Category Archives: couples/engagements

Eleanor and Martin De Jong {Kohl Mansion}

“And I’ve known others and I’ve loved others too, but I loved them cause they were stepping stones on a staircase to you” — “Offering,” A Carolina Jubilee -Avett Brothers

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It was a perfect day. The most beautiful part was the genuine gratitude and happiness exuded by the Bride and Groom for all who were there, participating, making the day complete. I’ve never seen a bride and groom so full of love and grace. So glad I got to be a part of that.

Florist: Plan Decor

Hair: Avenue Styles Salon

Makeup: Melissa Oliveria

Caterer: Thomas John Events

Lighting: Enhanced Lighting

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Eleanor and Martin

These two. I am so excited for them. So soon! August 13th we’ll document a really important day in their lives. They are so good together, so natural, so real, so easy going. We had a blast together up at the Bay-lands in Redwood City. So glad they asked me to be thier photographer. Don’t forget to peek back this fall to see their wedding day! As we were walking around Eleanor said two things that I loved: one was, “you’re such a mom.” (haha! so true), and the second, “Cassie, I love your vision”. Best.Compliment.Ever. Thank you, lady.  See you guys soon! xo


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The {growing} Leinart Family


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Featured on Inspired By This Blog!

It’s always such an honor to have a feature on a blog that you love and look to for inspiration. Perfectly named, Inspired By This, is one of my favorites, and the ladies behind it are pure kindness. Head on over and check out the feature here. Brendy and Drew are two of my favorites. Brendy was the first person I trusted to take care of my little Ava when she was just 16 months old. She is love itself and only brings that into my life. I couldn’t be happier for her that she found Drew. They are match made from the stars. These images shared today were shot exclusively on film!! I couldn’t be happier to share them with you today. For the full session blog post you can click here. Thanks for peeking. xo


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FIND (Film Is Not Dead) Workshop- Hayward

A couple weekends ago I was lucky enough to grab a spot in a daylong workshop held by Jonathan Canlas. He’s a photographer I look up to and was so grateful to learn from.  He taught us a lot, which I vigilantly took notes on, but more than that I was struck that he was just such a NICE person. There was no question too silly to ask. There was no ego. He was an open book and super supportive. I was the only one there with no recent film experience and he was so patient with me and encouraging. I shot with my mom’s old honeywell pentax that she lent me back in 1997 for my high school photog class. I didn’t remember how to load the film properly, and I even had the bad luck of having my film rip at the end of the roll. Jon made sure it was salvagable. He was genuinely concerned and his lab worked hard to successfully get me some of the images off of it. And they DID! Honestly, I wasn’t really excited about what I learned at the workshop until I saw the results. I’ve always been attracted to the look of film images and so intimidated to try it again  Now, I have that 1st step under my belt. I’m so excited to try more and see more results. So a HUGE thanks to Jon, to my mom for giving me her old camera to play with again, and to the beautiful models for helping me get this new little photography adventure started!

Here’s a little peek at the best of what I got off my first roll of Portra 400.


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