YOU+ME :: About Chelsea Nicole



You are an artist and I am an artist. When we work together it's an energizing collaboration where we create fantastic images that will survive our little lives and journey on in the care of next generations. Someday, in that inevitable dusty-distant future, a curious relative will untie a ribbon and unwrap the carefully bound imagery we created and think, "Yeah... Our ancestors had style." Or, maybe they'll just laugh at our dated clothes. Either way - they will be impressed by the true joy that shines through honest images.

I'm wired for art that celebrates. And there's one celebration that is better than any other on this planet: Your wedding day. It's a celebration of you and how great it is that you managed to track down the love of your life AND managed to shackle them forever! I imagine you have a lot of love in your life. I imagine that's why you're here. You want to capture even the tiniest part of it, freeze it in time, enlarge it, or tack it to your fridge or plaster it on Facebook. Let's celebrate it. Let's take some amazing photos you never thought you'd have of yourself. Let's celebrate how totally hot you look today. Let's create some magic that'll make your parents cry. Let's ignore some 'Do Not Trespass' signs. Let's celebrate these fleeting hours and create art together!

I am an artist. So are you. I can't make my art without you. You, and your odd little imperfect quirks that make you both who you are. I can't make images without you and all the love you have for your special love muffin. There's an artist deep within all of us. Some of us appreciate art - and some of us create it. I started creating art with traditional film: large-format landscapes; un-fancy fine-art nudes; all-nighters immersed in the magical smell of the darkroom; thick fibre prints for friends, galleries, publications. Then something happened. I shot a wedding. I never would have expected it, but I was hooked. There's a feeling you just can't get shooting anything else.