the origin story and your host

Hi!!  I'm Candace Smith, the Essence Photographer.  My day job is to help badass women leaders share their essence to co-create magnetic images that attract more ideal clients to help them make more money.  Prior to the COVID catastrophe, I ran events for women and enjoyed giving women who inspire me a platform to share their message a little bit louder.  My mission with my  Oakland photo studio and event space, The Lighthouse Studio, began with the idea of giving my clients and other powerhouse leaders in the SF bay area a solid platform to share their genius and expand their network and income potential. 


As the world continues to shift and the opportunities for real-life connections are still paused the community is pivoting online which gives us reach to connect to YOU!  


I created this Speaker series and Mastermind to help continue the connection, community, and service of The Lighthouse Studio as we walk into the new world. 

Everything is changing but some things can remain solid and grounded and my goal with this collective is to help the women who join to receive as much security and sanity as possible in these uniquely challenging times.  Yeah I hate that phrase too and hopefully we can all come out ridiculously more successful than when this pandemic began.  

Cheers friends!!