In 2008 Chanel started studying for a BA (Hons) Information Design degree at University of
Pretoria. With a BA (Hons) degree in Information Design, a design background in advertising
and essentially her passion for people and beautiful moments, all things tiny and cute, that
inspired her to establish this photography business. She adores all things earthy, natural,
toddler tummies, tiny toes, bellies and natural light! The first hands-on experience with
Photography was when she bought her first Nikon SLR digital camera in 2009… and boy
oh boy was this astounding. She loved everything about this camera. Little did she know
that this was a step in the direction that she would take on. In 2013 she founded
Chanel Oosthuizen Photography.
I am a firm believer that being different is one of the most beautiful things on earth! I love
nature and through my creative perspective I am in love with the earthy tones & textures,
beautiful places, landscapes and natural light. With every session, I make it my mission to
capture the details that often go unseen, the details that simply get left behind in time.
Working with children is is a joy but one needs to be extremely patient. I have a very friendly,
energetic, easy-going personality and children love this. As a photographer, I instantly connect
with and love working with people. Being a photographer, I feel it is important to be determined
and enthusiastic with ones whole heart and to strive to do better every day, to learn new things,
techniques and to deliver something of value to all my clients.