is a team effort creating art that tells your story of aloha through my artistic lens.
Aloha! I'm Chelsea Garcia, Fine Art Photographer.
LE'ALE'A - FUN
It doesn't look like I'm having much fun while on the beach in Hawai'i, with 'wind-swept hair.' Don't worry, inside I'm ECSTATIC and looking forward to greeting your ohana when we meet on the beach for YOUR day of le'ale'a - fun. My 'game face's' knitted brows let you know I'm SUPER FOCUSED on getting the light measured correctly for your amazing sunset photo session. You see, I've spent a long time dreaming of this opportunity: to understand your story and creatively capture it for you! This honor is a labor of love that happens to also be full of le'ale'a - fun. Chelseacraft Photography would not be here without immeasurable support from family, friends and most importantly, clients that become ohana, like you. Mahalo & MUCH aloha to you all!
I have dabbled in many formal, self-study and fine art educational classes and workshops:
All evidence that I will always like i loko o to continue crafting the highest quality images.
In exercise of my studies and personal pursuits, I have also completed many works in the following fine arts, which help to inform my eclectic-yet-classical photographic aesthetic and perspective, a kaila I will infuse into the art I create for you:
Along with the the not-so-fine arts of:
I have lived in the deserts of Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico; the evergreen forests of Washington; and a brief 6-week stint in urban Ireland. I have had quite a few inspiring/exasperating adventures along the way, on my own & with my husband(partner-in-crime of 30(!!!) years) and our 6'3" son(reason-for-all-our-grey-hairs (LOL). And now these travels have culminated into transporting our life across 2500 miles of open ocean to Hawai'i nei. Here, you'll often see me with obvious swimsuit strings under my tops as I am perpetually on my way to or from the beach. I continue learning about and exploring the nature, culture, history and minute details of the daily aloha life of my island home on O'ahu and hope to get in a lot more holoholo soon.