"When you photograph a face, you photograph the soul behind it."
I have been deeply drawn to the process of storytelling through images. Of capturing stills that give a glimpse of how you live and love. When a comfortable, open space is created, it gives way to honest expression and opens the door of your heart and soul. There is something so raw, real and special about unplanned, authentic moments; moments that showcase the real you, who you are, and who you have been created to be. I want to document all of you; the way your eyes light up when you smile; the laughs, the tears, and everything in-between. Every moment matters. Every moment is a memory, waiting to be captured and cherished forever.
Erin & Mircea
Dan & Madison
Julia & Carl
Kevin & Aislin
Natalia & Jarett
My husband and I wanted to commemorate our five year anniversary with a quick photo shoot in the same city we got married in. We found Shantal through a fellow Victoria photographer and could not be more thrilled to have been connected with her! She is warm, sweet, positive and SO friendly which made us feel all the more comfortable. Even with 20 minutes to shoot, she captured so many sweet moments AND picked the most perfect location. These photos are treasures and we can't wait to have her capture our whole family next time we're in our favourite city!
I've done a handful of photo shoots with Shantal - engagement photos, a mini Mother's day shoot, a beach session - and I've loved both the experience and outcome of every single one. She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and is just the loveliest person to work with! My fiance isn't the biggest fan of photos and he ended up loving the experience! Not to mention the photos you get afterwards are gorgeous and lifetime keepsakes. Highly recommend!
My partner and I had such a memorable and wonderful time shooting with Shantal. There were so many factors that made it so great. First, the photos were incredible. like, JAW DROPPING. We both had watery eyes when we got to see all the magic in our gallery from Shantal. Second, the actual shoot was the most fun we've ever had in front of a camera. We genuinely remember it as a really fun date, where we got to dance and giggle and just unplug from the world around us. And third- she is the sweetest. person. ever! We LOVED hanging out with Shantal!
Having Shantal as our photographer was a complete dream come true from the beginning. I have always adored her work, and having her be a part of our wedding day amplified that adoration and admiration even more. COVID-19 drastically changed our wedding plans, and when we decided to elope last minute - Shantal went above and beyond to make sure our day was special and as stress free as possible. She is someone who will genuinely share in the excitement of the day with you, while also offering a grounding prescence and quietly capturing all the special moments. She made us feel so beautiful and comfortable.
I reached out to Shantal in the very last minute and asked her to capture our annual family Christmas card photo. What ensued was a lovely home session filled with genuine fun and laughter. Shantal accommodated our tight schedule and was an absolute dream to work with. I truly cannot recommend her enough! Thank you so much for our incredible photos - they are such treasures and we are so blessed to have met you.