YOUR ADVENTURES. YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS. YOUR SWEETEST MEMORIES
Candi Cooper. Portrait Photographer
Hello, I am Candi Cooper. I am a mother of two beautiful and wild children. I specialize in family, wedding, and children photography in Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. I have a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I have studied and trained with elite professional photographers for 6 years and have been in business for over 10 years. Photography to me is a profession, not just a hobby.
My style is traditional portrait and studio style, using lights and props. In the studio I can create unique and boutique style portraits or just a simple setup. I have a traveling studio and can come to you or I have a small studio setup for babies and small children within my home. Most of my family portraits are photographed outdoors. I am not just a natural light photographer. I believe you can create more to photographs than just photographing the scene as is. As a professional, I balance natural light and strobes, in order to make images more unique and bold. Photography means the study of light, in all different forms. I do not just look for good light, I create it. I study the location and the light in every session. Making sure your photographs are stunning and vivid.
Have an event? I also create portrait pop-ups and create stunning scenes designed specifically for your event. Check out my most recent work with Tutu School Scotts Valley Ballet events HERE.