No matter what denomination, CJ is capable of capturing the ceremony, including the candid moments of the day. CJ has experienced many Baptisms as a photographer and is able to work in an unobtrusive and respective manner during the ceremony whilst also being very personable with family and friends for those must have family shots.
We celebrate many milestones in our lives including significant birthdays, baby showers and engagements. CJ can capture the essence of the occasion so that you can concentrate on enjoying the occasion and not worry about capturing memories.
Having photographed weddings since 2012, both for other photographers and under her own business, CJ’s approach to weddings is candid and relaxed with an emphasis on being true to the couple’s style. Her wish for her clients is for them to have the best possible day so that her photographs will capture a time of happiness and love. Yet, weddings can often be quite stressful and emotional. Not having done it before (usually), couples don’t know what to expect from suppliers, their extended families and indeed themselves. This is where CJ spends time with the couple beforehand, to get to know them, help plan aspects of their wedding day suited to maximizing photo opportunities and ultimately ensure it will be the best day of their lives.
CJ has photographed weddings internationally and locally. Her personable nature enables her to work well with bridal parties and extended family members for all those must have wedding shots whilst equally being unobtrusive and respectful when the moment demands it. She will bring her professional, friendly, calm and assured self on the day, making your life easier on your big day.
We can’t praise Chamilka enough for the way she so beautifully captured our wedding, and helped to make the day such a wonderful occasion, with memories that will last a lifetime.
We had been looking for a photographer, when a friend suggested Chamilka. From the moment we met her we knew she was the photographer for us.
And with Chamilka we got so much more than a photographer. As novices of this whole wedding thing, as an experienced wedding photographer she was able to provide helpful and appreciated advice about the day. Not only that, when we discovered only a few days before the wedding that our makeup and hair artist had double-booked herself, Chamilka came to the rescue by arranging an outstanding replacement.
On the day itself Chamilka put everyone at ease with her friendly and bubbly personality. She was able capture all the photos we wanted, plus photos we didn’t realise we wanted. She discovered some amazing locations that formed stunning backdrops to our bridal party photos. Chamilka fitted in so well during the day that by the night’s end she felt like part of the family.
And when the photos themselves arrived, we were overjoyed with the results. She has a fantastic eye for detail. She was able to capture the joy and excitement of the day, with beautifully and artistically shot photos. We are in love with the story it tells, from the getting ready in the morning, through to the ceremony, and then the reception in the evening. She so wonderfully captured the joy and happiness shared by all our family and friends throughout the event.
We would highly recommend Chamilka to any couple looking to have the magic of their day captured lovingly, joyfully, with great care, and beautiful elegancy.
Karen and Michael Ratcliffe