Services We Offer


Photography

Create amazing memories to be displayed on the most important walls of your home. We provide a one-of-kind boutique portrait experience for families, and high school seniors in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.

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Private Photo Editing

Running a full-time photography business can be taxing on your time. Let us help take the weight off your shoulders with our photo editing services. Specializing in Lightroom for Wedding Photographers.

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Mentoring

So you're learning to use your camera but are now confused about all the different software options and editing styles? No worries! Let us help guide you toward putting the finishing touches on your images using Lightroom.

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Why choose us?

What to expect:

Quality Imagery Based on Experience

Photography has been a passion of mine for well over a decade. Providing creative, quality photographs for your family to love throughout the ages is just what we do here at Chelsea Mowery Photography.

Boutique Service

Our photography and mentoring sessions are completely tailored to you, bringing you the unique, customized experience you're looking for. Whether you're sitting down for your Session Premiere or pulling up a chair to learn how to make your own photography stand out, you can be sure to enjoy every step of the journey as we walk you through it.

A Love for Community

As a Christian-based company, we volunteer our time to serving others in our local community church. We believe there is tremendous value in cultivating genuine relationships with everyone whose lives we touch.

What others are saying:

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Elizabeth M. | Family Session

LOVE her work! She was great with posing and arranging the props I wanted, and has a great way with kids. I couldn't be happier with the quality of her work, professionalism, and her upbeat demeanor that lending to a stress-free photo shoot. I would HIGHLY recommend her!
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LOVE her work! She was great with posing and arranging the props I wanted, and has a great way with kids. I couldn't be happier with the quality of her work, professionalism, and her upbeat demeanor that lending to a stress-free photo shoot. I would HIGHLY recommend her!
Kelly

Kelly N. | Mentoring

It has been such a joy to work with Chelsea Mowery! She has been such a tremendous help in creating a consistent editing workflow and has guided me through new territory as I have entered in the photography world. She has offered constructive tips on how to reduce my editing time in Lightroom, which will ultimately allow me to spend more time photographing which is what I enjoy most. I highly recommend Chelsea as a photo editing mentor, not to mention she is also a very talented photographer! Thanks Chelsea for all of your help and guidance!
2016-03-13T21:35:56+00:00
Kelly
It has been such a joy to work with Chelsea Mowery! She has been such a tremendous help in creating a consistent editing workflow and has guided me through new territory as I have entered in the photography world. She has offered constructive tips on how to reduce my editing time in Lightroom, which will ultimately allow me to spend more time photographing which is what I enjoy most. I highly recommend Chelsea as a photo editing mentor, not to mention she is also a very talented photographer! Thanks Chelsea for all of your help and guidance!
Erica

Erica M. | Mentoring

Chelsea Mowery is an absolute genius when it comes to editing, lighting, and overall technology as it relates to photography! She mentored me one-on-one and my knowledge and editing performance grew by leaps and bounds after every session! Before I began working with her as a photo editing coach, it took me about 8 hours to edit one session. Now I am down to two hours and sometimes less! I highly recommend Chelsea to any fellow photographers who are looking for mentoring/coaching to either learn basic editing or take their style to the next level!
2016-03-13T21:30:46+00:00
Erica
Chelsea Mowery is an absolute genius when it comes to editing, lighting, and overall technology as it relates to photography! She mentored me one-on-one and my knowledge and editing performance grew by leaps and bounds after every session! Before I began working with her as a photo editing coach, it took me about 8 hours to edit one session. Now I am down to two hours and sometimes less! I highly recommend Chelsea to any fellow photographers who are looking for mentoring/coaching to either learn basic editing or take their style to the next level!
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Diane + Todd | Engagement + Wedding

