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 Mommy & Me photography.
As a little girl my mother kept stacks of photo albums filled with pictures from her youth, her siblings, her wedding and of our grandparents. These photo’s did not just document our lives and memories but something so precious. They served as a visual record of the love our family shared. Having lost my youngest brother recently, I cherish and hold on to these memories more than ever. I started using my mom’s camera at a very young age, back in the day when we used film and had to wait a whole week before we could see the outcome of the pictures we took.
Over the years I was always the one with the camera on hand but it wasn’t until my daughter was born that I found my true calling, newborn photography. I now had a need to document each and every little detail of her life. 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.