Posted on March 14, 2018
While I was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean… on the small island of Kauai on my recent HAWAII PHOTO TOUR in January… I had the pleasure of being in front of the lens! WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVED! :P This was my first official Professional Photo Shoot for me, my business and my online presence as a Female Entrepreneur! WINNING!
It was such a pleasure to work with local photographer Rachel S. Crane of Rachel Crane Photography ! We did a fabulous collaboration and photographed each other! A female photographer photographing a female photographer! This is one of my new favorite things to do :P For this shoot we photographed at Ke’e Beach which is one of my favorite beaches on the island! This beach is the end of the road up the north and is the entrance to the amazing Napali Coast. It was such a breathtakingly beautiful location. We photographed in the luscious dappled light forest, on the beach and in the water as the sun set! So excited to share more of these images soon.
Me intention for my photo shoot was for Rachel to create images of me that I can use professionally for my photography business. I wanted images that capture my true essence as a woman and artis. I wanted images that capture me at LEVEL 26 (Age 26). I wanted images that I can show to the world and my clients of me walking my talk! I am such a huge advocate for authentic self expression and embodiment. This is me to a TEE! Here you go world! This is Chanel Baran, Photographer Extraordinaire, Female Entrepreneur, Rocking Curvaceous Woman, World Traveler and International Artist. :D hahah Can you tell I am a Leo?… :P I am so happy to say that all my wishes and intentions came true and Rachel delivered amazing images!
Rachel and I photographed in such a great and effortless flow. We photographed in a way that I really love. A way that we do this silent dance with minimal direction. A way that I could be myself, in my body and play with the surrounding beauty around me and with the camera. There were SOOOO many people around us as we photographed on one of the most popular beaches. However they literally all disappeared as I went into this trance like state of movement and silent prayer. I love to photograph and be photographed in the forest and by the ocean. These powerful elements and nature really helped me calm my excited nerves and drop into my heart and womb.
There were a few RARE moments in the shoot that I felt uncomfortable in my body, insecure, lacking confidence and didn’t know what to do. It has been a long road of learning to love, accept, honor and celebrate myself and my body. I am so happy to be where I am and to be the confident open hearted woman I am today. However as a human woman, that has grown up in a world and society where majority of women dislike, shame and hate their bodies, I too sometime on the rare occasion loose my way a little. But thankfully it is only for a fleeting moment. Thoughts like ” WHO AM I TO SHINE?” come and go as I let go of cultural and society programming. I let go of the fear that is still present in the female bloodline of being burned alive as so many women before me have been. These emotions and fears may not necessarily be mine and more of a collective feeling of the feminine. However it is my responsibility to love my shadow, heal my pain and shine my light. It is my responsibility to be an example of how one can learn to love themselves and believe that I am worthy. If we all did this imagine what kind of wonderful world we could live in. During the shoot I became aware of these uncomfortable feelings and emotions… I chose to breathe deeply and move my body. When in doubt shake it out! Breath and movement were great ways to move and transmute my fear to then come back into my heart. This was a great experience to have as I can now understand when clients sometimes stiffen up and freeze as fear and nerves can take over and cripple them. It is such a valuable experience to be on the side of the lens and walk my talk!
I highly recommend everyone invests in a professional photo shoot of themselves at least once in their life. It is a great experience to express and see yourself in a whole new light. I recommend working with a local photographer in your region. Or… book a shoot with me when I come on tour to a town near you :) hehe Bottom line… Photography is awesome. The end! :P Well really its the beginning….
Speaking of me on TOUR! I am coming down to Byron Bay – Gold Coast – Brisbane on a mini two week tour!!!! From March 23rd until April 4th. Then I come back to Cairns, Australia. Any inquiries or questions please contact me through my website -> http://www.ChanelBaran.com
I am so excited for this next mini chapter! 2 weeks of CREATION, MUSIC, FAMILY & ADVENTURE! Four of my favorite things in life all wrapped into one! I will be based in Tweed Heads. I look forward to hearing from you YAY!
Love Chanellie <3
Rachel Crane Photography Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/rachelshilah/
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Posted on March 14, 2018
Byron Bay – Gold Coast – Brisbane
23 March – 4 April
Posted on March 13, 2018
BRISBANE SHOW -> https://www.facebook.com/events/421327744951395/
GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT :) WOO! -> http://www.amarupumackuntur.com/tour.html
Posted on March 13, 2018
I met this incredible human and musician in a very syncronisitic way through a dear mutual friend of ours. I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the behind the scenes of his EPIC MUSIC video ‘BOW DOWN’. Then he had seen some of my other photography and asked to collaborate on a photo shoot together while I was in Byron Bay in 2013. We had the same mutual vision of me photographing him in his Sacred Ceremony out on County.
