Yes, that's me I'm Chantal. I'm an Ottawa Photographer who offers Ottawa Wedding Photography specializing in the Ottawa surroundings including areas such as Greely, Embrun, Rockland, Clarence Creek, Edwards, Manotick, Hawkesbury and Lefaivre.
As a premier wedding and boudoir photographer, with over 20yrs of experience, I capture peoples beauty and wedding memories with a romantic, modern, timeless touch. My goal is to create a love story with your wedding where you will remember this day forever and be proud to show your photos to all your friends and family and begin your family heirloom. We are a wife and husband team and we both are very passionate in capturing the love and emotion of your special day.
I am completely bilingual and conveniently located in the Fallingbrook area of Orleans.
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Chantal was so wonderful with putting my wife at ease. She has a "phobia" of the camera, but, was so relaxed that we ended up with beautiful pictures. The attention and care she provided us added to our perfect day. We are beyond ecstatic with the results.
AMAZING, BREATH-TAKING and STUNNING!!! Your talent has allowed me to actually see how the day rolled out. Being the bride, things tend to get out of focus and rushed and it zooms right by so fast that you don't really remember much until you see what the eye of your photographer captured for you to go back in time and witness one of the most beautiful and loving days in ones life!!!It is always a barrel of laughs and honkey tonk time working with you. Marc and I shall cherish these moments forever and eternity!!!Heeee Haaa to the best darn photographer in town!!!
We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the excellent work you and your husband did at our wedding. Whenever we show the album to family and friends, they comment that every picture is great. We still can't believe that anyone is able to take that many pictures in one day and they all look awesome! Thank you for taking control of the day in such a way that made everyone, including our families and the wedding party, feel comfortable. Your good attitude and enthusiasm made the day that much better. Your personality, photographic skill and creativity truly made it a picture perfect day. It shows in your work that you love what you do.
Anything and everything I could have hoped for and more happened with the pictures. They captured us as a couple with our personality and theme of the wedding. Every shot Chantal takes is with purpose and an artistic eye. My wedding album will be the talk of the town and yours will be too Victoria & Matt
Chère Chantal, On tient à te remercier pout tout le travail extraordinare que tu as fait pour nous. On a bien aimé l'expérience du début a la fin. Nous sommes tellement content du résultat que à chaque fois que l’on regarde notre album on a l'impression de revivre notre journée. Tout cela grâce à toi !!! Merci beaucoup pour ton cadeau de la petite album. Cétait bien gentil! (Ps Je la garde toujours dans ma bourse !!!) Encore une fois merci à toi et ton conjoint.
A unique experience that allowed me to express my sensuality without feeling guilty. It also allowed me to present a very special and personal gift to my future husband. Thank You! I really enjoyed working with you.
Chantal had the ability to take an awkward situation and turn it into a fun and relaxing experience. The result was beautiful artwork that will hold special meaning to both my husband and myself for years to come.
Thanks very much Chantal for my beautiful pictures. You put me at ease from the moment I walked in your front door. I’m so glad I decided to have these pictures taken!
I went to Chantal Benoit Photography in order to do Boudoir pictures for my husband for Xmas. I had met with a few different photographers but knew the minute I met with Chantal that she would be the photographer I would use as she made me feel very comfortable – while at the same time explaining everything around cost, her expectations, what I can expect on the day of the shoot etc. This was very much appreciated because it was one less thing to worry about. As many women probably are, I was nervous and felt very vulnerable but Chantal immediately made me feel very relaxed and at ease. Chantal went through my outfits and was able to tell me what she would photograph first, what shoes would work with what outfit, etc. I had a beautiful room to change in along with candlelight for a relaxed mood and a lovely satin robe to cover myself between outfits. From the first picture Chantal took to the very last I was completely calm and having more fun then I thought I would! We talked and laughed during the whole process and had a lot of fun with the pictures. Chantal was so encouraging that I had this new found confidence and felt very sexy! The pictures surpassed my wildest expectations! I kept looking at them thinking “Is this really me??!!!” Chantal did such a beautiful job! My one and only disappointment with the whole process was how my husband and I could possibly choose between all these incredible pictures!!! Thank you Chantal for the most freeing, liberating and FUN experience!! I have told everybody I know about your work and will continue to! You are the best and now my friend and I thank you for this wonderful experience!
A couple of years ago I read an article on a photographer from Orleans who did Boudoir photography. The article intrigued me and I thought that might be something I would like to experience. I approached the time in my life where I was feeling great about decided it was now or never.Working with Chantal was a fantastic experience. Her professionalism was paramount and she genuinely took an interest in the type of image that I wanted to convey in my pictures. She was very open to suggestions and made the shoot fun and exciting. She was able to capture the best of who I am and the resulting pictures surpassed my expectations.I am very pleased that I picked an amazing photographer like Chantal.
