image © DrewB Photography ~ Thanks Drew!
Interactive, fresh, fun, playful, genuine … and real
- those are the words that describe MachC Photography.
I photograph those that I work with the same way that I photograph my own family – with love, compassion and heart. I want you to see what I see, when I see them. I am passionately pursuing my creative dreams … and giving them to you.
Chelsey is a Proud Member of Professional Photographers of America and is a fourth generation Alaskan. She was published in the national magazine publication – Family Circle, featuring a North Pole family of five.
RAVES & REVIEWS
Cindy Shumaker shared a link.
Again, I can’t thank you enough for helping us to write our journey; your ability to bring pictures to life is a testament of your talent and heart. Thank you.
Moms: I went to our session with MachC Photography yesterday. Of course the pictures were amazing, but she is top notch with how she presented them! I was crying in like 10.5 seconds. Chelsey outdid herself and has such talent! Thank you, Chelsey!
~ Susan Vincent, Mom to 2014 Senior
Cindy Shumaker shared a link.
Listen. Can you hear the laughter in that photograph? Well that’s because we genuinely had a great time as Chelsey spent an evening with us. I don’t have “posed” pictures on my walls I have artwork, it just so happens that the subjects are my family.
~ shared by MachC Photography Client
I had never had a professional photo session before this, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I thought was going to be an hour or two of taking pictures was something much more enjoyable than that! Chelsey’s bubbly energy and infectious laugh made the whole thing so much fun. And the experience only got better as the images she captured were revealed to us. We are completely stunned and impressed at what she was able to create. As corny as it sounds, this has been a life-changing experience for our family and my hope is we never have to go back to ‘canned’ department store portraits again!
6/1/11 11:24AM shared by MachC Photography Client
Thank you so much for such a wonderful time on Tuesday! Wes – Mr. “I hate taking my picture” is still talking about how much fun it was!! Thank you so much! We can’t wait to do it again.
| Steffanee H. (shared on MachC Photography Facebook Wall)
MachC Photography provides customer service far beyond the “normal”. The information she gathers prior to each session is critical to the success of each photograph taken~and it shows through her work. The sessions always go smoothly with no pressure for the “perfect” shot. Each person’s personality is captured whether in group photos or individual~truly amazing! As a family of six it absolutley amazed me that MachC was able to capture us all at our “best”. Our six year old has Autism and I was extremely nervous about our first family session. The on location shoot, Chelsey’s relaxed nature and skills, and of course our beautiful daughter made our family session amazing while capturing her beauty. The delivery of your photos and gifts is a day you look forward too!
| Heidi & family
I just wanted to thank you again for the gorgeous canvas of Jade and I. Wade loves it and insisted that it should go in the center of the living area. When we opened it Slater said, “Wow, MOM! SISTER!” We love you and the work that you do, thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic picture. Looking forward to the session in March. The little one can sit up for short amounts of time on her own and can roll, but on her stomach she wiggles a lot – no crawling yet.
Wade, Robyn, Slater and Jade
Thank you so much! They are beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes looking at them! Gosh I’m such a sucker for him! Thanks again I’ll keep in touch on your blog! | Traci Wood
Although we already knew you were amazing and produced beautiful work…you have once again blown us away. You are such a wonderful person and a phenomenal artist, thank you for sharing your talent with us. I am thankful for this small town and that our paths crossed. We had a such a fun time with you, thank you for the evening and for baring with us, the mosquitoes, and Tucker We can’t wait to see you again!
| Megan & Chris Bunch
Chelsey is the best photographer I have had the pleasure of working with in Fairbanks. She managed to capture aspects of my family’s personalities in a way I have never seen. She comes to your house where you (and your children) are most comfortable, and she works with whoever is ready to “play” at that moment. My youngest daughter (2, at the time) was ready right away, and we got all of her best shots early on. My older daughter (5, at the time) took about 15 minutes to warm up, so the timing was perfect. Chelsey also worked with the weather. It started getting cooler and the wind started blowing, so we brought out a favorite blanket and wrapped up the whole family. We were all laughing the whole time!
One aspect of the photo shoot I really liked was Chelsey’s involvement even prior to the day of pictures. She would send information giving us ideas and asked me to think about what my children really love, so we could capture them enjoying a few of their favorite things (Think “Sound of Music“, literally )
Finally, the slide show Chelsey put together as part of the gallery was amazing. And I say that with emphasis! When we watched it, I cried, my 5-year old daughter cried, and my mom cried! In fact, the song she chose to accompany the pictures was an old Natalie Merchant song that my husband had in his CD collection. My older daughter asked her daddy to play the song so we could all dance to it. We actually created a beautiful memory together simply by playing our now “special family” song and dancing in the backyard.
Overall, the session was enjoyable and fun. Very unlike many other photography sessions in which we have to bribe our children to smile in an artificial environment. No stress involved in this one! In fact, in our attempt to preserve some beautiful memories on film, we actually made new ones. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you Chelsey!
~Sincerely, Karri VanDeventer
Here’s where you should start:
2. Yes? Then let’s keep going! Take a look at where my work has been, what a session is like, the value, the quality, the story behind the family. See what a professional portraiture experience is like.
3. Hit that contact form. From there … let’s make magic happen.
The longer version?
“Getting your pictures taken” should be more than that. It should be more than the mall experience, more than the cookie cutter studio. I believe the experience should be personal & tailored to your needs. It should reflect you, your family, your children and your heart.
It should remind you of what they were like at that age.
It should remind you of why you fell in love.
It should remind you of why you stayed in love.
It should remind you of what family means to you.
At MachC Photography I strive to give you that experience. We start with simple questions that come from the heart. From there, I can see things that maybe seem everyday to you. We start to plan the where and when of your day. We may talk outfits … or we may save that for the day of. For some families and kids, we shoot on location at your favorite park or nature preserve. For some of you, I will step inside your home and photograph your family right there, capturing all the details that make you, you. About ten days after our photo shoot, we meet up again to go over the images and decide what you would like. Several weeks later, all of your products are ready to hang or display in your home.
The process is real, authentically you, and designed to be easy, stress-free and convenient for busy moms and dads. It’s the MachC way.