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I'm Chantal

my art, my approach + my business

elopement, wedding & lifestyle photographer

I'm Chantal, the person behind the lens

Born in Ontario I was raised between Victoria, B.C and Niagara, Ontario. I never spent longer than three years at the same school until university. I am a pro at packing, road trips and travelling in general. These skills have served me well being a Niagara wedding photographer that travels across Ontario and Canada.

I attended the Aegean Center for the fine arts for silver and digital photography. Located on Paros, Greece we spent a month in Italy travelling to learn about art history using a more hands-on approach and I discovered my love of Botticelli paintings. My approach to small weddings and elopements came from my time in Greece. This is where I fell in love with storytelling, using light and shadows within a photo. I learned that landscapes can be used to help tell a story and that photographing people is more capturing their emotions, their movement and their essence than getting them to stand still and yell cheese.

I'm based in Kitchener + Niagara, Ontario, yet also available for work within + outside of Canada

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B+W Film, Medium Format Cameras, Exploring New Places and Visiting Old Favourites, Astrophotography and The Ocean

How it started

I have travelled to 11 countries, 9 provinces and over 30 states before attending university. I went to the University of Waterloo studying business, peace and conflict studies. During university I worked for other photographers as second shooters and associate photographers, I have photographed over 150 traditional weddings.

While finishing up my last year of university, I got carbon monoxide poisoning and fell down a flight of stairs fracturing vertebrae within two months. I suddenly had time, space, my thoughts and my camera for my recovery.

Starting my business came out of that time-period and niching down to small weddings and elopements was a non-negotiable for me.

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About Chantal Davidson Photography

What My Business Stands For + What It Is All About

The purpose of Chantal Davidson Photography is to help couples create photos that they will want to look at for years to come. I help people see themselves so that they feel empowered and inspired in their lives.

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Experience + Education

My Approach,

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About Chantal

Photography Experience with Chantal

About Chantal

About Chantal

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All Things Travel

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Education, Workshops + Retreats

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All relationships are based on trust & common values

it's crucial that we connect and see beauty in the same things. we will have a call or meeting before signing any contracts.

Explore the site

Choosing a photographer is an important decision. I want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make a decision you are excited about and that you trust. Trusting your photographer is so important. So take a look around my website and let me know how I can help.

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