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Candice Smith Photography

Boone , IA
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404 South Story Street
Boone, IA US 50036 (map)

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641-640-0070

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Candice Smith is a photographic artist, who cares, and takes care of all your photographic needs, while capturing your wedding in an elegant professional artistically photographic... Read more
Candice Smith is a photographic artist, who cares, and takes care of all your photographic needs, while capturing your wedding in an elegant professional artistically photographic way!
Candice Smith Photography will celebrate over a decade of photography and creating custom designed albums. Candice Smith ups her game every year by truly getting to know each couple, individually and also believes that weddings, none are alike. Spending the time to create custom high end albums filled with awaard winning images that artistically tell the the story wtihout words or video. Creating custom albums has now become her trademark as Candice Smith creates each page with care, and up to twenty layers to get that perfect look. With one goal in mind, an album that reflects moments of love and the couple’s personal taste. Candice Smith photographs a limit of 15 weddings a year to give each couple the individualized attention that they deserve while helping also plan the days events in a relaxed atmosphere, if you need help with any vendor she is also happy to provide a list of amazing workaholics that care as much as she does :D. Candice Smith has been photographing weddings for 14 years now and in her words, “I genuinely love photographing weddings, their emotions, it’s what I do, and I love every second of it, I can't see myself doing anything else with my Satuday's-honestly I love...love :D.” Candice Smith Photography is an Active member of: Wedding & Portrait Photographers International 2009-2014 Don Lohnes Lighting Seminar Graduate Candice Smith also won the Heart of the Photographer award in 2005 from Hawkeye's Professional Photography program. Merited Professional Photographer of America Certified Professional Photographer of America 2014 Tri State Fine Art Photography Exhibition 2000-2001 Candice Smith CPP Certified Professional Photographer 2013 and active
Professional Photographer of America 2003-2014
Professional Photographer of Iowa 2001-2014
Wedding & Portrait Professionals 2009-2014 Preferred Vendor Embassy Suites, Des Moines Iowa Recomended Vendor of Gateway Hotel, Ames Iowa Recomended Vendor of Rieman Gardens, Ames Iowa www.Facebook.com/candicesmithphotography www.candicesmithphotography.com www.candicesmithphotography.wordpress.com candicesmithphotography@gmail.com
404 South Story street
Boone, Iowa 50036
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes with a background in film we can do a multitude of effects, cross processing, selective toning. We cater our style to each of our couple's so if they are looking for modern we capture modern but generally we are a very classic, clean elegant look to our photographs.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, indoor, outdoor, studio, strobe, also a super triple photography major in portrait, wedding and commercial so yeah we love light and modifying it.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We prefer film for certain places but overall we have been fully digital for 6 years we have been in business for over 14 years.
How many photographers do you work with?
Candice Smith, myself is the main photographer and Jon Smith is the secondary photographer, so there is always two at every wedding we capture.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, my name, my studio Candice Smith Photography, my presence, you better believe it, everything you see I have captured or my husband Jon Smith.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
NO! One wedding a weekend, period, your wedding is our priority we do not photograph more than one wedding a weekend EVER! You plan this wedding for years, we plan on keeping it about you both :D
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes we have two colleagues that also have gone to college for photography and have their own studios that help us if needed. We have yet to be unavailable.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Let's just say we typically have more equipment then most, we have a backup for every single piece of equipment we own-yeah we do care that much, and we take meticulous care of our equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
As stated above...a ridiculous amount of extra, but it will not get in the way and you won't see it, well unless you would like to.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Our collections are created by what our clients always get. If you would like an hourly rate we do that as well, but we make our collections a better investment since we know how many hours we will be working-so it is to your advantage.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
350 an hour for two Certified Professional Photographers, 250 an hour for one.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Breaks? What? um no, we work the entire time, if anything we will stop and make sure that you and your fiancee take a break to drink water and eat a snack-because trust us you might forget with everything going on. If you want to feed us - awesome, since we generally do not take pictures of people eating--well unless it is the cake cutting of course!
Do you charge for travel?
