Hi, I am Chantelle Marais, wife and mother of two gorgeous kids. I am a professional photographer based in Durban specializing in-studio maternity, newborn and baby photography.
As a little girl, one of my fondest memories is looking through the large stacks of photo albums my mom kept. These images not only documented our existence and milestones but something much deeper. They served as a visual record of the love, pride, and hope our family shared. Now, as you can imagine being surrounded by all of these pictures, I naturally gravitated toward using a camera.
Over the years I snapped lots of images but it wasn’t until my daughter was born that I found my true calling in image making…portraits. I now had a NEED to document each and every little detail of this beautiful being my husband and I so lovingly nurtured. Two years or so after her birth, my photography business was born.
NEWBORN & MATERNITY
I invite you to allow me to help document your beautiful family’s journey; from the first flutters in your growing tummy to the tiniest of fingers and toes to big slobbery giggles. An investment in preserving your family’s legacy through portraits will be one that is never regretted but cherished for many generations to come.