From the time we meet to the day you slip into your favorite designer shoes to walk down the aisle, you are like family. Our commitment is to serve you with trust and compassion while showcasing the beauty that reflects you and your personalities. We care deeply about connections with you and the small details that make your experience truly yours.
When we were young escaping The Killing Fields genocide in Cambodia, we lost all our photographs. We wish we had more photos to look back on from when our family was whole. Only a single yellowed image survived the years—an image that still hangs over our fireplace today.
That one special image drove home the irreplaceable value of moments captured before they drift away. Are you like us, fear of fleeting memories?
We are different than most photographers, we're multi-linguistics and culturally adverse. Our goal is to listen and value YOU. Anyone can take pretty pictures, but a picture that portrays and tells a story, a picture that shows the love for each other, a picture that when you look and say "oh, I remember this laugh and fun moment", a picture that captures a moment in time- forever memorialized.
For us, photography is an outlet we connect with and give back to the community. We are excited to have you all in this journey and we can’t wait to know your story!
"Chantal has a natural eye for details. She's also a kind and fun person to work with. Since we are both so shy, we never had our pictures taken. Chantal made us feel so comfortable and confident in front of the camera.”--SARAH AND CHRIS R.
Let's Be friends
As a hybrid photographer, we photograph in both digital and film photography, creating galleries that are a captivating blend of old and new. The use of film is an extension of the values we hold as a photographer. As someone who cherishes the truth of a moment and believes documenting authenticity is our highest goal as your photographer, colors captured on film captivate me. They have a true-to-life, romantic tone that is mesmerizing. The grain and color brings a classic, timeless quality even to the trendiest celebrations.
Film also invites us to slow down, intentionally crafting each imagery. Though the medium requires an elevated craft, increased investment, and a more careful eye, film is a gift we love incorporating into a couple’s wedding day. And we look forward to sharing this art with you, too.
Peace of Mind
Begin the Adventure
Seeking a San Francisco wedding photographer? Planning a celebration just around the corner in Portland? Or exploring venues across the ocean? No matter the destination, I would love to record your wedding day story! Share a bit about what you are daydreaming about for your big day, and I will be in touch to schedule your consultation.
“ The things that Chantal Does for uS, Exceptional is an understatement, the Way She Makes us Feel like A royalty!”
Aisha & Ben H.