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Candace Marie Design~ Headshots

posted by Kelly

My dear, sweet and insanely talented friend, Candace Grahl is going on an adventure. She is jumping head first into the event design business. With an affinity for color, paper, fabric and baking….she is taking those passions and channeling them into Candace Marie Design. We, her friends, have been benefiting from her delicious baked goods, creative crafting, and decorating tips for years. With a gentle nudge from her husband and her friends holding up pom poms and banners…she is going for it! Her main focus will be on the dessert tables/small-time catering & the designing details like tags, ribbons, and things of that fashion. The finishing touches are happening with her website so stay tuned for her official launch in late spring.

She approached Ryan and me in the fall to grab some headshots for the site. FIsh in a barrel! Not only is she a looker, she has an insane range of facial expressions. Candace is one of my most animated friends which makes for some great photos. She also happens to think Ryan and I are pretty darn funny so getting her laughing is a cinch! Enjoy some of my favorites of her as well as a sneak peek at some of her work from our little friend, Ella’s, first birthday party.

***Yellow cupcake donated by my friend and baker extraordinaire, Beth from Taste Selects Confectionery***

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Check out those gams!!! She was training for a marathon at the time. Literally running her butt off.

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

location change…little more rustic

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design Headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

such a Candace face

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Candace Marie Design-headshots

Now on to a Candace Marie event. This was a 1st birthday party for our dear friends Sarah and Nathans daughter, Ella Jade!

Check out the beautiful table…..

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

and the adorable birthday girl!

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

Ella actually had a violent reaction to the taste of frosting. She yelled and shook…then she realized she was CRAZY and enjoyed it.

Candace Marie Design- Headshots/Ella's 1st B-day

So keep your bookmarks set for Candace Marie Design to see more of what Candace has cooking in the kitchen…literally!

9 Responses

tiny twig says:

February 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

love love love this! :) once upon a time i was an event planner…loved it!

Candace says:

February 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm

You’re too sweet! No work & all play on my end - you guys are such a blast to hang with (*husky voice* “David! David!”) & so blessed to call you guys friends. & I wondered about that last pic of Ella & hadn’t gotten around to asking Sarah about that but that is hysterical!! Thanks so much for the kind words & the encouragement - love me some kellan!

Sunshine Lewis says:

February 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Amazing pictures.. Candace you are so photogenic.. hot stuff…!!! and Kellan.. you are famous. so great. .

Tracy Waldrop says:

February 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

These are killer!! I love your work - would love to know the lens you primarily used in this shoot!! Pretty please??

Sarah says:

February 15, 2010 at 6:19 am

Maybe I am bias, but I love this post :) Candace, you are a hottie! When is that awesome website going live?? Kelly- you owe me one though because that last pic of ella is wretched! She looks like she is vomiting. Good thing she is the cutest girl God made. Thanks to you both for a great great party!

Candice {The Beautiful Mess} says:

February 15, 2010 at 6:45 am

Love the pictures of Candace! :)

Julie Nickerson says:

February 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

Great job!

She looks adorable!

My fav might be the white stool shoot with the books.

Christine Pobke says:

February 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

FABULOUS Ly and Ry! :) (Like my new nicknames for you?) Love the shots - Candace is a hottie! :)

Rachel says:

February 15, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I have been *swooning* over her Flikr picture of the amazing things she does for years now! She is just freaking AMAMZING!

Good Luck Can!

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