Chelsey is such a talented photographer. The images she captures represent the heart and spirit of our family.
— Sarah G., HS Principal & Mom of two
Chelsey took amazing photos of my kiddos! Getting genuine smiles from my kids is a talent and she’s got the skills to not only elicit true smiles but capture them!
— Lilly K., Camas Mom of 2
I heard from a friend how great the pictures Chelsey took of her sons were. After looking on her website, I loved the beauty of how everything looked like it was taken in the moment.

I love every picture, and will be enjoying these beautifies for years. She did a fantastic job.
— Dauniel C., Washougal Mom of 3

The Heart of MachC

I’m Chelsey, the artist & photographer behind MachC Photography, a light-lovin’, memory making, full service operation. I work with busy “do it all” moms and the HS Seniors they love. They are the memory keepers, the time wardens who are ready to pass the baton and let this memory maker carry the torch and lighten their load. I take the burden and stress off your shoulders. 

Together we get it done. You book the session, I get everyone to enjoy the photoshoot, and you get to enjoy the end result. Together we make decisions that fill your house and make it a home.

I promise you will love living with your art. 

Capturing Who You Really Are

I’m a portrait photographer that captures who you really are. I won’t waste your time with props and intricate sets that have little to do with your Senior or family. I will opt for natural smiles and boisterous laughter. When you step into this zone, you get to see your authentic selves reflected back at you.

With images published in Family Circle, over 10 years of professional experience and a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), you can be sure that quality, experience and service are a top priority. I want you to reap the benefits of investing in something worthwhile. I want you to know you've found the right Camas Senior Photographer, the right Camas Family Photographer. The perfect Camas Washougal Senior Photographer for your "baby". 


So what does this “photoshoot” thing look like?

I use my heart to create artwork that is personal, meaningful and ever-lasting. You benefit by getting artwork that reflects the true heart and soul of your Senior and your family.

And when you value family, you invest in family. In the end, there is no bigger investment in family than memories.

From clothing to location to photoshoot flow and an in-person ordering ease, your whole experience is professionally catered to your needs. As a hybrid studio, you get the best of both worlds: physical, tangible artwork ready to hang and display as well as digital products for the tech savvy parents that need their images ready to share.


As a mother of five, you can rest easy knowing you have an ally who understands potty training isn’t done in a weekend and that pop culture from the 80s and 90s is the good stuff that makes you dance, smile and shout “remember that!”


The MachC family understands that kids can be kids and teens can be … well, kids. It’s stressful wondering what personality with show up that day! Working with me, families see that a little bit of everything shows up on game day, and we are okay with that. There is comfort in knowing I’ve seen it all and can handle the curve balls with ease.


And in case you aren’t sure, you pronounce MachC like “moxie”.

Yeah, we show up with plenty of that too.

So if you are ready to see your family and your high school Senior how your heart sees them … let’s talk!


As Seen in Print & Online


Top 25 Up & Coming Senior Photographers of 2017, The 12th Year

Vancouver Family Magazine, October 2017 Cover Photo

Dear Photographer, Print Magazine, January/February 2017

Vancouver Family Magazine, August 2016 Cover Photo

Vancouver Family Magazine, March 2016 Cover Photo

Print & Displays at WPPI (2013) and Imaging USA (New Orleans)

Newborn & Family Displays, Interior Womens' Health, 2011 - current

First Friday Artist (Fairbanks, AK), July 2011

Feature piece in Family Circle Magazine, December 2009

Freelance Location Scout and Assistant, GoodYear Tires, Fall of 2008

Blogs: NAPCP, Mom*tog