Category Archives: Awards


Truly a lovely surprise to wake up and see my Chicago engagement portrait of Archana and Sean won an award in the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, an organization made up of the best wedding photographers in the world.  Special thank you to my clients for encouraging my vision of this quiet moment on…

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Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Awards 2016

I’m so honored to be named a 2016 Editor’s Choice winner with Two Bright Lights!  My wedding photography has placed in the top 5%, from a community made up of over 40,000 wedding photographers and wedding event professionals. Working together, my wedding photographs have been published in The Knot, Borrowed and Blue, Bridal Guide, The Inspired…

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This has been an incredible week, and I am truly thankful.  I won FOUR awards in the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s Q4 Photography Contest and one award from The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, both international organizations of the best wedding photographers in the world. I love this category, The Decisive Moment, a term defined by photojournalism pioneer Henri…

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  • Gonzalo VerdejaJanuary 8, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    Congrats, this is a great photo. That´s true it´s so important to compose and wait, magic always appear 🙂ReplyCancel


I love starting 2016 reviewing my wedding photography from the past year, thankful for my clients and their fun/crazy/absolutely beautiful weddings, and I couldn’t be happier to start this year winning a whopping FOUR awards in the latest Wedding Photojournalist Association’s  Quarter Three wedding photojournalism contest! This organization is devoted to wedding photojournalism and moment-driven wedding photographs…

  • Larissa ClarkJanuary 6, 2016 - 6:01 pm

    I love the images used! The photojournalism capture the moments beautifully! Beautiful wedding photography!ReplyCancel

  • Molly MarkleyJanuary 6, 2016 - 6:56 pm

    Congratulations! Your images are absolutely gorgeous. This is such beautiful wedding photography!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaJanuary 6, 2016 - 7:14 pm

    What beautiful wedding photography!! Just gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly JustusJanuary 6, 2016 - 10:20 pm

    Love it!!! What a fun Chicago wedding!! Your photography is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Dara LindaJanuary 6, 2016 - 10:50 pm

    beautiful wedding. You are such a talented Chicago wedding photographerReplyCancel

  • Paul RogersJanuary 7, 2016 - 1:18 am

    Great work Candice! Love the quality of the light in that last one.ReplyCancel

  • […] won two awards from my coverage of this wedding from the Wedding Photojournalists Association. One award-winning photograph was of my clients looking like beautiful china dolls during their reception, and another award was […]ReplyCancel

Wedding Photojournalism Contest: WPJA 2015 Q2 Photography Contest

I had the nicest surprise, after a long day of teaching Photojournalism at Northwestern University, then running a Chicago wedding photographer monthly meeting, a group of wedding photographers who help each other out with our businesses, which is especially awesome.  I received an email from the Wedding Photojournalists Association informing me that I had won an…

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  • Cherrie EklundSeptember 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    Congratulations on your award. Judging by this photo it was well deserved. Not many people can do true Photojournalistic Weddings and do well with it. You work is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Marshall DranowSeptember 23, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    Congratulations! Definitely a well-deserved award. Your work is beautiful, and I really like your photojournalistic wedding style!ReplyCancel

  • Julia YeliseyevaSeptember 23, 2015 - 5:22 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Faris HileSeptember 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

    Congrats!!! This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa TabbertSeptember 24, 2015 - 12:16 am

    I love this. Congratulations on the award. I looked through your portfolio and you definitely deserve it!ReplyCancel