Hi, nice to meet ya!
When you take a Southern California boy and mix him with a small town Sonoma County girl you would never assume it could work... but when we met in College every difference we had seemed to mold us closer than we ever could have imagined! With no time to spare, Jon moved across the state for me, and it's been history ever since. So many say to wait and hold off on marriage, we married young and haven't looked back! We loved our wedding, from the planning all the way until the very end... and when we were done we kept dreaming about it, talking about it, and wanting more! (which looking back it makes sense that we ended up in the wedding industry, we clearly are a couple of suckers for love.)
That is what we want for you! We want to help you create the wedding of your dreams so that you never look back and think "what-if". We do this through our storytelling approach to wedding photography, and capturing all of the behind the scenes, raw and romantic moments that happen through your wedding day. We do this by being on your side during the planning process and on your wedding day. We are there for you, but we are also there with you, not only as your wedding photographer but as your friend!
Co-Owner, Photographer & Videographer
Co-Owner, Photographer & Videographer
So get to know us, feel free to ask us anything you have on your mind! We pride ourselves at being very responsive, and honest so that you never feel lost or confused in the maze of wedding planning. Photographs are the one piece of the day you are able to take with you and pass down to loved ones, which is why we want to do anything in our power to make sure we know all the details of your wedding day to ensure that we capture it perfectly.
Our Amazing Duo!
Britney - Lead Photographer
Britney spent a year learning video production at the Art Institute where she changed her passion to follow photography. She later graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Art in Photography, she has now been in the photography industry for over 6 years. She said her favorite part of the wedding day is seeing the bride and groom getting ready. "It’s when the nerves hit, the excitement, and fast pace comes to play, I love every minute of it."
Christina - Lead Photographer
Christina picked up her first camera in 2005 and fell in love! She studied photography at California State University of Sacramento and started pursuing weddings right out of college in 2010. She is pretty silly, a little weird, and really nice!! (Trust us, you'll love her!) She told us that she loves capturing weddings because there's nothing quite as special as documenting the day two people commit their lives to each other, and we agree!
Capture Create Studios has an amazing style that is a mix of posed and documentary. We always strive to make clients feel the most comfortable in front of our camera. We focus on capturing emotion, light, and color, and can’t wait to be apart of your day! When we decided to take on a team of photographers we did not do this lightly and have personally worked and followed these two photographers in their personal journey's of growth. Both of them are very easy to be around, great at their craft, and have tons of experience under them (so much so that we felt comfortable putting our reputation on their shoulders!)
We are a family here at Capture Create Studios, so regardless if you are working with Jon and Chelsea, or our team you are still getting the same quality, commitment and attention to detail we are known for. Feel comfortable knowing that we would hire these two to shoot our very own wedding, therefore we know they will do an amazing job shooting yours.
"I know many people are indecisive on spending the money on a videographer. I can say that without a doubt, if you hire Jon and Chelsea, it is well worth every single penny!
We were engaged for a year and a half before we got married and we were in contact, the whole time. No hesitation, or groans with all of our questions and request!
The day of, they arrived even before we had asked, just to get some INCREDIBLE drone shots. They stayed all day, and we, honestly, forgot they were even there.
As a bride or groom, you have a million things going on that on the day of, it is so easy to black out from excitement, miss important things, or just so wrapped up in the moments that you miss everything else going on around you, as you should!
The day we got the video back, my husband and I sat on the couch for an hour bawling our eyes out. With a flood of memories coming back, and so many wonderful, beautiful moments captured, we couldn’t contain our emotions. This moment alone, without a doubt, was worth every dollar spent. We are able to share this moments with friends and family that were unable to make it to the wedding, and show family and friends our first look, and everything they missed as well! And of course, for us to re-watch until we are 90+ years old, and need a little reminder that our love is still strong."
- Lily Sanchez | Healdsburg, CA (Wedding Videography)
"We hired Chelsea and Jon of Capture Create to do videography for our wedding, and couldn't have been happier with our choice! They responded to our request almost immediately and were an absolute pleasure to work with from the very beginning. We had a husband/wife team doing our photography as well, and both teams did such a great job capturing both my side of the day and my husband's. Chelsea and Jon make you feel instantly at ease and you really never even know they're there capturing video all day. Their work is incredible, and we love re-watching our highlight videos all the time!"
