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The EveryGirl + Cyn Kain Photography


outfit 1// [jacket: jcrew // dress: jcrew // kicks: valentino // baubles: jcrew (here and here), max & chloemichael kors]

Hopefully you've had a chance to check out my feature with The EveryGirl last week.  No doubt you noticed the amazing photos, which were likely more interesting than my verbose interview. (No one has ever accused me of being brief).  I had so much fun working with Cyn of Cyn Kain Photography on this piece.  Cyn is an amazing photographer and a lot of fun to hang with.  She does all sorts of photography as well so if you are looking for a photographer for an event (any where, practically) definitely check her out.  And here are some of my faves from our shoot that didn't make the feature.

[plate: kate spade ticker tape tidbit plate // bowl: catbird // mug (used as pen holder): Anthropologie// earrings: tiffany // Star paperweight: Coach]

[mug: reiko kaneko]

[notebook: JCrew]

Random Fun Facts:

* Cyn and I probably spent just as much time chatting as we did shooting 

* We shot at two locations: my office and another locally in Raleigh

* My dressing room between shoots was actually my car

* The peonies on my desk came from our garden at home

* Cyn introduced me to Jubala Coffee where the beans are fantastic and I started my own personal addiction to Liege Belgian Waffles

* I had absolutely NO idea what I was going to wear the day before the shoot and I was texting pictures to my girlfriend the night before and bugging my husband the morning of

* The tassel garland is actually the balloon string from this shoot

* The Valentios were an early celebratory gift to myself for hitting my one-year mark at Quintiles, as well as a happy birthday to me gift

* My computer background is a monthly background from Ashley Brooke Designs

* The Love ring is from my sister 

* I keep gummy bears handy at all times (hence the jars on my desk below)

outfit 2 // [jacket: xoxo (old, similar here) // shirt: jcrew (onsale!) //skirt: jcrew (onsale!) // kicks: jcrew // baubles: jcrew (here), stella and dot (here and here), blee inara, michael kors, kate spade // bag: kate spade // sunnies: prada]

all images c/o Cyn Kain Photography

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  1. You have peonies in your garden at home? That's awesome. This whole photo shoot is fantastic, Chelsea!

  2. very beautiful photos!


  3. Chelsea, I am using her for my wedding photography! She is amazing! Beautiful photos!

  4. I enjoyed reading your interview!!

  5. Love! The mug photo is my favorite. Mysterious and sassy -- congrats!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous photos!!! You look lovely :-)

    xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

  7. Yay! Loved meeting you! Don't be a stranger!

  8. Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a fun time too!

  9. It was such a wonderful feature and all the pictures were gorgeous!


    Five Minute Style

  10. I caught the post regarding your recognition via the Quintiles page. Congratulations on your feature! You are an excellent example of a successful, creative and balanced working woman. You have a new follower. :)


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