Candace Kaw Images: Blog en-us (C) Candace Kaw Images (Candace Kaw Images) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:10:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:10:00 GMT Candace Kaw Images: Blog 120 80 Eliza's Magical First Birthday at Disney World Last month I got to photograph the cutest little girl at one of my favorite places, Disney World Magic Kingdom.

Photographing near Main Street on the hub grass made it feel like we had the park to ourselves.

Eliza wore the Mickey Ears, her parents got her before she was born... Well she wore them for 30 seconds, long enough enough to get this photo.

She also got a giant Mickey cookie, which was more interested in carrying around than eating.

It was a lovely day with with this lovely girl.



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Lauren & Ray's New Years Wedding at Earthscapes I was going through my hard drive and found these photos from a few months ago. The 20s theme at Earthscapes Garden Room in Palm Harbor was like going back in time.

I began 2016 photographing a wedding on New Year's Day, and it seemed very fitting that I end the year photographing one.




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The Complete Star Wars Saga (Abridged) at Tampa Fringe! It's been some time since I was in the theatre scene, at least the production side! But this month I had the amazing experience of directing, producing and co-writing The Complete Star Wars Saga (Abridged) which had it's galactic premiere at the first Tampa Fringe Festival! It renewed my love of theatre and comedy!

I've been a Star Wars fan since I was nine and my father forced me to watch A New Hope. I didn't like the idea of science fiction or "old movies" at the time, but of course within ten minutes I was hooked and started my life-long love the franchise. Add that to my favorite play being The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and you have this play.

I seriously don't know how I got so lucky with this cast of Molly Healy, Betty Jane Parks and Sarah Pullman-Atanacio. These women are hilarious and love Star Wars just as much as me (which I didn't think was possible). Opening night Thursday, I was close to tears as I heard the audience laughing at the jokes and cheering at the end.

So excited to announce we will be performing at Tampa Comic Con, Saturday July 29, 2017!


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Becky & Max Nearly a year ago I was approached by Antbear Productions to be the cinematographer of their new web series 'Becky & Max.' I had previously worked with them on the film Happiness Can Be Found.

Of course I jumped at the chance to work on the project about identical twins Becky and Max and their journey finding themselves after college (something I could relate to, not the twin part but figuring out what to do with my life).

We got to film in some cool places all around Tampa and St. Pete like Frolic ExchangeThree Birds TavernJet City Espresso, and Sips Specialty Coffee House.

You can view the whole first season on YouTube:


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Ashley & Candy Wedding at the Ivy Astoria I had the honor to capture this lovely couple's special day on November 12, 2016 at the Ivy Astoria in Ybor, Florida.

Venue: Ivy Astoria

Music: Meg & Kev

Cake: Custom Cakes by Chelsea

I'm currently booking weddings for 2017, please contact me today about pricing and availability!


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USF Fall Dance Concert 2016 Earlier this week I had a great time photographing University of South Florida, School of Theatre and Dance's Fall Dance Concert. Dance is something that has been very important in my life since the age of two when I took my first ballet class. While I don't dance anymore, I love watching and photographing it.

The first piece is "Awakened" choreographed by Andrew Carroll, a rethought and recreation of the original Sleeping Beauty choreographed by Merius Petipa. 

I especially loved Aurora's and Phillip's duet, as well as all the solos.

The next is 'A Bridge Beyond' choreographed by Jeannie Travers in collaboration with Lisa Roll. The piece originally premiered at the International Choreographer's Collective Festival in Trinidad.

'fraternity' is choreographed by 2016 EChO Choreographer Gierre Godfrey. 

The show ends with 'Dusk,' choreographed by Michael Foley. For more information about the Concert please visit their website.

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Ladies of Main Street Disney World Photoshoot

My lovely friend B was in town for a week with her friends at Disney World. Their flight got moved to Monday, so they had an extra day of no parks to just hang out and I just got a new 70-200 lens the day before. This photoshoot was just meant to be! I'm so lucky to be friends with such photogenic people!

I've always wanted to just enter the Grand Floridian resort. And of course my breath was taken away the second we got off the monorail! Everywhere you look there are details that are just meant to be photographed.

