Hi, my name is Chanel Baran. I am a passionate 30-year-old photographer and artist who thrives and shines when creating and expressing from my heart. I love to create a space, through my photography offerings for others to do so as well.
I have walked this creative and inspired path professionally for over 10 years. It lights up my soul when people book a photo shoot with me and want to embark on this creative adventure together. Each photo shoot is so incredibly unique and different. People come to me with their visions and intentions… then together we bring them to life. I deeply enjoy creating a safe, supportive, honouring, reverent, and nurturing space for my clients to be exactly who they are. I love to lift them up and celebrate their unique soul’s expression in this body. I love it that my clients can express themselves in any way they desire in a space that is free of judgement.
Through my personal experiences and my years of exploration of different ceremonies and rituals I believe it is part of my mission to help celebrate women and womanhood. It is a great passion of mine to inspire the world and to liberate women through my art. I absolutely adore women’s circles, sisterhood and women’s retreats. These are safe and sacred spaces for women to fully express, let go, feel, heal, speak their truth, connect to their bodies, dance, play and transform themselves. I have photographed and co-created many different women’s retreats, sisterhood photo shoots and ceremonies in Australia and abroad over the last 10 years. It is my dream to create, cultivate and manifest more of these offerings and experiences in my life. I want to travel far and wide and capture women’s retreats and sacred circles all over Australia and beyond.
The female form is a huge inspiration for me. However, I also love to celebrate men, manhood, brotherhood and all the different shapes, colours, genders and sexuality that people choose to identify with. My mission is for people to feel Glorious, Loved, Whole, Celebrated, Honoured, Respected & SO FABULOUS.
I also LOVE to photograph LOVE! Couples photo shoots and Wedding Photography is another passion of mine. It lights up my heart. I am such a romantic and I absolutely adore it when I see and capture people being affectionate, loving, honouring and playful with their beloveds.
I am an artist who creates what I wish to see more of in the world. There is so much sadness, poverty, hate, violence, anger and war in the world. Through my art and offerings, I want to add and create more beauty, love, happiness, joy, reverence, laughter, connection and celebration to the world.
I was born, raised and currently based in the beautiful Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Growing up where the Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef has influenced and shaped me into the women I am today. I love to live and be close to nature. I love to photograph my clients in nature. Location shoots have this majesty and magic about them. I enjoy seeing people connect and interact with the natural world around them while I photograph them. I am so grateful for my life, my wonderful parents and my supportive upbringing.
I love to gather with dear friends either on a waterfall nature adventure and rollerskating antics. I love to gather with the FULL POWER women in my community. I have recently stepped up and started holding my own Women’s Song Circles where we get to share our voices and sing together <3 Singing is another of my dear passions <3