Hey there!

I'm Chelsea Stratso.

i'm here to help you build a profitable creative brand.

I'm a believer that you should build your job around your lifestyle, not the other way around.

I'm a small town girl from Pilot Point, Texas, turned entrepreneur, world traveler, photographer, surfer, and snowboarder. My love of following the unknown and taking risks has lead me to living my best life on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii!

But life behind the scenes hasn't always been beach frolicks and rainbows. My larger than life dreams were always met with larger than life anxiety. Phew! As you can imagine, this made becoming a successful entrepreneur prettyyyy difficult. But I'm a believer that nothing is impossible, so I tackled my anxiety issues, and took control of my life. My ability to go from being incapable to make eye contact with strangers to owning businesses that thrive on human connection is proof that if you want something bad enough, you can make it happen!

When I launched my wedding photography business in Hawaii, the hustle and struggle was real. I'm not sure if you've heard, but living in Hawaii is expensive AF. I knew if i wanted to thrive and not just survive, I would have to work hard. I hustled my ass off by offering $100 photoshoots on Craigslist while I established myself across the islands. Today, that same business brings in 6-figures in under 10 months a year. Guess what I get to do with the time off? Travel!

Sounds like a dream, right?
Owning my own business has allowed me to enrich other people's lives while giving me the flexibility to live a lifestyle I always dreamed of. I'm passionate about helping other's achieve their dreams, so that they can live their best life, too.

"the worst way to fail is by not trying."

words i live by

seriously... just go for it!

the year I photographed my first solo wedding

2011

weddings & elopements photographed in Hawaii

300+

countries i've traveled to

15+

the year i moved to hawaii.

2015

I'm a little crazy about...

I can't get enough

 hot sauce

LITTLE DETAILs

house plants and local art

home decor

tropical vibes

My fiancé

efrain!

FAVORITE ACCESSORY

anything pink!

tv show

the office

DRINK OF CHOICE

black coffee

photography

Instax + digital

are you ready to build

the business of your dreams?

hell  yea!