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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 […]

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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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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 a wedding 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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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

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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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

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

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, she's

literal magic.

she dove

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