I met Chantal a few years back for boudoir pictures. Since then my body has been through a lot of change especially after having 3 kids. I always told myself I would go back to see her for boudoir pictures after a little nip/tuck cause I had so much fun with her the first time. But then I thought life is so busy with 3 kids and this dream of correcting my little flaws is silly. So I decided to embrace my little flaws as they are traces of my past, my 3 amazing kids.I had a lot of fun preparing for this session by shopping and going to the salon to get my hair and make up done. At the beginning I felt a little shy but Chantal turned that around quick! After our session I felt sexy, I felt like an individual, I felt empowered , like I could do anything.Thank you Chantal for bringing my sexy back!! You sure do know how to make my not so perfect body look amazing. I will for sure want to do this again as for once, it was about ME!!
Life begins at 40 … a myth? Maybe! In all honesty, I wasn’t the happiest person the day I started this new decade. I’m sure many can attest to having felt the same way. Although skeptical, I soon came to realize that the forties weren’t so bad – in fact, they are wonderful. I’m not only enjoying them to the fullest, I’ve learned to accept myself as I am, as I look. So I thought why not be a bit “risqué” and have boudoir pictures taken …. Yes, it took a while to get the courage to actually do it. On a snowy winter’s day, my husband and I decided to go to this “adult” show that’s pretty popular in the Ottawa area and there was Chantal’s booth — both of us were in awe at the pictures on display and in her portfolio albums. I turned to my husband and said “One day I’ll do this for real” and I walked away with her business card. The perfect opportunity for me to actually do this was my husband’s 50<sup>th</sup> birthday early this year – so I sent Chantal an email with the subject line “I’m taking the plunge”. Within minutes I got such a friendly reply back that I knew I’d made a wise choice in approaching her. My “boudoir” photography adventure began!! I met Chantal face-to-face for the first time during the pre-shoot session. Right away we hit it off; her simple demeanor, professionalism quickly put me at ease. We spent an hour chit-chatting, getting to know each other, and browsing her boudoir portfolio to prepare for the actual photo shoot. On the day of, I was so nervous. As I walked in, as promised, Chantal offered me a glass of wine which I most definitely accepted without any hesitation (lol)! Once I’d gathered my thoughts, taken a few deep breadths I joined her in her studio and the shoot began. The next 2 hours were absolutely wonderful – here I was posing in all my glory and feeling fabulous. Then came the day to choose; not an easy task I assure you. It took me almost an hour to decide. Chantal highlighted a few things without influencing my decision but making it a bit easier for me. Thank goodness otherwise I fear I would have taken a whole lot longer which speaks to the quality of her work and how well she captured the moments. I look hot, sexy, amazing … MERCI, MERCI, et MERCI!!!! Now on the home stretch, I picked up the “merchandise” and presented it to my husband. He looked at me with a big smile and said “You really did it”. Very proudly I replied – “Yes, I just had to find the right time to do it”. Did he like? – OH YES HE LIKED. THANK YOU Chantal for such a wonderful day. To you Ladies that are contemplating “Taking the plunge” … GO FOR IT!
Thank you Chantal, the photos you took were a huge success! Lewis loved each of them and threatened to take them to work to show them off to friends! Lol!!! Even my mother loved them! Thank you so much for making me feel so glamorous and beautiful…then taking a photo so that feeling is captured forever. Thank you
Thanks so much Chantal! Charles just arrived with the photos. They're stunning. I'm truly impressed and thanks for the personalized tote. I'll definitely put it to use. You're such a wonderful photographer and person. I'm so happy to have chosen you as our photographer. I educate everyone I know about the difference between a true professional as yourself and a mediocre one. Your work speaks for itself!! I can't believe all the great shots we got in just over 1hr of your time. Truly amazing work. Thanks again!!!
We immediately felt comfortable with Chantal. She is not only professional, but so friendly and caring. We can’t possibly be happier with our photos. Money so well spent. We’re already thinking about what photos we can take next.
Chantal, Un gros merci pour la session de photos ...Tu as fait des photos superbes qui resteront un souvenir inoubliable de notre anniversaire de nos 30 ans de mariage
You captured every detail I wanted and more. The picture quality and your professionalism exceeded my expectations and I am so happy I have you as a photographer. I know my kids can be difficult with the staying still part and I am happy you could still capture amazing frame of them. You can count on me to come back many times more. Thank you so much for creating images we will enjoy and cherish for a lifetime.
Hi Chantal, Just wanted to let you know I gave Barry the poster size picture for his birthday at the end of Jan as he got too many gifts at xmas, so I showed restraint and held onto it till then. He has it propped up on top of his dresser. When I got home for a 4 day business trip he said he never noticed what sexy legs I had as he must have always been too focused on the rest of me (blush). Just this morning I heard him say “good morning beautiful”, I responded “aww, thanks Bear, good morning to you too…” …. but he was talking to the photograph!!!! LMAO!!!! Hope you’re well.
Amazing experience! Spectacular photographer! A great learning experience for our family! This was our first official professional shoot. Very fun! Chantal Benoit is a must!! Can't wait for our next session!