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Rattlesnake Ledge Elopement, Seattle Elopement Photography, Wedding Photography, Captured by Candace Photography

Hannah + Ayo’s Rattlesnake Ledge Winter Elopement was absolutely amazing! The PNW is so beautiful, but their wedding day; snow-freezing temperatures and all, was an elopement photographer’s dream come true! I first featured Hannah + Ayo on the blog, after we shot their fall engagement photos. The session was a fun day of walking around […]

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 […]

Chris and Mariko’s wedding at Rays Boathouse was such an intimate day, filled with so much happiness! and all the positive vibes! It’s funny, when Chris and Mariko first reached out to me to shoot their wedding, they told me all about the intimate event they were planning. But, sure enough, as time went on […]

Rays Boathouse Wedding, Black Wedding Photographer Seattle, Wedding Venue Seattle, Captured by Candace Photography

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This colorful wedding in Arlington Washington was full of romantic moments and fun modern takes on classic wedding day tradtions!

Arlington WA Wedding, Arlington Washington Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography, Black Wedding Photographer Seattle

An intimate Whidbey Island wedding at Herons Crossing. To see more details, or to book your wedding photography experince, click here.

Herons Crossing Whidbey Island, Whidbey Island Wedding Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

A fun and outdoorsy wedding at Chateau Lill Winery in Woodinville! When Angela and John reached out to me to capture their wedding, they knew two things. First, their wedding, without a doubt, would be held at Chateau Lill in Woodinville. Second, they would be inviting around 150 members of their family, along with their […]

Chateau Lill Woodinville, Chateau Lill Woodinville Winery Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

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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 […]

Gas Works Park Proposal Seattle, Seattle Proposal Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography, LGBTQ Couples Photography Seattle

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 […]

Outdoorsy Seattle Engagement Photos, Discovery Park Engagement Photos, Captured by Candace Photography, Seattle Engagement Photographer

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 […]

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

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. […]

Rainy Day Engagement Photos, Franklin falls, Session at Lincoln Falls, adventure photographer. adventure elopement, adventure engagement session

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Downtown Seattle Rooftop Wedding, Seattle Wedding Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photography, Captured By Candace Photography, Luxury Micro Wedding Seattle

As a Seattle Engagement Photographer, I am always scouting local spots for my couple’s engagement sessions, and Discovery Park was perfect for Mackenzie and Cameron to celebrate their love! Mackenzie and Cameron’s love story started out as a blind date! Mackenzie first met a friend of Cameron’s while playing yard games at a party. That […]

Discovery Park Engagement Photos, Seattle Engagement Photographer, Seattle Engagement Photography, Captured by Candace Photography

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

Seattle has some of the most stunning and unique photo locations in the country. From the breathtaking views of Puget Sound to the sprawling forests and parks, it’s no wonder so many couples are choosing to get their Seattle engagement photos taken in this beautiful city. Seattle is home to some of the most beautiful […]

Interracial couple engagement session at discovery park

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 Seattle Wedding Photography Timeline? Planning your Seattle wedding photography timeline can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry – as your photographer, I’m here to help. We’ll work together to create a timeline that ensures we capture all the important moments of your special day. Whether we meet virtually or in person, […]

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 It’s always such a joy to shoot engagement sessions, especially when the couple radiates warmth and happiness like Hanna and Brett. Just last month, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful winter day in the PNW for their Gold Creek Pond Engagement Session. The views of Crystal Mountain provided an epic […]

snowy engagement session at gold creek pond

Trying to find breathtaking locations for your engagement photos in Seattle? Keep reading! As a wedding photographer based in the Emerald City, I’ve had many couples ask me for suggestions on where to shoot. My advice is to pick out a spot that reflects something special about both of you. But if that’s too tricky […]

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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


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,

literal magic.

she dove

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