FROM FEB 2015 CHANELLE & CRAIG WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS AND PORTRAITS IN SOUTH AFRICA!!
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 and walks on the beach that Chanelle enjoys.
With a background in graphic design and high end retouching in London 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 where based in the “Beautiful By Nature”, Turks & Caicos Islands and lived the island life dream with their beautiful little girl! They where part of the photographic team at Brilliant Studios where they both shot solo weddings and many family portraits as well as styled bridal fashion shoots in The Caribbean.
From 2015 Chanelle and Craig are making another big move back to their home town of Durban, South Africa!
This is after a 15 year hiatus and they cannot wait!