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Olympic Park Wedding, NatureBridge Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photography, Captured by Candace

Hanna + Brett’s outdoorsy Olympic Park wedding at NatureBridge was joyful, fun, and a little bit damp! But hey, would you expect anything different from an epic PNW wedding day? My bride and groom met online. Because where else do couples meet these days? And they quickly bonded over a shared interest in traveling, exploring, […]

Discovery Park Wedding Seattle, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Discovery Park Wedding, Captured by Candace Photography

Nikki + Wayne’s Discovery Park Wedding in Seattle on 2/22/22 was uniquely them! My bride and groom chose one of the most popular wedding dates of 2022 to celebrate their love story! Referred to as “Twosday”, February 2nd, 2022 was a date comprised of all “2’s”. Because their wedding day was on the beach in […]

Fireseed Catering, Fireseed Catering Wedding, Whidbey Island Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

Being a Seattle Wedding Photographer sometimes means shooting weddings on Whidbey Island, like Mackenzie + Cameron’s wedding, featured in the blog below! Mac + Cam met on a blind date that was orchestrated by a mutual friend, and it wasn’t long before the couple was celebrating their engagement! You can read more about how their […]

As a Seattle Wedding Photographer, I am overjoyed to share the details and photos from Maddy & Dennis’s fabulous, luxury, rooftop wedding! I shared the story of their vibrant spring engagement session in this post, which coincidentally took place on the very same rooftop. How is that for a love story coming full circle?! If […]

Luxury rooftop wedding, Seattle, Captured By Candace Photography

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Have you ever been to a wedding at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle? It’s 16 acres of lush cultivated gardens with endless pathways, benches, and grounds for exploring. If you remember Eliza + Michael from their workplace romance story, come along and celebrate their wedding day with me, in this blog! After working […]

Center for Urban Horticulture Wedding, Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

Looking at Kirsten + Alex’s Seattle Engagement Photos at Golden Gardens, you would have no idea that we planned this shoot last minute! You might be wondering if you could pull off last-minute engagement photos in Seattle of your own? And I will be the first person to tell you that yes, it is absolutely […]

Seattle Engagement Photos, Golden Gardens Engagement Session, Captured by Candace Photography

Wondering if you should have a first look at your Seattle wedding vs seeing each other for the first time at the altar? So many of my couples have a hard time making this decision. It’s usually because they want that big Hollywood moment of seeing each other for the first time down the aisle. […]

First Look Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Wedding First Look, Captured by Candace Photography

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Weddings & Elopements

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Engaged, now what? Congratulations on your engagement! November- January is peak engagement season and I know a lot of you have recently become engaged! With all of the news and excitement, I know you’re also being inundated with advice from friends and family, cute photos on IG, and weird ads on facebook. I bet you’re […]

What to do after you get engaged

I’m Candace, a full-time intimate wedding and elopement photographer based in Seattle, Washington. One of the most common things that my clients often ask me about is photo locations. Over the years, I’ve come across a nice amount of classic Seattle-area photo locations. So I’m happy to share these with you! Whether it’s an engagement […]

Pioneer square engagement photos, seattle big wheel engagement, seattle waterfront engagement photos, Seattle engagement photos

Did you just get engaged? Look at that shiny new ring… Congrats! Did you book an engagement session with me? EVEN BETTER! Right now you’re probably floating high on cloud nine with excitement for your new engagement, wedding planning, and the thought of getting to spend forever with the love of your life! All-things-weddings are […]

Ballard Engagement Session

Why do I need a Wedding Photo Timeline? You’re getting married! How exciting, right? You’ve got all of the pieces secured, but you just need to put them together. No problem. Building your wedding photo timeline can be a little intimidating. But if you’ve hired me as your Seattle Wedding photographer, I’ll guide you through […]

SODO Glam Winter Wedding | How to build your wedding photo timeline

An intimate autumn wedding with style This past October, I got to check out a new venue for the first time for Cydney and Mackenzie’s intimate autumn wedding. Sadie Lake Events is described as, ” a country wedding venue of your dreams”. It’s a decently sized private property in Arlington Washington with a beautiful barn-house […]

Sadie Lake Wedding at Sadie Lake | Captured by Candace Photography

TWO SWEET SOULS Desiree reached out to me this summer about photographing her intimate Seattle Aquarium wedding and I was thrilled! They just moved from LA and most of their friends and family were still there. They were planning a very intimate wedding with simple decor, and just under 60 guests at the Seattle Aquarium, […]

