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Just Like Me – A MFA Photography Thesis

In May 2017 I graduated from the Academy of Art University with a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography. The entire program was a labor of love. A 5 year labor of love that I would not change for anything.  Earning a Masters Degree in Photography was in no way to validate me as a...

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    My ‘Why’ | Northern Utah Photographer

    Why? Why am I a photographer? Simply put, I suck at expressing myself in all other art forms. I cannot draw or paint to save my life. It takes a lot out of me to write and craft, but it comes out decent. Photography comes naturally with ease. I remember in my high school ceramics...

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    • Nicole Gulickbeautiful why! the bowl is totally unique and i love that it has traveled all over with you to remind you. beautiful emotion filled imagesReplyCancel

    • Kristi JamesThis just is beautiful. Photography and life can be so darn emotional. Salt Lake City and Northern Utah will be so lucky to have a photographer like you. A photographer that captures real, raw and beautiful emotion.ReplyCancel

    • LydiaI loved everything about this blog — i wish i were closer to Northern Utah a good photographer is hard to come by!ReplyCancel

    • KaterinaIt’s great seeing your “why” as a northern Utah photographer!ReplyCancel

    • ChristieLove your bowl story- it showcases what a creative artist you are and why are you a top Northern Utah photographer!!ReplyCancel

    • ChelseyI love your content and what you had to share about yourself. This really connects with me and I’m excited you are in Utah because I have been searching for a good portrait photographerReplyCancel

    Utah Photographer, Candace Castor

    Hey ya’ll! I am your Utah Photographer, Candace Castor! Its been so quiet around here I feel like I need a reintroduction! We were a military family and moved to Tucson October 2016 from Okinawa Japan. After 1.5 years in the hot desert I returned to Northern Utah. This year has been such a whirlwind...

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    • Kristi JamesI’m so proud of you!!!! You’re such an amazing person and I’m so humbled to be your friend. I’m so glad I got to see you in your travels!!! <3 <3ReplyCancel

      • CandaceThank you! <3 I miss you like crazy and happy we were able to squeeze a day in together!!ReplyCancel

    Sunday Summer Sunsets

    Sunday Summer Sunsets … First, you’ve seen I’ve fallen off my blog project and I don’t even feel bad. I still have blog posts lined up and they will get posted but I really need to enjoy my last summer here. Who knows when we will ever come back again and I just cant miss...

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    • IreneThese are some beautiful sunsets in Tucson. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

      • CandaceThank you Irene!! We haven’t made it to Tucson yet but I do hear they have amazing sunsets too!ReplyCancel

    • Caylen GalliniSunday Summer Sunsets are my favorite! These are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    4th of July!

    4th OF JULY! This is our last 4th of July in Okinawa, we’ve been celebrating the independence of our country here since 2010! Its bittersweet to think about, and to have our festivities canceled this year makes it a little bit on the sour side. We are doing our own little thing at the house...

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    • MelanieWow, such an informative post. P.S. Your improvement over the years is amazing.ReplyCancel

      • CandaceThank you!! I wasn’t trying to see/post my improvement, it just so happened to be apparent in this post! Point and shoot to a DSLR. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • CaseyI love the improvement and such great tips!!!ReplyCancel

      • CandaceThank you! There was certainly growth in my photography skills over the years! 😉ReplyCancel

    • Caylen Gallini4th of July! I love your Okinawa sparkler writing! 🙂 fireworks are a favorite of mine!ReplyCancel

    • ErinThese are amazing! And great tips!!ReplyCancel