Candace Sims Photography Bio

Hey there!

I'm Candace, a Chicago based fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer. 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. 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 and Marcio

"Candace is one of the most down-to-earth/ball of positive energy all rolled into one person, you’ll ever meet! We found Candace back in spring 2017 and I knew after our first conversation she is who I wanted to photograph our wedding... and let me say I was super picky because photography was the vendor I was most excited about!! She shot our engagement last summer and I immediately felt like we were true friends that I’ve known for a long time... she just gives off that vibe. The vision she had for those engagement photos literally brought tears to my eyes once I saw them. Fast forward to wedding day... best day of my life with a lot of that due to her! She helped to create a perfect wedding day timeline that I shared with my wedding party which really helped to keep things on track. She was sweet, hilarious, and made EVERYONE feel so comfortable in front of the camera! She got all the shots I really hoped for and then some!! She really is amazing. At the end of the night, she felt like part of our family... and our whole family said the same thing! Can’t tell you how many people complimented her and how many of my engaged friends wanted her info by the end of the night! She received many referrals just based off our wedding because of how incredible she is. Can’t say enough good things about Candace! We love you!!!! - Abby and Tom

"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 and Tim

"Candace is an absolute gem. I honestly couldn't have been happier with her work or her attitude. Not only did she do a phenomenal job capturing our wedding day but her and her partner Luis, shout out to (Luis Malagon Films) were the most patient and understanding people to work with. I had many religious and personal preferences that Candace and Luis were so understating about I could have never have expected such care and respect. There were so many things that didn't go accordingly on our day but they didn't let any of that be an excuse to affect the quality of their work. Lastly Candace thank you so much for having the most upbeat attitude and just being a ball of joy. I'm a pretty shy person and my husband isn't a big fan of cameras either but she literally made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. I would pick her to capture any other important event in my life in a heartbeat! - Bakir and Rabia