My name is Chelsey Somohano and I am a wedding photographer in Tampa, Florida!
I specialize in authentic wedding photography that is candid, colorful, and intimate with a bit of southern flair. I use natural light to document warm, genuine moments. I strive to create photographs with a simplicity that allows the story to unfold naturally.
If you connect with my work and would like more information, please contact me.
Five years ago, I stumbled upon dozens of boxes of photographs, hidden away for a lifetime in my grandmother's house. They were overflowing with photographs of days past; the day my grandmother and grandfather got married, the day my dad was born, my own parents' childhood, and many of my own childhood memories that I had only ever recalled. They were photos of everyday life, preserved in perfect, individual prints. Real, tangible things that I could hold in my hand. Finding those images, those preserved memories that I didn't even know existed, really changed my perspective about what it is I really do. This change in thinking really helped evolve my photographic style into what it is today. My intention is not only to take beautiful photographs, but to leave you feeling exactly the way you did in that moment that I captured. My intention is to leave you with a story that you can see, and feel, and hold in your hands.
There’s something to be said about having the ability to preserve a moment for somebody forever. When it comes to wedding photography, I consider what I do to be magic. I love observing how people interact with each other. Everyone you love in the same place celebrating your commitment to one another. I love documenting special days. I love documenting stolen glances and hidden tears and subtle smiles and uninhibited emotion. I love capturing that look he gives you when you aren’t paying attention. I love seeing that moment when you're walking down the aisle and you sneak a quick peek at your dad. I live for those moments.
When I'm not photographing weddings, you can find me on the beaches of Tampa Bay, playing with my horses, or binge-watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother on the couch in sweatpants!
There are so many talented wedding photographers in the Tampa Bay area that can take pictures to document how beautiful everything looks on your wedding day.
The difference in my style is that I strive to create photos that will remind you of how it felt on your wedding day.
Wedding photography collections for 2017 and 2018 begin at $1750.
Feel free to check out some of my most recent work by clicking on the images below!