Testimonials

Shona Keeli Jones – Womb Illumination by Divine Flow

“Chanel Baran is a woman that is almost indescribable through words.

She is a woman who weaves her worldly creativity, her exquisite embodiment and native nurturing support by dancing with you in your perfect pace of cosmic creation. She surrenders with your every ebb and flow reminding you it s safe to let go…

She is truly an angelic angel of all angles, she seamlessly sprinkles her magic with every move, allowing you to fully unfold and unfurl into your highest form of manifestation. I consider myself to be a cosmic scribe so let me take you on a journey of support, awakening,illumination and above all a Love for Woman that has to be seen to be believed.

I will never allow the feelings I felt in the moment my eyes were graced with the reflection of this sweet sister to fall astray. It felt like a celestial alignment of life times took place and in the initial frame of this union I was the one with camera in hand.Moved, melted and mesmerised by the overflowing essence of a real woman streaming from this sisters smile.

I was enraptured as I captured this sacred moment in time of such a pure, devoted and innocent embodiment of “The Divine Feminine.”I knew that this woman standing before me was a significant piece to the puzzle of global sisterhood awakening and remembering the birth right of our prismatic beauty. I then heard ancient voices that told me of our past lives – that spoke of powerful priestess pilgrimages to pyramids, temples and holding sacred ceremony for the union of our sisters.

Although the first meeting with Chanel was short and sweet, I felt the magnitude of the magnetic energy we shared would bring us back together in the perfect divine flow.Oceans lay between us as our shared envisioning emerged, a new paradigm experience where women can celebrate their own sovereignty, reclaiming of their regal nature, bringing sacredness of ceremony with sisters to the forefront, to reunite and ignite our passion for purpose, to be completely surrendered and whole heartedly witnessed in the inner light of our shadows.

A moment meets an everlasting Memory, Experience meets Awakening through Vision and Anointing Initiation welcomes you into all the facets of “The Goddess.” Two worlds collided, shared vision conspired and Goddess Ceremonial Temple Transformation Photo~Shoot’s was born….

Chanel I am truly honoured by your presence, persistence and passion to continue to dive deeper into your art and your offerings to the world.I bow to you sweet sister, reflector of light, lover of all ,priestess photographer and to our potent partnership in play.”

♡ Divine Flow.

~Shona Keeli Jones – 2015

✦ Shona Keeli Jones ✦

☥ Yoni Empress, Womb Whisperer at Womb Illumination,
Restore your Power from Within ☥

Website – http://wombillumination.com/

http://wombillumination.com/wombilluminationwebinar/

FB – https://www.facebook.com/WombIllumination

Instagram – @womb.illumination

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Donna Raymond – Sacred Feminine Mentor & Sacred Ceremony Facilitator

Chanel Baran brings so much joy to my life and is a breath of fresh air for the creative industry! Not only is her ability to see the world through her camera lens shaped by her incredible talent for aesthetics, her passion and infectiously positive personality shines through with each image she captures.

Working with Chanel is easy, she has an intrinsic ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and is very open minded, which provides the fertile soil to really push the envelope of what is possible as a new media artist. I have worked with Chanel on numerous shoots, both personal and collaborate and I must say that there is no other photographer I would rather work with, and I have only ever felt comfortable inviting Chanel in to photograph my workshops and sacred ceremonies. Chanel is dynamic, fun, and incredibly playful in her creative expression, whilst still being deeply respectful to the process of any photoshoot that holds sacred space.

I like to describe Chanel as a visionary photographer, a gypsy nomad who traverses the vast landscapes of Earth sharing her gifts and touching the hearts of all those that are fortunate to cross her path. Her mythic heart sings through her work as she constantly discovers and refines herself as a photographer and also healer.  I have so much respect for this incredibly talented young wombman and am honoured to call her my sister and always look forward the myriad of journeys together.” –

Donna Raymond 2014

http://www.donnaraymond.com.au/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WiseWombmanDreaming

Instagram – @wise_wombman

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Tafara Liz Muchechemera

“I had an amazing experience being I front of Chanel’s camera. She has imaginations that are off the chain. It was photoshoot to which she welcomed me and I instantly felt like we were friends that had last seen each other the night before. I felt at ease and very welcomed. I would jump at a thousand more chances to do a session with Chanel. Awesome work Chanel xxxxx” –

