Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Chelsey Somohano Photography to the La Rousse blog!
Read on to find out why she's madly passionate about documenting memories, intimate weddings, and printing her work.
Above image by Rachel Lombardi
Nashville, Tennessee (but I'll always be a Florida girl at heart).
Authentic, romantic and colorful.
The 50 1.2L, hands down. That thing never leaves my camera!
A beautifully curated, intimate southern wedding full of love and laughter. I really enjoy documenting moments, and those smaller weddings where the couple's personality is really present in every single detail just makes the difference for me. I tend to gravitate towards smaller, intimate weddings as it is. Throw in some pretty southern belles, bowties and mint juleps (and maybe even some horses!) and I am in heaven.
Miami, Florida. I grew up in Florida and most of my family still lives down south. I'm lucky to have a beach house to visit anytime I want to get away. There's nothing better than waking up to the sound of crashing waves and walking barefoot along the beach watching the sunrise.
Probably at myself this morning. If you can't laugh at yourself, how can you laugh at anybody else?
Knowing that years down the road, the photographs that I create for people will still have so much meaning. There's something to be said about being able to preserve a moment in time forever. As cheesy as it sounds, knowing that someone can look back on a photo that I took and remember exactly the way they felt at that very moment is just magical.
I have a pretty serious admiration for what I do. A few years ago, my father passed away. During that time, I discovered hundreds and hundreds of photographs that I didn't know existed. Having those memories to hold and cherish forever really changed my perspective on what I do. Sure, I love the pretty bridesmaids and the details, but it's the moments that matter, and I know why.
I offer La Rousse glass boxes as an addition to any of my wedding collections, and I really drive home the importance of having tangible items. I challenge every single one of my clients to get prints, but sometimes, I'm so inspired by a couple's story that I surprise them with one of these. I always get such a great response to them!