“I feel so honoured to capture the wonderful family moments of Melissa Bam, (2009 Miss South Africa) and her family.
Rosemary hill was the perfect venue for their bump session and I would not have it any other way. Loved the greens, blues and pinks in this season. Last and not least, the beautiful personality of her little daughter soon to be the big sister to Xavier. These moments make me so happy. What a beautiful letter from Melissa Bam:
‘Spending an Early morning in front of a camera with a belly the size of a planet, a strong willed toddler and waking up at dawn to get ready is a daunting exercise, but the calm that comes over you when you meet your photographer and she’s super chilled and full of compliments, is fantastic.
That was the feeling we got when we arrived at the location and found Chanel and her husband as relaxed as can be. I immediately breathed a sigh of relief.
There was never an awkward moment standing in front of the camera, because Chanel just allowed us to be who we are. There was no complicated posing or direction, she simply guided us to enhance what we were doing and to capture those moments perfectly!
Her husband was a champion! He entertained our little girl when we were taking pics and was happy to carry around a little busy madame, which made me feel much more relaxed! Between my own incredible husband and him, watching our lady, I could relax and enjoy the time with Chanel! They make an incredible team and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
The end product of that day is even better than I could ever have imagined and I can’t believe how beautiful the photos came out, even though I felt lunar! Chanel’s humble and gentle demeanor makes for a stress-less experience and hearing her “wow!” during the shoot, made me feel beautiful. Even though the shoot was relaxed and super fun, she was meticulous in her work. She saw the potential of every frame and knew what she needed to do to realize and capture that moment! She is such a talented woman and her work is immaculate!’
Her lovely gown was made by the very talented Peter Bondesio Couture. Peter ensured that Melissa looked her best.
Thank You, Melissa Bam & Peter Bondesio”