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Yearly Archives: 2009

Happy Christmas Adam!!

Christmas Adam* is a tradition in my family.  Since we have all gone off and got married, Christmas Adam is when all eight of us get together.  This year it’s been postponed since Whitney & Damon can’t come until tomorrow, but we’ll all get together at one point!  I won’t be blogging for a few days, so Merry Christmas, too! :)

*Adam comes before Eve…get it? ;)

As you can probably tell, the business is booming, actually it’s booming a lot more than I expected.  The year has been filled with the most amazing weddings, cutest kids, talented seniors and some of the sweetest families I know.  To everyone, thank you so much for supporting & believing in me this year.  Whether you asked me to photograph your wedding, or had me document your family, sent me encouraging emails, or simply read my blog, thank you.  Without you I wouldn’t be able to march into 2010 with the dreamiest life I could imagine.  Thank you for allowing me to live this amazing life.

I’ve been playing a bit of catch up the last month or so, and our Christmas cards did happen to get put on the back burner.  I intended to send out sweet little new year cards…well, we are moving on the 31st, so needless to say, that’s not going to happen.  Please consider this your Christmas card for 2009…I know you can’t hang it on the door, but I hope it still puts a smile on your face.

We love you all, thank you for being our friends.

Love, Cassidy, Justin, Thomas & Sayid

*note: Cassidy Dawn Photography will be on a little break from December 24 to January 14.  I do have a couple days to check in and return emails during that time, however, I will not have internet during most of this time.  We will be moving on the 31st (and won’t have internet hooked up for a few days), then Jan 7-13 I will be in Nashville, Tennessee for a Photography Conference.  I promise to return emails & phone calls whenever possible.  Please be patient :)

*inquring brides, you will have first priority. 2010 is booking fast (we are over halfway booked for the year), so if you are hoping to have us photograph your wedding…please email soon!

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Julianne 2010 | Lexington Kentucky Senior Photography

I honestly don’t even know where to start.  If I could dream up the perfect shoot…this would be it.  Hands down.  We photographed in my idea of *perfect* locations, we had amazing light…and the subject…wow.  Julianne is stunning and there is no other way to put it.  Not only is she model material, her heart is pure gold.  She’s one of the sweetest, most poised teenagers I know, and I am absolutely honored that she choose me to photograph her senior pictures.  I love when seniors want something a bit different than what everyone else is doing…that’s why Julianne & her mom asked me to come down to Kentucky to do her pictures!  I’ve known the family for a few years now and I love any chance that I get to see them again.  Julianne’s dad is a professor at Asbury and Allison (my roommate/best friend/other sister) would go to their house to watch Project Runway & Alias with Julianne’s mom when we where in college (loved those days!).

Julianne is one of those girls you look at and say, “Good gracious, she’s got it together.”  Not only is she blindly stunning, but she accomplished in running & the violin.  Oh, and don’t even get me started on her artistic talent (she has no idea how good she is).  She is also an amazing big sister to three of the cutest siblings you’ll ever meet.  Julianne, not only am I honored to photograph you, but frankly, I am honored to know you.  I am so excited for your future…you’ve got so many exciting things coming!

We started this shoot in downtown Lexington, then headed back to Wilmore to go to High Bridge for the rest of the shoot.  I promise I narrowed it down as much as I could…you don’t want to know how many she has ;)  This is as good as I could get it, so sit back and enjoy a few (ahem, a lot) of my favorites from her shoot!

lexington kentucky senior photographer

lexington kentucky senior photographer

love this…

lexington kentucky senior photographer

So Julianne:

lexington kentucky senior photographer

FAVORITES:

lexington kentucky senior photographer

lexington kentucky senior photographer

Jcrew model? I think yes.

lexington kentucky senior photographer

lexington kentucky senior photographer

lexington kentucky senior photographer

lexington kentucky senior photographer

love everything about these. light, background…julianne!

lexington kentucky senior photographer

Julianne, whatever you do, promise me you will look into modeling when you skip off to college…geesh girl.

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Emily & Mark | Lexington Kentucky Engagement Photography

Emily & Mark live in Lexington, Kentucky but their wedding is in Columbus this May (can’t wait for that!).  We decided that it would be great to do their session in the town that they are starting their lives in…so off I went!  I’ve been wanting to shoot there for a while and had quite a few places in mind.  Justin & I would constantly drive around town on the weekends during college looking for cute places.

We chose to have their shoot at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and it was the perfect fall day for it.  The leaves were beautiful, weather was great, and Emily & Mark are the best.  Here are a few of my favorites from their shoot!

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

The light was so beautiful this day…

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

Told you…

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

lexington kentucky engagement photographer

Emily & Mark – Can’t wait for your wedding! Practice those “olive garden smiles” ;)

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BIG News!!!

