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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Megan, Steve & Cade | Chillicothe Ohio Family Photography

My job is centered around love, and I realize not many people can say that.  The purpose in what I do is to document the love people have for one another.  Whether that be a family, newborns, wedding days…it’s all centered around people that want to document their relationships.  A perk that comes along with this job is that I have made the most amazing friends from my clients.  I typically leave a wedding feeling like I’ve known the bride & groom (and usually the entire wedding party & families) for years.  I am in awe that I get to watch kids grow up…maternity shoots, newborn shoots, 6 month shoots, 1 year shoots…it’s amazing to watch them grown and become the amazing people they are.  Megan Steve & Cade are no exception, they are as sweet & kindhearted as one can be.  Megan and I have been emailing back and forth since before her shoot…we even are having lunch just to catch up!  The best part…I have been asked to document these first amazing years of Cade’s life (and hopefully many more to come…I better do those senior pictures Megan ;)  We already have a date planned for Cade for his birthday shoot in October.

Obviously I am feeling very grateful today ;)

Thank you to all my amazing clients.  Thank you for not only allowing me to photograph your lives, but to become your friend.  It’s an honor.

**love** this photo…so much.

What are you thankful for today?

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Naomi & David | Columbus Ohio Engagement Photography

Sweet young love = Naomi & David.  They’ve really got to be one of the cutest couple’s I’ve met/photographed.  This shoot was actually our first official meeting.  Naomi had seen the photos I had done of sweet Ellie, and she knew she’d like me to photograph her weddding.  So without meeting first, she booked me and we set a date for the engagement shoot at Inniswood Gardens.  Of course, I was so excited when we started the shoot and I could tell how much photos meant to them.

When it comes to the professions of my bride & grooms, at least one of them 80% of the time are in some sort of a design/creative field.  In this instance it’s David.  Not only will you see him again on their wedding post, but more likely than not he’ll be around a bit more.  David is going to be a big part of refining & re-designing our look here at Cassidy Dawn Photography!  We’re not sure when we are going to start the process, but I am so excited to be working with him!

You two are so sweet and I am in love with your photos…mind if I post them everywhere? Great, I think I’ll start here first ;)

*love* this.

I’ve often dreamed of shooting in a field just like this…thanks for making that happen. It turned out better than I imagined ;)

Might be my favorite of the day:

I CANNOT wait for your wedding…it’s going to be such an amazing day.  Thanks for choosing me to be there :)

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The Reed Family – Year 2 with CDP | Ohio Family Photography

Remember this too cute family…The Reed Family?  So adorable right?  Well, the thing is, they’ve gotten even more good looking. Seriously…4 boys, you’d think it might be a little challenging of a shoot.  The truth is, this is the easiest family I’ve ever photographed; they get the award.  Every shoot I walk away thinking, geesh, those boys are so well behaved!  All so polite, and it doesn’t hurt that they are all so photogenic ;)

Jayme & Todd values photographs and it’s important for them to document her changing family, and this is why we did another shoot this year (last year we photographed in the summer).  Not only am I thrilled that they want to keep a record of their family growing, but I am honored that they has chosen me to photograph them.  It’s important to find your family photographer, and if I happen to be it…well, let’s just say, I’m grateful.

They had hoped to catch the beautiful fall leaves, but unfortunately when we had the chance to get together most of the leaves were gone.  To get that great golden look, we just photographed right as the sun was going down…I just loved the light!

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Emily & Brandon – The Wedding | Ohio Wedding Photography

Back in warm sunny July (can you tell, I am ready for spring ;), I photographed Jessica & Tom’s stunning wedding…remember them? Yep, the too cute couple with tons of style.  Shortly after their wedding I received an email from Emily (one of the awesome bridesmaids).  She was interested in me photographing her wedding…in October.  Needless to say that when I realized I didn’t have a wedding already booked that day, I was thrilled!  We had such a great time at Jess & Tom’s wedding, that I knew Emily’s would be just as great.

October 31 was a beautiful fall day, and for me it was filled with the most beautiful, sweet people one could know.  Both Emily & Brandon are blessed with the most kind and generous families and it was an honor to spend such an important day with them.  I knew the day would be stunning, but I really was overwhelmed by the details & styles that Emily carefully planned throughout the day.  Just perfect.  Her shoes, perfect. Her dress, perfect. Her hair, yep, perfect.  She truly was a beautiful bride!

Emily & Brandon, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to witness the beginning of your lives together.  It was such a beautiful day.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved her bouquet. Seriously, it’s one of my favorites I’ve seen all year. Beautiful work!

Doesn’t this photo make you want to go hug your Grandma? Love it.

The church was so stunning. The photo doesn’t even do it justice.

Image credit (below): Justin…seriously, sometimes I get a little jealous! He rocks.

Some people might find it strange when I am photographing at a beautiful mansion with perfectly landscaped areas and I point to the shed doors.  Not Emily, she totally understood, and I love her for that.

I had to show this photo so you could see how creative she is.  The reception area was so large, and you can only do so much with that much space…just look at what she created.  Stunning!

Of course I had to sneak a photo of sweet Jessica & Tom…you two are so great, thanks for being wonderful :)

Ah, such a perfect day.  I can’t wait for all the amazing weddings in 2010!  First one: tomorrow!!!


Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Flowers: Artiflora, Evelyn

Hair: Hair by Leanna, Columbus Ohio

Church: St. Edward the Confessor Church

Reception: Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio

Cake: Cakes by Brenda, Brenda Snow

DJ: Ryan Smith

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Dean Family | Columbus Ohio Family Photography

I’m back! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to settle down at my desk and work…and it feels so good :) I love that I have a job that I miss when I’ve been gone!  While my office is still barely an office right now, it’s feels good regardless.  Imagining USA (photography conference) was so wonderful.  I met some great photographers, learned so many things & was able to see so many great new products that will soon be offerings here at CDP…yay!  Some changes will take place over time, and some immediately. On that note, all pricing will be changing over the next few days for 2010.  Print pricing on the ordering site will change early next week, and session/wedding fees have already changed.  This is something that happens every year, just a bit behind because of all the events that 2010 has brought in.  So in order to take advantage of the current print/product pricing, but sure to place your orders in the next day or two!

Now for some photos!  Here are a few of my favorites from a too cute family session back in October.  I photographed Stephanie’s sister’s wedding back in May and I was so excited to see them all again.  Aren’t they the sweetest?!

Look at the red trees we found…don’t you just love fall :)

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