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Chelsea Stratso  📸 destination weddings, elopements + couples 📍Oahu, Hawaii + California ✈️ Maui August 4-5 🏝 surfer, scuba diver, art lover info@chelseastratso.com

Monday vibes in my office: poppin' bubbly like Shelby and Josh! (Their engagement session is now on my blog! Link in bio as usual)
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I took yesterday morning off to go on a hike and recharge some of my creative juices and I'm hitting the ground running today! This week I'll be announcing my official travel dates for the holidays so keep an eye out for that (Texas folks, I'm lookin' at you!!) I also have my official first client for business number two and I am so so excited to be working on that project this week!
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What are you working on this week??

These two are getting married today!!! And I am beyond excited! I’ve done two shoots with Darian now, and I’m so happy to be part of their wedding day!
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I’ve gotten to know Darian over the last couple of years - she is the sweetest and she just adores Blake. She’s also really great at trying to set me up with Blake’s friends 😂 I’m posting some of my favorites from their engagement session on my story right now!

What's up, y'all?! There are some new faces around here so I just wanted to put my face on your feed, and say hello! I'm the girl behind the camera, and when I'm not photographing my wonderful couples, I am doing this exact thing: cruisin' on the beach! While I love my little island, I also love to travel! You'll see that I island hop every chance I get, and I go back and forth from HI to CA pretty often (I love love love shooting in Orange County, btw!).
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I'm not just a photographer in Hawaii, I am a north shore girl! That means I know the ins and outs of the north shore and all of its hidden gems, as well as most of the island... minus Waikiki 😜. One of my favorite non-photography things to do with my clients is offer local advice and tips! Do you have questions about Oahu or the north shore? Let me know in the comments, or send me a DM anytime! 📷 @ashleyjoannaphoto

When I showed this picture to one of the bridesmaids, she immediately got emotional and started tearing up. I have goosebumps when I think of that moment!
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I wish I could relive yesterday’s wedding over again. It was a long day, I flew in to Maui at 7am, had coffee with the amazing @angelanelsonphoto (thanks for the location tips!!) and then I headed to my wedding with the fabulous @kaileedevlin and @bcunningham25 . Guys, their entire family was so so nice to me, they sent me the sweetest messages yesterday and today and omg does it just make me love what I do even more. I put together some more sneaks, head to my story to check them out!

Okay guys, apparently my game on Friday was unfair!! I didn't mean for it to be, I swear! I played two truths and a lie, and the lie was wrapped up in some truth (my bad). But thank you guys for playing along, that was fun! Next time I'll be more fair. For now, here are the answers!
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TRUTH. I have no explanation for this, it is what it is. 1. I've only had to get stitches twice in my life. One time it was because I bit my tongue biting into a grilled cheese sandwich. This happened as a grown adult. As in last year.
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TRUTH! I have a photo with Adam Devine to prove it (he acted like he remembered me from set, so I am a fan for life) 2. I have done some acting here in Hawaii and I have been an extra in movies and TV shows. My mug (but never my voice, probably lucky for everyone) has been on Comedy Central and on the big screen in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates!
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PART TRUTH/PART LIE - I never had a pet pig. 3. I'm originally from Texas and we grew up with a lot of pets! We had a donkey, horses, birds and for a hot second, we had a pet pig. You name it, we had it!

Let's play a game! 2 truths and a lie. Try to guess which fact is fiction!
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1. I've only had to get stitches twice in my life. One time it was because I bit my tongue biting into a grilled cheese sandwich. This happened as a grown adult. As in last year.
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2. I have done some acting here in Hawaii and I have been an extra in movies and TV shows. My mug (but never my voice, probably lucky for everyone) has been on Comedy Central and on the big screen in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates!
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3. I'm originally from Texas and we grew up with a lot of pets! We had a donkey, horses, birds and for a hot second, we had a pet pig. You name it, we had it!
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Ok guess which one is the lie! I'll tell you on my story tomorrow! 📷 @delinephotography

So many good outtakes from this session 😂 but here’s one of the images where we didn’t get washed out to sea and I’m in love with it!
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Random question for everyone. What’s your favorite non business podcast? I am so so so obsessed with @myfavoritemurder BUT it is getting to the point where every situation I’m in feels like a possible kidnapping, so I need something to break up the binge. Tell me your recommendations!!

Over the weekend I got to attend the wedding of one of my best friends. It was so refreshing to be on the other side of the wedding experience and I was reminded how important wedding photography is. The very next day I got to photograph a wedding at the beautiful @sunsetranchhawaii with my new energy and this lovely couple. Right before the ceremony it started pouring down rain, but luckily it cleared up and gave us the perfect sunset to end the day!

Photogs - the other day I asked on my story, "what are your business woes?" Now I want to know the opposite, what excites you in your business??
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Anytime I book something, I still get such a rush. Just the other day I was pacing back and forth in my house waiting for a bride to respond, and when she booked me I called my best friend and we had a little over the phone celebration. I'm serious when I say I still get SO DAMN EXCITED. I think the next best feeling is a client's response when they see their gallery!!
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So I want to know, what in your business excites you? What makes you jump out of bed in the morning ready to crush it?

I know this sounds a little crazy since I live in paradise, but coming home is always a little bittersweet.
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I love living in Hawaii, but I also love what I've got going on in California. I know I'm a little cray for bouncing around so much these days but it's one of those things that I've always wanted to do, so here I am trying my best and racking up my Hawaiian miles while I'm at it!
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Now that I'm finally at home and settled in I just realized that summer is flying by and it is going to be over before we know it! I'm making it a new goal to go scuba or free diving at least twice a week. How have you guys been making the most of your summer?? 📷 @ashleyjoannaphoto

First dance in the Forest = 😍😍😍
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Paige and Judd had such a beautiful elopement at Sherwood Forest in Waimanalo, and now you can see all my favs featured on @loveincmag! (You know where to find the link! 😁)

Javier + Yukiko had the best minimalistic wedding day and they couldn't stop cracking up from the moment they saw each other. I don't even have to say anything else, they were a dream for me!
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I just blogged all the simple and elegant beauty from their day at @loulupalm and you can click the link in my bio to peep my favorites!

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