We found a perfect place for each of the girls and their Disney Bounding outfits. B with her Cinderella shoes on the staircase, Michelle as Tinker Bell with the Peter Pan pattern and Sarah as Snow in the lobby.

Every detail of this resort is full of Disney Magic!

My favorite shots were close to sunset outside at one of the many fountains close to sunset. Overall I love my new lens, definitely worth every penny. 

Check out the amazing shirts and ears Michelle of SecondStarCo made!

We eventually ended up at the Polynesian Resort for a coffee pick-me-up. It was there I switched to back to my lovely 35mm L series lens.

We ended the magical night at the Boardwalk!

Be sure to check out SecondStarCo for handcrafted Disney apparel!

Also contact me today to schedule your own magical Disney Photoshoot!

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Amaris, Geo and the Pups in the Park! Amaris messaged me about doing an engagement shoot with her fiancee and their two dogs, earlier this month. It was a first for me and I was so excited to try something new! We met in the morning at Curtis Hixon Park while Oktoberfest was being set up.

There is an old saying "Never work with animals or children." Whoever said that never knew the dogs or children I have had the luck to work with.

Yes, there were treats used to get the pups to look at the camera. And we got some great shots, including this one Amaris suggested:

Using a low depth of field I was able to get Brooklyn in focus and get a very cool photo! Look at that doggy smile.

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Stars Hollow comes to Tampa!

I received an excited text message from sister a few days ago about Luke's Diner, coming to coffee shops around the nation. I found out there were three locations in Tampa and promised to take photos for her.

While there was a line at Felicitous Coffee & Tea House turned Luke's Diner for the day, it didn't feel that long while I stood with my fellow Gilmore Girls fans. We talked about how we started watching the show, our favorite characters and who we wanted Rory to end up with. I still say Jess!

Inside the coffee shop, music from the show played. While the baristas were dressed in their best flannel and backward baseball caps. (And of course more polite then Luke ever was). 

I can't wait until November 25th to see the continued adventures of Lorelai and Rory!

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Back to School Photoshoot Sessions

It's the most wonderful time of the year (for parents) at least. Does anyone else remember those Staples commercials?

And in honor of the return to classroom, I'm offering mini sessions in New Tampa! These sessions include a back to school theme as well as personalized photos of your child/children.

For $60 you get a 30 minute session with 25 edited JPEGs on August 27th 9:30 am to 11 am. I only have a few spots left so book today!


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Disney Fans Gather for Vigil

I've honestly haven't used this blog that much. But I really want to share what I experienced last night. Disney fans and Cast Members alike gathered at the traditional Good Night Kiss that happens every night during the park close. O

There was a moment of silence afterwards and the whole experience was so moving.

While it wasn't an official event by Disney, the company was wonderful about it. As we walked out the park Cast Members gave out rainbow Mickey ears pins to everyone. 

I would just like to say thank you to everyone involved in making the event happen and thank you to Disney for being so great to all us. For more photos click here.

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Allison's Graduation Shoot This week is graduation for the students of the University of South Florida. On Tuesday I did a photo shoot with an amazing graduate Allison. She can actually be seen a lot in my web site. She was a freshman when I started working for the College of the Arts.

I've photographed her at dance rehearsals, concerts, head shots, dance creative shoots and her theatre debut Hairspray. So it was a fitting bookend and honor for me take her Graduation photos.

It's been amazing watching her grow up and become an amazing performer! As you can see in the last photo, she has bright future ahead of her!
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Spring Dance Concert 2014 I'm extremely passionate when it goes to dance photography and film. I think it comes from the twelve odd years I danced myself, as a child to a teenager.

I had a great time creating promotional media for USF's 2014 Spring Dance Concert.

From doing a photocall for press photos, a few weeks ago:

While going to tech night where I took photos and created a trailer.

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Tampa Museum of Art 4th annual ‘CITY: Fashion+ Art + Culture’ 2013 I had a great time at the Tampa Museum of Art 4th annual ‘CITY: Fashion+ Art + Culture’ 2013. It was my second time shooting a Tampa Fashion Week Event.

See more photos here!


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Photo Featured in Italy's La Stampa Newspaper The photo I took of the USF Jazz Band was in an Italian newspaper today! My work is officially international!

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