Moments full of romance and art. Moments that are real and honest. I’ve built everything I do around these core ideas and they still feel the most true to me. Images from Annalisa and Alberto’s romantic elopement wedding, from Italy all the way to San Francisco ♥️
Buddy claiming his og baby status at this sweet San Francisco maternity session. Photographed with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
Earlier this month, @annawuphoto and I travelled to Iceland together and drove the Ring Road all around this magnificent country. It’s been a personal goal of mine for a little while now to see at least two new countries every year. These things definitely don’t get any easier as time ticks on and the necessities of life pile up - so I’m feeling very grateful to all the supportive factors that came together for this adventure to happen. Iceland is truly a country of wild magic and fantastic medieval history. I saw a glacier pool and suddenly became very emotional and cried. This trip was such a wonderful reminder of how beautiful an untouched world can be. I hold forever-memories of seeing a million fosses, mountain peaks, lava fields, and funny hay stacks all over the countryside, as well as memories of listening to (not so) spooky podcasts, sharing our apple snacks with new friends along the road, subjecting Anna to a lot of k-pop, and driving eeeeexxxxxxtrrraaaaaa slow over back lanes that our poor little rental car definitely wasn’t built for. Looking over my scans from @photovisionprints brings the whole experience alive for me again. Isn’t it funny that as a photographer, I’m still constantly amazed at the power that photographs can hold? Till next time, Iceland.
Fulfilling quite a few of my chateau elopement dreams with @frenchgreyevents. I’m headed out shortly to photograph a very special session at a grand landmark of our own here in San Francisco. Then it’s a quick break to collect all my thoughts and belongings before I get to photograph an exciting multi-day wedding in Atlanta, GA next weekend! It’s been a nonstop streak of seeing new families, engagements, and proposals ever since I returned from Iceland and I’m so excited about delivering all these galleries to their rightful owners ♥️ Looking forward to all the future moments coming soon.
Hello. It’s me. I’m Cassie, the girl behind all these musings and pictures. I was born and raised in the South. We lived on the dogwood trail in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a neighborhood built for childhood day dreaming, characterized by dotted pink lines on the road and dotted pink blossoms overhead. I spent much of my life in Atlanta, in and around my beloved Georgia Tech campus before deciding to take a leap of faith out here in San Francisco. Which brings us to now. My collegiate sorority taught me to live with purpose, and that continues to stay my life mantra today. I started photographing weddings almost nine years ago and have been full-time for two years 🙌🏻 I prefer tea over coffee, and boba tea over everything else. I met my husband through performing Chinese yoyo at a talent show, a fraternity formal at Disneyworld, over a summer lunchtime meal in 2010 - whatever version of the story you pick. I am full Chinese-American, now married into a wonderful Italian-Swiss family. I have the incredible superpower ability of eating dinner leftovers for breakfast. Storytelling and preserving the memories of others is something very, very special to me. I am humbled by the ability to chase these great passions as my life’s work. Headshot by the sweet @sorellamuse ♥️
HOME. Shaking the Icelandic silica dust off my suitcase and burying my windburned face into both my dog and my email inbox today. This trip has been an incredible touchpoint with nature and the vast world around us. Learning to make my own lamb stew is a very eminent kitchen bucket item. But for now - holy Eyjafjallajökull, my emails!! 🌋 See you on that inbox zero side 👋🏻 Image from Kristina + Harminder’s sunrise baraat procession into their Sikh wedding ceremony at @sanjosegurdwara.
We were absolutely drenched in the golden light at Liz and Wes’ incredible backyard Solvang, CA wedding, recently featured on @theknot. Shouting my love to all my couples for letting me steal them away for quick sunset photos - it’s never more than just a few minutes break from the party, and it’s so, so worth it every time. Planning by @polkadot_planners, floral design by @terrabellaeventflorals, hair and makeup by @dreamcatcherartistry, bridal dress by @carolinaherrera, photographed with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 and scanned by @photovisionprints.
I saw these bougainvillea blooms for the first time when I moved to California. They are now a hard requirement for anywhere I live in the future, along with easy access to the coast, groves of cypress and olive trees, and outta this world tacos 🌮 San Francisco checks all the boxes nicely. Planning and design by @poppyeventsco, hair and makeup by @urbanbeautyloft.fiona, dress by @lace_and_liberty, floral design by @sarahsgardendesign, photographed onsite at @theranchatbirchcreek on @fujifilm_profilm with my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
Bye Jake 🙈🍂 thinking fondly back to Sallie and Jake’s engagement session and the actual fall foliage in Atlanta, GA - San Francisco is a bit deprived of real seasons. Regardless, it is officially S P R I N G and I am knee-deep in packing lists for all the upcoming adventures and weddings this month. Literally. I’m wading through a mess of paperwork and half-packed suitcases in my living room everyday. Well, two days more till Iceland! Can’t wait to see ALL the waterfalls very soon! Have any of you been before? Any advice for a first-timer?