I'm a 28 year-old, born and raised in Southern California! I've been visually creative my entire life. I grew up with a camera in my hand, whether I was making music videos for fun with friends or photo documenting my family vacations. I graduated from San Diego State University with a BS Degree in Television, Film, and New Media, Theatre Arts, and International Studies. I landed a job in TV straight out of college, but learned as I went that it wasn't exactly what I wanted to spend my life doing as a career.

And welp, here I am!! Living my best life as a photographer and  documenting love in its purest form on the daily. One of my favorite parts of photography is catching those LITTLE moments. They may feel insignificant at the time, but traveling back to it can create a magical experience for anyone.

I'd love to connect and get to know each other on a more personal level! But to start, these are some things I couldn't live without...

Hey, I'm Chelsea Best

Who is she?

& YES I absolutely did take advantage of my last name when creating my business. But hey, it's true-- you're only getting the best here!!

Wow, I Love

A few of my favorite things...


Schitt's Creek

The Outdoors

35mm film

The band "Queen"

real moments


gorgeous florals

Picking a photographer can be a tough, time consuming decision. Picking the right photographer can be an even bigger challenge. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have quit my job in TV to pursue photography for nothing. This is my dream job. And for that, I take it more seriously than anything. 

But that's not to say we won't have a little fun! The fun is what I'm here for! I hope to be a light, a comfort, a hype girl. I also hope to be your trusted confidant. Because at the end of the day, I'm here to curate your vision-- your love. Exactly as it is. 

Having a background in 35mm film has helped me capture some of the most magical little moments. And though I call them little, they're some of the most memorable. I yearn to capture nostalgia, so you always have something to look back on and be taken straight back to the exact moment it was captured.

It's as simple as that. 

My Philosophy

Why I do what I do

Reach Out

Tell me what you're looking for!

I hear you're searching for the perfect photographer for your session. Whether it's a wedding, elopement, engagement, or a couples session, I'm your girl! I'd absolutely LOVE to chat with you! But first, fill out this short questionnaire so I can understand more about your vision.

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