We wanted for our photo shoot to be deep among nature. We embarked on a journey up a river in a small metal boat. An eagle flew high in the sky guiding us up the river. We tuned into the perfect location and stopped on the edge of the river and made this our home base for our shoot. Xavier made a small sacred fire with some local australian plants that were on the rivers edge to bring the element of the sacred fire and to also help protect us from mozzies as they were fierce in the bush.
His vision was to cover himself in the sacred red Earth – Ochre. I gave him privacy while he covered and adorned him self as this was Sacred Man’s Business. Our friend and I went for a walk a little ways into the bush. Next minute this powerful medicine man with PIERCING BLUE EYES appeared out of the bush! He had transformed into a completely different being. I grabbed my camera that was hanging on my shoulder and we photographed in complete silence! This image was capture in this chapter of our shoot. I absolutely love to shoot in silence. It is this sacred and speechless dance I do with some clients. It is quite a magical experience to flow without words and to capture true authenticity and power. It is one of my favorite things to do! Then between the moments of silence and flow I would YELL OUT! THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHOOT OF MY LIFE! hahaha YEW!
This was a very dear shoot that remains very close to my heart. This man is a big inspiration to me. His music, message and mission is very moving. I love the knowledge, wisdom, vibes and EPIC MUSIC he shares with the world. GO BROTHER! I love how my photography attracts humans who give honor and reverence to this planet.
Deep bows to you brother! Thank you for doing what you are doing! Much love, Chanellie
If you don’t know who this man is I HIGHLY RECOMMEND discovering his music!
FB – Xavier Rudd – Official
Instagram – @XavierRuddOfficial
Photo by yours truly -> http://www.ChanelBaran.com
FB – CHANEL BARAN PHOTO
I was so excited to see that he and his team used our image on one of their tour posters a few years back! WOO!
#CHANELBARAN #XAVIERRUDD #PHOTOSHOOT #CHANELBARANPHOTO #BYRONBAY #AUSTRALIANMUSICIAN #WISDOM #KNOWLEDGE #ARTIST #SEASHEPHERD #OCHRE #REDEARTH #MUSICIAN #TOURPOSTER #AUSTRALIA #INTERNATIONALARTIST #MUSICALMEDICINE
Posted on March 13, 2018
Once upon a time in Byron Bay, it was 2012 and I was just about to embark on my first travels to Burning Man. I had just finished an awesome photo shoot with my musician brother Luke Ferguson and we were having a cold beer at the Rails enjoying some live music. Next minute a friend of Fergo’s taps me on the shoulder and says ever so kindly “Hi :) I have heard you are AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER and would love to see your work.”
Luckily I had a stack of little 6×4 inch photo prints/business cards in my bag and I showed him. While he is looking the little voice in my head is saying “WOW This brother looks SOOO FAMILIAR! But I can’t put a name to his face” He then says that I am super talented and he would love to book a session with me. I then ask him what is name is as he looks so familiar… He says.. “Hi :) I am Pete Murray”!
Next Minute…. I nearly fall off my chair! hahah Here is one of my music idols wanting to book a shoot with me while I am in Byron! What A FREAKING HONOR! BAM! I tell him I had the next day free, then I fly to Sydney, then to San Francisco to then go to Burning Man in the Black Rock Dessert in Nevada. So tomorrow it was!
Next minute… HE IS SUCH A TOP BLOKE AND AWESOME BROTHER! We have an AMAZING PHOTO SHOOT in beautiful Byron Bay! HE TOTALLY ROCKED IT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA! I love working with PROFESSIONALS! Then we go and have sushi to celebrate a successful shoot and I get to meet his beloved. I love it how my clients are all such down to earth and awesome people.
NEXT MINUTE…After he received the HIGH RES EDITS…he emails me saying HE LOVES THE PHOTOS AND ONE OF OUR PHOTOS IS GOING TO BE THE FOLD OUT POSTER IN HIS NEXT UP AND COMING ALBUM!
WINNING ON ALL LEVELS!
JOB WELL DONE CHANELLIE!
