my name is Chantel Dirksen, and I am a natural light wedding and lifestyle photographer serving the Wellington County, Guelph and surrounding areas. i'm married to a firefighter, love dogs, lipstick, ice cream and all things love.

growing up, I always had a camera in my hand. it's something I loved early in my life, and continue to fall in love with. Photography is my passion, and it would be my honour to be able to capture some of your life's most precious moments. i grew up on a dairy farm, and realized at an early age, that if you are passionate about anything, and if you work hard enough to chase your dreams, you will be successful. 

As a recent bride, i bring knowledge and experience to the wedding industry, and would be happy to help plan the perfect timeline to allow you to get the most out of your wedding photography.

At Chantel Dirksen Photography, our aim is to create beautiful images that showcase the love, laughter and happiness that people share with one another.

​I would be honoured to be a part of capturing your precious milestones.

​headshot by caroline logan photography


“We couldn’t have imagined anyone else but Chantel photographing our wedding. We knew we wanted her right from the start and we are so happy we did. She was a dream to work with and is the kindest person with the warmest personality. Not only did she capture the best moments of the day but also helped my bridesmaids and I with some small hiccups while getting ready that day. Chantel made the experience fun, relaxed and easy. We had so many teasers from our wedding the very next day! We are incredibly happy.”

“Chantel has photographed basically our whole love story, from our engagement session, to wedding, to pregnancy, to our son’s newborn shoot. There is no one we would have rather capture all our most precious moments!

She was a rockstar at the wedding keeping everything calm, organized, while still making sure we were all having fun AND getting all the shots we wanted.

She always goes above and beyond and has a special knack for making even the most awkward of farmers look and feel comfortable.”

“Photos are one of the most precious things you can have. It is a snapshot of an instant you will never get back. Chantel is so amazing at making the most of those moments, and producing the most perfect images. There’s no one else I trust more to capture my life, and my children’s lives. Thank you Chantel!”

“Chantel is above and beyond amazing, from the first time we met to delivering our wedding photos on time. She’s so very talented and comes up with new and innovative ideas on the spot, my husband and I are definitely not camera people and tend to tense up (especially for those kissing photos) but Chantel knew just how to make us feel comfortable and relaxed ! We would highly recommend Chantel to anyone looking for a talented natural light photographer! Thank you so much Chantel :)”