California  951-241-5759
Edinburgh  07591 681235

Capturing the FEEL and EMOTION of your love story

delivering phenomenal customer service, and capturing candid photos of the real love stuff

I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN

Wedding days go by fast! That's why I create a timeline with you and help you stick to it by problem solving and helping you decide what's really important. Some things inevitably take longer than expected and any number of surprises can happen on a wedding day and that's okay.

I remember a wedding day during a heat wave, it was so hot the cake started melting and leaning. We needed to move things around in the timeline to get the cake cut early. When the coordinator went to grab the bride, she was in line at the photo booth with her bridesmaids. After the cut the DJ announced the first dance and began working through the reception traditions. I noticed the photo booth begin to pack up so I pleaded with them to stay just so the bride could get one pic with her maids. When they agreed I quickly had the DJ call up the bridesmaids and take a small break from the reception traditions so that the bride could get the photo that I knew she really wanted! 

I'm more than a photographer, I'm your schedule keeper, cheerleader and confidant. I get to know you at an engagement session, joke with you over cocktails at our timeline dinner and I'm with you all wedding day and that is enough time to see what is really important to you. And if I've done my job correctly, you'll never even know how I helped prevent disaster.

What you can expect

When working with love is magic

I have a genuine love for people and easily get to know your family and friends, so I'm able to capture AUTHENTIC MOMENTS of your favorite people. I have a spidey sense for anticipating moments and I pride myself in capturing the CANDID IN BETWEEN MOMENTS that seem insignificant until I document them.

I'm known for my expertise in posing couples to perfection. Don't worry, your photos won't be stiff and cookie cutter. I deliver CANDID AND RELAXED PORTRAITS by directing you with prompts that encourage playfulness so that I capture real laughter and raw emotions. 

Because I will be so closely involved in the biggest moments of your lives, I really strive to build a relationship with you so that I feel more like a friend on your Wedding Day. That's why, I take you both on a TIMELINE DINNER DATE (on me) to iron out timeline details and share a few cocktails. It will make you feel so confident about your wedding and it really solidifies our friendship!

I utilize questionnaires, email reminders, and an online WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE to keep my couples informed throughout the whole process. I am passionate about my hands-on approach and giving my clients a stress-free experience.

I compose and create FINE ART PHOTOS that will decorate your home and help you to remember the feel and emotion of your wedding day when you look back on your photos 5, 10 and 20 years from now.

What sets me apart?

An online guide full of planning tips.

A Timeline Dinner (on me) to talk wedding details and share a few cocktails.

A photographer that feels like a friend with a camera.

Fun & playful prompts, plus exactly where to put your hands ;)

Next day sneak peeks!

Full wedding gallery in 2-4 weeks!!


How i help your day run smoothly

"My favorite part OF OUR EXPERIENCE was just feeling like
we're hanging out with friends!"

Yolie and Sam

INITIAL MEETING
As your wedding photographer, I spend more time with you than any other vendor so it's important that we're a good fit. We'll set up a phone or video call to get to know each other and discuss your wedding plans.

TIMELINE PLANNING
I'm here to help you plan and alleviate stress. I know how overwhelming wedding planning can feel, so I created an online Planning Guide that includes all of my knowledge from almost 20 years of planning timelines and making your lives easier.

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT
As soon as we're officially official, we'll get your engagement session on the calendar! You'll get next day sneak peeks and all of your photos in 1-2 weeks, so you can get out Save the Date cards fast!

TIMELINE DINNER
2-3 weeks before your wedding day, I will take you both on a Timeline Dinner date (on me) to iron out timeline details and share a few cocktails. You can tell me all about your friends and family, who to watch out for and who you want blackmail photos of :)

WEDDING DAY
I arrive before the scheduled start time, to scout the venue and find the best locations for your formal photos. I will coordinate with your planner and DJ to make sure your day runs smoothly. PLUS you'll get next day sneak peeks!

GALLERY
2-4 weeks after your wedding I'll send your photos in an online gallery. It is hosted for life and includes unlimited downloads, to share with friends and family, and an online store to order high quality prints and products.

ALBUM
I want you to surround yourself with your photos, put them on your walls or  order a Fine Art Album. I'll design your first album draft and send it to you for review, 2 weeks after gallery delivery.

Wedding Experience

the love is magic

Wedding Planning Tips

"HER COMMUNICATION THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT AND WE ALWAYS FELT LIKE A PRIORITY."

Sarah and Brandon

4. WHAT IS THE PHOTO AND VIDEO QUALITY?
I shoot on full frame cameras and have delivered prints as big as 40x60 to my clients. Digital images look crisp when viewed on a 55" 4k TVs. Videos are output in full HD 1080p. But we can output at 4K or 6K upon request.

5. WILL VIDEOGRAPHERS GET IN THE WAY ALOT? 
No way! I've specifically chosen Videographers that get along with everyone and like to let me take the lead with posing and interacting with you, so they can act like flies on the wall to capture all the candid moments! They don’t setup tripods in the middle of the isle or leave piles of gear all over the place. They’re super organized and basically ninjas. 


 

1. WILL YOU BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
Yes I, Chanelle, will be your photographer unless you have intentionally booked with another member of our team. Special discounts are available for Weddings shot by one of my Associate Photographers.

2.  CAN WE SEE A FULL GALLERY?
Yes you can! And this will also give you the opportunity to see the features of your gallery. 

3. WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?
A signed agreement and deposit locks in your date and the balance is due 7 days before your wedding date. Payment plans are also available.

FAQ'S

Sound like we're a Perfect fit?

SAVE YOUR DATE
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Now accepting wildly in love couples, looking for a wedding photographer that specializes in candid photos of the real love stuff! Send me a message to see if your date is available! Don't delay! I typically book a year in advance.