ABOUT

After working in a corporate setting at 'De Zuidas' in Amsterdam it was time for a change. I followed my heart and passion and started CHANTALLE LAURENT. I turned my name into a brand. Since making the leap all pieces have come together.

MY CAREER AS A photographer

It all started during my study at the Academy of Art in 's-Hertogenbosch. I loved spending all day in the darkroom experimenting with analogue photography, expanded my skills in branding and graduated in design. With all these creative tools in my pocket I moved to Amsterdam and started to work as a Graphic Designer at the Marketing department of a global recruitment organisation at 'De Zuidas' that taught me the commercial side. After five years I was ready for a change. That's when my entrepreneurship journey began.

I started shooting photos at several events of The Entourage Group in Amsterdam. It grew from there. I specialised in capturing the spark of connection, atmosphere and essence of events. I'm passionate in taking portraits of people and telling stories through my shots as a Lifestyle Photographer.

creating uNIQUE EVENTS IN AMSTERDAM

At the same time eight years ago, my second career took off. Working as a Door Host at speak-easy bar The Butcher Amsterdam gave me the opportunity to organise an event there. What had started just for fun turned out to become a great success. After my first monthly event FTF "First Things First" exclusive gay cocktail nights on Sunday, more event concepts followed. Click here to read more about my events.

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

Bringing people together through my social events contributed to the creation of a strong network and community in Amsterdam. If you are searching for professionals I'm able to connect you to creative disciplines from photographers and video makers to artists.

COMBINING multiple powers

So over the years, I have combined multiple powers as a creative, event professional, photographer and connector within the hospitality and event industry. Telling visual stories, bringing the right people together, building brands and creating experiences is what I love to do.

@chantallelaurentphotography

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