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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.
I love to travel and am always happy to travel for a wedding - where ever it might be
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 ☺
Unfortunately, not, however I can recommend some that I have work well with.
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.
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 ☺
No, I shoot babies, maternity, parties, engagement special milestones too.
I am a Canon shooter and use the following gear :
Canon 5DMIII Body with battery grip
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.
IN MY BAG
Canon 5DIII x2
16-35mm 2.8mm24-70 2.8
Canon 600EX-RT speedlite x 2
Memory cards, tissues & sewing kit
THINGS I LIKE
Dogs (We have three)
Having a baby? Want a gift for a dear friends baby shower?
This special time in your life could pass you by and as a mother, I can relate so would love to capture it for you to treasure forever.
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.
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!
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.