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Welcome friends

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.



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.

Happy clients

Having won a newborn shoot with Chantelle, I decided to do my maternity shoot with her as well. Chantelle went out of her way to make an uncomfortable pregnant woman feel comfortable at all times and the photos showed it, she took the most amazing photos. Then the newborn shoot came and again she captured the most amazing photos. I loved her photos so much that I later booked a 4 generations shoot with her and not much later another maternity & newborn shoot. I’d have another baby just to have her capture those moments again. Her work is amazing and you’ll enjoy every minute of being in her company and later you’ll love seeing the photos even more. Book a shoot… You know you want to!

Shelaine - Newborn

Chantelle photographed both my babies. Her professionalism, talent and skill is of a very high standard. She is very patient, gentle and understanding and managed to capture some very special memories that will last a lifetime. Worth every penny and so much more! Highly recommended.

Lesleigh Davis - Newborn

Chantelle Marais was an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you for capturing lasting memories of our little angel. She is a true professional with world-class images. She was very patient and gentle with my baby and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Indira Govender - Newborn

Award-winning photographer

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