About

 
(photo taken by my second shooter a.k.a the hubs) 

(photo taken by my second shooter a.k.a the hubs) 

Hi there! My name is Chelsie and I'm the twenty-something, artistic-journalistic-hopeless romantic Wedding Photographer behind Dependent on the Winds. 

My goal is to create authentic images for real folks in love.

I'M A BORN and RAISED EAST COASTER
philadelphia to be exact. I moved to Colorado two years ago, but recently headed back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family.
(I secretly hope to move back to Colorado at some point in the future) 
 

HOW IT ALL STARTED
i took film development in high school, but switched over to digital when a long time
friend asked me to photograph her wedding as a favor. after that day i started assisting more and
more photographers that i admired and then slowly started booking my own weddings! it's
been over five years now since i started my own business and it's been organically growing ever since. 

MY KIND OF BRIDE & GROOM
original, creative, bohemian/carefree, adventurous, likes to have fun, isn't too serious and loves coffee and dachshunds.. (the last two are just wishful thinking)

WHERE I'VE SHOT
Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Philadelphia, Washington (state) 
Pretty much what I'm trying to say is I wanna shoot your wedding, wherever it is!

WHEN I'M NOT TAKING PHOTOS OF FOLKS IN LOVE
i'm usually enjoying walks with my pup around the neighborhood, checking out new cafes or meeting up with other creatives.

THINGS I LIKE TO DO
i love shooting with polaroid cameras, i recently got into modern calligraphy/handlettering , cooking and pretending that i have a green thumb. oh and i love coffee. lots and lots of coffee...