Featured Photographer: Candace of Minerva House

Candace Moore of the killler cool Minerva House is a wedding and portrait photographer who has created a strong brand presence with moody images and heritage keepsakes for her couples. Just wait until you see how she uses the La Rousse glass box - it's amazing!

Above photo by Kinsey Bates

Where's home?

H-Town // Screwston // Houston, TX

What 3-4 main words would you use to describe your photography?

Moody, Edgy-Elegance

What's in your bag? 

I'm a Nikon girl. I roll with a Nikon D800, Nikon D700 & Nikon F2. As far as glass goes, I use 85mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, & the 35mm 1.4. I cannot function with out my Black Rapid Double Strap...or as I fondly call it...My Wyatt Earp strap.

One lens only, for the rest of your life. GO!

85...No Doubt.

Dream wedding gig? 

Daring couples with dauntless love.

Last place you traveled? 

I went to Oregon this summer. I had never really traveled up until these past few years. MINERVA HOUSE has taken me more places than I've been my whole life and I'm so grateful for it. I feel like a kid every time I step off that plane. There's nothing like shooting someone on the day they are wed, in a brand new place I'm seeing for the first time. I pretty much explode every time. I never really planned it. It just sort of happened. One day I looked around and I realized that I was a destination wedding photographer. As MINERVA HOUSE grows, this is the path I plan to guide it down....(Carry on in tow).

Last time you laughed? 

As I cooked dinner last night, my husband flew through the kitchen and skimmed a nug off the backing sheet all stealthy like. Poor guy ended up with a mouthful of frozen chicken nugget. That'll teach him to skim my nugs.

What's the best part of your job?

"Find what you love and let it kill you." - Charles Bukowski I'm never not working and I love every second.

Favorite image you've captured recently?

This was from one of my favorite couple's wedding in Puerto Rico. So much of what I do is directed, and this wasn't. There's so much story there and that light is sick as hell...Dark and moody...Just how I like it.

What makes you different?

Failure doesn't scare me.

How do you use the La Rousse glass box? 

I have the top of each box etched with my clients' names, the date and the coordinates of their wedding. This simple yet significant detail takes the La Rousse from beautiful vessel to precious family heirloom. Having their names etched in glass makes it so precious and personal. It becomes something they can add mementoes to as the years pass and hand down through the generations as their family history unfolds.

Video made by Candace and Kim Cook of Post-Studio Projects. If you're interested in personalizing your La Rousse glass box, you can contact Kim at poststudioprojects@gmail.com

You can follow Candace on Instagram @thisisminervahouse and check out her website at minervahouse.co

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