I’m Chelsea, a lifestyle, portrait, and nature photographer

I pick up my camera to find the beauty in the simplest moments

About Chelsea

Hi there, I am so happy you're here! 

I am the momma to three beautiful children,  wifey to my amazing husband and owner of Chelsea Batson Photography! 

I am a luxury newborn, family and motherhood photographer based in California & Texas. 

Serving Carmel-by-the-Sea / Central Coast, McKinney / Collin County, and surrounding areas. 

I work with moms who are seeking a full service photography experience so they can enjoy artwork in their homes (without lifting a finger!) 

As a new mom preparing for our first session as a family of three, I found myself overwhelmed with coordinating outfits, getting everyone ready, worrying about makeup and hair, all while nursing a newborn and physically recovering from labor. 

The saddest part of it all is that those very same images are still sitting on the USB, waiting for me to "have the time" to review and print (hello, life and baby #2 and #3)! 

I knew there had to be an easier way to help mommas not only prepare for their session but also ensure that those images hang beautifully in their home.

I have transformed my business into a full service luxury experience because I know exactly what it's like to be in your shoes...

To be a busy momma to littles who wants their images on display in your home with zero spare time to plan and prepare (outfit, location, hair/makeup, artwork creation and placement in home).


Fact 1

I was born and raised in Carmel, lived in the beautiful state of Texas for 17 years, and am now happily back in my hometown.


Fact 2

Sneaking in pictures of my friends when in their element is an old hobby of mine, so portraiture is like second nature to me.


Fact 3

Just like with my photography, I enjoy the simpler things in life - being out and about with friends, good food, and nice views.


Fact 4

I love history, so if we’re out for a city session you will get a complimentary tour guide to distract you from the camera!


Chelsea delivers all that she promises and more. She was incredibly patient and kind during our newborn session. Chelsea's kindness, patience and friendly demeanor are just as appreciated as her incredible talent.