My name is Chantal Brands, the artist behind the camera.
I been born and raised in The Netherlands with my mother, father and brother. The village where I lived was small and safe.
My times as a kid where very playful and creative. We would meet up with all the kids from the neighbourhood and play outdoors.
These memories I treasure a lot. I wish my mom would sneak up on us and take candid images to catch those real moments because those images would have told the story of our childhood.
I think thats why I started photography. To find those small moments that people share during interaction gives me so much joy and happiness.
Before starting as a professional photography I worked as a Psychomotor non-verbal Therapist with kids and adults. It learned me a lot about interactions, dynamics
and development of people. There a lot of things in common when your a therapist because you need some of the same skills.
You need to be observant, you need to be kind, understanding and empathetic.
I really want to capture your milestones in life. together we will create a real memory for you to look back at thats why I choose to go with storytelling and candid photography.
For me it is important want to create an environment where you feel like yourself so the outcome of your session will be very natural and authentic.