Photojournalism for Photographers: This Is What Love Looks Like: Eileen and Jonathan

My greatest love and responsibility as a photojournalist is telling someone’s story with photographs.   It’s a terrific relationship when a couple in love trusts you into their life with a camera.  When Eileen and Jonathan asked me to document their wedding, only one month away, I fell in love with them, their courage and their love…

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  • krissyJuly 25, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    Wow. Stellar. These two are perfect and your photographs speaks 1000 words.ReplyCancel

  • KimJuly 25, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    Eileen, I am at a loss for words how truly moved I am…..I am in awe of your strength, beauty, and bravery. Jonathan’s words are so beautifully put. The photos really capture the love Btwn you both. I am beyond proud of you….Xoxo love you !!ReplyCancel

  • InnaJuly 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    Love you guys so much! Eileen, you are beautiful! Jonathan, your words made me cry. Together you will conquer anything and have a beautiful life together. Xoxo!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica ShepardJuly 25, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    Love this story!ReplyCancel

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  • Anna P. WrightJuly 25, 2016 - 7:58 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring story!ReplyCancel

  • Matt TheilenAugust 4, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Beautiful Candice!ReplyCancel

Chicago Revel Fulton Market Wedding Photography: Rebecca & Eric

Rebecca and Eric’s Chicago wedding at Revel Fulton Market was in a word, gorgeous.  From the elegant flowers to the candle-lined chuppah, the setting was serene and beautiful, just like the two of them!  Guests received a glass of champagne to sip when they arrived to the ceremony, which is always a plus, and I…

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  • Jessica ShepardJuly 25, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    Beautiful work Candice!ReplyCancel

  • Emily WebbAugust 1, 2016 - 5:28 pm

    Beautiful! Is there a way to see the photos quicker? It keeps freezing.
    Thanks!ReplyCancel

Photojournalism for Wedding Photographers: How Portraits Can Kill Our Creativity

I stood on a stage, facing 150 of the best wedding photographers in the world. This was the Fearless Conference, and I was speaking to colleagues I have admired for years. “How many of you go home after a shoot, look through your images, and make yourselves feel terrible about what you shot?” I asked…

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  • Kerry WalshJuly 5, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    Oh, Candice this is so beautiful. What a treat to see the progression of another couple’s day like this. Just gorgeous. Seriously cannot wait until September 10!!!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel MoyerJuly 5, 2016 - 8:49 pm

    It’s like you’re taking the words right from my mind. And I thought I was the only one! Thank you so much for sharing this and for the “permission” to be moment focused!ReplyCancel

  • WPSJuly 6, 2016 - 10:21 am

    Before I even got half way I thought to myself weddings aren’t about portraits but that was your point. Not all couples love that much attention on them, I know I would HATE it but the day to me is all about those moments that the couple didn’t even know you captured.

    When they look back on these memories and see all those fleeting moments that the photographer captured but they weren’t even aware were happening.

    Portraits are great, don’t get me wrong it is a chance for a wedding photographer to become creative, pause and think but these moments for me are what makes a wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Lina Orsino-AllenJuly 6, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    Candice, so much this. Here in the UK we don’t have cocktail hour as such, and taking your clients off for an hour just isn’t the done thing when they have guests to greet, and to be honest, I wouldn’t want to, they have drinking and chatting and laughing to be getting on with. Our standard now is two 10-15 minute sessions during the day if it allows – hey, if we can’t capture them looking in love in ten minutes aren’t there bigger problems here? Sometimes I’m guilty at looking at those epic couple shots and thinking, we never have time for that, and begrudging it, but you are so right, I LOVE shooting moments and that’s ok! Funnily enough, all my favourites from our own wedding are also naturally captured too. Thank you xReplyCancel

  • Erik ShenkoJuly 19, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    I’m totally agree, thanks for sharing. If we give more importance to moments every thing goes well and we will cover best weddings each time. 🙂ReplyCancel

Chicago Photography Workshop: The Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop

  I’m so pleased to announce I have a new VIDEO (watch our behind the scenes video!)  and WEBSITE for my Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop, mentor sessions and speaking calendar, and I want to thank my team for all of their hard work! Michael Hendzel of Hendzel Productions for producing a terrific video!  Mike attended both days of my Moment-Driven…

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Chicago Engagement Photographer: Gloria & Andrew

Gloria and Andrew have such a fantastic story– they went to the same college, lived on the same floor, then shared the same street… and never met.  I am such a sucker for romantic stories like theirs! We had a great time chasing a beautiful sunset during their engagement session in downtown Chicago.  They’re so…

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