My husband Todd and I were married on September 10, 2014. Chelsea was recommended by one of our friends. I am thankful and grateful that we were able to share our special day with Chelsea. She did an amazing job and was truly able to capture the love we feel for one another. Chelsea was always on time and she seemed to be happy and enjoying herself, while she was making us happy. She was able to catch the beautiful colors in the sky, when she was taking our engagement pictures and she made me feel extra special as a new bride. I would definitely ask her to take pictures of our special occasions in the future and I would also consider her to be a new found friend.
2015-10-02T16:04:09+00:00
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My husband Todd and I were married on September 10, 2014. Chelsea was recommended by one of our friends. I am thankful and grateful that we were able to share our special day with Chelsea. She did an amazing job and was truly able to capture the love we feel for one another. Chelsea was always on time and she seemed to be happy and enjoying herself, while she was making us happy. She was able to catch the beautiful colors in the sky, when she was taking our engagement pictures and she made me feel extra special as a new bride. I would definitely ask her to take pictures of our special occasions in the future and I would also consider her to be a new found friend.
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Macmanus Family | Family Session

It was completely providential that I ran into Chelsea! Both relatively new to the area, our family was all going to be together. Chelsea took us on with very little notice and I couldn't be happier with the results! I love the photos we ended up with - the choice was tough! The way she captured us in our surroundings, worked with a group of six adults and three small children, one of them an infant, was incredible. She remained calm and collected in her approach. I love the way she played with the setting sun through the trees. I can't wait to get my photos framed and hung on the walls of our home! Thanks, Chelsea! We'll be calling on you again as our family continues to expand!
2015-10-02T16:02:40+00:00
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It was completely providential that I ran into Chelsea! Both relatively new to the area, our family was all going to be together. Chelsea took us on with very little notice and I couldn't be happier with the results! I love the photos we ended up with - the choice was tough! The way she captured us in our surroundings, worked with a group of six adults and three small children, one of them an infant, was incredible. She remained calm and collected in her approach. I love the way she played with the setting sun through the trees. I can't wait to get my photos framed and hung on the walls of our home! Thanks, Chelsea! We'll be calling on you again as our family continues to expand!
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Shelly + Bob | Couples Session

My husband and I had the most exciting photo shoot in the snow with Chelsea when she and her husband recently visited in Pennsylvania during Thanksgiving 2014. Although Chelsea wasn't expecting 6" of snow and didn't have snow boots with her, she was more than happy to trudge around the snow in just her sneakers getting the most precious shots of my husband and I with our 2 dogs. She came early to our mini-shoot, which was shot on location at our home, and helped us picked out some outdoor attire to wear that would compliment our surroundings and the freshly fallen snow. I'm not one that enjoys getting my picture taken, but she had a unique way of getting us to relax and laugh and just enjoy the moment. This is the first time in a long time that I have actually enjoyed looking at photographs of myself and my husband. She captured the best of each of us and our personalities. Thanks again Chelsea for making our photo shoot so special and a day to remember for a lifetime!
2015-10-02T15:34:32+00:00
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My husband and I had the most exciting photo shoot in the snow with Chelsea when she and her husband recently visited in Pennsylvania during Thanksgiving 2014. Although Chelsea wasn't expecting 6" of snow and didn't have snow boots with her, she was more than happy to trudge around the snow in just her sneakers getting the most precious shots of my husband and I with our 2 dogs. She came early to our mini-shoot, which was shot on location at our home, and helped us picked out some outdoor attire to wear that would compliment our surroundings and the freshly fallen snow. I'm not one that enjoys getting my picture taken, but she had a unique way of getting us to relax and laugh and just enjoy the moment. This is the first time in a long time that I have actually enjoyed looking at photographs of myself and my husband. She captured the best of each of us and our personalities. Thanks again Chelsea for making our photo shoot so special and a day to remember for a lifetime!
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Emily | Senior Session

