From the time we meet to the day you slip into your favorite designer shoes to walk down the aisle, you are like my family. My commitment is to serve you with trust and compassion while showcasing the beauty that reflects you and your environment. I care deeply about connections with you and the small details that make your experience one-of-a-kind.  

     When I was young escaping The Killing Fields genocide in Cambodia, I lost all my photographs. I wish I had more photos to look back on from when my family was whole.  Only a single yellowed image survived the years—an image that still hangs over my fireplace today. 

     That one special image drove home the irreplaceable value of moments captured before they drift away. Are you like me, fear of fleeting memories?  I understand your concerns.  From the minute we meet to selecting your favorite outfits, I got you.  My promise is to serve you like you are one of my family-I'm here for you always.     

     Do you love trying out new restaurants?  Are you ready for a trip to Paris visiting the Eiffel Tower?  How about a quick weekend getaway to the coast for evening sunsets?  If you have insatiable appetite for life in small details as well as the in-between candid moments, then I am your girl. 
   
     No matter the destination—whether you’re in Portland, ready to invite me on a trip to serve as your San Francisco wedding photographer, or across the globe away—I'm here for you. 

xoxox, 
Chantal

  



"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., 2020 COUPLE

“Impeccable & CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER!”

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Hi, I AM CHANTAL, A PORTLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

As a hybrid photographer, I 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 I hold as a photographer. As someone who cherishes the truth of a moment and believes documenting authenticity is my 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 me 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 I love incorporating into a couple’s wedding day. And I look forward to sharing this art with you, too.




WHY FILM—MY SPECIALTY.

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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. 2021 Couple

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