Without A Doubt: Daniel + Anna

This couple made me smile the moment I met them. They had the spark, the energy and most of all, the interaction of two lovebirds who are meant to be.

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These are the couples who make my time behind the camera so memorable, so enjoyable and without a doubt, they are the type of couple who allow me to live the dream.

Because of you, Daniel and Anna, I get to fall in love with my job over and over again.

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Thank you!

Picture Perfect: The Parker’s

Some might say that there is no such thing as “picture perfect”.

I disagree. There certainly is.

Any family, couple or individual who is willing to step forward and be themselves without hesitation IS “picture perfect”.

The Parker family is just that.

It was a very cold morning, but even through the brisk air, I could feel the warmth of their smiles as I looked through my lens. Their hearts were open and ready to share the joy with one another. I was able to give very little direction and in what I consider the best shots, I felt like I was witnessing something so very rare; true love.

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This family had love for one another, love of being together and love of experiencing life…no matter where that journey took them.

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Don’t get wrapped up in “your best side” or what you might think is your biggest flaw. Those issues will fade into the background, per say, and the interactions will shine through.

Next time you are worried about being “picture perfect” remember, very little has to do with what you are wearing or even where you are. The energy, the soul and the perfection of those images are found at their core —  the raw emotion which lingers through the session.

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Thank you, Parker family, for giving me this time with you. It was my honor!!

Behind the scenes at the Hussey’s….

Have you ever referenced the fantastic view a “fly on the wall” has? I know I have! I often wonder how things look if I just take a moment to step back and think about nothing but what you are seeing. Sometimes we don’t have the time to do this and that is where I so greatly appreciate it when someone makes it possible for me to ponder the situation later!

I am always thrilled when someone else surprises me by snapping some images while I work. After the session, when I get to step back and ponder it, the fact that someone was excited enough to want to share an image of the session brings a smile to my face. The captured workspace also shows me what I could have done differently in my set up. These are two things which make each session extremely valuable; appreciation of photography from someone other than me and the experience I gain.

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A big shout out to Chloe for asking me to be a part of something so special. Eloise is so precious, I hope there are many more behind the scenes chances with this family!

Chels

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One Week and Counting!

Aloha!

I have thrown myself into many adventures throughout my life but never before have I seen such an exponentially growing appreciation for my decision to act. Over the past few weeks I have heard only the kindest of words and received an amazing outpouring of support from people all over, some who know me and some whom I have never met. This type of reaction to my business not only builds my self-esteem, but makes me incredibly grateful to have found such amazing clients and friends to start this venture along side.

I have officially been in business for one week and I am excited to be filling my calendar with the Lifesong of many. It looks like through the end of the year, I will be capturing children’s lives which are just beginning and in their infancy all the way through senior’s who are thrilled to be taking the next step to adulthood. Later this month I have the privilege to honor our military families and be present for a special military homecoming. I will also be capturing the Island “Aloha” for a few families who are arriving on island or leaving island. Finally, no year is complete without couple’s portrait sessions and an up-and-coming, business product shoot. From Michigan to Hawaii my lenses will get quite a workout and I could not be happier.

A special thank you to my good friends who have trusted me to snap images of their newborn and their families. To my mentors, I wouldn’t have had the self-confidence that I did. To my new clients for reaching out to me and props to Pro Camera Hawaii, who has helped my startup on island be so easy and comfortable.

I look forward to making many memories with this new business and capturing YOUR Lifesong as we take this journey together.

Mahalo.

Chelsea Petroelje

Contact me today at chelsea@lifesongdesigns.com to grab one of the last few slots available for the year!

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Thank you to Jenna Leigh Photography for hosting an event where I was able to snap this stunning sunset image.

An Adventure Awaits

I am very excited to begin this next chapter of my life. With my incredibly supportive husband next to my side, I have an unimaginable amount of excitement and nerves running through my body. I look forward to capturing LOVE and every aspect of life it affects.

Lifesong Photography & Designs is a photography and design company erected to capture and vividly hold onto the moments of your life which should never fade away from your memory.

My goal is to successfully capture the essence of the life moments I am hired for with a focus on my year’s objectives. My objectives are in place to help me perfect one to two new landmark moments of life per year of operation. These landmark moments may include: military homecomings, engagements, maternity, birth, newborn and family.

My hope is to be there during your life landmarks and capture the real energy of the moment, not just the materialistic after shot. For example, as much as I love to see a newly engaged couple show off the ring from behind the camera, I want to be there to first and foremost capture the actual engagement.

I want to focus on couples and their love for one another. My emphasis is on love of family, love of marriage and love for the older generations of our time.

 

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Thanks for stopping by my site!Chels

Contact me for your upcoming session!

chelsea@lifesongdesigns.com

Lifesong Photography & Designs