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Block 41 Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Black Seattle Wedding Photogapher, Captured by Candace Photography

James + Brianna’s Block 41 Seattle Wedding was a particularly special one for the CBC family! I’ve been following their journey since the very beginning. So for me, it was a full-circle moment to celebrate their wedding day with all of their family & friends in attendance! In all honesty, the day was flawless and […]

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

Jayda & Christian’s wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle was the union of two sweet souls, in a fun celebration. Seriously, wait until you see Dad hit the dance floor! Working with Jayda and Christian was such a unique experience for me. While they are both originally from the area, they are currently […]

First Look Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Wedding First Look, 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. […]

James + Brianna’s Block 41 Seattle Wedding was a particularly special one for the CBC family! I’ve been following their journey since the very beginning. So for me, it was a full-circle moment to celebrate their wedding day with all of their family & friends in attendance! In all honesty, the day was flawless and […]

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Jayda & Christian’s wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle was the union of two sweet souls, in a fun celebration. Seriously, wait until you see Dad hit the dance floor! Working with Jayda and Christian was such a unique experience for me. While they are both originally from the area, they are currently […]

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

A soft & subtle fall wedding at Januik Winery in Woodinville. You can see more details of Marcus & Jenna’s wedding day, here.

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Golden hour is the perfect time for engagement photos. Volunteer Park in Seattle offers a beautiful backdrop for capturing stunning photos at this time of day.

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A truly epic wedding at Edgewater Hotel in Seattle Washington with a tattoo artist on site for guests to get inked!. To see more, click here.

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North Fork Farm Events is a wedding venue in Snoqualmie, WA set against the picturesque backdrop of Mount Si. Living in the PNW, is there anything more you could ask of a wedding venue than a grand landscape set against the backdrop of the mountains? Growing up in the PNW, Snoqualmie was one of my […]

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Are you considering hiring your friends for your wedding? While friends can shower you with love and guidance, there are some aspects of your big day that are better left to the experts. Sure, your friends might excel in specific skills, but they might not be prepared for the wedding-day rollercoaster. Let the pros take […]

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Planning a wedding in Washington? Make sure you find the perfect Washington Wedding Photographer to capture your special day. Here are 4 must-know tips to help you choose the best Washington wedding photographer for your big day! Identify Your Style & Budget Preferences To help you choose the right Washington wedding photographer, it is important […]

Olympic Park Wedding, NatureBridge Wedding, Black Wedding Photographer Seattle, Seattle Wedding Photography

Katie and Trevor brought the romance to their pre-Thanksgiving Fall engagement photos in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The soon-to-be newlyweds couldn’t resist creating memories of love under the city lights – a perfect match for their urban wedding in March when they are due to tie the knot at withinSodo, an uber-cool downtown venue! Hinged […]

Fall engagement photos, Pioneer Square Engagement Session, Pioneer Square Engagement Photos, Captured by Candace Photography, Black Engagement Photographer Seattle

Curious to know how you can find the best Seattle wedding venue, for you? So often, my couples come to me with one of two unique situations. Either they’re ready to work with me but they need guidance on how to find the best Seattle wedding venue. Or, they’ve found an amazing Seattle wedding venue […]

Best Seattle Wedding Venue, Seattle Wedding Venue, Best Wedding Venues in Seattle, Captured by Candace Photography

James + Brianna’s Block 41 Seattle Wedding was a particularly special one for the CBC family! I’ve been following their journey since the very beginning. So for me, it was a full-circle moment to celebrate their wedding day with all of their family & friends in attendance! In all honesty, the day was flawless and […]

Block 41 Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Black Seattle Wedding Photogapher, Captured by Candace Photography

You might be surprised to know that Samantha + Thanh’s Pioneer Square Engagement Session happened on their six-year dating anniversary! I love it when my couples dress up for their engagement session, and I always highly encourage it. In fact, I tell my couples that dressing up for their session changes the overall look and […]

Pioneer Square Engagement Session, Pioneer Square Engagement Photos, Captured by Candace Photography, Black Engagement Photographer Seattle

The theme of this year at Captured by Candace has really been focused on gratitude. I know that so often, with creative business owners, that word gets thrown around quite a bit. But usually without a lot of context behind it.  So I wanted to take the opportunity to really outline what that looks like […]

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Ballard, Seattle is a great neighborhood to explore for your engagement photos! I met Hannah + Ayo on a warm fall afternoon and we strolled through the streets of Ballard to do exactly that. I love going on these walking tours of the city with my couples when shooting their engagement photos. We just pick […]

I have always wanted the opportunity to experience a diverse range of cultural weddings through my work. So I was honored when I received a call from my friend & colleague Alex Knight to capture this Hindu wedding ceremony in Bellevue WA! Casey + Shonoy’s wedding ceremony gave me insight into how the couple incorporated […]

Seattle Hindu Wedding, Hindu Wedding Seattle, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

Jayda & Christian’s wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle was the union of two sweet souls, in a fun celebration. Seriously, wait until you see Dad hit the dance floor! Working with Jayda and Christian was such a unique experience for me. While they are both originally from the area, they are currently […]

