my story


First of all, I pronounce my name CH (like cherry) ANDA (like panda) 

Yes kids called me Chanda Panda.

I am the Mother of two really cool humans who are growing up too quickly, and a dog who thinks she's a human.

I'm married to my best friend, and we've made a lovely life together in our old Atlanta bungalow.

I'm an introvert who loves books, podcasts, baseball and ice cream; stories make me happy. Community and social justice are essential to me.

In Boston I studied photojournalism, and after returning to Atlanta and having my own kids, I was drawn to documenting Motherhood and Childhood in a beautiful and real way. 

I became a Doula because I believe that birth matters. I am thrilled to be part of The Birth Story Collective; check us out if you are looking for Doula and/or birth photography!


Oh, and...

I know you're busy, and the thought of being in front of a camera isn't your vision of an ideal Saturday.


I also know that your children are the light of your life, and that your time with them is flying by.


I don't want to make pictures of you guys looking at me saying cheese like any other cookie cutter family on facebook, with every hair in it's place.


I want to tell your story in all of its glorious mess,

and I want to tell it beautifully and authentically.

I want you to have photographs and movies that make you smile

and take you back in time for just a minute.


Your life is beautiful because of the love you have created,

not because it is Pinterest worthy.


Let's Relax, have fun, and

document your beautiful family!

Chanda Williams, 
documenting family stories
in Atlanta and decatur
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