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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

Washington Park Arboretum Engagement, Seattle LGBTQ Engagement Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

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 […]

Bellevue Botanic Garden Engagement, Seattle Engagement Photographer, Captured by Candace Photography

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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Introducing Culture to Make it Personal 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 […]

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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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Do You Need a Wedding Coordinator? Look no further for the ultimate wedding day success – a wedding coordinator is what you need! As a Seattle wedding photographer, I’ve seen firsthand how having a coordinator can truly transform the entire experience. They do everything from managing your schedule to organizing your vendors – making sure […]

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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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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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B and M’s engagement session had to be rescheduled a few times due to unpredictable Spring weather. Eventually, they settled on the beautiful Kubota Garden in South Seattle as the perfect location for their photoshoot. This Japanese garden boasts a variety of stunning features, including botanical gardens, koi fish ponds, and iconic red-arched bridges. Keep […]

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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,

literal magic.

she dove

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