Urban Bay Photography is a vibrant wedding photographer in the Portland, Oregon area. Founder and photographer Chelsea Erica Smith shoots with top-of-the-line equipment to capture the stunning and authentic moments of a couple’s wedding day. This photographer specializes in being prepared and organized, and goes above and beyond by giving couples a sneak peek of their images on the wedding day itself.
Chelsea started Urban Bay Photography when she was 16 years old. She began by taking photographs of her friends for fun and took on a more professional role in shooting high school senior portraits for profit. She photographed her first wedding at 18 from the back of a church. Now, she has more than 25 weddings under her belt, spanning from Leavenworth to Los Angeles.
This photographer works with a natural and contemporary style of photography. Known for giving couples previews of their wedding photos on the wedding day itself, Urban Bay Photography also provides a number of photography items once the images have been vetted and edited. These include albums, canvas, digital files, prints, and save the date and thank you cards. Chelsea’s photography services for couples include:
This company also offers videography services for a couple’s wedding. Filming in a documentary or short-form style, the videographers capture everything from the rehearsal dinner through the pre-ceremony and ceremony to the reception. The services offered by Chelsea include additional hours on the day of the shoot, while final videos can be delivered via digital download or USB flash drive.
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Megan A. · Married on 08/17/2019
Chelsea The Magnificent!
Chelsea was fantastic! She had such a great vision and we were over-the-moon when we got our photos back. She captured our wedding in the most perfect way. (And she captured so many intimate moments).Sent on 10/09/2019
We had the most perfect wedding and now we have the most perfect photos to always remember this special and magical day
Chelsea was professional and punctual and a great communicator. I’m so glad she was there to capture our day
Thank you, Chelsea!
Beatriz H. · Married on 03/09/2019
Chelsea is absolutely amazing!
My husband and I made the best absolute choice choosing Chelsea as our wedding photographer/videographer. I was blown away to see the quality of the pictures and how fast I received my photos! My family and I have chosen to only go with Chelsea for any other photo shoots because she is just amazing! Never felt pressured by her, she went above and beyond to make sure we were completely satisfied and we were! Thank you Chelsea!Sent on 10/23/2019
Urban Bay Photography's reply:Thank you so much for this review Betty!!! You're the best! We need to get drinks soon girlie!! xoxxo Just let me know when you are free! xxo - Chels
Cadie D. · Married on 01/19/2019
wedding photos of my dreams
Chelsea is the most amazing photographer! I have trusted her artistry in capturing my most valued memories for over 10 years now! Meeting with her, you'll instantly notice her attention to detail and care for your vision. She has such a great eye and amazing editing skills to ensure that her packaged product is everything you've hoped for and more! My wedding was indoors, but Chelsea was able to capture the most beautiful shots outdoors in natural light and quickly adapt to shooting our ceremony indoors. If you're looking for a photographer who is easy to work with, listens, provides great direction, is professional, makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed, and is extremely timely and reliable- hire Urban Bay. I am so thankful to her for providing me with the most beautiful memories. You're the best Chels!Sent on 02/05/2019
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