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).
42 Reviews for Chelsea Abril Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren Zehnder · Married on 01/12/2020
Hawaii/Washington or wherever - MUST BOOK!!!
Chelsea was so amazing!!! She is one of the most enthusiastic people I’ve ever known, which made the process that much more fun. She was definitely our favorite vendor to work with. I was planning a destination wedding in Hawaii and she was able to recommend a couple vendors for me even. She will work with you on a payment plan that works for you as well, even though I think her prices are extremely fair for the quality you’re getting. She also helped out with our wedding day timeline with some tips on how to make things run smoothly and efficiently. She even had some thoughtful little touches that she added in here and there. I would definitely recommend her to any bride! Such a fantastic experience!!!Sent on 03/31/2020
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
Danae · Married on 07/13/2019
Best photographer EVER!
It was my dream to have Chelsea photograph our wedding from the first time I saw her photography. That, coupled with her joyous personality, truly made for the most stress-free experience and the results are BREATHTAKING. As someone who is actively uncomfortable getting their photo taken, I can honestly say Chelsea makes it such a breeze. She was able to capture these incredible moments without making us feel as though our whole day was spent in front of a camera. That being said, I did have some very specific types if images captured, so being the trooper she is, we braved mosquito attacks to make them happen. If you hire Chelsea (which you should), you're going to get more than beautiful images, her work clearly speaks for itself. She's also going to be your biggest cheerleader, someone to calm nerves, and an over all kick ass person to spend one of the biggest days of your life with.Sent on 10/25/2019
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.