Tafara Liz Muchechemera

IG -@Tafinator_07

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Marta Blanco Del Río

“When I first saw Chanel´s photographs I was completely taken by the way she was able to bring out the true soul of the person she co creates with. After completing my wonderful journey with Chanel I understood how she is able to achieve this, simply by instilling such comfort and confidence in you that you are able to truly shine. Other photographers take pictures but Chanel Baran takes you into another paradigm, a world where every woman and man is able to express their power, courage, femininity, masculinity, their divinity and tenderness, their Shiva and Shakti without repression, without any fears or insecurities. I have so much respect for this incredibly talented Warrior Goddess. Chanel has a divine gift and I highly recommend that you take the journey with her, I am so happy that I did.” –

Marta Blanco Del Río 2015

http://www.mirissayoga.com/

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MONIKA MANA – IMAGIKA OM

“A priestess/photographer who can hold space and also be the spark of remembrance of your true Divine Self, with effervescent joy & effortless grace, what a blessing Chanel Baran is. She guides & supports a photographic adventure journey of the authentic feminine expression that the world needs right now.”

Monika Mana – Imagika Om – 2016

https://www.facebook.com/imagikaom

http://www.imagikaom.com/

Insta – @ImagikaOm

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KYLA DAWN

“Working with Chanel was a true delight. She instantly had me feeling at ease in front of her lense and her empowering guidance brought out a playful powerful goddess in me ready to shine. The photos are stunning! I hope I have the pleasure of working with this treasure again soon. Bless your amazing gift Chanel and may many women experience your magic medicine!”

Kyla Dawn 2015

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JENN AZURE

“I had a choice of going to a music festival that weekend or attending Chanel and Shona’s Ceremonial Goddess Photo shoot last year. I hadn’t been happy with the photos people had taken of me previously. I chose ceremony and photo shoot because I hoped to have a tangible record of who I am now, as opposed to the fleeting memory of a festival, Upon arrival I I immediately felt very welcomed by the circle of women. We were all indeed G_ddesses! I loved the healing yoga work, led by Shona, we did in the first half of the session. It further cemented the bond between us and the comfort we had around each other.

In the afternoon was the shoot. I shared some of the costume pieces I brought. It was amazing seeing them on the other women. My session was magical. I just danced and Chanel did the rest. Others gave encouragement from the sidelines. It was SO MUCH FUN!
I eagerly awaited the results. Chanel put up some preliminary images of t he women who had their sessions before mine. I was really blown away by the power and beauty in those images. When I saw the first images Chanel took of me I was Astounded! Chanel captured the beauty and the holiness that I knew I had inside, but didn’t know if anyone else could see. She SAW me and put it out so everyone else could see it too. I am SO grateful for this experience! Thank you Chanel and Shona.” –

Jenn Azure 2015

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BREE KADEN

“Chanel is brilliance embodied. I have spent my life dealing with self confidence (and weight) issues and I wanted this shoot to capture & encompass who I am. I wanted it to prove to myself and help me believe that I can be in this body and still be perfect, I can still be sexy and beautiful and a divine Goddess. After seeing what Chanel could do, I knew she was the Goddess I needed to help me achieve this.

We found the perfect little spot fitted with a big pool, a waterfall and many large and wondrous rocks. I dressed into my clothes and Chanel set to work. I forgot all about the world while she guided me to pose for the best images I have ever seen.

I took the dress off and wrapped my Kanga around me, and sat patiently while Chanel lovingly painted my body. As soon as the paint was done, it was like stepping back into a life I’ve already lived. It felt so natural and sharing this experience with Chanel was blissful.

I am blown away by the energy that Chanel exhibits and puts out. She is amazing and, being riddled with self confidence issues, I felt so comfortable in her presence to stand there, bare-breasted & empowered.
The photos I received from Chanel have far exceeded my expectations and they are just brilliant. When I first saw them, I couldn’t help but cry tears of joy, they are beautiful and divine. After just looking at them for a mere 5 minutes, I already felt so much better about myself and who I am. I can’t put into words the gratitude I feel for Chanel and the photos she has taken that make me feel amazing. Chanel is a wonderful and amazing person and a brilliant photographer. I feel so honoured and blessed to have been able to do this shoot with her, and I would happily do it again. Chanel is a Goddess, an incredible person and I am honoured to know her.” –

Bree Kaden 2014

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 KIKI FEDERICO

“My heart fluttered from the moment I entered the temple.  I was welcomed by Shona, holding space for the women gathered to cross a threshold that day.  We had all been on a journey that led us to this very place.

