Love is Magic

I’m Chanelle, Wedding and Elopement Photographer based in Southern California.  I'm a big Harry Potter fan, Proud Ravenclaw, with a serious addiction to White Mochas, Rosé and Puppy Videos. I'm a movie nerd and will watch anything but my favorite genres are Noir, Gangster, Sci Fi and Fantasy. I get to work alongside the love of my life, and that is seriously the best thing ever! 

For Halloween, we decorate our house in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas and get to play the soundtrack for Trick-or-Treaters as Ernest shows them magic. I'm also pretty big on Christmas, so I'm happy to leave the tree up for 3 months!

We’re that couple you meet in a bar or a coffee shop and instantly feel like we’re old friends. We’re fun and want you to have a kick ass time. When were not cuddling and binge watching Netflix shows, we're searching out the best Brunch, Sushi and Indian food. Spending afternoons at the Pub, err, I mean coffee shop. Walking the pups around our neighborhood. Spending our days off at Universal’s Wizarding World or The Magic Castle. Exploring the world and making new friends along the way. 


WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT 

I want to get to know you, your love story and what you love about each other. I believe that great photos come from building an awesome relationship with you. I want to capture real laughter and raw emotion, not cookie-cutter, overly posed wedding photos, because real love is about so much more than that. I want to give you photos that capture who you are and what your relationship is. I am invested in you, your love, and your day.

I like to let things unfold naturally and feel the vibes of the day with you. I'm the girl wearing a big cheesy smile as I photograph all the epic dance moves and laughter! I want to give you photos that celebrate your unique love and capture the feeling and emotion of your wedding day. 



FOR COUPLES THAT TREASURE CANDID PHOTOS OF THE REAL LOVE STUFF 

I was raised on the cinema and inspired by it, so I bring that magic and wonder into everything I photograph. My style is inspired by film, its cinematc, colorful and contrasty, with natural skin tones and a touch of magic.

I'm lucky AF to be in an industry that is surrounded with so much love ... and cake, cake is really important too. 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! I strive to capture your story in the most magical and meaningful way that I can. I’m just a romantic at heart and I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life!


A passion for storytelling and human connection

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?!