Lifestyle and Documentary photography and films

Hong Kong & the Netherlands

As a photographer I love to see interaction between people and catch those true and honest moments that beloved ones share.

For me a photograph tells a story,it tells the story of you and your family.To be in the moment with my camera is so peaceful.

It brings me so much happiness when I see the memory that I created for you.

October will be the month where I will spend a couple of weeks in Hong Kong to capture the story of your family.

I lived in HK for 3 years and I love to capture life and families at this beautiful city.

Capture Life by Chantal provides you a personalised photography service.

Sessions are designed to fit your family best.

 Together we will make sure you will have those beautiful images and memories for the future.

BOOKINGS FOR OCTOBER 11-17th are open

Only limited spots available.


7500 HKD

A Taylor made film for your family to capture the essence and realness of your life

3 hours in and around your house/on location

A family film from minimum of 3.00min – 6.00 min

option to purchase photo’s (If I had time to take some pictures)


7500 HKD

A great day full adventures, to capture real life in Hong Kong

Start from 3  hours on location of your choice

Day in the life sessions take place in and around your house

A complete selection of images (+/50) in an online gallery


4500 HKD

Perfect for small family memories and newborn sessions

1,5 hours on location of your choice

30 edited digital images included in the session

online gallery to select and order images

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Your can reserve your spot here

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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.