Hi, I'm Kandis.
A Lifestyle Photographer Specializing in Documentation for Couples, Families and Companies.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I am so excited you are here! I’m Kandis, a southern California native born and raised and currently living in Temecula with my amazing husband, Dan Marino (no not the football player haha) and currently pregnant with our rainbow baby girl Juniper Rae. God is the biggest part of why I do what I do and serving him through serving others has been and is a huge honor.
Photography has been my passion since I was younger and getting to call this my job (if I would even call it that) is pretty amazing! I have been lucky enough to have professional experience in the field of photography for over 12 years now. With an educational background in digital, film, photojournalism and a variety of photo editing programs, I have accomplished a degree in various areas of photography. I truly believe that I wouldn’t be the photographer I am today with out the work I’ve put into schooling, but I also have learned a great deal by hands on visual learning on my own, investing time and pouring everything into making myself a better photographer for my clients. Learning is an ongoing process as well as an ever changing one and embracing and creating new styles and techniques behind the scenes is a huge part of what I do apart from capturing your stories.
ThinGs I love:
Traveling the world and spontaneous adventures • Camping • Road trips •Nutella • Anything Hazelnut • Breakfast • Plants • Harry Potter • My hat collection • Expressing creativity through home decor and calligraphy • Target (am i right?!) • Curling up with a good book • Quality time with the hubs, family, friends and the people I love • Experiencing God through his creation. •Staying in bed on a Saturday morning and re-watching Chuck with endless cups of coffee • Being a nerd at heart • Collecting and listening to vinyl. I adore the 1960’s & 70’s • I love cold weather, give me all the rain (why we live in SoCal then? Don’t ask, I have no idea) • I might be a little Christmas crazy • I have a huge love for animals and always thought I was a dolphin whisperer • Being Sentimental • Baking is my jam, come over I’ll make you some homemade French macarons!
I’m basically an open book and love sharing about our lives, the good the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.
I may not be the photographer for everyone, but I just may be the one for you! I’m all about those who love throwing out the posed, stiff and unnatural and freely being who they are with no pressure, who don’t mind running around or hiking or even getting a little dirty, those who embrace the in-between moments, who desire emotion evoking documentation of their lives, who don’t mind dancing in the street or getting a little goofy and simply being who they are, and I definitely don’t mind those who like grabbing a bite to eat after! If that sounds like you then lets connect and become friends! I don’t like the word client, because there hasn’t been one person yet who hasn’t become a friend after getting to meet them! Soooo let’s do this, I would be truly honored to be the one to get your moments captured!
*I also love to travel anywhere and will happily hop on a plane to come to you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to help in any way I can! I would be stoked to hear from you and get to know you!