Love is Magic

I’m Chanelle, Harry Potter fan, travel junkie and Sushi addict; living out my California dreams with my love Ernest and our 2 dogs. I’ve spent 8 years helping couples stress less and love more. I get to document love stories with my favorite person and that is seriously the best thing ever! I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life and I feel lucky to be in an industry that is surrounded with so much love ... and cake, cake is pretty awesome too.

hey there! i'm

Chanelle

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 think every one of our stories is different and important, and thus, worthy of investing in and remembering. 



MY why: 
i think love is pretty damn magical!

HE'S KNOWN FOR:
His Perfect Pomp, his Epic Magic Skills, his love of 80’s movies, playing Synthesizers, making our Halloween couples costumes, thrifting, enjoying IPA's, making bomb Paninis, and regular visits to the Magic Castle.


Meet Ernest

I'M KNOWN FOR:
Watching tons of movies, my serious addiction to charcuterie plates, peppermint white mochas, grilling, dreaming about London, sharing Puppy and Panda vids, Harry Potter marathons, watching Fantasy, Sci Fi, Gangster and Noir movies, whiskey and wine tasting, and hours spent at Wizarding World.

I'm Chanelle

We’re all about adventuring through life together. Searching out the best Brunch and Pub food. Spending afternoons at the coffee shop or binge watching our favorite shows. Walking the pups around our neighborhood. Nights filled with great friends, Karaoke and Cocktails. Spending full days at Universal’s Wizarding World or The Magic Castle. Taking road trips all over Cali. Exploring the world and making new friends along the way. 


ON OUR DAYS OFF

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. 
 
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 2 weeks 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