Hello and welcome to the CLP Blog! I'm Candi Leonard, a photographer based in central NC. You can find me capturing tiny little newborns in my home based studio or traveling to shoot beautiful weddings across NC and beyond! Below you will find my latest work, some helpful tips for Brides and get a little peek into my life! Make sure you come back often to see what's new!

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I announced Charleston Sessions for September a few weeks back and had fully booked the weekend, but I had a cancellation, so if you want the spot, grab it ASAP   A few favorite Charleston Sessions: Katelyn and Derek’s engagement session | Leah’s Maternity Session

Will is a senior this year so we met up for senior photos. Guys don’t usually love photos, but when you get to take photos with a cool car, it helps! I love that he brought along his girlfriend for a few too! They are so cute together! I couldn’t help snapping some of them […]

Just a few short months ago in May, Adrianne and John visited the outerbanks. It was a rainy weekend but it didn’t stop them from having fun. One morning, the drove through the drizzle to look at the lighthouses. He pulled over and they walked out onto the beach into what Adrianne describes as “the […]

I am excited to share another great venue for my Raleigh Brides today! I fell in love with this place last spring!! Merrimon Wynne House About the Venue: Located in the middle of Downtown Raleigh, this house is a hidden gem! It is stunning inside and out! This property is the perfect spot for an […]

Our family ventured back to Florida last week to visit my brother. This year we didn’t have big plans- no weddings or shooting for me at all, no lego land, nothing big. We just went with the flow and enjoyed some quiet time. Most of our days were spent by the pool. I left my […]

I have an entire column of posts for the brides! Mostly because the majority of people who read my blog are brides. But today I am doing a post for the grooms! So ladies, show your future hubbies! Today is all about tips for the Grooms and Groomsmen on the wedding day 1. Practice tying […]