Candice Campbell loves love.
It’s why she has spent most of the last decade behind a camera lens, capturing some of the most intimate moments couples can share on their wedding day.
The Largs snapper’s outstanding work has seen her recognised with a swathe of awards, the most recent being Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) wedding photographer of the year for 2017.
It’s the second time Candice has claimed the award, which she was nominated for by multiple couples she had photographed.
To her, the awards are a byproduct of doing what she loves.
“It’s an honour being asked to share a couple’s wedding,” she said.
“I just love being able to share in some incredible moments with them.”
Even after nine years in the industry, Candice said every single wedding kept her on her toes.
“You never know what’s going to happen at a wedding,” she laughed.
“They’re such big days … no two weddings are the same.”
Candice was presented the award at a gala night in Sydney.
The award was decided on a ranked basis, with nominations from clients worth a certain amount of points. Candice ran out winner by 0.1 per cent of a vote, which she says shows how difficult it is to win the top gong.
“I really didn’t expect it, being up against hundreds of other photographers from around the state,” she said.
“To win it and back it up is quite hard. So we’re pretty stoked about it.”
The award comes off the back of a bumper year for Candice, with 48 weddings under her belt. She’s predicting an even busier year in 2018, boosted by same sex marriage being given the tick of approval in parliament this week.
“We’ve already got some bookings for early next year,” she said proudly.
Her latest award will join a groaning mantelpiece, packed with previous achievements – including her first ABIA photographer of the year award, 10 silver Professional Photography awards and a Jon Cochrane award.