We are so dang small. Our problems are SO dang small. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's all I gotta say, y'all. Have a great week!
Couples who laugh this hard together >>> everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tiffany + Henal are best friends and it was so evident in their engagement session, now on the blog! I can't wait to photograph their wedding in 2020!
Brianna + Ryan were my first couple to be in front of my new @canonusa 5d Mark IV. They SLAYED it, and I love the colors on this camera! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you guys think?
Happy Monday!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have some exciting work things happening this week, but I also have a lot of personal time off scheduled which is niiiiiice. I'm going to do a hike or 2, get a massage, and fit in some surf sessions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want to hear about your personal lives, what do you have planned during your down time this week??
Running into the weekend like... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today is a half day for me with @wip_fit first thing this morning, followed by gymnastics at @manakoagym and then back to editing before hopefully getting a sunset surf sesh in! Tomorrow I have a wedding at @loulupalm and then it’s back to the beach and editing on Sunday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend??
See that little wave tattoo? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I got it because I had a freakin' life changing moment one day when I was out surfing, and I want to share it today as a reminder to everyone, and myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I deal with some anxiety, I often worry about the future and wanting to know what is going to happen, and basing my happiness on future events that may or may not even happen. If I make it to this point career wise... or If I can afford to go to this place... UGH. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So one day I was paddling out at my favorite surf spot, having these kinds of thoughts. And I looked up, the sun was shining so beautifully on the mountains and the ocean, and the cleanest little wave rolled through. That's when it hit me - I'm right where I used to dream about being, and here I am dreaming about the next step. WHAT?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Guys, we are only on this earth for so long and it's honestly such a small speck of time. Happiness is what is happening right NOW. Not the next step, not the bigger house, not the nicer car, not the perfect partner. Those things are awesome, but you have to take time to appreciate where you are. I guarantee that if you stop and think about it, you will remember a day when you were dreaming of something that you currently have in your life, and you are currently taking it for granted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I got this tattoo as my reminder because I definitely need one from time to time. So here is your reminder: It's so great to have goals and to be ambitious, but go easy on yourself. Make sure you give yourself time to enjoy reaching your goals and live in the now!
Because of Alisha and Leon's amaaaazing mountain top honeymoon session, this is becoming my most requested photo location! This hike is no joke - so your girl is going to have some amazing legs by the end of the year ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you haven't seen this beautiful adventure session, you should head over to my blog to give it a peep! I just bumped it back up to the top of my blog page at chelseastratso.com/blog!
Who needs long walks along the beach when you can have piggy back rides with your bestie?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Before this session, I asked Diane and Raymond what their favorite music was. It turns out Raymond looooves Brian McKnight, so I had to put the classics on during their session! The playlist also had Cardi B (one of my personal favorites) and Beyonce. What are your favorite go to artists?