I believe that a photograph is so much more than just pixels on a paper (or, more accurately it seems lately, a computer screen).  It’s about telling the visual story of your life.  It’s about being able to look at your memories and share with others your most special moments.

I’m Candace, and I’m a lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer.  I know how important those fleeting moments are.  Your first kiss as a married couple, the roundness of your belly as you’re (rather impatiently and nervously) waiting those last few weeks to hold your newborn baby, and those tiny little fingers and toes of your new son or daughter.  I love all those details, and those are what makes everyone’s family beautifully unique.

In high school I couldn’t wait for that small window in the curriculum where I could dive into the darkroom and develop my own 35 mm film, and when I decided to take a leap and go to college for a photography diploma, working in the darkroom again is one of the memories that stands out the most for me.  The dark room is amazing, but what really stuck with me during my course was the passion for photographing and working with people, and I am still attending as many workshops and classes that I can to hone and refine my skills.

I started this business wanting to work families to create beautiful and fun photographs that they (and their kids and grand kids) can cherish.  I still feel that giddy excitement when I walk into a client’s house, and see photographs I made for them proudly displayed in their homes.  Your photographs are meant to be shared and enjoyed, not tucked away a box or old computer hard drive.

Here’s a few quirky little details about me:

I moved back to the same smacandacell prairie town that I grew up in, and now were are renovating our home one tile at a time.  Seriously… there is SO MUCH TILE!

When I’m home I like honey and almond milk in my coffee…. but when I’m out and about, all caffeine is my friend!

I am a HUGE reader, photography texts, business, biography, novels, you name it!  Leave a comment with a favorite book of yours, I love suggestions!

A favorite family past time is to go for drives down country roads and talk about owning an acreage one day, and then remember that we both would not want to deal with that much yard!

 

  • Melanie Hartley - Candace, I’m Shannon’s friend Melanie — we’ve met a few times before but you don’t likely remember me, but check on facebook!

    My partner Boyd and I farm near Lucky Lake, but I live during the week in Saskatoon. Over the next year or so I hope to move down there, and we have tentative plans to get married in the yard in July of 2016. I’ll be keeping you in mind for that time!

    Good luck, looks like you’re doing well so far!!ReplyCancel

  • Becki - Candace is an absolutely brilliant photographer. She took our engagement photos and they are absolutely stunning. I had an amazing experience with her and I can not wait for her to capture the moments of our wedding and hopefully future events down the road. I had such an amazing time with her and her photos, I can not even give them even words to describe their beauty.ReplyCancel

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