This was from his 2013 album ‘BlueSkyBlue” – Byron Bay Session
Thank you Luke Ferguson for sharing the love!
Check out his music -> http://www.petemurray.com/
Photo by yours truly -> www.ChanelBaran.com
FB – @CHANELBARANPHOTO
Posted on March 12, 2018
Aloha Family!!!! I am home from Hawaii :) YAY I am back in Cairns and in FULL EDITING MODE! I have had the most amazing journey and Photo Tour to the Hawaii Islands and just WOW! I was over there for 1 FABULOUS month and was TOTALLY BOOKED OUT!! From Kauai to Big Island!
I photographed and filmed the amazing SISTERHOOD OF THE ROSE RETREAT facilitated by Shona Keeli & Leyolah Antara <3 SUPER WOW! I am still so speechless of the whole experience! I will be sharing more very soon.
So many incredible women booked 1 on 1 photo shoots! Ranging from their mid 20’s to their mid 50’s! So many different facets of the WOMAN! LOVE IT! From Ceremonial shoots by sandy beaches and turquoise ocean, ancient rain forests, on top of a Volcano, on the edge of jagged lava coast lines and on lava fields between two sacred mountains. In the Sunshine, Rain and Thunderstorms! The shoots were to create professional image for entrepreneurial women, documenting sacred ceremony and capturing their true souls essence. I LOVE MY JOB! I LOVE MY ART! I LOVE MY ART!
Thank you to Shona Keeli, Leyolah Antara, Dakota Chanel, Shemaiah Kaye, Kim Elegeion, LeAnne Davis,Allie McFee, Helen Zee, Myriam Llano, Brook Sager, Andrew Hubbard, Olana Barros and Selena Barros to INVESTING IN ME AND YOURSELVES! THANK YOU FOR BOOKING AN AMAZING SHOOT WITH ME! SUPER WOW!
I also had the most amazing experience to be photographed by the super talented local photographer Rachel S. Crane of – Rachel Crane Photography. We photographed each other! This is my new favorite thing to do! hehe It is so great to be on the other side of the lens.
I am deep in the realms of editing all these images and I am so excited to share all the magic with you as it unfolds.
I am going to go with the flow of this creative jet stream and have created a MINI PHOTO TOUR for in the Brisbane -> Byron Bay area. I will be based in Tweed heads. If you feel that you would like to invest in yourself or in your business check out my packages here -> https://chanelbaran.com/packages/
Here is the PHOTO TOUR FB EVENT -> https://www.facebook.com/events/592065807798881/
Woohoo!!! See ya soon South Queensland & Norther Rivers! Love you all MWAH
Here is the link to the AMARU PUMAC KUNTUR GIG’S
Goldcoast -> https://www.facebook.com/events/899417066888846/
Brisbane -> https://www.facebook.com/events/421327744951395/
#CHANELBARAN #PHOTOTOUR #CHANELBARANPHOTO #AMARUPUMACKUNTUR #SHONAKEELI #LEYOLAHANTARA #SISTERHOODOFTHEROSE #HAWAII #KAUAI #BIGISLAND #PHOTOSHOOT #INTERNATIONALARTIST
Posted on March 8, 2018
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
FOR ME EVERY DAY IS WOMEN’S DAY!
However in the spirit of today I thought I would share <3
Today I saw Black Panther at the cinema and JUST WOW! I was so impressed! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED ALL THE AWESOME KICK ASS FEMALE WARRIORS! YES!!! The red & gold warrior costuming reminded me so much of this photo shoot I did back in May 2015 with Tafara Liz Masvinge!!!!
We were totally tuning into this archetype when this outfit was crafted and magically put together on this epic shoot I did with Veeutiful Makeup By Vania, Vee Andrea Stockwell, Vania Alejandra Molinari Stockwell & Debie Djembe
OH YEAH! WAKANDA FOREVER!
BIG SHOUT OUT TO VEEUTIFUL MAKE UP BY VANIA
WEBSITE -> https://www.veeutifulmakeup.com/
HERE ARE SOME MORE FABULOUS IMAGES AND CO-CREATIONS FROM THIS SAME SHOOT NIGHT!
#HAPPYINERNATIONALWOMENSDAY #WAKANDAFOREVER #BLACKPANTHER #WAKANDA #CHANELBARANPHOTO #CHANELBARAN #PHOTOSHOOT #2015 #WOMENSDAY #IWD2018