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'm a 20's something, feminist, LGBTQ+ ally, straightedge, cat mom, lipstick hoarder, film & instant film lover, and a huge tea enthusiast & coffee snob. When I have free time I love to bake - especially chocolate chip cookies. I was born and raised in Greensboro, NC but currently call Winston Salem, NC home with my Boyfriend Jesse and our cat Luna. I am a graduate from Randolph Community College with an AAS in Commercial Photography specializing in Beauty & Fashion Photography. I have been published in numerous independent fashion magazines as well as having interned with photographer Sarah Silver for 4 months in New York City (Spring & Summer of 2016) where I learned the in's and out's of the business. I am constantly seeking my latest inspiration and love finding the beauty in the little, unordinary things in life.



  • 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