Growing up in Durban, South Africa, Chanelle loves to be by the ocean, even though she may not be as brave as Craig in the surf! It’s more the enjoying of the view that Chanelle enjoys.
With a background in graphic design and high end retouching on a freelance basis for 5 years for top fashion photographer, MARIO TESTINO, Chanelle had her finger firmly on the fashion pulse.
Chanelle studied a B-Tech in film photography in 2001 using a fully manual Pentax MZM and getting her hands dirty in the darkroom.
Having been interviewed and commissioned to write articles for a number of national monthly photography magazines that include Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Turning Pro, Photography Monthly, Photo Pro and Digital Photographer Magazine when Chanelle was awarded the accolade of Portrait Photographer of the year in both 2007 and 2008.
In 2011 Chanelle enjoyed photographing more commercial work and was commissioned to shoot bridal fashion editorials in London for glossy wedding magazines.
In 2012 Chanelle and Craig made a big move across the Atlantic and are now based in the “Beautiful By Nature” Turks & Caicos Islands and living the island life dream with their beautiful little girl!