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

This Gas Works Park LGBTQ surprise proposal was nearly a year in the making! When my clients reach out to me to capture a proposal it’s typically the week of the proposal. Sometimes, it’s even the same day that they are planning to propose. Not this couple! They reached out to me on January 1st […]

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DeMyla + Trunel’s WithinSodo wedding in Seattle was full of joy, happy tears, and the love of two best friends who became husband and wife. Do you remember DeMyla + Trunel from their holiday engagement? Their story started with a chance meeting, one night, at Rumba Notes Lounge. DeMyla was ordering a drink when a […]

WithinSodo Wedding Seattle, WithinSodo Wedding Venue, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

Marlena and Vincent’s Whidbey Island Wedding happened on one of 2022’s most popular wedding dates. 2/22/22, also known as “Twosday”! This date was popular among couples because the date itself is a palindrome, which means the date can be read the same way forward or backward. I first shared a bit about Marlena & Vincent’s […]

Whidbey Island Wedding, Whidbey Island Elopement, Whidbey Island Wedding Photographer, Whidbey Island Microwedding

We had such a blast shooting Marcus & Jenna’s Outdoorsy Seattle Engagement Photos at Discovery Park. Honestly, Discovery Park is such a favorite location with my clients for their engagement photos and it’s easy to see why! It’s a great place for couples with a sense of adventure, or couples who just love to be […]

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As a Seattle Family Photographer, I am beyond excited to share James & Brianna’s story with you! This blog post is a little different for me. Normally, I use this space to talk about my couple’s engagements, and their wedding day, or even to provide my top tips for planning a wedding in Seattle. But […]

Family Portraits Seattle, Seattle Family Photographer, Seattle Family Session, Captured by Candace Photography

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 […]

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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

This Downtown Seattle Wedding at the Lotte Hotel was a micro wedding meets luxury! A chance meeting in a Kenyan marketplace brought Jessica + Comex together. At the time that they met, Jessica was living in Kenya. She was visiting the local market with her son when he asked to buy some candy. Jessica didn’t […]

Downtown Seattle Wedding, Lotte Hotel Wedding, Captured by Candace Photography, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Elopement Photographer

Marlena and Vincent had so much fun when I met up with them for their Downtown Ballard engagement photos! What was particularly amazing about these Downtown Ballard Engagement photos, is that my joyful bride and groom-to-be not only showed off their fun side, but they also showed off their chic side. I’m a big fan […]

Seattle Engagement Photos, Seattle Engagement Photographer, Downtown Ballard Engagement Photos, 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, […]

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

Cecilee + John’s Pioneer Square Engagement Photos were full of laughs and tender displays of love. Look, if you’re a couple that can enjoy a good laugh together, then nothing will stand in your way! Cecilee + John were so full of joy and laughter during their engagement session, that it was truly contagious. Cecilee […]

Pioneer Square Engagement Photos, Capture by Candace Photography, Seattle Engagement Photos, Seattle Engagement Photographer

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 […]

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

When it Rains in the Pacific Northwest Rainy days can be a bummer, especially when you have an engagement photo session planned. But don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits! With some creativity and preparation, you can turn a rainy day into a unique and romantic photoshoot that you’ll cherish for years to come. […]

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I highly recommend having your Seattle Engagement Photos taken at the Center for Urban Horticulture, just like Eliza + Michael did! Eliza and Michael’s love story is one of a workplace romance! At the time they met, they were both working as researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Michael kicked things off by […]

UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle Engagement Photos, Seattle Engagement Photographer, Seattle Engagement Photography, Captured by Candace Photography

Anja + Patrick’s Hotel 1000 Downtown Seattle Wedding was joyful and heartfelt! I had the opportunity to work with Anja + Patrick while I was second shooting for Lessie Blue! Lessie is a photographer based in the Tacoma area. She happens to be a good industry friend of mine! So, naturally, I jumped at the […]

Hotel 1000 Wedding, Downtown Seattle Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photography, Captured by Candace Photography

I saw a lot of couples getting engaged last fall and winter. Congrats!! Many of you are already reaching out to vendors to get an idea of how generous your wedding budgets should be. SMART! With the influx of weddings we’re looking to see in 2022, a lot of you are wondering if a small […]

Seattle Intimate Wedding, Downtown Seattle, Captured by Candace Photography

Creating a wedding budget (“financial framework”) You’re engaged and it’s time to sit down with your partner and create a wedding budget. I know. I know. It’s no fun. Honestly, it’s a word I cringe at. So let’s replace that term with something more elegant… let’s call it a “financial framework” for now. Before you […]

Ballard Engagement Session

A Loving Day wedding at River Valley Oasis Occasionally as a Seattle Wedding photographer, I moonlight for other photographer friends as a second shooter. Last June, I assisted my good friend Lessie of Lessie Blue Photography for a beautiful summer wedding in Granite Falls! This Loving day wedding was especially important to me as Black […]

Interracial Loving Day Wedding

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"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

10/10

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

exceedingly

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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