Considered an enthusiastic entrepreneur in the wedding industry since 2009, Chelsea LaVere started as the eyes and heart behind Bit of Ivory Photography and Orchestrated Stylized Shoots. She is now retired as a full-time wedding photographer and is currently the leading lady as founder and editor-in-chief of Virginia’s #1 wedding blog, Tidewater and Tulle. Chelsea has proudly built her successful wedding-anchored businesses thanks to her heart for southeastern Virginia couples and small business professionals as well her stellar editorial and sales teams.


With experience in knowing the “start to finish” of a wedding, stylized photo shoot, and running a successful full-time small business, Chelsea is passionate about all sides of the industry and loves to share her expertise in helping her fellow wedding pros succeed and be stronger and happier small business owners.

When she has a spare moment away from the office, she loves to travel, search out the best gluten-free food at new restaurants, and quietly relax at home with her husband Rusty and their three cats: Pickles Barrington, Marmalade O’Hoolihan, and Anchovy Evans. You can get to know her more on her personal Instagram account.



Chelsea LaVere

Chelsea LaVere

Based in Williamsburg, Virginia. Available for travel.