"Our wedding photographs were a big priority for us which is what led us to choose you."

Thank you so much for getting our wedding photos ready so quickly. We actually received your email when we were in the airport getting ready to go home! We are so very impressed with your photos — the quality, the technique, the lighting, the moments — all very impressive and beautifully captured. We love love love ALL the photos! You captured our wedding so beautifully - the emotion in the first look & ceremony shots, the beautiful portraits of our family and friends, the decor, the dancing, and everything else! We are constantly looking through the photos to re-live our wedding day. Our wedding photographs were a big priority for us which is what led us to choose you. We actually had a very talented artistic friend review our choices for photographers and he advised us to choose you — and we are so glad we did!
We will treasure these memories of our wedding for the rest of our lives.
— Natasha & Greg, Union City, NJ

"It felt as though I had a friend alongside me for my wedding."

My husband and I recently eloped to St Helena, Napa, California. Being from out of country, planning an elopement and finding the perfect professionals to make our day was a scary thing for me. Chantel came highly recommended for another photographer. I contacted Chantel and we exchanged several emails. Her work online was exactly what I was looking for. Chantel was very accommodating and reassuring in her emails, and made me feel less stressed about such an enormous detail. After all, she would capture our most intimate day, and it would be her work that we would share with all those that would not be there with us.

Chantel was so incredibly warm, friendly and professional. It felt as though I had a friend alongside me for my wedding. She was open to my vision, and was creative with her vision. She captured the smallest details. We were in awe when we saw the sneak peak pictures. I could not wait to see what more we had in store.

Just a few short weeks after our wedding, Chantel had our photos ready for viewing, and had put them on a site for us to share with our family and friends. Not too long after that, we received our wedding parcel in the mail. Chantel’s presentation of her product was beautifully wrapped. We opened up our parcel, and I squealed with excitement. We went through our photos and our coffee table album, and we could not have been any more satisfied with her work. She captured our day with perfection and with such beauty. I will look back on her work years from now, and feel the same joy I felt that day.

Chantel, thank you SO MUCH! Words cannot express how appreciative we are to have had you as our photographer. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
— Melanie K., Winnipeg, Canada

"Her photos are timeless and beautiful. "

Chantel photographed our engagement shoot and our wedding. She has been very professional throughout my whole experience with her and very quick to respond to anything I needed. She kept me on track throughout my entire year engagement and reminded me when we needed to shoot engagement pictures and start thinking about a wedding timeline. Her photos are timeless and beautiful. We are so happy with how all of them turned out. On our wedding day Chantel worked quickly and was desecrate in her positioning. We can’t wait for another life event so we can have some more great photos taken!
— Kendall O., Sacramento, CA

"I wanted my photos to be all about the people and capturing the best moments of the day."

Chantel was my wedding photographer for my and my husband Nick’s wedding in early October in Oakland. Since I live in Chicago and Oakland was a destination wedding for us, I didn’t spend much time speaking with photographers, but instead pored over wedding photographers’ portfolios online. I wanted to work with Chantel because of her style shooting style and highly saturated color. I also liked the way she shoots people in live, unposed. A lot of other wedding photographers like to do dramatic things with the scenery and nature, which I think is fine for art’s sake but for me, I wanted my photos to be all about the people and capturing the best moments of the day. Isn’t that what a wedding is all about?

In person, Chantel is as nice as they get. She was very easygoing, and helped me walk in my high heels and dress when I struggled up and down hills after the first look. I like that Chantel directed our poses since we know nothing about that. The other guests were relaxed and her presence wasn’t “intrusive.” My mom didn’t realize Chantel and her second shooter were at dinner until the photos came out! Speaking of turnaround on the photos, our parents were really pleased that they came out so soon after our wedding, and that so many photos were taken. Since a bunch of my relatives didn’t make the trip out from the east coast, they were able to get a real play-by-play of the events of the day through the photos.

Thank you Chantel!
— Carol & Nick, Chicago, IL

"Overall, she was a pleasure to work with, and her aim was to take as many awesome pictures as possible while letting us enjoy our wedding. "

Chantel was great and easy to work with. Even though we didn’t tell her the right place to meet us, she gave us a call, showed up promptly where we were, and didn’t even bat an eyelash.

As a photographer, she made use of the surrounding environment and lighting and explained out loud what she was going for. Thankfully, there were no cheesy photos, but she was also receptive to what we were looking to achieve.

At the reception, she looked natural—she didn’t stand out as a photographer at all—and she was very discreet.

Overall, she was a pleasure to work with, and her aim was to take as many awesome pictures as possible while letting us enjoy our wedding. The initial pictures she sent just a day after the wedding looked amazing.
— Nini B., Mountain View, CA

" I would recommend her to anyone for any type of photo shoot."

Chantel is the best! Hired her for my wedding through recommendations from a friend and her shooting partner based on her affordable price and style. She’s extremely personable (I met her over Skype because I lived out of town from the wedding) and her creativity shines in her pictures. She suggested a timeline, family photo shot list and any other photos I wanted. Beyond that list, I pretty much left it up to her to do what she does best. She traveled to the wedding and didn’t charge additional costs and was highly professional but let loose for part of the reception herself! I would recommend her to anyone for any type of photo shoot…you get way more than you pay for!
— Anne R., Austin, TX

"I truly wished we had known her earlier so we could have hired her for our wedding."

Chantel did such a wonderful job with my family pictures that I hired her to take my pictures with my husband and mines one year anniversary. I couldn’t be happier with how the pictures came out. I truly wishe we had known her earlier so we could have hired her for our wedding. Thank you Chantel, we love your work.
— Rosa M., Yuba City, CA

"Overall the shoot was a lot of fun, we enjoyed Chantel's company and our photos came out amazing, we couldn't have made a better choice."

