We’re so thrilled to have Chelsea of Chelsea Rae Photography in the spotlight for our Women in Airdrie Killin’ It feature. Every month we will be featuring our Women in Airdrie Killin’ It! Series where we focus on a local entrepreneur in our community!
This month’s spotlight is on Chelsie Schmidt of Chelsie Rae Photography in Airdrie. The best advice she ever received was that the sky is the limit; in this case, literally! Her Dad took her on her first (and only) flying lesson on her 18th birthday to show her that if you put your mind to something, nothing can stop you.
Taking this lesson to heart, she recognized that she has a creative mind and decided it was time to follow that path.
Specializing in lifestyle, newborn and story-telling photography, Chelsie Rae Photography was born. She strives for her clients to feel confident, comfortable, and most importantly focused on having fun!
Being a Mother of two little boys, Chelsie Rae Photography adores capturing those special, unguarded moments.
Seeing people’s authentic selves bloom behind the camera’s lens gives her a real sense of purpose. Most times after a session while culling through the images, she will have a perma-smile on her face. Her husband will often ask her “what’s so funny?” or “why are you smiling so much?”. The answer is simple, she’s reliving the moments she captured in the session and her heart is full.
Chelsie Rae Photography is a true labour of love for her and anyone that knows her, can attest to this.
Born and raised just west of Airdrie, she loves this city because it represents HOME. In her own words, “we tried moving out of Airdrie and only lasted a short 3 years. This is a city where we can go to get groceries and run into 5 friends. Everywhere you go, you start to notice a familiar face, whether it’s a neighbour or a friend you haven’t seen in years”. Her favourite places to shop? She has a long list!
Paul’s Pizza which is a local treasure!
The Little Blind Co which is another Woman led business in Airdrie.
She is also a big fan of more women led businesses in Airdrie, such as She’s Artful & Stuck on U Vinyl Decor, both of whom can be found on Facebook and IG!
To contact Chelsie Rae Photography, please click here to be taken to her site.