Chicago Same-Sex Wedding Photography: Stephen and James

I’m heartbroken about the shootings in Orlando, so I’m reposting Stephen and James’s wedding today, because love is love.  And love looks good on everyone. Getting married one day after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal nationwide, and one day before the 46th Annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade, carries a bit of pressure! Stephen (at left) and…

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Reflections from a Chicago Photojournalist: How I Document Sadness

(Photo by Candice C. Cusic/The Chicago Tribune) I was asked by Crixeo Magazine to write about tragedy and the emotional toll it takes on documentary photographers. I’ve been a photographer all my life and I love documenting emotion.  Raw, real and at times, uncomfortable.  I love getting close, sharing a bond and capturing a great moment….

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The Chicago Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop Sept. 13-14

  The Chicago Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop  (limited to only 10 students) September 13-14 is designed to recharge your photography.  If you’re shooting the same thing each week, the same way … I can help. We’ll take an in-depth look at your images and help you step outside your comfort zone, try new things, and produce stronger images that…

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Chicago Wedding Photographer on Love, Relationships and What’s In My Camera Bag

I have been a photographer for most of my life. I’ve used multiple cameras, lenses and gimmicks, spent loads of money, and had my heart broken a few times by photography equipment that didn’t live up its promises. After posting a recent photo of my camera equipment on Facebook, I started thinking about my love affairs…

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  • Veronica Rodriguez-BransonMay 13, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    You are amazing Candice. I love how you compare you lenses to humans. I feel like I am so lucky I met you before I made crazy decisions and started to date other, less promising, lenses.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley GillettMay 13, 2016 - 5:04 pm

    Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda BynumMay 13, 2016 - 5:32 pm

    This is an amazing blog post. I love your writing and analogies. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Erika Jensen-MannMay 13, 2016 - 6:10 pm

    You are so creative! Love this post!ReplyCancel

  • Scott SharpeMay 13, 2016 - 9:01 pm

    Glad you still have a soft spot in your heart for tall men (and the 50 1.8)ReplyCancel

  • TimMay 14, 2016 - 11:19 pm

    How can you shoot a wedding without a lens longer than a 135?ReplyCancel

  • Luiz LucasiJune 2, 2016 - 1:17 am

    awesome post!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

Chicago Wedding Photographer: Top 100 Wedding Photojournalist Award

I am so pleased to be named among the Top 100 Wedding Photographers of 2015 by the Wedding Photojournalist Association!  This organization is truly committed to moment-driven wedding photojournalism, and I’m so proud to be a part of it, along with many of my talented friends!  Thanks so much, WPJA! EXCELLENCE IN WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM Since…

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