JCHPhotography | About Jose
Jose Chavarría

Photographer & Founder

I am passionate about my photography – I strive to add value wherever I can.

Hi There,

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you will have as much fun browsing through my portfolio, as what I had creating it.

Here is a little bit about me:  I am a warm-hearted, fun-loving, creative photographer based in Cape Town. I was born and raised in Guatemala, Central America, where I completed my extensive studies in photography and photoshop. Traveling is a big love of mine, which has exposed me to a variety of cultures and religions. I met my South African wife on one of my travels to New York, and after frequently visiting South Africa over the last decade; I decided to make the beautiful Cape Town my home.

I have been specializing in timeless wedding photography since 2008. What inspires me is the art of capturing a moment in time that speaks for itself. After all, ”a picture is worth a thousand words!”

You will note that my work reflects a photo journalistic approach. I prefer to quietly blend into the background, while I document the details and natural flow of significant moments in the lives of others. In doing so, I enjoy making use of a variety of angles to provide unique and different perspectives. I strive to capture candid and unexpected moments that contain emotions, while telling a story, thereby keeping cherished memories alive forever.

I take my responsibility as a wedding photographer very seriously. I fully understand that this is one of the most significant celebrations in your life, after which only the photographs will remain. Not only do these photographs remind you of the treasured moments shared with your loved ones, but they also let you relive all the emotions you experienced on your special day.

It is important to me that my clients are comfortable, relaxed and having fun, while I do my utmost to exceed their expectations.

A selection of photography packages are available on request. Please note that I am also more than happy to discuss tailor-made packages according to any specific needs you might have.

Keep smiling!

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  • “WOW! It was an absolute honor working with JCH Photography. The photos that were taken on our special day were truly excellent. Jose’s quality of work, his experience, and his professionalism is in a class of its own, and he is a definite asset to any couple who want to capture their wedding memories forever. Thank you again for your excellent service. You made our special day unforgettable!”

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    Neil & Rone Lourens
    Rone & Neil's Wedding
  • “Our engagement and wedding photos are unique, and unlike other wedding albums that I have seen. This was my main reason for booking JCH Photography. Jose made everything so super easy and lots of fun. I can already see it is going to be very hard to decide which photo’s not to print! Thank you so much!”

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    Vanessa & Giovanni Reid
    Vanessa & Giovanni's Wedding
  • “We highly recommend Jose for family portraits or kids party shoots. He is an incredibly talented individual who is very creative and able to work extremely well with adults and kids alike. His kind and warm demeanor immediately sets people at ease, which allows him to capture each moment flawlessly. He is an upmost professional with a true passion for his work.”

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    Alicia & Francois Prinsloo
    Prinsloo Family Portraits
  • “We really enjoyed having our family portrait pictures taken by JCH Photography. Jose is a very professional, creative and talented photographer. He also demonstrated great patience and understanding while photographing our baby. The final result of his work is incredibly beautiful. Jose was able to capture exactly what we had in mind. I gladly recommend JCH Photography 100%.”

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    Maria Jose Godoy
    Godoy Family Portraits