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
Overview

Hired 64 times

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22 years in business

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Jul - Dec

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All year

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

Wear masks during the job

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87 photos

  • INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS

    Wedding and Event Photography

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

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Laurie R.
Nov 3, 2021
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Charnell graciously accepted our 50th Wedding Anniversary with large family photography challenge. From start to finish, she receives exceptional ratings for her communication, organization, efficiency, flexibility, and patience. The entire experience as well as final photos were amazing. Thank you, Charnell!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Charnell Timms Photography's reply
It was an absolute pleasure Laurie--really loved working with you, especially on the 50th Anniversary photo-session part of your shoot.Long live the family smiles. Cheers and thanks again for your business
Portrait Photography
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Nikki D.
Nov 3, 2021
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Charnell did a great job with our family photos. She understood my vision and delivered a wonderful set of family photos and memories we will have forever. She did a wonderful job with my toddler son who has a short attention span. We have some wonderful photos of him. I would definitely use her again!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Physical proofs and prints • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Charnell Timms Photography's reply
Thanks for the thumbs up Nikki and truly happy that I managed to keep your son's attention span in the 'smiley zone' for as long as needed to get some dynamic and 'passionately playful' portraits too. It was a pleasure working with your family. Long live your smiles. Cheers Charnell
Portrait Photography
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Andra B.
Nov 1, 2021
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Charnell is simply the best. She far exceeded our expectations (which were very high) -- we were so lucky to have had her at our wedding. She showed up far in advance of our ceremony to capture some of my favorite pictures and moments from the day, she made everyone laugh and feel at ease, her pictures are stunning and she gave us more amazing photos than we could've ever dreamed of. I cannot recommend Charnell highly enough!! She sent pictures very quickly and was in constant communication. Her blog, Instagram and Facebook pages gave us sneak peeks into our beautiful photos. I will only work with Charnell for any photography needs going forward -- Charnell helped make our wedding perfect!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Charnell Timms Photography's reply
What an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT it was working with you to create a little wedding magic on your wedding day. So happy to hear that your wedding photos continue to make you smile with such enthusiasm. It truly was one of those short and oh so SWEET three hour wedding shoots. Long live your happy day. Cheers Charnell
Wedding and Event Photography
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Kristina M.
Oct 27, 2021
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Charnell has a great personality that was able to get my son to have genuine smiles. Took tons of pictures for us to choose from. Charnell was very quick to get the photos uploaded and then edited after we picked our favorites. Very quick process!

Details: Graduation portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location

Charnell Timms Photography's reply
Hi Kristina--wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the natural smiles from your darling Nicolas. He was an absolute pleasure to photograph and Im thrilled to hear you enjoyed my 'speedy response' time to. Long live Nicolas's grad day smiles. Cheers Charnell
Portrait Photography
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Paula M.
Oct 13, 2021
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Charnell was wonderful! She took my daughter’s senior pictures and instantly made her feel comfortable. The photo shoot was fun and Charnell had a lot of great ideas to suggest for backdrops and poses.

Details: Graduation portrait • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Charnell Timms Photography's reply
So glad your daughter enjoyed the photo session Paula, and I LOVED the addition of her blue jeep in the photo session too. Great vibes all around. Thanks for the business Paula. Cheers Charnell
Portrait Photography
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FAQs

  • 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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