii, but Chelsea is truly a gem! I have been blessed to work with her many times and I have been able to observe her as a professional, an artist and a colleague (turned dear friend). What I can tell you is this... From the first communication with her, my clients are instantly put at ease with her genuine charm and desire to make their wedding photos great. She exudes a positive and excited vibe that somehow makes you even more excited to get married. This energy carries over to the wedding day where she is miraculously able to direct and entertain her subjects while at the same time taking the most amazingly natural and candid photos. Not only have I observed her technique during my clients' weddings, but I have also had the pleasure of being the subject of a few of her photos. Having had professional portraits taken before, I knew how awkward and un photogenic I could be, but to my very pleasant surprise I had a really hard time deciding between 80 stellar images! If you are looking for gorgeous photos and an incredibly lovely and genuine human being to take them, Chelsea is your gal!
Chelsea is an absolute joy to work with. She literally radiates positivity and laughter which reflects in the images she captures. If you're looking for professionalism with a personality of gold, look no further than Chelsea.
National Tropical Botanical Garden recently hosted a wedding, photo shoot at the McBryde Garden at the Waterfall location. It was an amazing morning, beautiful weather and what a happy playful couple. Chelsea was fabulous with a beautiful personality, easy going and super detailed oriented. For every photo shot she would ask the couple to move and pose in so many different ways to create that perfect photo. Great job! I would highly recommend Chelsea Abril Photography.