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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Eric & Elena | Chillicothe Ohio Engagement Photography

Last August, when it was still warm & green out, we met up with Eric & Elena for their engagement pictures. We ended up choosing my favorite location, and the light & weather that evening couldn’t have been more perfect. Oh, and did I mention they are gorgeous. Yeah, that too ;) Here’s a look at a few of my favorites from their session!

Elena, you are so stunning!

Justin’s “accident” that I shared before. Still love it!

The ones next to the water were extra special when I found out they were going to Greece on their honeymoon!

I love how great  Elena’s necklace looks with her outfit. She did a great job of adding that little extra touch!

We did this shoot much closer to the wedding then usual, so be checking back, because their wedding is coming up soon!

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Senior Books & 5×7 Print Collections

I thought I’d take a minute to share a couple of our popular products. It’s been f-o-r-e-v-e-r since I’ve shared any products on the blog, so I thought I’d change that.  The “Senior Books” are becoming very popular and they are such a great way to have all of your favorite senior photos together…without having 40 frames throughout your house ;) We simply have you make a list of all of the photos you’d like to include in your book (can be all or just a few), and then create a custom designed album. If you’d like to see one in person before purchasing…just ask, we have a couple on hand!

Another popular option is the “Print Collection”. There are a two options for this product…you can get just the prints (5×7 Print Collection), or the prints along with the High Resolution Disc (Digital Print Collection). The following is the 5×7 Print Collection. It includes a custom designed box, holding every image from your session…this is perfect for those of you that still love to hold that print in your hand!

*the photos are actually of a 4×6 print collection…but you get the idea ;)

We’ve got lots of fun shoots still to share…by the way things are going, it looks like you’ll see the winter ones in May!  We’ll also be sharing many more products too, oh, and maybe a little look at our newest addition, Lindsay! She’s our new production/office assistant and we are soo thrilled to have her aboard!

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Kiawah Island | Family Vacation Photography

There is one particular family that I have the pleasure of photographing often. You know all about them, mainly because this isn’t the first time I’ve blogged their photos. I’ve photographed almost all of the weddings, newborn photos of almost all of the little kiddos.  We’ve done sessions to document most birthdays, and I even traveled to New Mexico to photograph one of the families…and will be going to Texas soon to do it again!

In all of these sessions, we still weren’t able to get one photo of everyone.  Someone was always missing. Well, Jackie came up with an idea that I just couldn’t argue with. Since everyone would be on their family vacation at one point, she decided to bring along their “family photographer”. Um, well, sure…I guess I could come down to photograph everyone on beach (yay!!! was really how I responded).

So Justin & I packed up and headed to Kiawah Island last August to finally get that one impossible shot of the entire Knisley Clan. Well, if you know me…I couldn’t just take one ;) Here’s a look at the couple days we were down in SC.

Little Miss Laynie…


Miss Emmalyn…

Too cute!

I can’t explain how much I love the photo on the left! I am telling you, could they get any cuter?! All those kiddos…

Love this family shot :)  Funny thing is…there’s already another one on the way and we will soon need to update it :)

One of my favorite photos. Whenever I need a laugh, I pull this one up.

Sophie fell in love with this little guy…it took a very long time to convince her to take him back into the ocean. The shot on the right is her and her daddy taking him back out to sea…

I call this…evolution of baby…

Miss Annie… (the image on the left is one of my all time favorites).

Miss Millie (on the right)…

Here’s a little slideshow I made for them…it shows a bit more from our time: Kiawah with the Knisley Family

*and that’s just a few of them.

If anyone is wondering, yes, I am always up for tagging along on family vacations for a couple days…as long as I can bring my hubby ;)

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Audrey & Muncie – The Wedding! | Louisville Kentucky Wedding Photography

I was so anxious all year for August 14, 2010. Actually, I had been anxious for that day since November 2009. In November, Justin & I had the pleasure of flying over to one of our favorite cities in the nation to photograph the engagement of some of the sweetest people we have every met. Even better, we now call them friends. Audrey & Muncie brought us to Washington DC to document that time in their life…engaged, attending law school, living in DC…it was wonderful!

The day was nothing short of amazing. Audrey & Muncie were the epitome of style and class. There is nothing like spending a wedding day with a couple you adore and their families that you want to join. Once again, we left feeling as if we made so many new friends…a sure sign of a fantastic day.

…oh, and the details you ask? The details were out of this world. As a photographer (and once a bride), I can’t and never will be able to say enough about wedding planners.  Mackenzie Spalding of One Fine Day is the bee’s knees. She pulls together the most fabulous events I’ve ever seen…and I’ve seen a lot of them. Everything about the day was impeccable and I am honored that I was chosen to document it all…here’s a look into August 14, through my camera of course.

Audrey & Muncie decided to do the first look, which was great for many reasons. Their wedding day happened to be warm. Really, really warm.  So warm that we did 90% of all photos inside.  If they hadn’t decided to see each other before the ceremony, we wouldn’t have had nearly enough time/light for photos. Audrey & Muncie, thanks for valuing photographs & the time it takes to create them the way you do :)

There is something about the photo on the left that I LOVE…not sure why, just do.

Jumped outside for just a few…

I love this photograph of Audrey’s parents walking her down the isle…

Coming back down the isle is *always* one of my favorite photographs of the day.

The reception was so beautiful…amazing details everywhere you looked!

A favorite:

Loved this part! It was this little girls birthday, so they celebrated with a cake…so cute!

Not a bad late evening treat, if I do say so myself.

Ahh! I LOVE this one…

A perfect, perfect day!!!


Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Wedding Coordinator (and so much more): One Fine Day

Invitations, Programs & Printed Items: One Fine Day

Hair: Alpha Salon

Makeup: Bethany Tiesman

Flowers: Country Squire

Ceremony & Reception: The Henry Clay

Cater: Silver Spoon Catering

Cake: Tena Heiskell

Ceremony Musician: String & Harp Trio

Reception Musicians: Masters of Music

Transportation: Person to Person Limo (Bentley)

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Union, by Robert Fulghum

I mentioned in the last post that Kim & Greg had a beautiful reading at their wedding. Kim was sweet enough to send it along, so I wanted to share it with you all.

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “ You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife.”
–Robert Fulghum

In other news, I’ve started yet another blog! I have had a little polaroid on my website saying “art – coming soon” for around 2 or 3 years now…I know, follow through, it’s rough sometime. Anyway, I’ve decided that instead of a constant website, I would just make a simple blog and upload a new photo everyday or so. This is not for business, it’s really just a place to put my art. Just something that’s good for my soul. It will be as simple as possible, not about the words, just the photos…I hope you enjoy.

You can see it here: Art by Cassidy Dawn

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday! I am refreshed after my weekend away snowed in at a cabin in the woods. Definitely one of my favorite birthdays yet! Here’s to being 26!!

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