HEY, I'M CHANTEL

A Durban Photographer

Offering family, maternity, newborn and portrait photography.
I offer a classic contemporary style of photography, whether you are looking for a wedding photographer for your big day, maternity photographs, a styled engagement shoot or some family portraits.

PORTFOLIO

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

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Bianca’s beautiful maternity shoot & Baby Shower

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Nashmitha & Rowan | Classy Collisheen wedding

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Clair | Botanical gardens maternity shoot

Adam & Nicolette - Creative shoot-35

Nicolette & Adam – Wedding

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Amrisha & Ebrahim | April Collisheen wedding…

Marshnee & Brad - Creative shoot-39 copy

Brad & Marshnee | Orchards wedding…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do I start the process?

Reach me via my contact form along with your wedding date and venue, if secured. I can respond by email or phone. If possible, I would like to meet you both in person so you can get to know your future photographer and can ask me everything you need. Once you’ve decided to choose me as your photographer, I will send a contract for you to sign and and return with a booking fee. 

How far should we book in advance for a wedding?

Typically, 6-12 months in advance as soon as you have a date and venue. If you’re not the plan in the advance type client, don’t stress. Check with me for availability.

Do you travel?
I love to travel and am always happy to travel for a wedding - where ever it might be
Do you shoot Indian weddings?

I most certainly do - I live in Durban after all 🙂 I do love a good Indian wedding, the colours and festivities are very fun to photograph, and I do love a good curry ☺

Do you offer videography too?
Unfortunately, not, however I can recommend some that I have work well with.
What time does the sunset? Are we going to have enough sunlight for photo’s
I always check sunset times for that particular date and try work around that time (you can use this nifty website Timeanddate.com. If you are getting married in the afternoon,the hour before sunset is known as the “Golden hour” and can result in really pretty photo's. Its always best to try and structure your time table around this hour. In Winter the sun typically sets just after 5pm, in Summer its typically around 6:30pm.
How much time do you need for photo's on the day ?

For the best results, I’ll need the following:
• Decor shots: 30 min
• Bride before the ceremony: 1 -2 hours
• Groom - 40-60 minutes
• Family & Group shots: 20 min – 30 min (please ensure that you send me a list of the group photographs that you would like)
• Couple photos: 1 hour +
• Reception: all depends on you and what you have planned for the evening ☺

Do you only shoot weddings?
No, I shoot babies, maternity, parties, engagement special milestones too.
What equipment do you use ?

I am a Canon shooter and use the following gear :
Canon 5DMIII Body with battery grip
Canon 7D
Canon 680EX-RT Flashes x 2
Canon 16-35mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 24-70 2.8
Triggers, Umbrella’s and loads of memory cards
I edit all my work on my iMac.

MORE ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Chantel a professional wedding and portrait photographer, living in beautiful Durban, South Africa.

I’m a wife, mama to a beautiful little girl, dog-owner and romantic at heart. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love every day of my life. I feel so honoured to share your special day with you and to capture all the special moments in your life.

I like to take a simple approach to documenting your memories. I hope you like what you see in my portfolio, I try to put my all into every project and look forward to sharing your memories with you.

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bag

IN MY BAG

Canon 5DIII
50mm 1.4
16-35mm 2.8mm
70-200 2.8mm
Canon 600EX-RT speedlite
Battery Grip
Memory cards, tissues & sewing kit

camera

THINGS I LIKE

Coffee
Dogs (We have four!)
Pretty packaging
Holidays
Winter
Fresh Linen
My husband and cute daughter, Riley

MY SERVICES

Durban Photographer - Cake smash

BABIES

Tiny toes, button nose and rosy cheeks, babies grow up so quickly and the birth of a baby is a miracle. Let me capture your babies precious rolls, curls and chubby thigh moments. 

Durban Photographer - Baby

CAKE SMASHES

Did someone say ‘’CAKE’’?
A first birthday is a HUGE milestone, not only for your baby but for you too. A cake smash is a wonderful way to savour the occasion and put a messy grin on your little ones face!

Durban Photographer - Family

FAMILY

Having family portraits in and around your home is a great way to reminisce and re-live the special memories in your life. Let's capture the growth and changes of your family so those moments live on forever. 

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