Category Archives: Engagements

Griffith Observatory Engagement Photography: Amanda & Brandon

I was so excited for Amanda and Brandon’s Los Angeles Griffith Observatory engagement photography session, I watched La La Land on the plane to California!  This was my first time visiting Los Angeles, and I’m happy to have to have had the opportunity to photograph engagement sessions for two sets of clients (including David and…

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  • BrendenMay 31, 2017 - 6:53 am

    I love the LA cityscape in the background. It must have really worked in your favor to do the engagement photos in the morning, I’m sure in the evening the Observatory is crowded with people.ReplyCancel

  • CoreyJune 2, 2017 - 1:52 am

    Such a gorgeous engagement session! I love the different Los Angeles locations – so fun!ReplyCancel

  • AllisonJune 2, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    I think the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is the coolest location for an engagement photo session. This couple looks like they are a lot of fun and the architecture suits them.ReplyCancel

  • AshleyJune 5, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    Super cute LA engagement session! Love that you took inspiration from La La Land!ReplyCancel

  • RobynnJune 24, 2017 - 5:44 am

    Hi Candice,
    I love your pictures that Amanda and Brenden. I am a cousin of Amanda’s and would love to put together a collage of photos for them on a pillow as a keepsake for their wedding. I was wondering if I could purchase some photos from you in order to do that.
    Thank you,
    RobynnReplyCancel

Los Angeles Wedding Photography: David and Brian

I so loved visiting Los Angeles to meet with my clients David (green shirt) and Brian for their pre-wedding photography.  We focused their engagement photography in places near their home, including our first stop at the lovely Micheltorena Stairs.  This Chicagoan is still surprised to see massive hills, so a beautifully painted staircase that goes up…

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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 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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Chicago Art Institute Engagement Photography: Minda & Garrett

When my clients wanted to dress up like Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and asked me to document their Chicago engagement photographs inside the Art Institute, well, I couldn’t be happier or more thankful to have such fun, creative clients. It was stealth shooting inside the museum, which was certainly made easier by…

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  • Carole B EvesNovember 2, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    What a cute idea!ReplyCancel

  • Van TabbertNovember 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    What an awesome idea! Congrats to this couple!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky ZimerfeldNovember 2, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    What a great gallery!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda SteinbacherNovember 2, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    Great photos!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa ANovember 2, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    These are lovely. I love how they don’t all look the same. Great portraits!ReplyCancel

  • Angelique HanscomNovember 2, 2015 - 9:23 pm

    What a great engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa MarciszkoNovember 3, 2015 - 3:05 am

    What a cute idea! I love how you’ve framed them in many of the photos too.ReplyCancel