Candace Sims Photography Bio

Hey there!

I'm Candace, a Chicago based fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer.  I would best describe my style as natural, romantic and classic. Capturing those raw authentic moments are what makes my heart skip a beat.

My love for photography developed over the years thanks to my family, friends and love for people. I can't imagine doing any other career! My time with each couple is so special to me and I want to capture each wedding day as it unfolds. That's what makes my job so much fun, I get to share in the excitement, joy, tears and laughter during one of the best days of your lives!

Although I'm based out of Chicago, I'm always willing to travel to meet new people and see new places.  Take me with you to Santorini, Greece or through the majestic mountains of Colorado. Let's make memories!

Contact me today to check the availability of your wedding date!

Couples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.

Kind Words


My husband and I knew that Candace was the one for us from the first phone call. She wanted to know our love story, our background, everything about us! One of Candace's first question to us was "What do you envision?" We told her what we wanted and she brought our vision to life through her lens! We have received so many compliments on our photos and been asked many times if she travels out of state! Candace is an amazing and talented photographer! We recommend her to everyone we come into contact with! Check out her Instagram, its filled with her beautiful work:) - Christina T.

"Candace is wonderful! She did both our engagement and wedding photos and we were happy with them both. She is a great photographer! She is also organized, prepared, and got our pictures back to us fast! We would highly recommend her!!" - Saydie D.

"Candace and her husband have been amazing to work with. Not only did they have a good vision, but great direction. We hired them for both photography and videography, and both of them were edited well. I would absolutely recommend them for your big day.  Hire them in confidence!" - Fahad N.

"OMG... Candace brought a grown man to tears with this one. I love my family so much, and I couldn't be more thrilled to meet our little one on the way! Not only are the pics great, but shooting with Candace was such a fun event (even with a 3 year old)! Candace brings such a positive and vibrant energy to the shoot! Our expectations were totally surpassed. We were running late, Candace was early. Our 3 year old was totally unprofessional, Candace was professional through and through. We thought it would take weeks to see final photos, Candace had them edited and ready for us super fast! Couldn't be happier!" - Sanchez Family

"Candace is very professional and has a warm-heart.  From preparing for the shoot to capturing exquisite photos.  Candace has left a lasting impression and I would recommend her to everyone." - Sabine S.

Candace Sims Photography

"Candace is so amazing and super talented. I love her energy and spirit. This was my first time working with Candace and I can’t wait to do it again!” - Abena A.