Cambria + Tyler at Patrick’s Ranch // Chico Wedding Photographer

Cambria and Tyler’s Chico Winter Wedding at Bidwell Presbyterian Church and Patrick Ranch // Chico Wedding Photographer Cambria and Tyler got married on the most beautiful Winter day in January. Their ceremony was held at Bidwell Presbyterian Church and their reception was at Patrick Ranch Museum. The location combination made for a lot of gorgeous photo opportunities (it was hard to cut down the number of photos to post), both with the gorgeous stained glass at Bidwell Presbyterian and the beautiful home and property at Patrick Ranch. I first met Cambria in the church nursery when she took care of kids. Cambria is so fun, sweet, and authentic. I love seeing her with Tyler. They are an amazing couple and I love watching how well they love each other. Cambria and Tyler looked stunning and are total naturals in front of the camera with those model faces. Cambria’s Maggie Sottero gown was perfect for January and she could not have looked more gorgeous in it. Everything was beautiful from the place settings, to the mismatched bridesmaid dresses, and everything in between. Most of all, their days was full of love, fun, and a huge group of friends and family that love and support them. Vendor List: Wedding coordination and styling: 530 Bride Ceremony: Bidwell Presbyterian Church Reception: Patrick Ranch Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero Catering: Roots Catering Rentals: Chico Party Rentals Band: Pat Hull DJ: Norcal Productions Photography: Morgan Chantelle Photography Morgan Chantelle Photography is a Chico Wedding Photographer, but travels for elopements and weddings all around the world. My style is authentic, natural, and timeless. Email hello@morganchantelle.com or visit...

Hailee’s Maternity Session /// Chico Family Photographer

Hailee’s Downtown Maternity Photos – Chico Family Photographer Well, baby girls is finally here, but since I’m catching up on blog posts I thought I’d post this maternity/family session. I LOVE this family and have had the pleasure of both using Hailee and Jimmy as models and photographing their beautiful growing family. We had so much fun hanging out downtown and ending the shoot on the Chico State campus. Hailee could not have been anymore beautiful pregnant and now as a mama of two. That red dress is stunning and was so perfect for photos! Tucker is just as cute as can be and is so much fun! I’m pretty sure that he enjoyed taking pictures and looking at the back of the camera more than being in front of the camera (future photographer?), but the camera obviously loves him. How adorable is he? Welcome to this world, Millie! You are so blessed to be in the amazing family!   Morgan Chantelle Photography is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Chico, CA but traveling around the world. Be sure to visit the wedding and engagement portfolios and read more about my photography style. To book a session contact me here or email me at...

Katie and Danny’s Intimate Lakeside Wedding // Lake Almanor Wedding Photographer

After my first conversation with Katie about her wedding day I could not contain my excitement. Katie and Danny decided to forego a traditional wedding and spend a few days with their immediate family in Lake Almanor. They live in Southern California, but have family friends who own a cabin/compound where they and all of their guest could stay. The day was drizzly and rainy, but all of the rain stopped right before their ceremony. When I arrived that day we scoped out possible spots for their ceremony and decided on the deck overlooking the lake. Danny’s sister officiated their wedding and made it so intimate and personal as she shared advice from several of the guests. In having an intimate wedding Katie and Danny were able to really able to enjoy their day, their guests, and each other. I feel so fortunate to have photographed such a beautiful day. I love what I do!    Lake Almanor Wedding Photographer: Morgan Chantelle...

Capture Life Workshop: Mastering Your DSLR – Chico Photography Workshop

Seven years ago, as a mom of four little kids and a part-time blogger I wanted better photos of my kids, my life, and to post on my blog. I decided to learn how to use my DSLR (really use it….like, stop shooting in auto) and since then I have caught thousands of moments, documented my travels all over the state, country, and world, and built a business. Maybe you don’t want to start your own business, but you want photos of your kids as they grow everyday, you want to add content to your website, you want to grow your blog or social media following, or you want to photograph your travels.  After having several people ask me about a workshop and thinking about it for awhile I’ve decided to go for it. I want to take something that seems scary (ISO? aperture?) and show you that it’s not as hard as it seems. Also, I want to make it super fun with food and drinks and gifts and continue on the community to grow and share the photos that we create. WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? Bloggers, business owners and multi level marketers, parents, anyone who wants to take better photos of their life and travels, and anyone who has a DSLR and wants to get comfortable with using it. DETAILS: -Learn how to (finally?) take your DSLR camera out of auto mode and photograph in manual -Feel confident photographing your family, pets, travels, etc… – Receive instruction and hands on training on how to use your camera in a small group setting -Learn in a fun,...

10 Amazing Places to Elope in the US

In the past several years elopements are on the rise. Long gone are the days of an elopement meaning a couple running off to Vegas. These days many couples are choosing to forego the stress and expense of a huge wedding and focus on the things that are important to them- their love and commitment, a beautiful adventure, and possibly a small group of family and/or friends. Elopements are an intimate and beautiful celebration of you as a couple. An elopement (or intimate or destination wedding) isn’t tied to a location based on the availability or convenience of your guests. You really can choose anywhere in the world to commit your lives to one another. Another bonus? You’re already on an amazing adventure together! For the sake of this article I’m focusing on 10 amazing places to elope in the US (in no particular order). (A worldwide list coming soon!) Big Sur, CA – Breathtaking cliffs, the ocean, beautiful sunsets, and Highway 1- the American National Scenic Byway. Big Sur is a beautiful place to travel to (and elope) year round, but the peak season is from April to Octobe. Moab, UT – This town is full of crazy red rock formations and arches and is the outdoor enthusiasts dream. Before (or after) your wedding ceremony take some time to hike, mountain bike, zipline, raft, and more. The ideal time to visit Moab is the the Spring and Fall. Kauai, HI – Kauai is arguably the most beautiful of the Hawaiian islands. Much of it’s surface is covered by rainforest and is known for it’s its Na Pali Coast...