Chelsey Belliveau

photography

It's about more than hiring someone to hold a camera and snap a few pics. Wedding photography is about carefully crafting and capturing the moments of your big day in a way that beautifully tells the story of your love.

but gorgeous photos 

all you need is love

wouldn't hurt 

About

01. my philosophy

Fueled by equal parts nachos and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can't wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come.

meet chelsey

nova scotia wedding + portrait photographer

02. get to know me

03. THE EXPERIENCE

my philosophy is simple: relax and enjoy. 
live in the moment of your wedding day, it'll feel like the fastest day of your entire life. I take thousands of pictures to capture the moments you're busy living so you don't stress. if you want a photo with your mom buttoning up your dress but hair and makeup are running behind, we aren't going to rush! we're going to grab a quick "staged" picture of it later, because the hug your mom gives you after seeing you in the dress is the shot you really wanted anyway. 

MY PHILOSOPHY

after photographing weddings for four years i've learned that The unexpected, intimate moments that take place on a wedding day tell the story of a beautiful marriage

I've been a delivery girl, a chauffeur, a comedian and a seamstress. I'm ready to be whatever you need so you relax completely on your wedding day and enjoy everything around you. I'm ready to give you all the direction you want because you feel awkward in front of a camera but also let you take the lead. When you look back on your wedding day, you're going to remember the fun you had with me tagging along and your husband's going to admit it wasn't that bad either!

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a phrase i hear myself say over and over

I believe in the kind of images that bring you joy when you look at them a year, two and ten years down the road. An image that can bring back a memory from the best days of your life. 
I like when people are touching; holding hands, hugging, i'm going to make you get real cozy. I am an introvert who likes my personal space, but I'm not afraid to invade yours. I picked up a camera when I was 18 years old and called myself a photographer, how that was 10 years ago blows my mind. 
I am married to Donnie and we have two beautiful girls, Sloane and Kennedy. When I'm not photographing your life and your story I'm out for walks with my family, watching movies with my husband and relaxing with a glass of wine.  

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tHE EXPERIENCE

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WEDDINGS

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FAMILY

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Information

I offer three wedding collections, each including an engagement session that can be booked at any time. Collections are based on a 6, 8 and 10 hour wedding day. To secure your wedding date, a 30% retainer fee is due upon signing the wedding contract. 

the details

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1. collections

2. client reviews

3. FAQs

4. Journal

Collections

lifestyle

lifestyle newborn sessions are $450. a relaxed in home experience with your new bundle of joy. maternity sessions + lifestyle are offered at a combined price of $700. 

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portrait

portrait sessions begin at $300. Each session includes 50 edited images delivered through an online gallery. 

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wedding collections begin at $2400. There are three offered based on 6, 8, or 10 hours of coverage. An engagement session is included  

weddings

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"My husband, our 3 young children and I had family photos done with Chelsey and we are beyond happy with our photos. They exceeded my expectations in every way, from the quality of the photos to the quick turnaround time, to the creativeness of the shoot. She was able to capture beautiful moments between us. It was no easy feat trying to get photos with everyone looking nice, but she worked some magic and I have a huge gallery of photos to treasure. It was a very relaxed photo shoot and my kids loved her!"

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caRMEN

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"Chelsey is a wonderful photographer!! She is so easy to communicate with, and she makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! The lighting and overall look of her photos are beautiful. Thank you Chelsey for capturing such special times in people’s lives so beautifully!"

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sydney

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"Chelsey made everyone she photographed on our wedding day extremely comfortable. She went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the quality and amount of photos I received! I would 100% recommend Chelsey if you’re thinking of hiring her as your wedding photographer, you won’t be disappointed!"

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lexie

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with covid-19, the wedding industry is so incredibly backed up right now! Prior I would book weddings 6-12 months in advanced. Now, my 2022 season is already full and 2023 is open so I recommend booking 12-18 months in advanced to make sure you get the date you're dreaming about! I only take 10-12 weddings each year. 

FAQs

Question 1: how soon should i book my wedding?

wedding clients can expect 500-900 images depending on which package they have chosen for their day. Regular portrait sessions include 50 edited images delivered via an online gallery and the photos can be downloaded directly to a phone and computer. 

Question 2: how many photos should i expect?

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FAQs

Not a question but I get this a lot at the start of sessions! Don't worry about it, I'm going to tell you what to do! I don't expect that everyone is pro model material in front of the camera! We're going to laugh through feeling awkward and it's going to be a good time. 

Question 6: we're awkward and don't know what to do

I offer mini session events and pricing typically twice a year - in the spring  and in the fall (fall or christmas minis). 

Question 5: do you offer mini sessions?

you can never go wrong with neutrals - greys, blues, beige, white and black. If you're going to pop color into the session, make sure its within the same color palette. I offer clients a what to wear guide upon booking with me and always love messages asking for opinions on outfits!

Question 4: what should we wear?

I recommend doing your maternity session between 28-34 weeks pregnant. that seems to be the sweet spot where the bump is poppin, you're feeling great and the discomfort of pregnancy is at its minimum! I offer lifestyle newborn sessions in home and do not do traditional styled newborn studio sessions. 

Question 3: when should i book my maternity session?

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If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to chelsey.spinney@gmail.com with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please feel free to email me directly! I check my emails daily.

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