We are so blessed to have amazingly talented wedding pros as our partners, and Chelsea and Jon from Capture Create Studios are no exception. This experienced photography team insures clients are in good hands on their special day. We spoke with Chelsea and hope you enjoy getting to know her!
Tell us about your company.
We are a full-service photography and videography company that specializes in capturing real moments, with great energy in a timeless style!
When did you establish your business?
What sets you apart from your competition?
We believe that telling your story is what is most important, so we take time to get to know you and your family to really get to the root of what matters most on your wedding day to ensure that we can be ready and present to capture any and all amazing moments that happen!
Where do you find inspirations?
All around us! In design, in nature, in people… I’m definitely a people watcher and observer at heart.
What professional organizations are you a member of?
We are members of WPPI, PPA, Rising Tide Society, and a board member of AFWPi.
What trend do you see coming for weddings this year and beyond?
I see weddings downsizing a lot and becoming more intimate gatherings with the couple’s closest family and friends. I think that couples will start spending more of their budget on elements that are really important to them, and not sticking with the “norm” of wedding planning.
Can you share a touching or memorable moment about one of your clients?
Of course, the groomsmen are always messing around, right? So we had a group jokingly pick up the groom for a photo-op and it ripped his pants! Right down the middle down his whole leg, with the ceremony only 20 minutes away. Luckily the maid of honor was a seamstress and was able to do some top-notch repairs just before the ceremony was about to start…none of the guests suspected a thing!
What’s your favorite compliment that one of your clients has given you?
That when we showed up on the wedding day we had a calming presence and felt like a friend or loved one who had shown up to support them.
What is your favorite fun thing to do locally?
Let’s be honest here…eat and drink! I love the local foodie scene in Sacramento and have so much fun enjoying a new hot spot when we can! I also LOVE wine, so any new place to enjoy a glass of wine on a patio, in a vineyard, or in a new setting is definitely my place!
What’s your favorite local charity?
There are so many amazing causes out there, it’s hard to choose only one. One group that I love is the 4-H group for kids and teenagers. When I was growing up we were part of 4-H and FFA for many years and it taught both my family leadership, responsibility, community, and life skills to really go into adult-hood with a solid understanding of what is to come.
What’s your favorite local restaurant?
Zocalo. They make AMAZING Mexican food and a killer margarita!
Do you have a secret vice or indulgence? What is it?
Wine, wine, wine! Oh, and pizza.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am not sure if they are hidden, but I am an interior architect by trade, so I can draft, do CAD as well as graphic design in all of the digital formats. My husband also has a few talents up his sleeve, he is a math major, and also a musician (he even wrote and recorded the song I walked down the aisle to at our wedding!).
If you weren’t a photographer, what other profession would you have liked to have done?
I would probably still be a designer! I still dabble in design every so often and its a great passion of mine that I love utilizing when it calls.
If you were to plan your own wedding, what would be most important to you?
I know I might be a little biased, but photography. Actually, when we started our business, a lot of what we implemented into our business model was based on what our photographer did not do…so we strive to be better. But hands down photography and videography can make or break a wedding day, so I would say those two elements would be huge. Other than that, I would 100% hire a planner to help with more than just month-of/day-of help…they are such a huge asset in the planning process and can alleviate so much stress!
One other thing I would probably do now would be cut the list down a lot, have only my closest friends and family and probably treat them to a destination getaway for a few days, where we could really enjoy a full experience together rather than just one day!
What advice would you can give to soon-to-be-married couples?
To just slow down and enjoy it. There is so much stress that can come from wedding planning when it’s supposed to be fun, so you have to take the time to slow down and make it fun again!
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Photos by Capture Create Studios.