Photography has been intertwined with my life for as long as I can recall. It all began in middle school when I started doing weekend photoshoots with friends and siblings. This initial spark eventually led me to pursue a bachelor's degree in photography and design at university.
Raised in the heart of Southern California, I have always found inspiration from the diversity and easygoing lifestyle around me. With years of photography experience, and a formal education in the arts, I am equipped with the skills and talent to capture your most important moments in a way that is authentic and stunning.
Things I will do:
+ Move you into the best lighting when appropriate.
+ Help you pose during formal portraits (ex. I will fix your hair, ask you to lift your chin, relax your shoulders, I will fluff your dress and set your veil etc.)
+ Assist in picking areas at your venue that are best for photos.
+Learn about what photographs you value most, and make those a priority.
+Make timeline recomendations taking into account lighting and making time for the photographs you value the most.
Things I will not do:
+ Make you redo a first look (!!!)
+ Interrupt candid moments
+ Tell you how to act & react
+ Have a strict shotlist that turns your wedding day into a photoshoot.
I like to describe my shooting style as "guided documentary". I love to assist and guide my clients to help put them at ease in front of the camera and capture their best angles while simultaneously letting moments happen naturally & in real time to allow for those candid moments.
Editing is a huge part of my process and I am meticulous about making your images look the best they can be! My editing is natural and timeless and meant to reflect the natural and real colors of the day. This style of editing assures that you will still love the look of your photos for years to come.
I typically spend 30+ hours editing each wedding I shoot. You can expect to receive your images between 6-8 weeks after your event. I limit the number of weddings I take each month to ensure that I am able to give my full attention to each wedding both while shooting on the wedding day and during the editing process.
"The way Chantel captures color and texture is EXCEPTIONAL. When I say exceptional - I mean it wholeheartedly." - Vika S.
“I just can never get over how talented Chantel is! She has the most amazing eye and just gets it!!”
“Chantel's ability to capture candid moments was truly remarkable, and her artistic eye brought a unique perspective to our wedding story. We couldn't be happier with the final results”
“Chantel made us feel so comfortable and had us laughing in no time which gave us such authentic smiles and candid shots that we will cherish forever! ”
Once you are booked, I will check in periodically during your planning process to offer assistance, talk through details of the day, and answer any questions you may have. about 1.5 months out from your date, I will send a questionnaire that goes over specific questions about timeline, family photos, and other important details that will help me prepare to serve you the best I can on your big day.
To reserve and book with me, I require a 33% retainer and signed contract. Once I have both from you, you are officially on my books! the remainder is due one month prior to your wedding date.
Following our call, I will send you an Official custom quote for your wedding day.
After inquiring, I will send you an estimated quote and then set up a phone or zoom call. We will use this time to get to know each other and to learn more details about your vision, desired coverage, and to make sure we are a good fit.
Inquire with me via the contact form on my website. Leave me any and all details regarding your big day! I will be in touch within 48 hours.
You can expect to receive your full wedding gallery in 6-8 weeks. Once your gallery is delivered you will have the opportunity to purchase albums and physical prints if you so choose.
On your wedding day I will be there to capture your biggest and smallest moments. I cannot wait to document your big day!
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