Hazelwood Photography

Sanford, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I pride myself in taking timeless clean photos that will stand the test of time and are not wrapped up in the latest trend that will be out of date the following year.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love being able to create images that I know will stand the test of time. I know that the photos I am creating are documenting a family's legacy in the making. That is a HUGE responsibility and something I take very seriously. I have over five years of experience as a professional wedding photographer.


Sanford, NC 27332

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13 Reviews
  • Melody G. Jun 23, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Candace was amazing. She captured everything beautifully. She was always in the background, catching the best parts of the wedding.
  • Nicole P. Jun 7, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    She was amazing. I couldn't ask for a better photographer. I can't wait to see my photos.
  • Richard D. May 20, 2016
    Wedding Photography
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    Was very professional, patient, understanding. A wonderful person to work with. Will refer her to my friends whom are looking for photographer. Can't wait to see her pics
  • Brittany W. May 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Candace was so much fun to work with on my wedding day
  • Sherry B. Dec 4, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Candace was awesome. Very professional and great/easy to work with. I highly recommend her.
  • Joe K. Oct 12, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Candace did a great job photographing our wedding. She was extremely professional, she arrived early and captured all of the moments we had hoped she would. We would highly recommend her and are very please with the service provided.
  • Amy P. Aug 27, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Candace did our engagement & wedding photography she's awesome to work with! Very professional & super friendly!
  • Cindy Z. Jul 22, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Planning the photography for our wedding day was a breeze! Candace was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Her creativity and professionalism was a breath of fresh air! She captured the celebration perfectly in the photos she took! Price was very affordable too. I would recommend her for any event. Thanks so much!
  • Kathryn G. Jul 18, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Candace did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding photography! She was calm, polite, friendly, and yet energetically moving around and getting all of the photos that we wanted. Our online gallery was extensive, and the quality of her photos was wonderful. She also arrived early to set-up and was very prompt in her turnaround with the photos. We were very impressed, and would definitely work with Candace again!
  • Ashley H. Apr 8, 2015
    Working with Candace was one of the highlights of my wedding. Candace did my bridal shoot and the photos she captured were beautiful! We did the photo session in my mother's backyard and she made me so comfortable even though I was nervous at first. I continue to enjoy the photographs I have from the most important day of my life. I am so grateful to have had Candace be apart of it! I would highly recommend using Candace for any photography needs you may have.
  • Randi J. Jan 3, 2014
    Verified Review
    Fantastic photos & very professional! Love Hazelwood Photography! Thanks!
  • Carla S. May 27, 2013
    Candace took my wedding photos in August 2011. She did a great a job and she took some beautiful photos!
  • Alex S. May 2, 2012
    The service I received was exceptional. Very pleased with the personal portrait photos I received. I am a project management professional and really needed to to add a quality look to my linked-in accounts and business cards. The price was right and the artistic eye and attention to detail that Hazelwood Photography provided me was on point. I would recommend there services to colleagues and associates.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
On a weekly basis I do continuing education classes offered by professional photography associations and groups. I am a member of PPA (Professional Photographers Association) and WPS (Wedding and Portrait Society).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was an art major in college and I'v had a manual camera in hand since, I was about 15 years old! Growing up, I would typically irritate family and friends by taking so many pictures!
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs I do for my clients are photographing weddings, engagement sessions, family portraits and children's portraits. I do not have a portrait studio, so all of my work is done on location. With each session, I digitally enhance your pictures and then post them on a password protected gallery.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The advice I would like to give to customers who are interested in hiring me as their photographer is to be specific about what your needs are. For customers who are interested in hiring me for wedding photography services, please provided the venue location. Remember to keep lighting in mind. If you are having your wedding at sunset, you may need to reassess the amount coverage needed for your wedding. Lighting becomes very limited for portraits near sunset. It is advised to allow at least one hour before the ceremony to get most of the family and bridal party photos completed. For all other photos, such as family portraits, I recommend scheduling times one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Photographing weddings is extremely challenging. Why do I say this? You need to be an expert in understanding all aspects of photography. Lighting, technical aspects, composition just to name a few and be able to QUICKLY know how to asses any situation to unobtrusively photograph it in a beautiful way. This takes years of practice and constant dedication to educating yourself in the ever changing field of photography.