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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They were on their way to an engagement party, or so she thought. As they neared the house, things started to look familiar. After finding they were alone in that beautiful lake house, Amanda realized she wasn’t there for an engagement party, but instead her own engagement. Andy had brought her back to the place […]

I think one of the things I realized early on in my business is that I am not the photographer for everyone. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. It is actually a really good thing. Photography is a very highly saturated market and full of a variety of different photographers ranging in style, […]

The streets of historic Charleston have to be some of the most beautiful backdrops for photos ever! Every time I shoot there, I find so many fun spots to use! I just love all the iron gates and windows boxes and cobble stone streets! So much beauty fills those streets! I have been photographing Annie […]

It was the kind of session that i just couldn’t wait to edit. The entire time we were shooting I kept saying “beautiful” and “gorgeous” and when the shots were blowing me away, I would sing the words to them just like they were singing to my heart. I meant it, every word of praise […]

We shared our lens love series last year and had a great response from it!  Today I am breaking down what lenses we use on a wedding day. I get this question a lot, so I thought I would put it all in one place. If you are debating on adding a lens to your […]

Wedding Inspiration shoots are so much fun! I was fortunate to attend this stunning wedding shoot on Monday night with other local photographers. We had a chance to mingle, photograph lots of pretty and just shoot for fun! One of the things I LOVE most is shooting couples from a different angle than my norm. […]