My travel schedule was almost full when I started the year out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I stopped keeping track but there were around 10 work trips that were cancelled or rescheduled, and at least 3-4 personal trips I had to forget about. And that was me 'slowed down' so you can imagine how I am feeling now that I am REALLY slowed down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As things start to open back up I am penciling some necessary trips in, like going home to see the fam. How do you guys feel about travel? Still cautious or already booking flights?
Don't let the fear of failure stop you from chasing your dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't quit because it's hard work. Don't stop because you're afraid to take risks or make sacrifices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's so much success that comes right you're on the brink of calling it quits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's something you're working on right now that scares you? For me - I've been working on a new project that has nothing to do with photography. 😱It's been an idea of mine for years, and I always let fear get in the way. I finally realized that if I don't do it now, I never will. And not getting to try it scared the crap out of me way more than failure did! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you feeling that fear? Or do you have a story of you own that you can share to encourage others? Let me know in the comments 👇🏻
I'm answering the number 1 question I get from other photographers... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you shoot with?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I broke down my favorite go-to gear over on my blog, with links to shop for your own. Spoiler: I'm a Canon girl! But the lenses will still be good reference for other brands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in bio or head to chelseastratso.com/blog to check it out! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photogs: What other questions do you have for me? I'm going to start keeping a list of questions for future blog topics! 🤗
I'm gonna tell y'all about Chantè + Matt, but first let me tell you about Chantè + myself 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chantè and I met through Instagram. She reached out to tell me she was visiting Hawaii, and wanted to meet to talk life and biz. I loved her vibes so I said, sure!! We became friends fast! I left our meeting feeling so uplifted, as she's a little ray of sunshine and happiness! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We kept in touch and when she came to visit again, we had a double photo date! That's when I met her other half, Matt! Everyone wants their friends to be with someone who adores them, right?? Well, Matt is that person for Chantè! We had a fun session on one of my favorite beaches on the north shore. Head to my blog to see all my favs!
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Has this down time given anyone else some MAJOR clarity?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I went into full on workaholic mode at first. And then I embraced the downtime. And man, does the GOOD stuff happen during the downtime! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had a veryyyy specific (and kind of crazy) plan for the next two years. I thought that covid ruined my plans. I literally thought the world was ending. I had some pretty dark days, guys. So I took some time off, spent some time under the sun, reflected on what is important in life, and listed out my priorities. Then I made a new plan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The next two years are still pretty cray. I realized that if anything, this downtime has helped move some of the plans along. Some of it is photo related, some has nothing to do with photography. I can not wait to share it all with you guys! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is anyone else having moments like this? Our future is different now. Are you embracing it, or are you still on the struggle bus and need a little encouragement? Let me know! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ps this photo is available in the print shop!
Did your wedding plans go to 💩because of COVID? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I FEEL YOU. We're pushing our own wedding timeline back a bit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But here's the thing: Hawaii will still be here when the time is right. And if you decide to scale your day back a little bit and go on an adventure with just the two of you instead, I'm so here for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can still have your dream day here in Hawaii. The date might be different, the guest list might just be myself and your officiant (or shoot just me because I'm also an officiant), but your love is still celebrated the same way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're up for doing something non-traditional to celebrate, I'm your girl. I know the best hikes and the most secluded beaches to make your day truly special. If I'm speaking your language, send me a DM, and let's make some magic! ✨
Alright folks, it's unpopular opinion time!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fiiiiirst off - I want to say hello to any new faces around here/anyone who doesn't know me yet. Hi! I'm Chelsea, an intimate wedding + adventurous elopement photog living on the island of Oahu. In addition to sharing my photography work, I love using the 'gram to share wedding planning tips (as I'm planning my own wedding, eek!), my adventures with my fiancé @efrainsgram, biz and life advice, and curly girl tips. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I love connecting with everyone! I want to have fun with this today, so I'm sharing my unpopular opinions and I invite you to share yours with me, or let me know if you 👍🏻or 👎🏻mine! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Game of Thrones - Tried to watch it once, and I fell asleep during the first 10 minutes. Can't do it, won't do it. 2. Ketchup doesn't belong on anything but fries and hash browns. That includes but is not limited to: hot dogs, burgers, and chicken. 🤮 3. Pineapple DOES belong on pizza. 4. Cali 100% does not have the best Mexican food - Texas does. 5. Black can be your fav color, and there isn't anything weird about that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's hear it - what is an unpopular opinion that you have?