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WINTER & SPRING 2015 WEDDING SPECIAL!

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I’m so happy to announce that I’m hosting a WINTER WEDDING SPECIAL for clients who are getting married through the “semi off months” of January through mid May!  Be sure to share with your family and friends if you know of someone getting married in the winter / spring of 2015, and send them on over to Cassandra Photo!

Restrictions apply: if you are already a booked Cassandra Photo client for winter / spring 2015, unfortunately, this special cannot be redeemed. No substitutions on collections. 

A RUFFLED FEATHERS FAMILY SESSION

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This family was AMAZING. I mean it. So much energy and love, wide open arms from the moment that I met them, and just the cutest kids on the planet. I mean, look at them. Am I right? I am. They’re so. dang. cute.  We met at Ruffled Feathers bright and early when the light was perfect, and chose a spot amongst tall, thing trees and where there was a lot of space for the littles to run around and let go of their never ending energy (so jealous- can I have what they’re having?) This always makes for some bonus candid shots for me ;)  Continue reading

AMY + JOE // A CHANNAHON FOREST PRESERVE WEDDING
august 26th, 2014

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous forest preserve wedding with all of you! Every little detail was perfect, and what’s even better, is that Amy and Joe pretty much hand crafted everything themselves.  Something worth mentioning (that may make your jaw hit the floor) – the bouquet? Well, Kelly and I asked her who designed them thinking certainly she outsourced the stunning pedals. Wrong. Amy did it. All on her own.  I was so impressed that I’m pretty sure she was wishing there was a mute button by the time the bride and groom session ended. It was all I could talk about – well, that and her gorgeous blush pink dress and the beautiful chemistry these two have.  It was almost too easy, the entire day. Everything ran right on time, Amy and Joe couldn’t keep their eyes off of one another, the ceremony was so intimate and inviting, and by the end of the night, I was floating on a blush pink cloud of fulfillment.  Continue reading

HAYLEY + TREVOR // A MADISON ENGAGEMENT SESSION
august 25th, 2014

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There are a lot of things that make me genuinely happy.  A midwestern thunderstorm (currently taking place as I type this), sleeping in, hot coffee, summer nights, cozy sweaters, Christmastime, Jasper snuggles, the smell of lavender, a good workout, surprises… the list goes on.  But one of the things that truly stands out, is being able to use what I do for a living (which also happens to be my passion) to document my closest friends in love.  Continue reading

FEATURED // STYLE ME PRETTY LIVING
august 23rd, 2014

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Well this is a lovely way to start off the weekend!  The lovely ladies over at Style Me Pretty Living featured our Celebrating Friendship // A Bohemian Styled Brunch on their blog yesterday, and I couldn’t be more honored. As I mentioned a couple of times before (here and here) this was a total labor of love and it really, really hits me smack dab in the middle of the heart when the love is shared.  So thank you, thank you, thank you.. to everyone who’s been so supportive, and especially to my dear friends over at Natural Beauties Floral for helping the vision come to life.  My cup runneth over :)

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AMY + NEIL // A WHEATON MATERNITY SESSION
august 22nd, 2014

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Well, I’m back to the grind of blogging after a 4 day road trip cross country, and I couldn’t be happier to kick it off with Amy and Neil’s maternity session!  It’s really quite a long story, but the ties that go on between myself and the McNeal family is really something else.  I photographed her little sister’s wedding (remember this dreamy DIY event?!) this past May, and while she was prepping in the hotel room, her mom said to me, “you and Mary used to be in the same day care when your mom and I would bowl in league!” I’m sorry, what?  You know my mom? I used play with Mary as an itty bitty toddler? I’m fairly certain Mary and I had the same expression on our faces (disbelief and just how random can life get), and even realized that we had the exact same memories form our childhood days in daycare. (mind you, it was only like once a week – if I remember correctly. And if you must know, our memories consisted of unlimited amounts of graham crackers and watching a ton of movies.)  Continue reading