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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I think most of us would agree that 2020 was a BUST!  But despite Covid and the cancelling of 50% of my schedule, I still look back and fall in love with many parts of my year.  While a few of our weddings were cancelled and we couldn’t travel like we had planned, we still […]

Every year, I can hardly wait to decorate for Christmas.  It is one of my very favorite things.  Truthfully, as the halloween boxes are being put in storage, a Christmas box or two makes it’s way out.  I love the glow and twinkle of the holiday season!  While we do traditionally wait to put our […]

This sweet couple will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary soon so we documented the occasion with a fun anniversary session in Charleston (recap on their wedding here)!  It is only fitting since we started our year with their wedding that we end our year with their anniversary session!  Surviving your first year of marriage […]

When I think of Heather and Troy, the word Resilience comes to mind.  Planning a wedding in 2020 has proven to be difficult but these two seemed to have trouble at every turn.  From cancelled venues to wedding band mishaps.   It seemed like every time we chatted about their upcoming wedding, something else had […]

I love when I get repeat clients!  I captured Dana’s maternity photos a few years back and I was honored to capture them again this time!  She chose the creek for her portraits and it is one of my favorite spots year round.  It looks like we are in the mountains although we are in […]

Our Thanksgiving holiday was perfection.  While it looked a lot different from years past, we soaked in every moment and had one of the most peaceful times.  While it is easy to sit back after a year like this one and list off all the things that went wrong or that are falling apart, I […]