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Romantic Irvine Park
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Our family was having a reunion, and Grandma’s greatest desire was to get an updated family portrait. How do you find a photographer who is not only terrific, reasonable, available, and most importantly able to deal with your awesome family which included an “on-the-go, camera shy” 2½ year old? I (Grandma) did an online search, and from our first correspondence, I felt like Charnell was the ticket. As it was, my entire family LOVED CHARNELL and kept asking where I found her. It honestly seemed like she chose me! From our first online meet, I could tell she was a fun-loving, go-with-the-flow photographer. I felt she would work with my desires as well as steer me in the right direction so we would be happy with our photos. An added bonus was her very prompt responses to my communication-- beginning to end. Throughout the two-hour outdoor photoshoot, which included various groupings, Charnell demonstrated why she had earned Thumbtack’s Top Pro status. She took photos while lying in the grass, flipping her shoe in the air to make our 2½-year-old laugh, and ran backwards to get our family in motion. She was so much fun! To Charnell, we say "Thanks so much for your tremendous help in making this Grandma’s desire come true. We had such a great time and are so pleased with our photos. You turned what could have been a stressful event into a highlight of our family get-together. Blessings to a Pro!!!!”Jul 20, 2019Verified
Wedding and Event Photography
Charnell worked with us both on family portraits and candid shots at our family reunion. She was extremely easy to work with throughout the process. We had a wide age range from young children to elders in their 90s, and she drew out smiles, laughs and great pictures from everyone. She showed a great sense for both backgrounds and personal expressions of style, and was quick to run with ideas that anyone in our group had. Another great thing about working with her was the quick turnaround time on the pictures and the easy process for allowing everyone in our group to see all the shots. That was a pleasant surprise relative to some of my prior experiences with photographers. The photos were so bright and fun that a few family members who were unable to attend are now more eager to make the next reunion! Overall, working with Charnell was an outstanding experience.Aug 15, 2016Verified
This photo shoot was a gift for my Mom's 70th Birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect!! There is just a warmth & kindness & a whole lot of fun that Charnell has herself. She was able to bring out in us, then capture it in the photographs. I cannot wait to see the rest of our pictures. Thank you SO much for this wonderful experience and our forever memories of that day!Oct 11, 2019VerifiedCharnell Timms Photography's reply
After your mom told me that she really wasn't happy turning 70 I knew I had to pull out all the stops for her, and what a perfect shoot it was in every way. Not only was your family accommodating and cheerful, but your backyard was the perfect outdoor studio and we could not have timed things better with the light and time of year. SO THANK YOU for the glorious memories of a family photo session that all went 'picture perfect' for me too. Happy days Heather and thanks for your business
Charnell did an absolutely amazing job with our family photos, we are a family with three active boys and a man who wasn’t thrilled about getting his picture taken, but she managed to even get some pictures with him smiling and all three boys being exactly that, boys. She well exceeded my hopes for the shoot, I would highly recommend her and will definitely be having her take more pictures of our family! Thank you Charnell!!!Oct 1, 2019VerifiedCharnell Timms Photography's reply
It was a pleasure Jenny, and what a delight too when I finally succeeded in making your darling Kelly smile. Pure photographic bliss-hahaha. As energetic as your boys naturally are, they were wonderful and very accommodating to work with--cant wait for you to see the ones of your three boys jumping for joy off the edge of the fountain. The photo reminds me of one of my all time favorite quotes: "If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space" Hugs Charnell
We could not be happier with our family photo session with Charnell! Her energy and humor had us all laughing, even our teenagers who were not thrilled with the idea of family photos. She took so many great photos, it was hard to choose our favorites!Oct 16, 2019VerifiedCharnell Timms Photography's reply
Hi April--so glad to hear that everyone not only endured, but ENJOYED our family photo session, and ultimately, that is exactly the kind of 'problem' I like leaving my clients with--too many great photos to narrow down your favorites.hahaha Happy days April and thanks once again for your business. Cheers Charnell
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Besides 3 general wedding packages, Im excited to announce the launch of my brand new DESIGN YOUR OWN wedding package for 2018. This new pricing structure not only reflects the ever-changing needs of our modern day wedding couples, but it gives you more control, offers you greater flexibility and ultimately a more affordable bottom line. HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING PACKAGE Step 1: Choose your Photography Hours Step 2: Choose your Line products Adding step 1+2 together will give you your final price.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Establish contact either telephonically or via email. Then set up a meeting with my clients as finding the right photographer is as much about personalities 'connecting' as it is about impressing clients with your final photographic work product.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My father was a photographer, so I grew up with my dad's dark room as my greatest mystery and teacher in life.