Well, it’s time for the BIG news announcement…

Justin & I are buying a house! Yay!

We actually close today at 4pm :) This process has taken a little longer than we expected, so I hadn’t mentioned anything so I didn’t get my hopes up.  It’s an adorable little cape cod in Bainbridge.  I’ve never lived in town (except for Maysville), so it will be a bit of an adjustment, but we will have the best possible neighbors ever…so we are thrilled! I don’t have any photos of it yet, but I promise to give you a little tour once we are in and settled.  We move on the 31…so if you don’t have anything to do for New Year’s Eve, you’re welcome to lift a box or two ;) Just kidding!

It’s a too cute house, and we have lots and lots (and lots) of plans for what we want to do to make it our own.  I can’t wait to start painting!!  I know what else you are thinking…my word, you all move a lot. It’s true.  In the last 2 years we’ve lived in an apartment in Wilmore, row house in Maysville, we house sat in Bainbridge for a summer, lived in a farmhouse in South Salem, and the cottage we are in now…and now we are moving again.  I think we have packing down to an art.  The truth is, it’s the time to buy and we are excited to be homeowners.  While we will miss many aspects about this place (the views are crazy wonderful), but we can’t wait to have a place that is truly ours.

Anyway, that’s the news.  Not a baby. I know that’s what most were thinking.  A great friend of mine let me know that BIG news = baby, Great news = house…I’ll remember that for next time ;)  I assure you, there will be much more Great news, before we ever have BIG news.  Sorry.

So to break up the recent posting of photos…here’s a couple videos of our two babies.  One of the main reason’s we started this look was so that Sayid could live in the house…and that was the main motivation that kept me going.  I hate that he’s outside in the garage while I am at home working all day.  I can’t wait to have him in the house with us!

Sayid is 6 months old…and 65 pounds ;)

Thomas will be 1 year at our house on Christmas…he’s already a year old, but that’s when we got him.

(sorry for the background noise…it was How I Met Your Mother)

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Scully Family | Columbus Ohio Family Photography

I can’t begin to tell you how much I was looking forward to this shoot.   Whitney and I had been emailing for some time before the shoot and I knew how much it meant to her.  She had the entire thing planned out, more than just outfits and a great location.  She had asked a total of 10 people to be involved because she wanted to record the love of this amazing family.  I was soo excited to meet everyone.

I had gotten to know them a little through their too cute blog, so I knew the boys would be so fun to chase around.  You can imagine my disappointment when our date arrived and it was full of rain & cold weather.  After many attempts to find another date that all 10 people could join in on, we settled for a chilly day that looked to be on the sunny one of the week.  Only the 4 of them could make it.

As soon as those cute boys were out of the car, they headed straight to the playground.  We stayed their for quite a while, letting the boys warm up to my camera.  I chased them around and photographed them playing and making leaf collections…it was the perfect shoot.  I am so happy with what we got, and I can’t wait to meet all the other amazing people at next years shoot.  I’m already praying for a sunny day :)

columbus ohio family photographer

columbus ohio family photographer

The classic family shot.  We worked really (really) hard for this one…columbus ohio family photographer

Definite favorite:columbus ohio family photographer

columbus ohio family photographer

columbus ohio family photographer

columbus ohio family photographer

Whitney wrote me the sweetest letter after our shoot.  It’s a letter that put a smile on my face when I received it…and it’s still there.  I am honored to be their photographer and I can’t wait for all of our future shoots :)

the letter:
Cassidy, we are in awe of your talent. Anyone can photograph poses and even some detail, but you capture emotions, moments and real memories. Thank you!
I couldn’t believe how easy your personality was (and is)! I had a glimpse into your schedule and knew you were insanely busy and overbooked. Yet, on the day of our shoot, you drove to us. You smiled easily and lived completely in the moment of our kids’ insanity around the park. I immediately felt like I’d known you for years–and we’d just met!
Anyone with even a cursory view of your life knows you love what you do. The great thing is that you’re also incredibly gifted, and we, your clients, get to benefit!
A friend (and one of your former clients) warned me that we’d walk away from our family photo shoot, thinking you hadn’t gotten any good images. In the midst of muddy knees and strong-willed toddlers, I was hoping for just one image! The fact that we got dozens of awesome photos blew me away!
As we look back on our experience with you, we have two recurring thoughts: 1. You don’t charge enough for all the time and talent you so selflessly give, and 2. We can’t wait establish a Cassidy Dawn Photography tradition!
We tell everyone about our fantastic experience with you! Thank you for sharing your gift!

-Whitney Scully

See what I mean?!  Have a wonderful Monday…I have some BIG news to share with you later this week :)

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