Phoenix, AZ Area Photographer


Thank you for taking the time to see my work. My hope is that you can catch a glimpse of my passion for seeing your family’s story and capturing life’s greatest memories.


Having pictures has always been an important part of my life. My daughters have always nicknamed me “Mamarazzi.” I always say that if my home ever caught on fire, if I could take a tangible item besides my family, it would be my photos.


In my years of experience, who knew that I would capture the greatest memories and even the last moments together of families.  That’s why I am called “Memories by Candace.” I love to capture those memories. When working with me, I hope you see my passion. The biggest compliment I can receive is a referral.

December 16

Best Time of Day for Photos

As a photographer, I try to be consistent in my editing. I edit each session the same unless you ask for a little more or give me total creative freedom to be an artist. However, there’s one thing that sometimes really can’t be helped with a look of a photo and that’s the TIME of the day the photo session is captured [...]

December 1

Mini Session vs. Regular Session

Often times, I get asked if I am doing mini sessions. Well, what I find is that most clients don’t realize what a mini session is versus one of my smaller 30-minute regular sessions. Often after talking to the client, I usually grasp that what they are looking for is a thirty minute session [...]

November 7

What can we capture during our photography session together?

So often I get questions about what can we capture with our time spent together. Will a thirty minute session be long enough? [...]

September 13

What is a Fresh 48 Session?

I have to tell you, I love getting messages pop up on my phone like, "The Eagle has landed" or "She's here!"[…]

July 13

Why Print From My Lab?

It's natural as human beings to want to get the "best bang for our buck". It's why I try to stay pretty reasonable with my portrait print prices. So why would you compromise getting your family heirlooms printed at a big box store[…]

April 2

Wedding Timeline Tips and FAQs

Wedding timelines are something that either the wedding planner or bride has to do for vendors and even guest to keep things flowing smoothly […]

January 22

Getting your Newborn’s First Photos

Ahhh! The joy of baby’s first pictures or first family pictures. It can be a really great experience, or it can be very stressful. With years of experience, I cannot stress enough these tips for newborns. And while “mother knows best”, if people follow my tips – we’ll make some GREAT pictures. Tip […]

December 7

The Wedding Shot List

A lot of times when I talk to Brides and Grooms, not everyone recognizes what they want when it comes to wedding photography. Surprise! They have usually never been married before. Everyone’s wedding is different, you have simple weddings, traditional weddings, and really big extravagant weddings. I’ll be honest, I charge differently for all of […]

October 3

Capturing those Wedding Details

Wedding Details are so important the day of the wedding. In fact, if you hire me as a photographer, that's why I need to able to arrive a few hours ahead of time, because I also don't want to miss those details that you planned for your big wedding day […]

June 26

Location, Location, Location

We have so many fun, beautiful, and interesting places in the Phoenix, Arizona area. It's hard to pick from all of them at times. Usually one of the first things I ask my clients, especially living in this area, is do you want green or desert? […]

November 7

Tips for your Family Session

Family sessions are done about once a year at least! Whether you are taking portraits to update the pictures on the wall, or maybe you are already thinking what’s going to go on your Christmas card, here are some tips to help you prepare! 1. Clothing Make sure that your choices are comfortable, […]

September 19

What to Wear?

Photo sessions are an event! You get invited to weddings and parties and dress the part because it's a nice event. So your photo session be looked at in the same regard. Gone are the days of matching [...]

September 7

Senior Portrait Sessions

I have so much fun with senior sessions! I love learning about these kids that are now almost adults. They usually walk around with me and I always ask them what’s next. It’s a great conversation starter for a great session as I learn who they are and it makes it more easier […]

June 7

Chasing Toddlers and What to Expect

Imagine this… At 6 months, your baby is getting portraits and they are all smiles and even have a bottom tooth showing in the portraits. We get some fantastic portraits to where years down the road, they will become your favorite portraits. At their one year, we get a cake smash session in and […]

March 7

Preparing for your Maternity Session

Oh, the joys of feeling a little one in your tummy! Maternity photos are a great memory to look back on. It’s a last glimpse of life before a child and it’s the time of new beginnings, where everything is about to change. At such an uncomfortable time of your pregnancy, I’m here to […]