Meet Candice C. Cusic

Candice started taking photographs at age six and has been a camera geek ever since.

After working as a photojournalist for 15 years, including 11 years at the Chicago Tribune where she was on the team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, Candice started her wedding and family photojournalism business, and has continued to teach Photojournalism at Northwestern University, where she has taught for the past 10 years.

Her business isn’t focused on posed images of her clients smiling for the camera.  She blends, documents, and captures moments that are most important to her clients on their special day, or their every day!


What is your first (or best) memory? 

I remember the day I learned how to read!  After finally figuring it out, I ran into my parents’ bedroom and read aloud to them, and I’ve been a bookworm for most of my life.

What makes you laugh? 

Absolutely everything.  Laughter is so cleansing, so addictive, and something that should be a daily occurrence in life.  My laugh is identical to my sister’s… loud!  You don’t want to sit next to either of us in a funny movie if you don’t care for laughter!

What do you hate? 

The word “Hate!”  I’ve never been fond of it. 

What do you suck at? 

Math!  Truly, I embraced art, music and language at a young age and stuck with it.  Math was a casualty!

What inspires you? 

Life!  Vintage architecture, sunlight, the colors of our Chicago skyline, seeing people I love accomplish their dreams, a fantastic vegetarian soup, and bear hugs.  Life inspires me!

 Want more? See her amazing work at and and follow her on twitter @CusicPhoto