Hi, I am Chelsea Kowalski (Cordes) creator of Captures by Chelsea!

Thanks for visiting my page, I'm so happy you are here! I'm currently booking 2023 wedding videography and beyond. Below is a little more about myself.

Capturing people in their happiest moments has always been a passion of mine and I'm excited I've been able to turn that passion into a small business! I only take about 15 weddings per year in order to not spread myself thin or feel rushed creating your videos. This also allows me to be able to send out final products very timely in a 3-5 week turn around! I love not only putting together your wedding day love story but capturing who you are as a couple. My ultimate goal is for your great grandchildren to watch your wedding video decades from now and be able to feel your love.

I was born and raised in upstate NY near the southern edge of the Adirondack Mountains. I went college at SUNY Fredonia then continued my education by getting an MBA from SUNY Oswego. After working a few years professionally as an accountant my boyfriend (now husband!) and I decided it was finally time to get out of the cold so we packed our bags and headed for the beach, Wilmington, NC. After a year of living the salt life we moved over to Charlotte, NC to be near Lake Norman and more opportunity. We got married in September 2021 and I love the new perspective I have as being a recent bride myself while filming weddings!

Now that we've started to settle some roots here I have begun my own business adventure. Captures by Chelsea was founded in 2019 and in 2022 I've decided to focus mainly on wedding videography! Photography services will still be available for those who want mixed sessions. I have absolutely loved this journey so far and can't wait to keep growing in this industry.

Photo credit:

  • Branding Photos by Amanda Richard Photo
  • Engagement Photos by Stephanie Cranford Photo
  • Wedding Photos by Sean Hood Photography

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