hi!

My name is Chantel, and I am a natural light, wedding and lifestyle photographer. I've been blessed to serve couples and families in the Guelph, Elora, Wellington County and surrounding areas for over 10 years.

I am married to my best friend, and have a golden retriever named Cooper. I love spending time outdoors, forever in awe of the beauty and splendor this world holds. You could say I am very much in love with all the pretty things, and nothing makes my heart sing more, than photographing a beautiful wedding!

Photography is my passion, and it would be my honour to be able to capture some of your life's most precious moments.

At Chantel Dirksen Photography, our aim is to create beautiful images that showcase the love, laughter and happiness that people share with one another. With a natural light, journalistic approach, our aim is to capture the real moments, emotions and love on your special day or event! For portraits, we offer guided posing to ensure you photos are aesthetically pleasing, well lit and timeless.

Photos by Emily Jean Photography

My favourite things..


spending time with my loved ones // my camera + 50 mm lens // dogs // music // home decor // rae dunn//

fettucine alfredo // all things light and airy // cozy blankets & sweaters // ice cream // lip stick // skincare

Love Notes

Love Notes

“Chantel is one of the kindest individuals you will meet. She was so helpful throughout the whole wedding process. She captured our wedding beautifully. Our photos turned out even better than imagined. John and I are more on the shy side when it comes to taking photos and she made the whole process feel fun and stress free. we are blown away with how quickly she provided us with sneak peeks and our full wedding album afterwards.”