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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 […]

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. […]

Interracial couple engagement session at discovery park

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 […]

Anglea + Johns Beachside Seattle Engagement Photos had a cool theme in the form of a cocktail picnic date, and I can’t wait to tell you the whole story behind it! The bride and groom-to-be met during their time at the University of Portland. They were both part of the student government when they just […]

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Surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, Salish Lodge & Spa Wedding Venue in Snoqualmie, WA provides 360-degree views of breathtaking scenery! If you recognize this gorgeous wedding venue, but can’t quite place where you recognize it from, I’ll tell you! It was featured on season 4 of Love is Blind on Netflix! I thought it would be […]

Salish Lodge & Spa Wedding Venue, Salish Lodge Wedding, Salish Lodge Wedding Photos, Captured by Candace Photography, Black Seattle Wedding Photographer

Chanda + Teroi’s Seattle Fire Department Engagement photos celebrate their over ten-year love story. This couple’s session is so special because it went outside the norm in terms of location. But also because when it came to the style of their engagement photos, we focused on creating a shoot that was a bit more elevated!  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

If you’re looking for a breathtaking location for your engagement photos, Franklin Falls may be just the spot. This stunning natural wonder offers a picturesque backdrop for a romantic and adventurous photo shoot, as seen in this beautiful collection of images. Get ready to be inspired by the magic of Franklin Falls. Introduction to Franklin […]

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

Terry & Lyzanne’s Kubota Garden Elopement in Seattle An elopement 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 […]

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If you’re engaged and looking for a stunning Seattle backdrop for your engagement photos, Golden Gardens beach should be at the top of your list! Located in Northwest Seattle with breathtaking views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain Range, it’s no wonder why this location has become one of our favorite spots to capture beautiful […]

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

An impromptu Seattle Pike Place Market Engagement Oh, I can’t say enough good things about these two and their Seattle rooftop engagement photos! I love them so much! Maddy contacted me to photograph her engagement session on her roof and wanted to make sure we got some photos in her apartment building to mark the […]

Maddy + Dennis // Rooftop Engagement // Pike Place Market

Nina & Dan’s Alki Beach Elopement About a year ago, three months into a pandemic that changed our world and put our lives on hold, Nina contacted me about photographing her Lincoln Park Elopement in . Due to our governor’s Stay Safe ordinance, we had just opened up to our first phase earlier that month […]

Mid-COVID Micromony wedding, Lincoln Park 2020

Angie and Henry are such a sweet pair. I connected with Angie during the pandemic, and we talked for over an hour about the love she and Henry share, their story, and the wedding of her dreams she was planning for 2021! For the engagement session, they wanted a spring session that showed the PNW […]

UW Arboretum Engagement Session | Seattle Engagement Photographer | Captured by Candace Photography

Consider a Winter Wonderland Wedding When Brittni told me about her winter wedding at Historic 1625, I was pleasantly surprised! Contrary to popular belief, the wedding season does not end in September! Couples are embracing the changing seasons and planning their weddings all year round. When my clients told me that they were interested in […]

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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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