I’m Candice C. Cusic, a Chicago wedding photographer and family photographer. I am a photojournalist by training and visual storyteller at heart.
I believe that the best images are moment-driven, and that you don’t need a hundred photographs of you and your partner smiling for the camera. Let’s STOP POSING! My goal is to find moments shared between the two of you, laughing together and being in love, not posing until your face hurts.
Candice started taking photographs at age six and ruined her mother's countertop with darkroom chemicals while studying Photojournalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a Photojournalist for over 20 years for some of the largest publications in the country, including 11 years as a Staff Photojournalist for the Chicago Tribune, where she was a team member that won the Pulitzer Prize.
Candice taught Photojournalism as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University for over a decade and created Candice C. Cusic Photography in 2009. She teaches Moment-Driven Photography to photographers and has lectured at professional seminars across America and Europe. She founded the Moment-Driven Workshop™ in 2015.
Where is homebase?
I’m proud to call Chicago, Illinois, my home.
Do you travel for shoots?
Absolutely! I love to travel, and I’ll trek to just about anywhere to tell your story.
How many weddings do you book each year?
Every wedding I shoot is a story unto itself, and for that reason, I shoot a limited number of weddings each year. I always want to ensure that the personal, professional quality of my work stays intact, and that each amazing couple I work with gets the attention they deserve. And, by keeping my numbers relatively small, I can make sure I’m not taking the same shots weekend after weekend.