Love is Magic

I'm Chanelle, I turned my passion into a business and now I get to work alongside the love of my life, and that is seriously the best thing ever! I was raised on the cinema and inspired by it, so I bring that magic and wonder into everything I photograph. I love love and capturing human connection. To me, a wedding isn’t just a day. It’s a symbol of your journey. It’s the two of you saying you’ll stand against every storm together and adventure through life as best friends and partners. I think that kind of love is pretty damn magical!

Ernest and I photograph weddings in Southern California and anywhere in the world. It's really so amazing to get to document other couples' love stories together because we know how important it is to be able to look back on it for years to come - plus our couples love that we are a couple and understand what is important to capture. We're thankful to do what we love and feel so lucky that most of our couples instantly feel like old friends.




WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT 

YOU CAN USUALLY FIND ME:

SEARCHING OUT THE BEST BRUNCH AND SUSHI
I fancy myself a Foodie and have ‘gram stories to prove it.

TRAVELING AND ROAD TRIPS
My most memorable travel experience was London. I‘m looking forward to New Zealand, the Southern Lights and wandering the rolling hills of Hobbiton.

SPENDING DAYS OFF AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS WIZARDING WORLD
Still waiting on my acceptance letter to Hogwarts.

SCRATCHING MY SPOILED PUPPIES BELLY
She literally walks up and Death Drops for Belly Rubs.

FALLING ASLLEP TO PUPPY AND PANDA VIDEOS
Corgi’s tripping in slow motion – for the win!

SIPPIN ROSÉ ALL DAY
Before my Father passed, we had a Youtube channel specifically for reviewing wine.

MY SERIOUS ADDICTION TO CHARCUTERIE PLATES
Do I really like wine that much or do I like all the yummy olives and cheeses?!

SPEAKING IN MOVIE QUOTES #MOVIENERD
Favorite Genres: Fantasy, Sci Fi, Gangster and Noir!

FAVORITE MOVIES:
1. Brick
2. Fight Club
3. Boondock Saints
4. Harry Potter
5. LOTR
6. Goodfellas
7. Casablanca
8. Snatch & Lock Stock
9. Interview with the Vampire
10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
11. Moulin Rouge


MOVIE NERD & proud RAVENCLAW

Meet Chanelle

HE'S KNOWN FOR:
His perfect Pomp, his love of 80’s movies, thrifting, enjoying IPA's, and making bomb Paninis.

EPIC CLOSEUP MAGIC SKILLS
He has been practicing magic on and off for 20 years and is a member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He also has a monthly Magic Show at the Magic Lamp in Rancho Cucamonga. Check out his Instagram for more info.

GO TO KARAOKE SONGS INCLUDE
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Rod Stewart - Maggie
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
New Kids on the Block - The Right Stuff

COLLECTING AND PLAYING SYNTHESIZERS
He collects toy Keyboards plays Synth in a band with his brother.

HALLOWEEN!
Ernest makes our couple costumes and decorates our house in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Every year he plays the soundtrack and performs magic for the Trick-or-Treaters.

SECOND SHOOTER & CLOSEUP MAGICIAN

Meet Ernest

OUR FIRST DATE LASTED A WEEK

We met online. I messaged him first. We bonded over our mutual love for MGMT and Justice. We texted for 3 months before we met. Because I wanted to make sure he wasn't a serial killer ;) 
 
I almost cancelled our first date. I had a bad day at work and while, I was super excited to meet Ernest, I didn't want to meet him and dump my bad day on him. So, I explained that to him and his response was "I know I can make you laugh." And that was it. I melted.
 
We ate Sushi. He talked. We drank Saki. He talked more. We danced to the Beatles. He showed me a magic trick. I was blown away.
 
We we’re pretty set on each other from that first day and we tell people that our first date lasted a week. In truth it lasted 3 days and besides from going to work we spent every day of the next week together. And it went on like that for months. I basically lived out of a suitcase and at the end of 5 months we moved in together.
 

our love story

Ernest showed me Magic on our first date and since then Magic has been an everyday occurrence in our home. Take a look at the video below to see Ernest in action.

Do you believe in magic?!

Ernest showed me a Magic trick on our first date and since then Magic has been an everyday occurrence in our home. Take a look at the video to see Ernest in action.

Do you believe in magic?!