Destination weddings(a.k.a more than 8 hours away) flight, hotel and traveling fees associated depends on location. If wedding is in an hour radius of Des Moines proper it is all included for example: Ames, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Boone, Ogden, Jefferson, and Madrid are all in our coverage circle so there is no charge we just go there to where you are.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually less than two weeks, the wedding album takes on average 80-160 hours to create, design and enhance so about 4 to 6 weeks on that.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
An awesome studio showtime, with goodies at the studio two weeks after the wedding or a time that works for you and your family-or just the two of you.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Indefinitely :D
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
:D Yes, if we do not that means that we can not use them for national competitions, advertising or anything else..which is just sad, as an Artist we like to create art that you will be floored to have and love and excited for us to show off. Our copyright is instantaneous as they are photographed and are registered with the copyright office in Washington DC. We do a joint copyright-we know a lot about this since we have photographed a lot of lawyers awesome weddings :D and plus we care!
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, this way they are the correct color, and density and ICC profile.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Certain collections yes a joint copyright.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Certain collections yes, but really we are working for the bride and groom so you let us know what you prefer.
What kind of albums do you offer?
So amazing you have to see them in person. The are gorgeous, and since I am extremely picky what we do with albums i know you will have never seen, they are a huge time and monetary investment on both our ends. After being married myself and my previous clients I know every year on your anniversary it is what you will look at every year and they will withstand whatever you do to them :D
When will the client get the final album?
After the client has approved the album design depending on the album and cover materials, colors and selections the printing,binding process is anywhere from 4-6weeks. Our clients typically have everything done and created and in their hands less than 2 months from the date of the ceremony. This is because we do one wedding a weekend and we use Sunday as a 16 hour computer day to get a jump start. Some have everything in a month just depends on how fast we get replies :D

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Katie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Candice is amazing. Not only did she take beautiful photos of our wedding day and engagement, she took the time to really get to know us. Candice and John were as much a part of our wedding as our family and friends were. All of the product she designed is absolutely beautiful. We now have many beautiful memories at our fingertips.
Candice is amazing. Not only did she take beautiful photos of our wedding day and engagement, she took the time to really Read more...
Candice is amazing. Not only did she take beautiful photos of our wedding day and engagement, she took the time to really get to know us. Candice and John were as much a part of our wedding as our family and friends were. All of the product she designed is absolutely beautiful. We now have many beautiful memories at our fingertips. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Candice and Jon did an AMAZING job photographing our wedding! They were very helpful, professional, and fun. It rained on our wedding day and they had plenty of umbrellas for the wedding party to use so we could still have outside photos. Communication is always open, so any questions or concerns are answered right away. We love Candice and Jon because we can be ourselves and feel comfortable around them...the pictures truly show it. :) We are SO happy with our wedding photographs!
Candice and Jon did an AMAZING job photographing our wedding! They were very helpful, professional, and fun. It rained on Read more...
Candice and Jon did an AMAZING job photographing our wedding! They were very helpful, professional, and fun. It rained on our wedding day and they had plenty of umbrellas for the wedding party to use so we could still have outside photos. Communication is always open, so any questions or concerns are answered right away. We love Candice and Jon because we can be ourselves and feel comfortable around them...the pictures truly show it. :) We are SO happy with our wedding photographs! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
So glad we choose Candice to capture our wedding! She is super funny, got along well with everyone and was very professional. She really went out of her way to accomodate for all the pictures we wanted & the locations we wanted as well. Hands down she is the best of the best!
So glad we choose Candice to capture our wedding! She is super funny, got along well with everyone and was very Read more...
So glad we choose Candice to capture our wedding! She is super funny, got along well with everyone and was very professional. She really went out of her way to accomodate for all the pictures we wanted & the locations we wanted as well. Hands down she is the best of the best! Read less
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maegan & MItch
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We love working with candice smith photography they are amazing!! We have been going to them since 2009 and will continue for probably every milestone in our lives!! Love maegan and mitch!!
We love working with candice smith photography they are amazing!! We have been going to them since 2009 and will continue Read more...
We love working with candice smith photography they are amazing!! We have been going to them since 2009 and will continue for probably every milestone in our lives!! Love maegan and mitch!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Candice was very personable and easy to work with. Her work has become wonderful art in our house. The collage album was wonderful! It was a great way for us to show our friends who did not make it to our wedding events from our wedding.
Candice was very personable and easy to work with. Her work has become wonderful art in our house. The collage album was Read more...
