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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Oh this sweet little girl stole my heart! I captured her brother when he was born, so it was an honor to capture her session too! She was the perfect little model! Here are some favorites: If you liked this session you may also like Kylie’s maternity session or Jackson’ newborn session.

If you have followed my work for a long time, you will know that my entire career started with this sweet family. Not only is Celena one of my dearest friends, she is an amazing person as well. They have trusted me to capture every single special moment of their lives and I am forever […]

Back during Hurricane Matthew, I had the opportunity to second shoot with the awesome Emily Moore! It was a rainy but BEAUTIFUL wedding at Summerfield farm. Anthony and Meagan originally planned for an outdoor wedding in the open field by the big tree, but the yucky weather pushed their wedding inside. The Barn was still […]

I knew when Sarah asked me to photograph their fall portraits it would be a fun session! We did them on the family farm and included the dogs and even some horses! We had a beautiful fall day too- so not typical for this time of year! But I am loving every minute of it!! […]

Happy Thanksgiving you guys!  When sitting down to write this post, I thought to myself that I can’t say anything better than what I said last year because quite frankly, it came from my heart!  But at the same time, I always want to share my heart with you guys, even if it is saying […]

I cannot believe that my Alex is 10! I think the thing that hits me the most with him turning 10 is just how much my life has changed in a decade. Ten years ago we had just bought our first home, we were parents to only two. I had just started this business and […]