California  951-241-5759
Edinburgh  07591 681235

Orange County PHOTOGRAPHER

CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY THAT IS COLORFUL, NATURAL AND FUN

I've heard over and over again, "We're awkward in photos." It's not about posing you to make you look like some perfect couple or family. It's about making you so comfortable, that you snort when you laugh. That comfortable feeling is what directly translates into killer images. I don't want to give you cookie cutter photos, I want to photograph who you are together and what your relationship really looks like.

I have a genuine love for people and easily get to know you, so I'm able to create and capture candid moments. I often have parents apologize for their kids not smiling or for crying the whole session but I photograph it anyway. Because that's real life. These will be the photos you look back on and joke that that was the year they cried the whole session.

When you work with me, you're gaining a friend, a confidant and an expert in posing and lighting. I've photographed over 300 couples and families, and I'm here to connect with you, help you feel comfortable and have fun.

An innate ability to make us feel COMFORTABLE and CHERISHED in front of the camera.

I'm Chanelle, your photographer bestie. One of my favorite things about photography is creating life long friendships with my clients and seeing their families grow. Capturing intimate moments of human connection is what makes my heart beat hardest. I have a genuine love for people and easily get to know you, so I'm able to capture authentic moments.

meet the Photographer

PREPARE: Choose your date and pay a deposit.
Check your Inbox & Spam Folder for my Online Guide for what to wear and how to prepare.

LOCATION: Take a look at the locations I have listed in my Featured blogs below.

TIMING: On my booking calendar choose 9am for morning or in home photos. Choose 5pm for Sunset photos. The official start time is based on your location and the sun. (Morning usually begins between 9am-11am. In home 11am-2pm. Sunset 4pm-7pm.)

SESSION: You'll get expert posing and have tons of fun together. I like helping you interact and create moments of real laughter and raw emotion. 

NEXT DAY: I email you and post a sneak peek to Instagram the day after your session.

GALLERY: I never limit the number of photos I give you but I do guarantee at least 50 photos. You can order prints and Albums directly from your gallery.

DELIVERY: Download your digital photos in just 2 weeks! Tell everyone how much freaking fun you had!

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60-90 minute session, within 60 miles of Long Beach. Up to 2 outfits.
Includes 50+ edited images in a downloadable online gallery.

$500

SO CAL session

60-90 min session, within 25 miles of Long Beach.
Up to 2 outfits, up to 7 people.
Includes 50+ edited images in a downloadable online gallery.

$400

LOCAL SESSION

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Sessions

We could never have anticipated just how incredible our experience would be. Chanelle was more than just a photographer; she became a storyteller, a confidante, and an artist devoted to framing our love in the most captivating way. But what was most impressive was her innate ability to make us feel comfortable and cherished in front of the camera. Chanelle didn’t just stage photos; she orchestrated moments. Every image was a masterpiece. She captures not just your picture but your essence.

- Jose + AImee

Chanelle was amazing! This was our first photoshoot ever, so we were a bundle of nerves, but Chanelle did an incredible job making us laugh and relax. She was great at selecting different areas and poses for the perfect shot, and the photos look amazing! Absolutely recommend!!!

- michelle + Justin

Chanelle is honestly the best! So professional and fun, somehow able to wrangle four kids under 6 into smiling and taking amazing pictures, capturing everyone's personality with ease.

- katrina

I've been coming to her since I was pregnant with my first born and 5 years later she is still capturing every moment of my families life! It's truly a blessing to have Chanelle take our photos. She really cares about capturing every moment and she is very patient with my 2 toddler boys. She let's them be free and takes these amazing life photos of them

- Stephanie

Chanelle has captured some pretty important moments in my life, I am forever grateful I found such a talented and warm person to freeze these memories of mine forever. The quality of her shots and the comfort she creates during the shoot is exactly what anyone who is shy in front of the camera NEEDS. She believes in the magic of love and happiness, and makes sure she captures it even in between the shot! If you’re looking for talented vision, and to feel at home during the shoot stop right here you’ve found her !

- Sarah

Chanelle is an ABSOLUTE PRO!! She took our engagement photos for us and they came out absolutely beautiful! My fiancé is not a fan of taking pictures, but she has found a way to make photo sessions FUN! She specializes in capturing those moments that are in between your poses. The ideal candid shots. Capturing the genuine laughs and making you forget your taking photos. You’re just having fun while she snaps away. 

- Anthony

Not only was she professional and instantly put us at ease with posing help and fun improv to capture the best "candid" moments. She seemed like an instant friend! And isn't that what you want to feel?! 

- brittany

We had such a great experience working with Chanelle. Our photoshoot had a lot of activity going on such as a newborn and 2 dogs! Chanelle was very patient and easy going with all the chaos. She also had great poses for us! My husband and I are always so awkward in front of the camera, but with Chanelle directing us with natural poses we ended up with lots of great photos!

- olivia

Chanelle was fabulous! We had such a great time during our family photo shoot, and we're so so happy with the photos! She was so patient with our fussy babygirl, and we felt so comfortable working with her. She was super helpful, and directed us just enough into great poses and lighting. We will definitely be working with Chanelle again!

- MORGAN

Chanelle has been capturing our growing family's most precious moments for 3 years now and her photos exceed my expectations every single time! Chanelle has even taken photos and video for my business which has helpd me expand and gain a stronger following. I just love her so much and consider her a part of my family! I always look forward to planning our next session.

- Gina

Testimonials

Portrait Sessions can take place in your home, in an Airbnb or at an outdoor location of your choosing. I encourage you to pick a location special to you like your favorite date night spot, the place you met, or you can choose from a variety of locations I have listed in my blog below.

Locations

Orange County is hands down my favorite place to photograph in So Cal! Known for its theme parks and surf beaches, it has some of the best sunset photo shoot locations. You won't be disappointed! 

Orange County photo locations

Los Angeles is one of the busiest and most popular tourist destinations in the world. Known for its iconic sites, beautiful scenery, and amazing sunsets.

Los Angeles photo locations

Cake Smash Tips

Maternity Photo Tips

Surprise Proposal Tips

Newborn Photo Tips

Family Photo TIps

Engagement Tips

Portrait offerings

HOW TO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF A CAMERA

Grad Photo Tips

Since this is likely your first professional photo shoot, these tips will help you prepare for photos. When you are comfortable and confident it shows in your photos. 

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If you do not get a response within 24 hours, please check your Spam or Promotion Folders.

3.  WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCESS?

A deposit is required to book your date. The remainder will be due via Zelle, Venmo or Cash on the day of your session. To book your date and pay your deposit. Follow the instructions on the booking calendar.

2.  WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

I post sneak peeks to Instagram the day after your session and I send your downloadable online gallery of images in just 1-2 weeks!

1.  DO YOU CHARGE TRAVEL FEES?

There is no travel fee for Southern California sessions within 60 miles of Long Beach. Ask me for an Adventure Session quote. 

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