Old Town Pasadena
Santa Clarita Canyon
North Hollywood Backyard
The above galleries can give you a quick overview of how I capture outdoor adventure and home sessions. And check out the galleries below to get an idea of what a full gallery of images will look like for your session.
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Adventure outdoor sessions
I'm a big fan of the great outdoors. Whether we're at the beach, in the forest, or in the middle of the city, I'm happiest when I can photograph my subjects with the wind in their hair and the sun kissing their faces.
Not sure where to shoot? Once you're booked in, I'll share my location menu with all my favorite places.
Cozy Home Sessions
Cozy home sessions are great when you have that sweet new addition and aren't ready to venture out. Or when you've bought or renovated your space and want to capture some memories in it.
Whatever the reason, there's nothing more authentic than your family loving on each other in your own space.
Old Town Pasadena
I've known this photographer and her husband since we were in college and have enjoyed watching her build her hilarious and unique family over the years.
The vibe and gritty charm of Old Town Pasadena was perfect for this session. Centuries old brick alleys and adorable window cutouts were the perfect complement to this family's amazing style.
This was a two-part session for one of my favorite families.
After a golden sun-filled session in the canyon to get some shots for the holiday card, these dads surprised their kids with a paint fight (after a quick wardrobe change.) These types of sessions are so much fun for kids AND parents.
Backyard sessions are a popular choice for families with a new addition -- they mitigate the Covid risk that comes with indoor sessions and you don't have to stress about cleaning your home before we shoot.
This sweet family has the most amazing outdoor living space (designed by this interior designer mama) and it's always a pleasure to capture them in it.
Sometimes we don't realize that these were the "good old days" until they're over. Let's bottle up some of those sun-drenched, love-soaked moments to savor forever.
I'm not here for the stiff and posed family photos. I'm here to photograph the moments -- the way that your family laughs together, they way that you play with your children, and the love that you share. I use a variety of prompts and games (even for the grown-ups!) to keep you laughing and your focus on each other throughout your session.
THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT WE HAVE TO CAPTURE THE MAGIC OF THEIR CHILDHOOD IS FINITE.
It starts with an email. Once we've connected, we'll discuss availability and what type of session you're looking for. (Please keep in mind that fall is my busiest season and usually books 2-3 months out -- so get on my calendar early!) The best way to ensure you get a session is to get on my mailing list. Subscribers get first dibs when I open up my fall schedule or offer mini sessions.
After we've agreed on a date, I'll send you a booking link so that you can officially reserve your date with a signed contract and $300 retainer.
1. Say Hello
2. Planning your session
Once you're booked in, we'll start planning your session!
I have a location menu to help you choose the best location for your session and some style tips to help you decide how to style your family. Don't worry, I don't leave you alone with these steps. I'll be checking in to offer help and second opinions if you need them.
Once you've arrived at the location, it's time to relax and have fun -- your work is done! Let me take it from here and guide your family through prompts and games to get your family connecting and enjoying each other.
Within one week of your session, you'll receive a watermarked proofing gallery where you can choose your favorite images.
3. Shoot day
Within 2 weeks of you choosing your images, your beautiful gallery will land in your in-box for you to enjoy.
When you're ready to get some artwork onto the walls, your print credit will be waiting for you. I've selected the best labs and products for your gallery store and you can use your print credit to buy prints, albums, or matted frames that are drop-shipped directly to your door.
4. Your photographs
PACKAGES STARTING AT $900
I offer three photo packages starting at $900. (Your retainer is applied to your photo package.) After your session, you'll receive a lightly edited, watermarked proofing gallery and will be able to choose your favorites for me to fully retouch and return to you as printable, hi-resolution images.
Chandra is the best photographer I've ever worked with. We've now had our family photos done twice with her and I couldn't possibly be happier. Chandra has a natural ability to evoke calm and ease in a photoshoot; she has perfect cues to help you figure out what to do and enough guidance to help you enjoy your time with your family to really get quality photos that speak and paint a feeling and story.