Candice was very personable and easy to work with. Her work has become wonderful art in our house. The collage album was wonderful! It was a great way for us to show our friends who did not make it to our wedding events from our wedding. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
She was the best to work with, so much fun and creative! She worked so hard to make sure she captured every moment of our wedding. She made the day very special and would recommend her to everyone!!!! Thanks Candice :)
She was the best to work with, so much fun and creative! She worked so hard to make sure she captured every moment of our Read more...
She was the best to work with, so much fun and creative! She worked so hard to make sure she captured every moment of our wedding. She made the day very special and would recommend her to everyone!!!! Thanks Candice :) Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I’ve known Candice since I was 13 years old so when it came to picking a wedding photographer, I knew I didn’t want anyone else. After seeing her work on her website and talking with her, there was no need to look at other photographers. Sure, anyone can capture the posed wedding images that we’ve all seen. But it takes a real artist to see a candid moment that really illustrates the emotion. A bride giggling as the groom whispers in her ear, a gaze across the room, the parents’ faces showing pride in their children. Those are the kind of pictures that make up the day and ones most exciting to see.
She’s great with groups and getting everyone to look good. She’s funny and nerdy and just relaxes you and everyone she’s capturing. And I mean nerdy in a loving way, Candice! The album she puts together is absolutely gorgeous! After receiving that, I had no need to put my own together. The best part is that Candice chooses all the images for you so you don’t have to look through thousands of pictures and decide what to put in the album. Her hard work and attention to detail really show in every image.
I cannot say enough good things about Candice. She is so talented and it shows in every picture she takes. She captures the real emotions of the moment and looking at the images bring back so many memories of the day. There are two things I would not skimp on when planning a wedding: the photographer and the D.J. I’m so happy we chose Candice as our wedding photographer. Since getting married, Candice has been our photographer to capture the major moments in our lives: maternity, newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year session that includes a super fun cake mash! Even with 2 kids under 3 years old, she managed to capture all 4 of us looking at her and smiling. It’s very obvious that Candice cares about her clients and that she is very dedicated to the quality of work produced.
I’ve known Candice since I was 13 years old so when it came to picking a wedding photographer, I knew I didn’t want anyone Read more...
I’ve known Candice since I was 13 years old so when it came to picking a wedding photographer, I knew I didn’t want anyone else. After seeing her work on her website and talking with her, there was no need to look at other photographers. Sure, anyone can capture the posed wedding images that we’ve all seen. But it takes a real artist to see a candid moment that really illustrates the emotion. A bride giggling as the groom whispers in her ear, a gaze across the room, the parents’ faces showing pride in their children. Those are the kind of pictures that make up the day and ones most exciting to see.
She’s great with groups and getting everyone to look good. She’s funny and nerdy and just relaxes you and everyone she’s capturing. And I mean nerdy in a loving way, Candice! The album she puts together is absolutely gorgeous! After receiving that, I had no need to put my own together. The best part is that Candice chooses all the images for you so you don’t have to look through thousands of pictures and decide what to put in the album. Her hard work and attention to detail really show in every image.
I cannot say enough good things about Candice. She is so talented and it shows in every picture she takes. She captures the real emotions of the moment and looking at the images bring back so many memories of the day. There are two things I would not skimp on when planning a wedding: the photographer and the D.J. I’m so happy we chose Candice as our wedding photographer. Since getting married, Candice has been our photographer to capture the major moments in our lives: maternity, newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year session that includes a super fun cake mash! Even with 2 kids under 3 years old, she managed to capture all 4 of us looking at her and smiling. It’s very obvious that Candice cares about her clients and that she is very dedicated to the quality of work produced. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.9/5.0
Candice did such an amazing job with our wedding photos. I loved all of them and it was hard to choose from them. She was very personal & friendly. She also made it very fun, comfortable & took really good care of us on our wedding day. I was worried that I would have a fake smile, bc thats what I do when I take photos but she captured my real smile in every photo. We also had a varity of photos to choose from. We will continue to us her in our future. We just love all that she has done for us.
Candice did such an amazing job with our wedding photos. I loved all of them and it was hard to choose from them. She was Read more...
Candice did such an amazing job with our wedding photos. I loved all of them and it was hard to choose from them. She was very personal & friendly. She also made it very fun, comfortable & took really good care of us on our wedding day. I was worried that I would have a fake smile, bc thats what I do when I take photos but she captured my real smile in every photo. We also had a varity of photos to choose from. We will continue to us her in our future. We just love all that she has done for us. Read less
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