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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. 

august 29th, 2014


^ how’s that for photoshop chicken scratch? ;) ^

The past couple of weeks have been pretty good around these parts. We made it back home to Chicago from Los Angeles – how that summer arrangement is over already is beyond me. Am I alone in this? Did the summer months fly by? I mean, Trent has already started his third year of law school. I’m about to have a birthday. Before we know it, my wedding season will be over and the holidays will be quickly approaching. Fortunately, my travel schedule is about to decrease by 90%.  As we speak, I’m in Montana prepping to shoot what is bound to be one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen tomorrow (mountains, rolling hills, wildflowers, deer, etc) and then it’s home for quite some time before heading out to Colorado to photograph another wedding in Estes Park come mid-September.   Continue reading



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

august 26th, 2014


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

august 25th, 2014


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

august 23rd, 2014


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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