I’m Candice C. Cusic, a Chicago wedding photographer and family photographer. I am a photojournalist by training and visual storyteller at heart. I believe that the best images are moment-driven, and that you don’t need a hundred photographs of you and your partner smiling for the camera. My goal is to find moments shared between the two of you, laughing together and being in love, not posing until your face hurts.
My photojournalism education and background have allowed me to capture moments so beautiful you may hardly notice I'm there. I've worked as a photojournalist for fifteen years, including ten years for the Chicago Tribune. I am a member of the Chicago Tribune team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize and my photographs have been published in national publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Newsweek.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Candice C.. The following awards have been earned by Candice C. from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Great expression on the bride as she gently shares cake with the groom and this one would have come in a better place if technically the cake weren’t so blown out in exposure. I like the composition and juxtaposition of the top of the cake and the couple.
This was a subtle image, but it was nice seeing by the photographer. The expressions, the composition and the color palette all worked together to create a photo that resembled a painting. The image had a bit of humor, too, that made it strong.
Nicely framed (with the wedding dress in the background) moment between a bride and her mother.
I have always been partial to subtlety revealed through the power of a sharp eye and, of course, the moment. There’s no question what the image communicates - those anxious moments before the "big moment."
The high-key flare on the bride's face brings the mascara-stained tear of the bride to the viewer's attention. Interestingly, a bright source of light adjacent to the primary element is usually a distraction, but in this case it forces our eyes to the bride's eye and that all-important tear that makes this image a quiet moment.
Beautifully done and is relatively clean. I'm not sure if that's a cliché (rings on the stamens), but I thought it was pretty nice.
This stood out as different and has a compelling, mesmerizing quality about it.
Wedding Photography Packages
10 hour’s coverage (including bridal preparations and dancing): £1,500.