Chandra has great locations that she scouts and is a wizard with using natural light to her advantage. The feeling and stories in the images really look like she captured private moments and paint this heartwarming result that is something I've never experienced before. I'm overwhelmed looking at her photos trying to choose my favorites because there are so many. I'm so impressed and completely thrilled about our experience.
Hiring Chandra to photograph our micro wedding was the best decision ever. We purposely sought out a family photographer because we wanted the photographs to capture the love and joy of an intimate family event, and they did just that. I am quite an awkward person, but the silly prompts she used for my husband and I resulted in the loveliest, most natural photos that captured the happiness we felt with each other that day. Other than being an extremely talented photographer, she's also very professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend her.
Chandra has been taking our family pictures for years, and everytime she captures something I've never seen before. She goes out of her way to scout the best locations, the best lighting, the best time of day; she works overtime on every aspect of producing stunning photography.
She has great communication through the whole process (seeking input and offering ideas) and a very fast turn around time. She's the best out there.
I have had two amazing experiences with Chandra Wicke Photography. I have a kids clothing company and she has done two photo shoots for my company. First of all, her work is absolutely beautiful, magical and amazing. She is very talented at photography and takes quality photographs that really capture the feeling of each moment. It is a gift to have that kind of sensibility.
Additionally, she is so communicative and responsive. She organizes all of the details, she responds to any questions really fast. She is so reliable and professional. Finally, she is a genuinely kind, friendly and fun person to work with! I can’t recommend her enough. You will enjoy the process and be amazed by the photographs in the end!
Your slideshow brought me tears of joy. Thank you for giving me the best birthday present any mother could ask for. I was laughing out loud and emotional all at the same time. I told my husband that I love these photos and the thought of Max looking at them in 10, 20, 30 years from now brings me tears of joy. THANK YOU! I am literally crying right now.
I feel so lucky to have worked with Chandra! She's an extremely talented photographer, and a gem of a human to boot. My office recently worked with her to take professional head shots of our team, and the experience couldn't have been better. She is warm, friendly, and personable and made everyone (even those of us who hate getting our pictures taken) feel comfortable right away. She took her time to make sure to find the perfect lighting, suggested poses to us that were flattering and felt natural, and showed us her work for feedback throughout the shoot. I can't suggest her enough. Thank you so much, Chandra!
I booked Chandra to take my author photos, photos for my website, and general stock photos I can use for my newsletter and social media. I spoke to a few photographers, but chose Chandra because she was very detailed and organized. I was impressed that she came to our meeting prepared and had read my writing so she knew the kind of writer I am. We had an in-person meeting to discuss the day of the shoot. The actual shoot was a lot of fun—and busy because I had asked for photos with me, my family, my two pugs, and one cat. Chandra got it all and made everyone, even the kiddos laugh. I'm so happy with the entire process from start to finish. Her photos turned out fantastic. I can't wait to use them!
We had a business branding session with Chandra Wicke Photography and she is truly a gem in a landscape often saturated with photographers. Easy to work with, excellent communication, took her time to really get a feel for our business, our image, and who we are as individuals. Not only was the entire process seamless but she was so personable and engaging as an artist. She had us laughing and completely at ease within minutes. Our images turned out truly beautiful. She elevated our art by carefully crafting her own to make us shine. She uses light thoughtfully and masterfully. Her work is flawless. Her communication is impeccable. Truly a professional. Cannot wait to hire her again as our business grows.
Chandra's pictures are undoubtedly a beautiful symphony of light, background, and subjects. However, her pictures go beyond. They offer something more than a flattering snapshot of the "I" and "you." Chandra captures "the we", the connection between partners, family members, and friends. Her pictures weave a beautiful narrative of love that showcases the authentic and even messy moments that make life fun and put the hard times in perspective.