California  951-241-5759
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Long Beach PHOTOGRAPHER

A luxury experience from prep to party

fine art wedding photographs that are timeless, joyful, natural and magical

HONORED TO BE NAMED Best WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BY Expertise MAGAZINE

working with Chanelle was so much fun and unbelievably relaxed.

- Alana + Scott

We were worried that photogaraphy would be overly professional and it would be boring... so glad we were wrong!

I specialize in the business of love stories, over delivering on customer service, and capturing your memories in the most magical and meaningful way.

Connecting with couples and making them feel comfortable and have tons of fun is my superpower.

As someone who has been in the wedding industry for nearly 20 years, when you hire me you are not only gaining a photographer but also a non- boring professional, advisor and trusted friend.

I'm Chanelle

Owner & Lead Photographer

Hello Lovely!

I've heard over and over again, "I was so nervous but you made it so easy," and "That was so much fun! I can't wait for the wedding day!" Don't worry about feeling nervous and awkward in front of the camera. Everyone does, but I will guide you with expert posing, give you direction, help you interact and create moments of real laughter and deliver beautiful and natural photos that are authentically you! 

I'm more than a photographer. I have a spidey sense for anticipating moments and feeling what you need. Sometimes that means understanding when you feel overwhelmed by your three sisters that have all been married and all have their own opinions about your wedding day. I remember finding myself in this situation with a bride, I felt her discomfort and sensed that she was going to lose it, really soon. So I grabbed her vape and asked her to step out with me for some bridals in the sunlight. When we got outside I gave her the vape and told her "We don't need to take any photos, I just wanted to give you a tiny break. And give you the space to unload your feelings on me, in a way that won't cause problems with your family."

When you work with me, you're gaining a friend, a confidant and your own personal expert in the wedding industry. I've seen it all, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way.

Helping couples feel COMFORTABLE and have FUN is my superpower.

Even though we had some hiccups with the snow melting before we got up there, she worked her magic and got us some amazing shots! Her communication throughout our entire experience was great and we always felt like a priority. Our wedding photos came out so beautiful and I can't stop looking at them! We would highly, highly recommend and will definitely be using Chanelle for any future shoots like maternity or baby pictures :)

Sarah + Brandon

We are so in love with our images, and she truly worked miracles as the weather was not our best friend that day. But Chanelle worked her magic and took the most beautiful images. She is very flexible and professional. She takes the time to get to know you as a couple, and days leading up to the wedding she will make sure to contact you to create a timeline of the day to make sure she does not miss any special moments that you'll surely want photographed. We highly recommend her!!

Rosalie + Javier

Chanelle is the best! I am so grateful to have had her be the photographer for our special day! Not only does she take amazing and gorgeous photos, but she's super hard working and doesn't miss one precious moment. I couldn't be happier with everything about her service, literally everything about the experience was top notch! Her professionalism, talent, dedication, responsiveness and flexibility are so refreshing, and with so much going on that day it's nice to know you're in good hands and don't have to worry about a thing. DEFINITELY 100% recommend!

Sam + Juan

Best wedding photographer ever! We are SO HAPPY with the way our pictures turned out. She was there with us every step of the way to capture these most precious moments. Incredible attention to detail and an absolute professional. I would definitely recommend her services and WILL be using her again in the future.

Victoria + Amanda

Deciding to work with Chanelle was easily the best decision I made when planning my wedding. Having an experienced and enthusiastic person to listen to my ideas and help refine them was invaluable. On the day of the wedding, she was professional, kind to extended family members, had great suggestions for lighting and poses. She made me and my husband feel at ease and captured the mood of our day perfectly. When we first talked, she told me she would help me stick to my schedule and be my biggest cheerleader that day. She did all that and more! 

Sarah + Brandon

My husband and I are extremely happy that we went with Chanelle to be a part of our big day. She is kind, made us feel comfortable, and was so fun! She is extremely talented and is a natural when it comes to getting great shots. We are still getting compliments on our wedding photography, and it is all thanks to Chanelle's amazing work!

Christa + Weston

Shoreline Village is hands down, one of my favorite Long Beach engagement shoot locations. Sunrise may seem early, but I PROMISE, it is 100% worth it! You won't be disappointed! 

Long Beach Engagement Photos

Crystal Cove Beach is a popular destination in Laguna Beach to take engagement photos. Sunset on the Pacific creates the most dreamy light and the cliffs are magical.

Laguna Beach Engagement Photos

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Offerings and Information

WEDDING COLLECTIONS FOR COUPLES THAT TREASURE CANDID PHOTOS OF THE REAL LOVE STUFF 

FAMILY & MATERNITY SESSIONS: MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY IS creating life long friendships with my clients and seeing their families grow.

I'm a big fan of engagement sessions because they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera. This session will make a HUGE impact on how the wedding day flows. I’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way! You will feel like such a pro on your big day because of the great practice you had during your engagement session! 

Local Long Beach | $300
Southern California | $400

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Engagements

I'm not a big fan of one size fits all pricing. Every wedding and couple is unique! Let's hop on a 15 minute call, I'll use this time to learn a bit more about your needs and then create a custom package, including timeline planning, wedding day photography, as well as options for an engagement or boudoir session, video and a fine art album.

WEDDINGS FROM $2800 | ELOPEMENTS FROM $1500
VIDEO FROM $1500 | SUPER 8 FROM $800

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Weddings

AND FAMILIES

A beauty session all about body positivity and creating something fun and sexy to gift your love! Bring your veil, outfit changes or go completely nude. Options include hair & makeup and a Little Black Book of your favorite images. 

SESSIONS BEGIN AT $875

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Boudoir

Steamy Sessions

My Specialty

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONG BEACH

My approach to photography stems from my lifelong love of the cinema and my dream of contributing to a more magical world. I was raised on the cinema and inspired by it, so I bring that magic and wonder into everything I photograph. I think love and human connection are pretty damn magical. You'll catch me feeling the vibes of the day with you, tearing up during your vows and laughing at the stories your best friends tell. I want to give you photos that celebrate your unique love and capture the feeling and emotion of your wedding day. I think every one of our stories is different and important, and thus, worthy of investing in and remembering. When you look back at your wedding album in 5, 10, 20 years, I want you to remember the love and excitement on your faces, your grandfather's photo that was tied to your bouquet, the tears cried as you walked the aisle and the killer party you shared with your friends to end the night - All the little moments you wouldn't even remember happened if they weren't captured and preserved.

If these are the things you want to remember, if this is what you want to feel when you look back at your photos, head to my Experience page to find out how I'll make your dream wedding a reality!




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