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Chelsea Rae Photography, based in Sesser, Illinois,  is a nationally published photography studio specializing in senior portraits. I believe your senior session should be an experience like no other. After all, you’re only this age once, and I want your senior portraits to reflect who you are at this special and important time in your life. I provide a pre-session consultation for each of my clients to find out how to make your session stand out and customize it to fit your individuality. I want each and every one of my seniors to have the session that you’ve been dreaming about. You deserve the absolute best when it comes to your senior portrait experience!

“don’t apologize for the way you SHINE!”


Getting Started

First, we have to plan your session! To get started, fill out the contact form at the top of this page. From there I’ll send you some additional information and schedule an in person consultation where we’ll plan everything about your session – your clothes, your accessories, your location, EVERYTHING

At the Session

When we meet for the session, relax! I promise to walk you through everything. It’s ok to not know how you want to pose or smile…I’m here to direct you in all of that. Just get comfortable and I’ll make the rest come to life! Enjoy the time just being in the spotlight! I am here to showcase you by bringing out your personality and style! Just be YOU and your images will turn out great!

After the Session

The experience doesn’t stop after your session! Once the session is over, Chelsea provides her with a private online gallery of digital images and provides the opportunity to purchase prints and products as an add on to any session.


You deserve to have your senior pictures proudly displayed as artwork in your home. I offer many different options when it comes to preserving your memories for generations to come: from luxurious albums, to gallery wrapped canvases, to beautiful prints and image boxes are just a few of the products you can add on to your session (purchasing prints/products is not mandatory).


“She made the session fun.”

“Chelsea and her husband were both extremely professional and very personable. She made the session fun. She took her time and never once made us feel rushed, even when we went over our allotted time. The pictures themselves are just beautiful. I could tell she really cared about presenting us with a quality product. She was excited to show us the pictures and we can tell why. I can’t say enough about Chelsea Rae Photography. I really feel like we made a lifelong friend!”

-Susannah (Robbie’s Mom)

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