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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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Light filled engagement portraits at Volunteer Park with college sweethearts Ellen & Cameron. For more details, click here.

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An easy going engagement session at Volunteer Park Observatory with Kat & David’s two fur babies! To see more details, or to book your engagement session, click here.

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Steph & Lauren’s wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle was a beautiful Sunday night celebration filled with intention and unqiue elements.

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Washington Park Arboretum Engagement Photos with Steph and Lauren. Oh gosh, I love this couple so much, I’m going to dive right into their story! So, Steph and Lauren met back in 2016 over their shared passion for RPG and cosplay. They are both artistic, creative people and when I asked them to show up […]

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Seattle has some of the best outdoor locations for an engagement photo shoot if you just know where to look! Whitney + Reidar reached out to me all the way back in early 2022 to capture their upcoming wedding. At the time, they were living out of state and attending law school. But we made […]

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Bubbly fun meets sultry moments in these LGBTQ engagement photos captured in downtown Seattle! Downtown Seattle is such a gorgeous location for capturing engagement photos. So when Lexi approached me for info on working with her and Courtney, I was super excited. Especially when I heard the words, “we have something different in mind“! Believe […]

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Bri and Bobby are engaged! And they were an absolute joy to work with during their Bellevue Botanical Garden Engagement Photos. This beautiful couple met the good old-fashioned way, online! Through Bumble to be exact. Though they both admitted they could share tales of prior online dating nightmares, they knew it was meant to be […]

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Angela + 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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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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Let’s have a flashback to Tori and Julian’s beautiful engagement session at the Kubota Garden in the fall of 2021! This adorable couple decided to incorporate Julian’s Vietnamese heritage into their engagement session by donning stunning ao dai cultural outfits – traditionally worn by Vietnamese men and women for formal occasions and weddings. As a […]

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Chris and Mariko’s engagement photos at the Amazon Spheres were an epic adventure!  The Amazon Spheres quickly became a Seattle landmark after they were built in 2018. The spheres are three conservatories located on part of the Amazon headquarters campus in Seattle. They were built to provide Amazon employees with an inspiring place to work […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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