About - Candise Barefoot Photography

Photo by Charlotte Lundum Starup

A little history about the Photographer

My photography stems from a life long love of horses, ballet, and the need to create. Who doesn't want an awesome portrait to remember their best moments? Whether it be on stage, studio, barn, or show arena, I love what I do and feel honored to spend time with people and their passion.

Horses have been in my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my family had a beautiful black American Saddlebred named Darlin. I was absolutely in love with her and the day we had to say goodbye is still burned into my memory. I was very young and only have one picture to remember her which is where my passion for equine portraits began. I love to capture that special relationship between horse and human.

Ballet is what kept me sane in my childhood/teenage years... or maybe it made me crazy, I don't know! I've never been good with words, but always good with movement. I had a very short professional career due to injuries, but photography has given me the chance to stay in the dance world. Ballet is art and strength combined and I see people's hearts when they dance. I feel you can truly speak from the soul while dancing whether you are performing in front of thousands of people or just playing around in the studio.

I've also recently fallen in love with beauty portraits. So grab that beautiful dress hanging in the back of your closet, pamper yourself for a day and lets create some beautiful memories through the lense.


*Currently taking sessions in North Carolina.