Young Mom & wife turned wedding photographer

Meet

If you're wondering how I spend majority of my time, you can typically find me working hard on my computer while sipping lots of coffee with Disney songs playing in the background to distract my wild toddler. Being a mom and a business owner definitely keeps me on my toes but I wouldn't trade it for the world!

A few years ago I probably would have said you're nuts if you told me I'd live my dream as a full-time wedding photographer along with being a stay at home mom! Before this dream became a reality, I was working as a fine dining server for years and I do have to give that time in my life so much props. Being in the service industry for so long helped mold me into the business woman I am today.

I feel so thankful to even have the opportunity to follow  my heart and do what truly makes me feel whole through serving my amazing clients and loving my little family. 

Chantel

Meet My Little Babes

My Favorites

coffee drink

snack

podcast

pastime

hogwarts house

motto








caramel latte

wine lol

crime junkies

binging netflix shows

hufflepuff

i'll either find a way or i'll make one








Chelsea & Austin

We had so much fun with Chantel. She made us feel so comfortable!"

Love notes from past CCP couples

“Had a wonderful photo shoot in Richmond!! We may have been rained out the first time but she is incredibly accommodating and made everything easy for us! The final photos turned out amazing. Such a fantastic photographer! ❤️”

Kristen + Michael

“Had so much fun with Chantel & she made us feel so comfortable! She had great ideas for the shoot and even asked us if we had any of our own ideas to capture. We adore Chantel’s work, as well as her kind and professional attitude. 12/10 recommend!”

CHELSEA  + AUSTIN

“I had an amazing experience shooting with Chantel! She made me feel more than comfortable and so confident in myself with each shot. She has a vision and captures it perfectly! She has the most energetic and radiant energy, I cannot wait to to schedule my next shoot with her ❤️”

BAILLY

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I look forward to connecting with you! Please complete this form to get in touch about your wedding or portrait photography needs. For all other inquiries, please send me an email.

E: chantel@chantelcruz.com

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