Love is Magic

I'm Chanelle, Photographer, Free Spirit and Movie Buff. Obsessed with Harry Potter and Peppermint White Mochas. Fluent in sarcasm, with a serious addiction to Puppy and Panda videos. 

I live and work in Rancho Cucamonga with Ernest, my boyfriend and second-shooter. He is a talented close-up magician and Member of The Magic Castle in Hollywood.

We firmly believe that Friday nights are for friends, Karaoke and drinks. We've been making magic with a camera and a deck of cards since 2013. 

What I'm All About


Traveling and experiencing different cultures and cuisine is what life is all about! I spent 2007 living in London. It was an experience that I truly treasure. I plan a major trip every year. Some of my faves have been Dublin, New Orleans, Chicago, Sacramento, and San Francisco.

The country I most want to visit is Iceland. I want to sleep in a glass igloo under the Northern Lights and swim in the Blue Lagoon.


My Dad and I try a new Rosé every week - on Wednesdays we drink pink! Add Brie, Goat Cheese, Olives and Mixed Berries and I'm in Charcuterie heaven. I love planning this time with him because we get to discuss Game of Thrones or catch up on American Gods together!

So grab a glass and meet us in my Insta Stories for a new review every #Roséwednesday!⁣


If I have a free Saturday I will probably spend it at Universal's Wizarding World. 7 hours is my current record! My house is definitely Ravenclaw. I grew up on those books and spent many nights hoping to share a drink in The Three Broomsticks. I felt totally at home when I walked down the streets of Hogsmead Village. 


I’ve been accused of holding meetings at Starbucks just so I can get my coffee fix. If they could bottle the joy and excitement of the Yule Ball (#Potterhead) it would be in the form of a Starbucks Peppermint White Mocha. . But seriously, this stuff is like a cup of Christmas Magic. 


Ernest showed me a magic trick on our first date and ever since Close Up Magic has pretty much become a daily occurrence in our household! So I never turn down a night at the Magic Castle. Ernest is a Member and of course you are invited!


I'm a Tequila Advocate. Good Tequila has so many amazing benefits. Pour me a shot and I can ramble on about it's ability to lower glucose levels and increase insulin production! 

If it's Friday (and we don't have a Wedding on Saturday) were probably having Tacos and Tequila, while singing wild and goofy renditions of Karaoke songs. Those are the nights I live for. 


Fun Facts

Ernest's close up magic in action!