Get to Know Chandra
I believe that family is central to happiness. Family is the only thing that eternally transcends time and mortality. I cherish parenthood as the most joyous part of that experience and believe that, by celebrating it, self-esteem, love, and confidence is delivered to every child. I create with a soft and vibrant fine-art style, enduring-quality, and glowing warmth. I focus on a joyful, connected, emotional experience that radiates that joy back to you every time you see the images in your home because they are alive.
GETTING TO KNOW ME
I was born and raised near Auburn, CA. My father gave me my first camera when I was a young child, and my passion for photography instantly began to grow. I went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with my BA in Photography from California State University-Sacramento. I’ve since been a professional photographer for over a decade. I have a wonderful husband, Josh, who is a practicing attorney, and we have four equally wonderful children. Austin was born in 2006. Piper came in 2008 and Lexi in 2011. Lincoln came to round out our cast in 2013. My supportive husband and rambunctious children have helped shape my life and my career. Although I have photographed everything from sporting events to school portraits, I have found my passions lies within Family Centered Portraiture.
I have the greatest job in the world. I get to create with amazing people who are so much more than clients to me. They are my friends. I have the opportunity to follow them through their lives as they and their families grow, building a relationship that becomes richer and more familiar over time. I get to capture moments for them and create Heirloom-Quality Art in partnership with them that will hang on the walls of their homes for generations. That is what I do.
Kind WordsPlease take the time to read what my clients think of their experience with me!
Holly & Blair Jackson
Chandra is beyond professional. She is amazing at communication, preparation, and quality. I never felt unsure or apprehensive for long because she was so comforting and understanding. A maternity photo session seemed overwhelming when I felt my most unflattering. Chandra was amazing at making sure I was always comfortable, hydrated/fed, and she coached me through positioning and posing. I was absolutely blown away with the result. I left the session excited to see the images, and I didn’t have to wait long at all. Her gallery and website are fantastic and easy to navigate. She was quick and prompt to respond to every comment or question I had. I am BEYOND grateful to Chandra for capturing this unique, beautiful and precious time in my life. I love having these gorgeous photos to mark this small window of time in my life, that I can now treasure forever.
Tiani & Brandon Taylor
The creativity and love of photography is just what you get from Chandra. She is professional and very patient. She works well with all age groups. When I had my daughter’s newborn pictures taken my daughter wasn’t the easiest to work with but you wouldn’t be able to notice that from the final pictures. They turned out so cute and very good quality. Chandra was able to capture one of my favorite pictures before my daughter ended up peeing in my hands. It is a tender moment where I am holding my sweet girl. Timing is very important in photography and Chandra is good at that. Her photos truly are eternal.
Raemy & David Mathis
We are absolutely thrilled with the beautiful photos you created to capture our pregnancy and our baby’s arrival. You captured some very special moments that Raemy and I will treasure forever. You didn’t just take pictures, your creativity and artistic staging forged artwork that has perfectly captured how beautiful this experience has been for us. You were so professional but still able to connect with us, which made this a magnificent experience. Thank you so very much!
Becky & Phil Bratt
Chandra was so much fun to work with and made this session a wonderful experience. She encouraged me to share my ideas of what I wanted to see done to add a touch of my personality in the images along with my baby’s. She took such good care of my little girl and took amazing images. I was very pleased with the end result, and I definitely recommend her as a photographer!
Anna & Brian Mayeda
My sister gave me Chandra’s information and from the very first meeting I felt comfortable with her, as if we were long time friends. She was professional, knowledgeable, and willing to work with our budget for our wedding. We met with Chandra a few times prior to our wedding to go over what we wanted for our photos. She was extremely professional and easy going. We absolutely loved what she did for our wedding. After working together we became friends and have remained close since and Chandra has captured other life’s milestones for our family. We have used her for maternity shots, newborn pictures, and family shots. We have been extremely pleased with her beautiful work and recommend her to everybody that needs those special moments captured.
Joanie & Rob Atwater
I love working with Eternal Expressions for my family portraits. Chandra is always very kind and warm with my kids when asking them to pose or adjust something. She has been very gentle and patient with my new babies when getting their pictures done. She works quickly and is able to accomplish a lot at the same time as being very attentive to detail, which is particularly helpful when working with children. Chandra has a lot of experience and does a great job at editing the photos so that there are no blemishes in them. I love my latest newborn shots! Thanks Chandra! xoxo