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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 Simone! Simone reached out to me on January 1st for […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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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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

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

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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