“Seeing how far you’ve come and what you’ve accomplished over the years really is good for the soul. It helps remind me that all of my hard work is not in vain, and that even the small things we do to better ourselves and our businesses, really do help.” Chelsea of Poppy La’Rue Photography not only inspires us with her photos, but now her words too? Who is this chick? Chelsea is a Georgia-based lifestyle photographer who specializes in wedding, family, commercial (and more!) with an alternative, colorful twist. Her photos are kind of like dreams that you can capture and hold on to forever — and we’re kind of obsessed with her. It was truly a pleasure working with Poppy La’Rue Photography at the 3rd Athens NotWedding.
“Chelsea is a doll! She has a talent that you will love and a personality that you will adore! She will shoot your wedding beautifully and make you feel so special during it. What more could you want in a wedding photographer?”
The Athens NotWedding Team
Describe Poppy La’Rue Photography in five words or less.
Colorful, whimsy, fresh, modern and unique.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is capturing a moment frozen in time never to be repeated so that my clients can forever have that moment and those people in it. I also like chasing two year olds around while they scream “pickle juice”, so that’s definitely my second favorite thing.
List three of your favorite small businesses and why they are on your list.
-Amelie’s French Bakery: Hands down the best interiorly decorated place I’ve ever walked into. It’s full of french decor and multiple versions of the Mona Lisa everywhere. Plus, their tea and pastries are to die for.
-Crafted Westside: It’s like a small craft flea market with dozens of different artists setup inside. They sell everything from stationary to jewelry to paintings. Artists all over Atlanta set up shop there and it is an amazing experience and lesson on shopping local. I get lost for hours!
-The Merchant: It’s the coolest little gift/antique/stationary combination shop ever. Directly across from Crafted Westside, it’s loaded down with local artists work along with suites from Kate Spade, Rifle Paper Co, etc. Just a cool place all around.
What are you most proud of?
I think I’m most proud when I look at pictures taken by me from last year, the year before and even five years ago. Seeing how far you’ve come and what you’ve accomplished over the years really is good for the soul. It helps remind me that all of my hard work is not in vain, and that even the small things we do to better ourselves and our businesses, really do help.
What is your favorite part of The NotWedding experience?
The connections that were made with other vendors, definitely. A few of us have already teamed up for something new, and it’s so exciting having people in your bubble that just “get it.”