self portrait 2017

self portrait 2017

Photography is my lifeblood. It is the way I express my heart, my emotions and my very soul. I've never had anything in my life that makes me feel the way photography does & I am incredibly grateful to the people who have helped & continue to help me achieve my dreams on a daily basis. This is what I was made to do.

I am 26, straightedge, a crazy cat lady, film & instant film lover, & a huge baked goods & tea enthusiast. Born & Raised in North Carolina with a wanderlust so strong it's hard to contain. I am a Graduate from Randolph Community College with an AAS in Commercial Photography specializing in Beauty & Fashion Photography. I interned with Beauty & Fashion Photographer Sarah Silver for 4 months in New York City (Spring & Summer of 2016) where I learned the in's & out's of the business & am constantly seeking my latest inspiration. Currently living in beautiful downtown Winston-Salem, NC with my boyfriend and cat Luna.



  • NUDEmag Issue 11 (November 2016)
  • IMIRAGE Magazine Open Theme Beauty Issue (June 2017)
  • beauNU Magazine Open Issue Book 1 (June 2017)
  • Promo Magazine Issue 44 Summer Elegance (July 2017)
  • NUDEmag Issue 019 (July 2017)


North Carolina Based // Available For Hire Worldwide

EMAIL // hello@chelseaclayton.com to book

XO Chelsea