We chose Chantel to photograph us and a small party of immediate family after getting married in Sacramento. She was very professional over the phone and quick to return emails and messages. She suggested the idea of using some props in our “elopement pictures”, which made the session a lot of fun and resulted in really wonderful photos around the Capitol. She made sure we went to areas with the best lighting and had great ideas of places to use as back drops while also incorporating our suggestions. The portraits make us look great, but she was also able to capture some of our fun loving and goofy style in some of the shots. The delivery of our photos came in a very nice package as well. Overall the shoot was a lot of fun, we enjoyed Chantel’s company and our photos came out amazing, we couldn’t have made a better choice.
— Derek A., Sacramento, CA

"Chantel was not only very experienced, she also cared about her clients and their weddings."

We booked Chantel for our wedding photographer and it was one of the best decisions we made.

Chantel won my confidence super early on, when one of my bridesmaids’ dress began to fall apart. We started panicking and squawking for a pin and almost immediately, Chantel produced a whole box of pins in her utility belt! Safety pins, bobby pins, everything. It was amazing! It told us that Chantel was not only very experienced, she also cared about her clients and their weddings.

Throughout the day, Chantel was upbeat, friendly, and professional. She was great at switching gears and keeping things moving. For example, if we wanted to do grandparent pics but the grandparents weren’t ready, Chantel switched to groomsmen without missing a beat. We also had plenty of people requesting portraits that weren’t on the original photo list and nothing phased her. She was fast and efficient, but nothing felt rushed and no one was made to feel guilty for holding anything up.

The pictures themselves turned out to be so beautiful and colorful. She caught so many great moments and details from our wedding. I felt like she did her best to learn what she could about us, so she knew which details would matter the most.

I would totally book Chantel again, and I wholeheartedly recommend her for your wedding or event. You’d be in great hands.
— Nicolette C., Fremont, CA

"Chantel is extremely professional, creative, and made us both feel comfortable the entire time."

My fiancé and I just finished our engagement photo session with Chantel at the UC Davis Arboretum and we couldn’t be happier with how smoothly the session went! Chantel is extremely professional, creative, and made us both feel comfortable the entire time. She was always open to capture the poses and sceneries that we wanted, but also gave us helpful suggestions on how to make them even better. We would highly recommend Chantel to anyone seeking the help of a professional photographer.
— Paul Smyth, Sacramento, CA

"It's so easy to feel relaxed and be yourself around her while she is taking your photos."

Chantel Giongco did a fantastic job photographing me and my fiance during our engagement photo shoot. She recommended a beautiful location, Empire Mine, for our photo shoot and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the photos turned out. She has such a sweet personality, and it’s so easy to feel relaxed and be yourself around her while she is taking photos. She is also extremely creative and detail oriented, which is why I believe she is great at capturing “the shot”. She really cares for her clients and it shows in her work. Our pictures turned out amazing and she was able to portray mine and my fiance’s love story through the photos she captured. Thank you Chantel for making the engagement photo shoot such a memorable experience. I can’t wait to work with you again soon!
— Sharan C., Roseville, CA

"Chantel stands out for her professionalism and for actually listening to what we wanted."

My husband and I can’t thank Chantel enough for the amazing job she did with our wedding day photos. We couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out and she made everything work so smoothly from the planning stages right through to sending us the photos and a beautiful wedding book. Of all the vendors that I worked with for our wedding, Chantel stands out for her professionalism and for actually listening to what we wanted. She was also very responsive and made sure that we were able to relax on the day and most importantly, we ended up with great photos!!! I highly recommend her.
— Amy R., San Francisco, CA

"Professional, competent, efficient, prompt and friendly."

Professional, competent, efficient, prompt and friendly. Oh, and most importantly, she happens to take excellent photos.

We were married in early October at S.F. City Hall. She showed up early at our hotel for bride and groom prep photos and immediately put all at ease with her manner. It is immediately obvious Chantel knows exactly what she is doing.

After the ceremony she impressed me with her ability to herd cats and quickly and painlessly get group photos without any wasted time, all with no pushinesss.

Of course all of this is meaningless if the photos suck, am I right? Not an issue. Our wedding photos are fantastic, which may make her a magician given my ugly mug. Her photo and post-processing skills are obviously top notch — and she delivered when she said she would.
I really cannot recommend Chantel enough.
— Tom D., Santa Rosa, CA

"Her eye for creativity and capturing key moments was outstanding."

My husband and I were so happy we went with Chantel as our photographer for our recent San Francisco wedding! Her eye for creativity and capturing key moments was outstanding. Our pictures were beautiful, of very high quality, and had a nice balance of traditional poses and creative shots. We received so many compliments on the photos and absolutely loved them! Chantel has also been great to work with – easy going personality, while very professional and on top of things. She just finished our wedding album – the presentation was beautiful, she was very responsive to any comments we had and generous with her time and attention. We would definitely recommend her!
— Monica F., San Francisco, CA

"We shopped around and after seeing her work when we met with her we knew she was going to be it."

My husband and I used Chantel’s services for our engagement and wedding photos. We shopped around and after seeing her work when we met with her we knew she was going to be it. She’s professional and fun. All of our pictures turned out awesome. I’ve been to weddings where it seemed the photographers had the newly weds for over an hour (2 almost), not with Chantel. She has a plan, and she sticks to it. I would say it was maybe 45 minutes after our ceremony (including all of the family shots) that we were back and ready for the party.
— Jessica & Kevin, Lincoln, CA