XO CHELS.

Fine Event and Portraiture Photography in the Pacific Northwest.

                              Chelsea Gaya



You found me! Welcome! 

How did I get here?     
Well...
Taking photographs is one passion has followed me for the last twenty years as I have studied in film, classic film development, and have taken the wild roller coaster of digital photography, all the way up from the days of two megapixels up to now with my DSLRs.  From rodeo and photography in the horse world, to nature and wild life, freelancer community member of National Geographic,  my photographic experiences and tastes have varied.   I  currently work in music photo-journalism, professionally shooting Ben Folds and Fiona Apple, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, and many others. Presently a photographer for Portland's Vortex Music Magazine,  some of my past work can be found in Oregon Music News, The Examiner, and Q Magazine. 

With the increased requests for engagement, wedding, and personal photo sessions of many kinds, I decided to take the leap and open my doors for business in creative domestic photography. And much to my delight, I've enjoyed every opportunity that has come my way. 

Outside of photography, I am a graduate in Physics and work a day job in an office like most of the world. I host a blog and web series for fun with friends that focuses on comics and cocktails, and in my spare time, I garden, can preserves, and find new things to make.  I'm also mother to  Bernese Mountain Dog and a flock of misfit ducks at my home in the Cascades which I lovingly refer to as The Shire.

Circa XO is the Wedding portion of my photography. Separately branded as I will usually bring in more than one shooter for such occasions to ensure all the important moments are captured. 

Along with our double shooter photography package, we can offer large vintage props as well such as a forest green 1920's Chaise Lounge, which we love to place in fields or other outdoor locations for photos, and a cerulean 1959 Chevy Apache pickup for those Country Charm occasions is also available in some instances.

If you're interested or have questions, don't hesitate to email me at CircaXOPhotography@gmail.com. 

xoxo,

   Chels.