- Allison Yount | Napa, CA (Wedding Videography)
"We chose Chelsea and Jon to be our wedding photographers for our February wedding in Sonoma County and we honestly could not be happier with our choice to share our day with them! They were amazing from the start. We were planning our wedding from Washington DC, so most of our communication prior to the wedding was via email, but they were always responsive and they understood the vibe of wedding we were going as well as the budget we had. Since we were planning by ourselves, Jon and Chelsea were also very helpful in looking at our timeline and making sure we had enough time for the all the pictures and memories we wanted to capture. They days before the wedding, Chelsea was keeping an eye on the weather, as rain was likely, and was in touch about back up options. Luckily, when the big day finally came, there was no rain! And they arrived at the venue before the bridal party!! ALL of the pictures they took that day were AMAZING! From the details, to our first look, to the formals, and then our party – they captured it all. They were able to even get some smiles out of our little ring bearer, who doesn’t usually love so much attention. The posted some fun sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram and it made us so excited to get the rest. They were also very quick to get us back the photos, we had them back within 4 weeks of the wedding! If we had to plan again, we would absolutely go with Capture Create Studios!! They were flexible, fun, open, and quality! We will treasure the memories they captured for us! We HIGHLY recommend Capture Create Studios for your wedding!"
Jeniece Alvey | Healdsburg, CA (Wedding Photography)
"It was a great experience to work with John and Chelsea. They made planning both the engagement and wedding days with them easy and efficient. The pictures and video came out beautiful and we were very pleased with them being our photographer for the events."
- Giuseppina Avram | Gilroy, CA (Wedding Photography)
"Pretty much from the moment we met Jon and Chelsea, we knew we wanted them for our wedding. They were always very responsive with any questions I had over the year between our booking and the wedding. At one point I was worried that Chelsea wouldn't make it as she was due with their beautiful daughter, just a few weeks before our wedding. They assured me if she wasn't there, they'd have a backup, but thankfully we didn't need one!
They had great suggestions and were flexible with our changing plans/timeline. Jon and Chelsea worked well with our other vendors throughout the day. They made sure they grabbed us for the perfect sunset pictures and were genuinely kind and positive the entire day. Our sneak peeks were delivered quickly, and the rest of the pictures turned out beautifully as well."
- Mary Fronck | Napa, CA (Wedding Photography)
"I had the pleasure of having Jon and two of his staff photograph my wedding! He was extremely accommodating, professional and friendly!! Always willing to text back and forth with me to answer questions and very timely on my wedding day and with the photos afterwards. Their work is beautiful and I am so so happy that they took my wedding photos!"
- Hayley Krashouh | Temecula, CA (Wedding Photography)
OUR FEATURED WORK
ENGAGEMENT SESSION FEATURED ON INSPIRED BRIDE BLOG
THUMBTACK'S "BEST OF 2016" FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE [MARCH 2016]
THUMBTACK'S "2015 BEST OF" #3 BEST PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA [JULY 2015]
MOUNTAIN ENGAGEMENT SESSION FEATURED ON WEDDING LOVELY BLOG
Awarded to the top five percent of Two Bright Lights members worldwide for achieving the most published features.
DAVID & KATELYN FEATURED ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [JULY 2017]
DENNIS & FABIOLA FEATURED ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [JUNE 2017]
JULIO & JENIECE FEATURED ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [MAY 2017]
JEFF & HOLLY FEATURED ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [MAY 2017]
JULIO & MICHELLE FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [APRIL 2017]
CHARLIE & HAYLEY FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [FEBRUARY 2017]
JEREMY & MARY FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [FEBRUARY 2017]
MANUEL & TAWNIE FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [DECEMBER 2016]
ANDY & KAT FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [DECEMBER 2016]
THEMA & KENNETH FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [SEPTEMBER 2016]
DANIELLE & DAVE FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [AUGUST 2016]
SAMI & JUSTIN FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [AUGUST 2016]
JENNY & CRAIG FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [JULY 2016]
CAITY & SHANE FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [DECEMBER 2015]
KATE & CHARLES FEATURED WEDDING ON BORROWED & BLUE WEBSITE [NOVEMBER 2015]
BEACH MATERNITY SHOOT FEATURED IN THE OVERWHELMED MOMMY [JUNE 2017]
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER ON BASIC INVITE'S BLOG [SEPTEMBER 2015]
WEDDING.COM'S "BEST OF 2015" PHOTOGRAPHER IN SACRAMENTO AREA [JUNE 2015]