Hello and welcome to the CLP Blog! I'm Candi Leonard, a wedding photographer based in the Carolinas.  My husband Travis and I work together to capture weddings for beautiful couples across NC & SC 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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Bridal portraits are a southern tradition and I just love them! Since our fall wedding season is starting up soon, I am shooting bridal portraits a lot lately. And as I was typing emails with tips for them, I decided I should really just share it here for future reference too! So here are some […]

Bridal portraits are my favorite southern tradition!  Every bride deserves an excuse to put on her stunning gown and feel beautiful for a day!  After all, you pay a lot of money for that gown so you might as well extend the amount of time you get to wear it!  I also highly recommend using […]

I am excited to finally share more of this gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot we did last summer!  It was published last week on Whimsically Wed!  Be sure to go check out the feature!   It was such a treat to work with The Coordination Company and Wisteria Designs to create this amazing day!  When brainstorming […]

I always love exploring new venues.  This gorgeous venue is opening up in Rocky Mount, VA (only a short drive from the Piedmont area) and it is stunning!  Everything about this new venue is detailed and swoon-worthy! The huge barn is adorned with shiplap walls, light colored floors and a feature fireplace.  The exterior is […]

Truth be told, I didn’t want this wedding day to come.  Only because I have LOVED chatting with Taylor throughout the last year about her wedding.  From sharing her excitement for all the stunning details she has picked out to sending her some fun finds I came across that fit her vision.  I knew this […]

I knew before we even walked into the Oaks at Salem that Nicole and Zack’s wedding day was going to be amazing.  We photographed her sister’s wedding a few years back (We love you Ashely and Josh!!) so we knew the family was amazing to work with.  They are just great people who know how […]