Chelsea is an AMAZING photographer. She is so sweet and easy to talk to. She made my senior shoot perfect and fun! I am a perfectionist, about everything, especially when it comes down to my pictures. I told her exactly what I wanted, and expected, and she went above and beyond my expectation! I can honestly say that I would 100% recommend her to anyone and everyone!
2015-10-02T15:21:05+00:00
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Chelsea is an AMAZING photographer. She is so sweet and easy to talk to. She made my senior shoot perfect and fun! I am a perfectionist, about everything, especially when it comes down to my pictures. I told her exactly what I wanted, and expected, and she went above and beyond my expectation! I can honestly say that I would 100% recommend her to anyone and everyone!
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Stephanie + Billy | Couples Session

Chelsea was a very professional photographer and took the time and patience to include our dog in the family pictures, before my husband deployed. She knew all of the areas that we would like to use for a backdrop for the photoshoot, making it easy for us just to be able to travel to her and get the photoshoot done. Chelsea was kind, patient, professional, and made sure she got all the photos we wanted. The quality of her work is simply amazing and the quality of her products are great too!
2015-10-02T15:19:51+00:00
Bohm Family-85
Chelsea was a very professional photographer and took the time and patience to include our dog in the family pictures, before my husband deployed. She knew all of the areas that we would like to use for a backdrop for the photoshoot, making it easy for us just to be able to travel to her and get the photoshoot done. Chelsea was kind, patient, professional, and made sure she got all the photos we wanted. The quality of her work is simply amazing and the quality of her products are great too!
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April + Matt | Couples Session

Chelsea was SO quick to respond and squeezed me in for our Christmas cards and got our photos back so very timely. I was referred by a friend and am SOO glad I was because these were the best photos my hubby and I have ever had done in the 3 professional shoots we've had in the past. I have recommended all of my local friends to her and will be setting up another shoot in the next month or so for some professional headshots for my business! Not to mention Chelsea is such a sweet person to work with! You will love her work! <3
2015-10-02T15:18:47+00:00
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Chelsea was SO quick to respond and squeezed me in for our Christmas cards and got our photos back so very timely. I was referred by a friend and am SOO glad I was because these were the best photos my hubby and I have ever had done in the 3 professional shoots we've had in the past. I have recommended all of my local friends to her and will be setting up another shoot in the next month or so for some professional headshots for my business! Not to mention Chelsea is such a sweet person to work with! You will love her work! <3
Charlotte family photographer | NC creative portrait photography

Grant Z. | Family Session

I was looking for a Charlotte family photographer to do pictures for us since we were all finally going to be in the same place at once. So pleased we choose Chelsea Mowery Photography. Chelsea was super responsive and her online system made coordination a breeze even though I live in Chicago. When we arrived for the shoot, Chelsea took the time to get to know everyone and make us all feel comfortable. Ultimately the whole family was relaxed which led to some excellent pictures! Highly recommended for anyone looking to do great family portraits/photos.
2016-03-13T21:36:59+00:00
Charlotte family photographer | NC creative portrait photography
I was looking for a Charlotte family photographer to do pictures for us since we were all finally going to be in the same place at once. So pleased we choose Chelsea Mowery Photography. Chelsea was super responsive and her online system made coordination a breeze even though I live in Chicago. When we arrived for the shoot, Chelsea took the time to get to know everyone and make us all feel comfortable. Ultimately the whole family was relaxed which led to some excellent pictures! Highly recommended for anyone looking to do great family portraits/photos.

Our Story

Well hey! I’m so glad you stopped by. If you’re wondering who I am, how I got my start, or just plain wanting to know who to look for when you’re meeting me at your photography session, you’ve come to the right place!

I’m here to tell you that I’m just a simple Christian gal from a small town in Pennsylvania who grew up with a camera in her hands, couldn’t keep the mud off her clothes, and always had a furry animal to cuddle.

Nowadays, I’m married to the man of my dreams and have two of the best fur babies to cuddle, have a career that I love, travel without hesitations, drink coffee like it’s my job, and am always looking forward to life’s next adventure.

I love making new connections and creating sessions that are customized to each of my clients. A house truly becomes a home when your walls are showcasing the people you love the most. I would be honored to be a part of making that a reality for you and your family and help you create the most valuable pieces of artwork you will ever own.

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