Your Photographer

I'm Mandi Mayernik and Candid Touch Photography and Design is my creative vision. I pride myself in making the Candid Touch Photography experience as unique as my clients. I strive to capture the personality and love of each family, the beautiful softness of a newborn, the imagination of a child, and the confident smile of a graduating senior. My attention to detail from your session to your gallery is unprecedented to create timeless portraits that truly portray life as art.

I am an alumni of The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg with a BA in Interactive Media and Design. Since graduating in 2007 I have designed everything from interactive training for the Department of Defense, user interface design for software companies, museum exhibits, websites, and even motocross graphics. However, in 2009 my love of photography lead me to open Candid Touch Photography and Design.

I specialize in natural light photography that is anything but traditional. Each session is tailored to fit the visioin and personality of my clients. Whimsical, bold, fun, and spontaneous; nothing is out of the question. From an outdoor living room, to woodland fairies, and even a bed on a beach, yeah, I've done it all.

I love photographing children, families, and senior portraits. I believe in making a portrait session fun and memorable. I want you to be silly and be engaged with your children. I adore the true personalities of who you are and learning your story, your interests, and capturing that story as a beautiful piece of art. 

I'm so excited to bring a new element of photography to the Tri-State area. I've learned what I truly love about photography is the unexpected details and creativity I can bring to life for my clients. Taking portraits to an entirely new level I am offering my Inspired Sessions. These are nothing short of dramatic, whimsical, and over the top. Truly one of a kind, I bring themed and stylized sessions to life. I look forward to creating photographic art that will hang in your homes for generations to come. 

Yours Truly,

Mandi Mayernik
Photographer | Designer | Creativity Enthusiast

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Candid Touch Photography & Design creates timeless portraits specializing in children, family, senior photography. Photography in the Tri-state area of Dubuque Iowa, Galena Illinois, Platteville Wisconsin and Madison Wisconsin.