Many photographers begin loving the art of photography at a young age, and Chastidyi Parrott of Star Noir Studio is no exception. With years of experience and a graphic design degree under her belt, Chastidyi has the technique and the know-how to capture the biggest day of your life in ridiculously amazing wedding photos that you will cherish for a lifetime. Learn more about this amazing photographer below!
Chastidyi went deeper with her passion of photography by constantly snapping shots throughout college and studying techniques to make the photos flawless. After receiving her college degree, she came to a fork in the road, metaphorically speaking. Between the economy and the lack of graphic design jobs available in the area, she couldn’t quite find a job that allowed her to use her degree or the unique talents she’d honed over the years. That’s when she decided to follow her passion of photography full-time! Using her artistic degree, she renders many brides and grooms speechless with a glorious focus on natural elements and lighting, composition, and artistic framing.
She didn’t stop her education after college, however – as an artist, she is constantly continuing to learn new techniques to catch those once-in-a-lifetime moments. For a little over two years, Chastidyi provided services as Chastidyi Photography. After taking another photography workshop to further perfect her techniques, she rebranded herself to what we now know as Star Noir Studio!
I asked Chastidyi to give me five fun facts about herself or her business to share with you in this post. Here’s what she responded with!
1. I think that my three cats (Loki, Nox, and Nyx) are just little people in fur coats.
2. I think the Kindle is one of the most awesome inventions in the universe (and so does my husband because it means he doesn’t have to move around a library of books when I feel like rearranging).
3. I don’t like wearing shoes.
4. My husband and I met for the first time at a funeral – you never know where you’ll find love.
5. I’ve become addicted to my sewing machine.
Now that you know a little more about Chastidyi as a person, here’s a little more about Star Noir Studio! As for style, Star Noir prefers to work with the environments of your favorite places to make gorgeous pictures with unique backdrops. Chastidyi works on-location with the natural lighting in the area to provide the best photos possible throughout all of the milestones surrounding your big day. She doesn’t often lug around large amounts of equipment with her, preferring to stay nimble enough to catch the big moments as they unfold. In short, Chastidyi describes Star Noir Studio as providing photojournalistic lifestyle photography with a minimalist approach to equipment.
Star Noir Studio loves working with couples, even stating that their favorite portraits normally involve couples or individuals. They prefer to get close to the small details of your wedding day while developing a personal relationship with you. We love that!
Photos courtesy of Star Noir Studio.