In 2019, I was blessed with the opportunity to marry my best friend. He proposed to me the summer before, with the beautiful blue waters of Tobermory behind me. We put up a tent, from Mildmay Tent Rentals, on a family member’s property in my home town of Atwood, Ontario. Our guest count was large and included all of our family and friends. My niece and nephew were our flower girl and ring bearer. Our big day was memorable, with a storm and all, and we couldn’t have been more happy with how it turned out.
How did I become a wedding photographer? My start with photography came in my early years of university when I purchased my first DSLR camera and began to learn all there is to learn about the art of photography. As a self-taught photographer and generally a pretty introverted person, I spent most of my early stages capturing photos of my dog, landscapes and birds. Slowly, I moved on to lifestyle photography of my friends and family. I took pride in capturing maternity, newborn and small family sessions. In 2018, things changed when a good friend, Matt, asked me to photograph his wedding.
I feel that my photography business will always pivot depending on where I am in my life. A few years ago, I was focusing on family lifestyle photography because that was what was most prominent in my life. My sister was married, starting to have kids and I am now blessed with a nephew and niece who are the cutest little things ever! Alex, my nephew, was actually the one that came up with my business name. When he was first learning to speak, he couldn’t pronounce Candice properly and it came out as “Kay-Kiss”.
My inspiration for wedding photography comes from my current everyday life. Being recently married myself in the summer of 2019 and watching many of my friends and family find love has helped make me the perfect photographer for your day. I can relate to the wedding planning process and the day-of jitters. My photography style comes from my background in lifestyle photography, documenting the real life and candid moments while still getting a few semi-posed shots of everyone.