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If you’re reading this you’re probably in the midst of planning your wedding (woohoo!) and dying for any suggestions on ways to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly so absolutely no portrait moments will be missed. ORRRR you love weddings and are just racking up ideas for when you get to plan yours in […]

May 15, 2024

table setting at virginia wedding

Planning your dream wedding comes with a whirlwind of decisions, especially when it comes to immortalizing those once-in-a-lifetime moments. As you dive into the world of wedding photography, the traditional vs. modern debate often centers around one crucial choice: the first look.

April 2, 2024

Monai and Niquo arrived, all smiles and ready to show off their love! Even before the session began, I could tell that capturing their connection would be effortless. We started the shoot by wandering the halls of the estate. Gorgeous detail adorned the walls around us as I worked to find the perfect angles and compositions. My goal was to capture their love in a way that felt both classic and timeless.

November 18, 2023

couple walking down stairs of estate in Charlottesville Virginia
Bride and her bridesmaids

Casey and Josh are two of the most kind people I’ve ever met. It was hard not to feel the immense amount of love and happiness surrounding them on their wedding day. If you were ever wondering if it’s possible to meet the love of your life through Facebook, Casey will tell you it’s real! Josh proposed on vacation in Mexico, and the rest is history.

October 31, 2023

Alli and Will threw a party worth raving about, and it was like the sky literally cleared Saturday just for them to get married. I had the honor of being a part of their wedding day, capturing the timeless moments that unfolded. As a Charlottesville wedding photographer, it’s always a pleasure to document such special occasions in beautiful Virginia.

October 31, 2023

Sparkler exit photo of the bride and groom

I had the absolute pleasure of being a part of Emily and Jack’s special day at the stunning Lodge at Mount Ida in Charlottesville, Virginia. Let me tell you, it was one of the most breathtaking fall weddings I’ve had the privilege to capture.

The day began with a hint of magic in the air as Emily and Jack prepared for their ceremony. They decided to have a private first touch and letter reading before the festivities kicked off.

October 17, 2023

Capturing Nelda and Calvin tie the knot was pure bliss and TONS of fun. I don’t think I’ve seen a more fun (or large) bridal party than theirs!! I feel so grateful I got to be a part of their big day! Congratulations again to you two and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

January 27, 2022

I am happy to be your guide, help bustle your dress and remind you to drink water but more importantly, capture those candid intimate moments so they go unmissed. My hope is that by the time it's your wedding day, you'll feel comfortable and confident in front of my camera.




Meet Chantel-
owner, lead photographer- obsessed with all things serene.

I document modern and romantic moments by capturing the authentic chemistry between my couples. I think of photography as the creation of a timeless space for all of those in between moments from your day; an heirloom that sparks the joy you were feeling for years to come. 

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