Exploring the PNW I am always encouraging the couples that I work with to try new locations and I’m always up for suggestions! Though I’m from the PNW, I have to admit, I’ve seen a fair chunk of it because of my career! Thank you entrepreneurship! Growing up I always used to love to get […]

snowy engagement session at gold creek pond

Trying to find breathtaking locations for your engagement photos in Seattle? Keep reading! In this post, I will share with you 3 breathtaking places with perfect scenarios to tell your love story. As a wedding photographer that lives and works in the Emerald City, my couples ask me for suggestions. I always encourage them to […]

Pioneer square engagement photos, seattle big wheel engagement, seattle waterfront engagement photos, Seattle engagement photos

Downtown Seattle Courthouse Elopement Cynthia & Dave’s Downtown Seattle Courthouse elopement reminded me how important family and loved ones are and that they should be cherished. So many couples chose to elope or have a micro wedding with only those closest to them and this has helped me reshape the model of my business. By […]

Seattle waterfront elopement

An Epic View What are some of my favorite places to shoot? Without a doubt, Discovery Park is at the top of the list! Nikki and Wayne chose this location for their discovery park engagement because it’s where they shared their very first date. It’s actually Seattle’s largest public park and at 534 acres, it […]

Summer engagement session at discovery park

An Adventure Engagement Session If you follow me on social media, you have probably read on my posts how much I love engagement sessions! Especially when the couple chooses a meaningful location that sets perfect scenarios to tell their love story. Yes, I am talking about adventure engagement sessions! As a love storyteller and couples photographer, […]

Adventure engagement session at Franklin falls

Terry & Lyzanne’s Kubota Garden Minimony in Seattle A ‘Minimony’ is just enough Did you know that you can have a civil ceremony and bridal portrait session separately? Last year, during the middle of the pandemic when COVID-19 changed every aspect of how we live, that’s what a lot of couples did. So many couples […]

Fall Kubota Garden Bridal + Maternity Session in Seattle

Planning the Magic Today we’ll be talking about one of my favorite beaches for photo sessions! These Golden Gardens Beach Engagement Photos are from one of my favorite engagement sessions from 2021! Gloria and Rory are both Cornell University Alumni who recently celebrated two major milestones this year. In addition to graduating from Cornell University […]

Summer Golden Gardens Beach Engagement Session

Natalie & Bobby’s Adventure Elopement at Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park + Ruby Beach Earlier this year, Natalie & Bobby reached out to me looking to do an adventure elopement in the Olympic Rainforest! That’s right – I’m an adventure elopement photographer too! The weekend they were looking to get married was my birthday weekend, […]

Hoh Rainforest + Ruby Beach Elopement, Olympic National Park

Sweet Beginnings After about three years, Dan and Sarah got engaged in September 2020 at the Bryant Blueberry farm, just an hour outside of Seattle. A few weeks later, Sarah contacted me excited about the engagement! She wanted to know if I was available to shoot engagement photos sometime that fall and of course, I […]

Pike Place Market Engagement Photos, Pike Place Market, Seattle engagement photographer

Justas & Coral’s Garden Proposal I love proposals. No matter how much planning goes into them, there’s literally always an amazing surprise at the end. I also love these because I only get to speak to one partner and while doing so I get to hear how much they admire their fiance-to-be! It’s beautiful! Fun […]

Surprise proposal at UW Center for Urban Horticulturae, Seattle WA, Captured by C

kind words

"Candace is hands down one of the  best  wedding vendor decisions we made! She is pure magic at what she does! Candace was absolutely                                                       She exceeded all our expectations with our engagement photos and so we contracted with her for our wedding as well. I had two months to go before my wedding and she helped me find a make up artist and florist in Seattle. I can’t speak highly enough of her personality, her work and her professionalism. She went above what was required of her and made
the entire process for my family and I fun and easy.                         
               I would recommend her!!!"

maddy & Dennis


amazing to  work with.

“Candace is                                           Truly! We feel so lucky that Candace was willing to be a part of our wedding day. From the first time we connected over the phone, we knew Candace’s                                                                                                                  would be an incredible asset to our wedding!”

mackenzie & cameron 

truly incredible.

and professionalism

warmth, intentionality,

"I have nothing but glowing reviews for Candace and her work. She was responsive, easy to work with, professional, personable, 

nina & Dan


talented and so much fun!"

"Candace is a                                                                                                                                            We now know the previous fallout was divine intervention because finding Candace made our wedding perfect. She took the time to scout our location and 
                                                                  as if it were a novel she was writing."

carey & Ben 

into our love story

dream photographer, she's

literal magic.

she dove

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