The Chelsea Modern Images Studio is located in beautiful, historical Lewiston, New York.  
You'll find us in the red brick schoolhouse, 145 N. 4th Street upstairs in Suite 2.  Most sessions can be done either in studio or on-location.  Contact me to discuss the details of your session and we'll pick a stunning venue to bring your vision to life.

$100 deposit is required when booking to reserve your appointment time, balance is due at the time of the session.  All sessions include high resolution negatives and a print release. 

I carry a full line of archival quality albums, books, frames, prints and other products so that you not only enjoy your images digitally but also display them as unique and personal fine-art images in your home.

If booking a corporate, academic event or wedding be sure to contact me early to ensure availability.   Most weddings book one year in advance, and some popular dates book up even sooner.   Corporate events should be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. A 30% deposit is due on all wedding and corporate events at the time of booking.

When booking for maternity sessions book at least a few months in advance to ensure availability.  The best time to photograph newborns is 4-14 days after birth.

Please allow 3 weeks of processing time for most family, senior portrait and modeling sessions.    If you have a deadline let me know at booking and I will be sure to accommodate.  
For weddings please allow a minimum of 8 weeks of processing time.   


$385  Includes a one hour in studio or on-location session and 20 images on USB.  Personalized sessions tailored to highlight your unique beauty, interests and individuality.

Cake Smash - Add $40 for cake and decorations

Senior or Model - Add $150 (additional hour included)

Extended Family - Add $150 (additional hour included)

Child, family & maternity 

$595 Includes a 3-4 hour styled in-studio session.  Slow, gentle session allows time for soothing and feeding.  Includes 25 images on USB. 
Belly to Baby Package - $825 Includes both Maternity and Newborn sessions, 45 total images on USB 

One Sweet Year Package - $1295  Includes 4 sessions to celebrate baby's first year.   Full newborn and cake smash session, plus 6 month and 9 month mini-sessions.  65 Total images on USB &  $30 Print Voucher

Newborn sessions

Wedding Packages begin at $2,900 for 8 hours of coverage.  Hourly rates are available for couples that do not require a full day of coverage.    
Engagement Sessions - $485  Include a 2 hour styled session, images on USB and a 20-page hardcover book.  

Corporate and non-wedding events start at $200/hour for a minimum of two hours.    All sessions include rights to images on USB drive.

Corporate portrait rates are $195/half hour, $345/hour

Weddings & Events

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"Chelsea Sears has been my go to photographer for the past 6 years. I have two boys (soon to be 3!) who are never compliant with the picture taking process. I’m always amazed at how relaxed she is during their chaos, and how we never feel rushed, or feel the need to apologize for their behavior. But even more amazing is she manages to take some of the most beautiful images after a session that I was convinced, due to my boy’s behavior (and perhaps my resultant mood), was disastrous.
Her combination of artistry and recognition for our unique family rhythm creates images that are stunning while not overly fussy. Charming while not cheesy. This is hard line to walk and one in which she does with great artistry.."


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From my wedding to welcoming my third daughter, every photo Chelsea has taken of my family is filled with love, laughter and always the perfect light!
Chelsea shares my love of nature and it shows in every outdoor shoot; her creativity, passion and talent shine in her studio and beyond!


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