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A Little About Me

 

 

 

Because I live oceans apart from my family I am very focused on family bonds and I understand how important family time is and how incredible it is to capture memories and occasions in a natural and raw way. I have also recently became a mother to my gorgeous baby girl Allie so I understand the love people feel for their families and how important it is to document and capture precious memories to look back on one day. Family and the people in our lives are what matters the most to me and it’s these natural moments of love, connection and happiness that excite me the most. 

On your wedding day I am not focused on the perfect, I am looking deeper than that and aim to capture what was felt on the day. Because this is such a special day I try not to make it too serious, the more relaxed you feel with me around the more intimate and raw the images become. 

When I’m not shooting or editing, I’m spending quality time with my husband, our little baby girl Allie. I am a passionate traveller and a softy at heart and am willing to take on any challenge be it big or small. I also love the feeling to giving sending my clients their photographs and seeing their reactions, this is probably the best part of my job. Making people happy and giving people something can could never replace, priceless.

Photo credit @_natalie.marie

 

 

My Style

 

 

 

Photographing weddings is an honour and I feel privileged every time someone asks me to be a part of their big day. I try to be as unobstructive as possible, I am looking to capture the honest moments, the moments that say a thousand words. I try and stay behind the scenes as much as possible, this way the client can feel relaxed in their movements and mannerisms. The more formal shots I have a directive approach, light is the most important thing with photography so I may have to move my clients around to achieve the best angle etc. My aim is to help my clients feel as comfortable as possible and enjoy the experience as much as I am. I look forward to meeting with you for a coffee to discuss the plan for your special day. 

Testimonials

 

 

 

Candice has captured and brought alive the love and emotion we have for our precious new born baby girl! We are so blessed to have such amazing photos to treasure forever. She has an excellent eye and talent for knowing where to angle us whilst using natural light, which brought out the best in our photos. Her caring, patient, bubbly and humorous personality allowed us to be so relaxed during the shoot. We felt at ease with Candice and this is reflected in our photos and has created amazing memories of our little girl. We are extremely happy with our photo's and so grateful for her taking the time to drive to the Sunshine Coast to capture this special moment in our lives. I highly recommend Candice to anyone who has an occasion coming up, she is so passionate and does her best to capture those special moments.

Thank you so much, Candice!

Candice Williams {New Born Session} 23.09.18

No words can really describe Candice's talent, but we will try just a few now. Her ability to bring the love and laughter out during our shoot was filled with so much passion and excitement. We are truly overwhelmed on how beautifully she captured us. We can't wait for our big day! Sally and Nick xx

Nick & Sally {Engagement Session} 11.07.17

 

Candice is great! Very professional, yet relaxed and friendly. To us, the photo shoot was about capturing a special moment and Candice knew exactly how to do that. She made us feel very comfortable, so we could just be ourselves and enjoy the moment. She also gave the guidance we needed to make sure everything was being captured right. Her editing is natural and the end product is visually very pleasing. But most importantly, she makes you relive the special moment through her photos. To us, that was invaluable and quite frankly, we cannot recommend her highly enough. 

Marwa & Ali {Couple Session} 20.07.17

How lucky are we to have such a beautiful collection of family photos to treasure! Candice, thank you so much for being so easy going and natural with our photos. You were happy to capture us in our own moments and I believe this really reflected in the photos, especially those of our cheeky little boy! You are incredibly talented and we are so grateful. 

Sarah, Leigh & Patrick {Family Sessions} 17.07.17

 

Stunning , Natural and Professional are the first words that come to mind when I think of Candice Gardner and her photography. Candice has been photographing our family over the last 5 years. From my first baby bump to our now family of 4. She captures the essence of our family and most importantly of our children. Candice is relaxed , confident and reassuring putting even the most reluctant of subjects at ease. I am truly grateful for her skills , professionalism and ability to capture memories that we have framed in our home and in our hearts. 

David & Lucy Briggs {Family Sessions} 10.07.17

Candice was amazing to work with. She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed that we ended up with some incredible photos. Candice took us out to Jumping Pin on the Gold Coast. It was such a beautiful spot, and we had so much fun! We were so happy with our photos that we even got one of our favourites blown up on a canvas, which Candice was more than happy to assist with.

Rich & Tessa {Engagement Session} 09.10.17

 

No words can really describe Candice's talent, but we will try just a few now. Her ability to bring the love and laughter out during our shoot was filled with so much passion and excitement. We are truly overwhelmed on how beautifully she captured us. We can't wait for our big day! Sally and Nick xx

Nick & Sally {Engagement Shoot} 08.07.17

 

We just had the pleasure of Candice photographing our Engagement Party, and we could not be happier with our photos! Candice made us both feel so relaxed & comfortable in front of the camera & as a result our photos are incredibly natural and fun which capture exactly what we were after! Couldn't recommend Candice highly enough to anyone that has a special event coming up!! Thank you again xx 

Sheree & Chris {Engagement Shoot} 05.03.17

 

You are incredible Candice, the photos are truly amazing, thank you! Monique & Nick 21.02.16

 

Thank you Candice for taking our amazing wedding photos on the weekend you did such a wonderful job. You made it such a stress free experiences and you were so efficient at getting the amazing shots. Adam and I are so grateful. Thank you. Jessica & Adam 14.07.15

 

Thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos!! Brailee 05.06.15

 

On the day of the wedding Candice was what we expected. She was in every position that she needed to be in order to get the shots that were most important. Also good to note was that she didn't allow some of the more pushy family members to get in her way as she was well aware that she had the most important job there "besides the priest ". In the end we had a spectacular result as we received many incredible photographs of our special day. Getting married is quite honestly an exhausting occasion and dedicating so many hours thoughout the day to standing around taking photographs is not particularly enjoyable. Thankfully Candice was very efficient with her direction and was able to make the time fly by until it was finally time to leave to the reception. In addition I must add that although she had particular shots in mind she was very happy to take our ideas in stride and we were able to get the shots that we wanted of the city down by Kangaroo Point Boardwalk as we love Brisbane so much. Micaela & Daniel 01.10.15

FAQ

 

 

 

Are your packages customisable? 

Yes, absolutely! I am happy to customise my packages to what suits you. Please contact me with all the details about your special day and I will do my best to suit your needs. NOTE: Mininium 4hrs for weddings.

 

Do you do wedding albums? 

Albums are what I do best! I create hard cover coffee table books that can be up to 300 pages. The books should take about 5 weeks to create and produce. If you would like an album created please let me know and I can work this into your total cost. The layout for all my books is clean and based only on photography. 

 

When do I get to see my photographs? 

Usually between 4-6 weeks all the high resolution images will be ready. The timeframe depends very much on what time of the year you get married and how many wedding I am photographing at that time. You will receive 3-5 sneak peak images 1-2 weeks after your big day to share with your friends and family. Smaller shoots such as engagements and portraits can take up to 3 weeks to process. 

 

Are you happy to travel to photograph my wedding? 

I am more than happy to travel, this will incure an extra charge for travel cost and time.

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