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Have you ever thought of hiring an associate photographer for your wedding? Probably not because you may not even know what that is! Before we get into all the reasons why choosing an associate photographer could be the right choice for you, we want to explain exactly what an associate photographer at Rocha & Co Photography is. When you hear the word “associate” you might think of an assistant, or someone who is less experienced. This is actually just the opposite! Our associates have been personally and individually trained by Chelsey to work under the Rocha & Co name. To both shoot and conduct oneself in a way that aligns with everything Chelsey believes in. Let me introduce you to our associate photographers and I'll tell you a little more about what it's like to work with one of these amazing ladies!

and what it's like to work with them

Rocha & Co Photography Associate Photographers

How hiring an associate photographer works

and Why couples love hiring them:

You'll actually have 2 photographers at your engagement session! Chelsey and your associate photographer will meet you there and have so much fun!

If Chelsey is already booked on your wedding date but you LOVE our editing style, this would be the perfect opportunity to hire an associate photographer.

Chelsey will still be your main point of contact for the most part during your planning process. Chelsey handles client questionnaires and timelines but always encourages couples to meet with the associate who will be photographing their wedding either at the engagement session or at least via zoom!

Each couple that works with us gets the same experience. From session prep, vendor suggestions, timeline curation, tons of other information in our bridal guide, we got you! We are grateful that of all the choices out there, you have chosen us and we want you to have the best of everything we have to offer! That is absolutely no different when you hire one of our associates.

Our associates are personally trained by Chelsey and must second shoot a number of weddings with Rocha & Co Photography before lead shooting. This ensures our proven practices will remain the same no matter the photographer.

This is Katie! She started working with Chelsey and Rocha & Co Photography in 2021, which was ironically also the same year that she got married as a R&Co bride. That's right, Katie has quite literally been in your shoes! That alone gives her major points as she knows both what it's like behind and in front of the camera! Katie has had a passion for photography for years but never found the time in her busy schedule (as a fellow business owner) to fully commit to full time photography. That is why she knew immediately that she was the right fit for our associate position. 



meet our associate photographer


Gilmore girls, cheese pizza, non-dairy hot chocolate made with almond milk, fall weather, hiking and camping outdoors, and emerald green.

Katie's favorite part of the wedding day to photograph is the couple's first dance.

mr. & mrs. Rosencrance

"If you’re not only looking for an amazing photographer, but also a wonderful person and friend for your wedding day, book Rocha & Co Photography NOW. Aside from my new husband, our family/friends, and all the love we had on our wedding day, the thing I am most thankful for through the entire wedding process was Chelsey. From the moment we started discussing and planning, she was so kind and helpful, going out of her way to offer us suggestions and tips to help make our day perfect. Our engagement shoot and pictures were amazing! She was so encouraging through the entire session and she got our photos back very quickly! On our wedding day, she was the one keeping us on track and keeping me sane! Our photos look amazing beyond expectation and words can’t describe how thrilled my husband and I are to have had Chelsey as our photographer and friend on our most perfect day!"


"Chelsey was absolutely amazing to work with! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She is organized, easy to communicate with, and very flexible in terms of schedule and location; she makes sure she has an idea of what you want and focuses on the things you say are important to you. She helped us organize our day and helped us stay PERFECTLY on schedule, which I imagine was very difficult with our busy day! Chelsey has an amazing understanding of lighting and location, and she captured some photos that we thought were just stunning! Aside from being super talented, she is also a joy to work with! Nice, easy-going, very organized, and professional. We could not be happier with our wedding photos."

MR. & MRS. lebarron

"If you haven’t booked Chelsey yet, stop what you’re doing and do it right now before someone else snags your date! I cannot recommend her enough. She is so patient, kind, and truly looks out for your best interest. She helps from the beginning to the end and covers all bases.
I had a lot of details in my day including honoring my late dad. It was important to me to incorporate him in our day and Chelsey captured it perfectly. I had my grandfather dance in honor of my dad, and these photos will be so treasured.Hiring Chelsey as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process, and I will recommend her to each and every bride-to-be.
Chelsey, thank you from the bottom of hearts!"

MR. & MRS. szpara

"If you are getting married, you MUST have Chelsey as your photographer! There are not enough words to describe how much we LOVE our photos. Chelsey captured our day beautifully. She is SO easy to work with and ensures that you have amazing memories to look back on at the end of the day. We truly enjoyed working with her & I would 1000% recommend her to anyone!"

MR. & MRS. sisler

I hired Chelsey and her team in 2019 to shoot our wedding 2 weeks ago. Everyone thought I was nuts for booking vendors so early, but I am so glad I did because these photos are everything and more!! Chelsey and her team were nothing but wonderful to work with. I love that the photos are light, colorful and natural. She got our photos done much faster than I anticipated, and my husband and I spent 2 hours smiling ear to ear looking at them. I will only be recommending Chelsey for all weddings!"


"I can’t say enough great things about Chelsey!!! She makes you feel so comfortable during the whole process and really goes above and beyond, literally, for her clients!! There was no hesitation from her to CLIMB up a rock with her expensive cameras to get the shot! Also during the ceremony, I had to carry my dress and LONG veil to the aisle across wood chips so they wouldn’t get caught in my dress, which caused me to twist up my veil. She noticed once I dropped it and the dress and jumped to action to fix it as I was walking. She really did everything she could to make sure we would love our photos! Additionally, the thing that drew me to her is how beautifully she edits the photos, they are all so bright, colorful, and clear! She is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and would highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend her!!"


"We had to make a ton of changes because of Covid and actually ended up having two weddings, Chelsey was amazing throughout the entire process and was always there to help or give suggestions. We truly could not have picked a more perfect fit for us. Neither me or my husband are super comfortable in front of a camera but you would never know that looking at our pictures. Chelsey does a remarkable job bringing out the best in you while capturing every detail of your day. These are photos we will look at for the rest of our lives and I am so thankful for each and every one of them. She is extremely talented, organized, an excellent communicator, and all around a complete joy to work with. We can't recommend her enough!"

MR. & MRS. clark

Chelsey and her team are a DREAM. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and relaxed through the whole process of your engagement/wedding sessions and produce the most perfect photo memories of your special day. My husband and I are obsessed with our wedding gallery and cannot thank Rocha and Co enough for capturing our day so perfectly."

MR. & MRS. Rogers

"When I met Chelsey, it was at my best friend’s wedding and from that day forward I knew that when I got married, I would have Chelsey as my photographer! Pretty sure she was my first vendor I booked! Chelsey not only takes amazing photos, but she captures the more important moments beautifully. She is so laid back, makes you feel so comfortable, super fun, and the best hype girl! I would and I do recommend her to everyone - you won’t regret it!"

MR. & MRS. fordyce

"Where do I even begin? Chelsey is 120% the best photographer ever! She captures the most amazing moments in every way. She always makes you feel so comfortable and is so reassuring. She captured moments in my wedding that I didn’t even know happened and honestly didn’t even realize she was there. The amount of pictures we receive was absolutely incredible and each one of them better than the next! If you are even thinking about using Chelsey at your photographer just stop and book her. I promise you won’t get any better!!!"

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