As Shona anointed each woman, bowing in front of them, I witnessed a reverence unlike anything I had ever experienced. Chanel’s spirit lifted the room with laughter and imagination throughout the ceremony.  These women are so full of love! We breathed, we sang, we moved… we shared stories and gave thanks and ate together.  Ceremony has a powerful way of uniting us, bringing down the walls and masks we wear so skillfully each day to get by or get ahead.  Shona’s experience and wise, beautiful presence as a modern-day Priestess created the perfect safe container for us to connect and express our inner Goddess.

   While we entered the temple as strangers, we left as sisters, buzzing hearts and glowing skin, having reflected each other’s beauty and stories through the ceremony and photo shoots.  Each woman was made to feel like a queen, comfortable and inspired to allow her unique radiance to shine through.  Chanel is a visionary.  She sees the magnificent in the ordinary, the formless in the form.  She sees the Goddess and pulls her from the depths of your soul towards the lens.

  I have since used my photos for my website, media coverage and other creative uses both personally and professionally.  I can not wait for Shona and Chanel to return so we can once again enter the sacred temple and co-create this art together.  I hope they keep producing these one-of-a-kind ceremonies so other’s have the opportunity to crystallize the transformation we are all experiencing.”

Kiki Federico 2014

Transformational Women’s Wellness & Leadership Coach

www.kikifed.com

Instagram – @kikideferico

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ZELL

“Together we made our way through the greenery, the ground soft and moist below our feet, and the rainforest around us a hive of afternoon activity. Armed with a plastic bucket and amazing photographer Chanel Baran, I had a plan, and a story to tell. The path we walked weaved its way up through the dense, tropical rainforest, the nearby river bubbling loudly as it flowed downwards through the trees and the rocks.

 It was towards the end of 2013, an epic year of grief, loss, darkness, vulnerability and extreme transformation. I wanted to capture the incredible journey I had been on emotionally, and I knew that Chanel was the person to capture the story and vision. My intention for this photo shoot was to get naked, dirty, raw, vulnerable, and express the power and beauty that can be found in this dark place. I have always felt most balanced amongst nature, so I felt compelled to really ground myself in the earth by literally covering myself in it, and washing it off.

 The process itself of covering my body in mud was so incredibly healing and grounding, especially in such lush surrounds, with the forest greenery and soundscape to soothe my soul. But the photos, oh my goddess!!!!!! Each photo told my story, capturing both the emotion and the transformation I had been through. I feel so honoured to share these photos to showcase the amazing work of this divine photographer. I cannot thank Chanel Baran enough for her spirited existence and dedication to her craft.”

Zell 2014

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Lauren Adrianna Versluys

“In May of 2013 I flew from Melbourne to Cairns to share in a visionary creative photographic journey with Chanel. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was an honour to work with her. She made me feel comfortable, free to express myself and our day was full of laughter and storytelling, travelling from studio to beach to forest.

Chanel captures the creative potential in people through the lens, and her bright vibrant spirit echoes through you and inspires you to simply express yourself.
Our vision for the session was that of Movement, Dance and the elemental goddess energy.
She organised everything from makeup, location and wardrobe for me. I felt supported, safe and at home.
A photographic session with Chanel is one that is a journey to the heart of who you really are.
It is an opportunity to be yourself in a sacred, safe environment and to be truly seen and captured in time.” –
Lauren Adrianna Versluys  2015

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DYLAN HOWELLS

“When you look into a pool of water with leaves floating on the surface and rocks and branches at the bottom, you can see multiple worlds. And if you half close your eyes and adjust your focus, first on the leaves then beyond to your silvery, rippling face and finally going deeper to focus on the rocks at the bottom, you’ll be entranced by the multiple layers – by these worlds within worlds! This, my friends is how I feel when I look at Chanel Baran’s photograph’s!

Her visionary, kaliedoscopic eye reveals psychedelic explosions of colour and shape that show us worlds within worlds that can exist around us. They show us that there is more to what exists beyond our immediate vision than meets the eye. Chanel can see this! If like me, you have been lucky enough to work with her, you’ll be instantly energised and inspired by her endless supply of positive and creative energy.

She flicks a switch within you to make you feel instantly happy and surging with currents of enthusiasm for the work you are about to create! Now is the moment when you might start to see what Chanel see’s, this energy that is sizzling all around us and if you can’t see it, no matter – you will definitely feel it!!! If your looking to have your photo taken and you want a result that will bring you back to look at what she has created time and time again, put your faith in a true artist – Chanel Baran!!!” –

Dylan Howells 2014

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