Adventure, always. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alisha and Leon are happy little adventurers who wanted some epic photos while in Hawaii on their honeymoon. I do this hike pretty regularly, and they were hard to keep up with!! Alisha left me the sweetest review about the sesh: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chelsea was such a fun person to just hang out with. We did the adventure package where she took us on a beautiful hike with EPIC views of the ocean and cliffs and then down to a beach where we got to get in the sand and ocean. She was so good at giving direction and catering to our personalities. We got our pictures fast and I was blown away with how beautiful they were! She was so professional and easy going and I would recommend her to anyone from the area or traveling to beautiful Hawaii! ALOHA CHELSEA! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ STAHHHHP. @blackberry.user you guys are the best! And my favs from this adventure are now on the blog!
3 weeks into my 6-ish weeks of travel, and I'm a little pooped. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I do not look this cute and refreshed right now - I'm in my Christmas jams (seriously) and rocking my top bun. During the week I'm usually getting some work done and then cruising around, but on the weekends I swear my friends are trying to kill me. Texans go way too hard, seriously! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've got a trip to Santa Fe coming up this weekend, hit me with your recommendations! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo of me in better conditions by my fav @mrslindseyroman
Palm trees, an amazing beach and excited laughs for a new baby.. all the beauty from this maternity session is now on my blog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I'm headed up to North Texas where I grew up to go hang with friends for my bday weekend! I'm always excited to see what's new in the DFW area, if you have any suggestions, drop them in the comments!
Yesterday I got to run around Austin with one of my 2019 couples who are getting married in Hawaii! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stefanie and Robert looked at my travel schedule and saw that I was going to be in Texas, so we started making plans to meet up for their engagement session while I'm here. They are in Houston, and we were tossing around a few location ideas when I decided to make an impromptu trip to Austin for the weekend. It took literally zero convincing for them to make the drive to run around the city together. My kind of people!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We started the shoot at a bar (more on why in an upcoming post!), and these were their drink choices, completely unplanned and totally perfect for this Tx ---> Hi couple!
Failure is scary, but failing by not trying at all is the scariest thing in the world to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Living near the beach seemed like a crazy idea when I was growing up in Pilot Point, Texas, so far from any ocean. Once I moved to Cali and lived near the beach, the idea of moving to Hawaii seemed like a crazy idea. Once I moved to Hawaii my next dream of getting to travel 2-3 months out of the year seemed like a crazy idea. But guess what?! Here I am, doing it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can create your life to be exactly how you dream it to be. It won't be easy, and you will come up with 1 million excuses as to why you can't do it. It will come with failures, I have failed many times and I will continue to. You just have to remember, failure is not the end game, it's just a stepping stone on the path to success. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So go on, try to live your best life, and if you fail, GOOD. That means you are one step closer to living your dream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Phew. Just had to get that out in the world. What's your dream place to live??
2019 goal: Take more photos like this one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was during our first big swell of the winter season. I'm loving this travel break that I'm on right now, but man I am missing days like this!
New year. New blogs. Who dis?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously though, new blogs at chelseastratso.com/blog.
I'm a big believer that if you want something, you'll do what it takes to make it happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's exactly what Ryan did. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He told Dani I love you after one week (right before she was moving out of the country, btw). He flew to Paris to propose to her after 6 months. They said I do within one year. In Milan. LJKASFLJSDFOISDFKALKJ!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now they are living their happily ever after in Hawaii. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ COME ON! Talk about an epic romance.