My Approach

As time goes by, the memories captured in your wedding photographs will become increasingly precious. They will serve as a reminder of one of the happiest days of your life, evoking the feelings of joy & love that accompanied you throughout your special day.

My approach embodies elegance and refinement, with an emphasis on creating effortless portraits. I strive to simplify the experience for you and focus on capturing the candid moments that occur naturally between two people in love.

Candace Sims Chicago Luxury Editorial and Fine Art Wedding Photographer


Chicago, Denver & Destinations Worldwide

Weddings & Elopements

Our wedding collections are tailored to suit the specific needs of every client, ensuring a truly bespoke experience.

Let's explore the possibilities of capturing all the moments leading up to your big day, from engagement sessions to bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and post-wedding brunch. We would be delighted to capture each celebration. Collections start at $7k.

Contact us for a tailored proposal.

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Elegant Cantigny Park Wedding | Candace Sims Chicago Luxury Wedding Photographer
North Avenue Beach Chicago Engagement Session | Candace Sims Chicago Luxury Wedding Photographer
Chicago, Denver & Destinations Worldwide

Pre-Wedding & Engagements

Create fun & memorable moments with your future spouse during a pre-wedding portrait session with Candace.

Endless opportunities await, offering destinations, elevated fashion attire, and aesthetics specifically tailored to your love story.

Use these images for your save-the-date cards, display them in your home, on your wedding website and throughout your ceremony and reception space.

Chicago, Denver & Destinations Worldwide


Life's significant moments deserve to be remembered beyond the wedding day.

Whether it's the arrival of a new family member, celebrating an anniversary, or capturing your professional portraits, we believe in immortalizing these precious milestones. Contact us today to secure your session date.

Family Session | Candace Sims Chicago Fine Art Portrait Photographer

How do we book you as our wedding photographer?

We require a 40% retainer payment & signed contract upon booking. Your reminder balance will be due 30 days before your wedding date.

How long does it take to get our wedding photos delivered?

You can expect your engagement photos within 2-3 weeks, wedding photography gallery within 6-8 weeks following your wedding event (this may vary during peak season).

How long do we have to book ahead?

Some dates and months are more popular than others, so it's best to book as far ahead as you can to avoid disappointment.

What equipment do you use & do you have insurance?

I use professional Nikon cameras and lenses. I always carry both backup cameras and lenses as well as extra memory cards, flashes, batteries, etc. My gear is regularly maintained and updated all to ensure you receive stunning photographs.

Yes, I do have liability insurance and can provide a copy to your planner and venue.