A photography experience with Chantal Davidson is all about you, your moments and your emotions using the light, landscapes and cameras as tools. I want to help you see yourselves as individuals and as a couple. I want to get to know you! This means that yes, I will take photos of you, BUT I also want to get to know you. So when we meet up, have a drink, get our exploring I ask you about your lives together. Think of me as an investigator, ie. Veronica Mars, but my goal is to get to know you so I can photograph you better. I want you to feel GOOD, like dang this experience was amazing and I haven’t even seen the photos yet. I care about you, and I have your back!
A photography experience with Chantal Davidson: I have lots of experience with weddings.
I aim to be the vendor that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. I want you to have fun, so get ready for the jokes, laughs and sass. I want you to feel like you can be yourselves but don’t worry it’s not all sass and jokes, I can be assertive when needed (hello family photos).
I am someone who knows the wedding process; I have photographed over 120 weddings, from large weddings to cultural weddings to small weddings. I have experienced multiple types of weddings and I can help you through the process. I am a wealth of information, experience and preparation. i.e your Hermione Granger. This same wealth of information, preparation and experience are brought to planning and scouting out locations for adventure sessions, destination elopements and small weddings.
A photography experience with Chantal Davidson: you are not a checklist to me.
I don’t want your photo experience with me to feel like we are checking off poses and photos from a checklist like done, thank you next type of scenario. My goal is to capture the full range of the day, the mood, atmosphere and emotions. I want you to look at the photos and for them to feel like the day of your photo experience. My work is influenced by light, shadows, fine art influence mixed with real movements and moments. I started out shooting film photography and that has influenced the development of my work. I want you to look back at your photos and feel like I captured a bit of who you are as a person and as a couple. My style combines storytelling, light and landscapes.
A photography experience with Chantal Davidson: enjoy the moments + soak in the day.
Part of photography experience with me is a focus on enjoying the moment, to be able to soak in the experience together and that takes space, time and sometimes that means putting the camera down. I love photographing people but I understand that everyone does not look at that experience with fondness. People are nervous about photos and I understand that. Not only will I make you comfortable while being photographed by me but I know when to step back and give you space to enjoy the moment, especially with elopements and small weddings, you must get time as a couple to soak in the fact that this is your wedding day. Don’t worry I will not be up in your business all day but I know which moments need to be captured and I will be there whenever you need me.
A photography experience with Chantal Davidson: I am subtle but assertive.
I have a subtle approach, I am not always front and centre. I am in the background watching and photographing those small moments that turn into big memories. I almost want to be forgotten about on the wedding day but remembered afterwards for capturing your wedding photos in a way that makes you feel transported back to your wedding day every time you look at them for years to come.
Want to learn more about working with me? Check out the About Chantal page for more information. If you want to know more about my personality, or if you want more cute photos and videos of my dog Sadie check out my Instagram account.