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Charnell Timms Photography
Charnell Timms Photography

Charnell Timms Photography

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Introduction: ***COVID-19 UPDATE: I am open for business and continue to be extremely respectful of photographing clients by sticking to 'social distancing' practises and photographing with face masks. During these crazy COVID-19 times, Im offering a 15% discount on any Graduation/Outdoor Portrait sessions (offer valid until 30 June 2020) YOU should hire me if: 1. Authenticity is important to you- 'Authenticity' has been on my mind a lot lately. In this age of mobile phones and social media, there is so much pretending that it can feel like nothing is real anymore. I've been sitting with this feeling for some time and spent most of my efforts in 2019 trying to capture those authentic, highly spontaneous and genuine moments that focus on faithfully documenting your wedding day. YOU should hire me if: 2. Wedding Packages won't break the bank: Im proud to offer award-winning services that won't break the bank, with packages that strive to capture couples in an unobtrusive and contemporary fashion. Couples can 'Design their own packages' with services that include engagement, trash the dress and wedding portrait shoots. YOU should hire me if: 3. Experience /variety are important to you - I have experience photographing a variety of religions and non-traditional weddings including Hindu, Indian, Greek, Zulu, Xhosa, Jewish, same-sex couples and have shot destination weddings around the globe including England, France, USA, Germany, South Africa, and Ireland. YOU should hire me if: 4. High-octane energy is important to you - Thanks to my high octane energy levels and my ability to put you at ease, my greatest asset, and most consistent feedback in wedding reviews are my energy levels and how they helped couples to enjoy and love the process of being photographed on wedding day. YOU should hire me if: 5. Speed and timing is important to you - one area where I continue to impressive clients is with my rapid 'response time' with emails as well delivery time of your wedding day digital files (between 1-2 weeks) on average. YOU should hire me if: 6. You are lookin for a solo photographer - I'm a specialist photographer, working alone (no second shooters, no videography services offered) in a highly mobile and agile manner, which minimizes the physical impact of me on your wedding day

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

50 reviews


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Michael P.

Portrait Photography

Charnell far exceeded our expectations. We wanted some family photos out in the city that felt fun, artistic, and not canned. We live in NE Minneapolis and hit a few locations in the area (some proposed by us, others by Charnell). No matter where we went, Charnell knew how to find good lighting and suggested great posing and composition ideas. Most of all, she kept the shoot energetic and encouraging and put us all at ease. All that to say, we loved the experience and would highly recommend her without even having seen the photos. Now that we have seen them, our esteem only grows. There were so many great photos to choose from that we had trouble narrowing it down. All the thumbs; all the way up!
Charnell Timms Photography's reply
So happy to have exceeded your expections Michael--I LOVED your chosen 'I like you venue' and your 'Urban Energy' shoot was a brilliant change of scenery after all the autumn shoots I have been doing too. There was something so organic, genuine and creative about working with your family. Loved every minute of it too. Cheers Charnell
Nov 30, 2020
Cindy S.

Portrait Photography

Charnell is a pleasure to work with! She took tons of pictures, is very creative and included our 53 pickup in our photos. She has a great personality and made it fun for everyone in my family, from kids to adults. I would highly recommend Charnell for your cherished family photos!
Oct 31, 2020
Darla D.

Portrait Photography

We had a great experience with Charnell doing our 2 oldest kids graduation pictures. We loved the spot she suggested & handled the double photo shoot with ease. We also arranged a group photo of all 5 of our kids as well. I cant wait to see all the pics. We will definitely be using Charnell for future events. Thanks again....The Davis Family
Charnell Timms Photography's reply
It was an absolute pleasure working with your family Darla--Ariana and Aaron were so keen and easy to work with and its always an added bonus to hear that everyone is in eager anticipation to see the pics too. Thanks also for your kindness in adding a tip at the end of it all--SMILES for PHOTOGRAPHY MILES all around
Sep 9, 2020
Soun K.

Portrait Photography

I highly recommend Charnell. She was wonderful to work with. We had not taken formal family pictures in 20 years and perhaps the pandemic had reminded us how important family was. For the hour ($300/30 pics/1hr), she kept us laughing and moving. Very high energy and professional. The pictures turned out great and those were the first ones that hadn't been edited yet! The quality of the shoot and lighting was perfect my family and I loved the experience. I can't wait to see how the final version turn out. Should I need a photographer for any important event in my life, I might be calling her again.
Charnell Timms Photography's reply
It was an absolute joy working with your family too. One of the highlights was seeing how your darling mother got so into the shoot as well--Priceless moments. I was also delighted to read about you possibly using my services/energy in the future as well. As you might have seen I have travelled all over the world to shoot international weddings, so would be delighted to travel wherever you may be for the next time round too. Happy memories all around. Cheers Charnell
Aug 31, 2020
Cristina L.

Wedding and Event Photography

Charnell is a delight! She made our family laugh and relax, which is no small feat amidst wedding day jitters. She obviously has a passion for photography and is willing to contort herself in all sorts of positions to nab that perfect shot. It's a joy to be around someone who takes evident pride in her craft while remaining flexible and personable.
Charnell Timms Photography's reply
Thanks Cristina--I dont think I have ever had so much fun photographing in a Catholic church, with all the free reign I had moving about that mammoth and magnificent church. This covid wedding was definitely one for my photographic memory books and both yourself and both sets of your parents were and absolute delight to photography. Happy Covid memories all around.
Aug 27, 2020
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  • 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 packages. This new pricing structure gives you more control, whilst offering 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.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Self-taught by my father who was a photographer and I continue to expand my creative talents by continued education and online course, via Creative Live and Udemy.

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