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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Announcement time!!

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(artwork by the talented Newspaper Balloon)

We’ve been keeping a secret since this Fall and I thought it might be time to let it out…Drummond Baby #2 will be here this July!
We are thrilled and can’t wait for our family to grow…and see Hallie become a big sister.
With that being said…there are a few other important things to mention. A July baby isn’t the best for a wedding & senior photographer (but I’ve never been one to plan my family around my business!)…as a maternity leave will be smack dab in the middle of my 2nd busiest season…but no worries! I’ve got a plan ;)

I’ve been saying that summer dates will be booking fast…and yes, they will! My estimated maternity leave will be late June to the end of August…so all you seniors wanting a summer session…we need to get that booked, asap!! They will need to be early June if you want them while you are out of school. Seriously, it’s not too late to call…I’ve already been booking! I will not have another photographer during that time…all clients of Cassidy Dawn Photography, will be photographed by Cassidy Dawn ;)

There will be a few changes in both the Senior division & the Wedding division of the business…no worries, families & portraits will be pretty similar, with only a few minor adjustments.

I’ve put a lot of thought into this decision, and while it’s hard to make, it’s necessary. I love, love, love my weddings…however, my heart is Senior Photography and that’s where my focus will be.  We will be very selective in booking weddings for the rest of 2014. Due to the fact that so many seniors choose the summer because they can avoid conflicts with sports & after school activities, I’ve decided to try to keep several weekends available in the Fall for senior shoots. Thus, making a very limited amount of weddings possible.

Another change that is taking place is a revamp of how we do our shoots…the session fee* will now include a pre-consult meeting to discuss everything from location, to outfits, to products & collections..everything. Now, going into the shoot…we will already know each other a bit &  you (and your parents) will understand the entire process.  We will also have a ordering meeting for every client. This is so helpful for you to really see the products & we can chat about what image is best for what.  I’ve heard time and time again from parents walking out of our ordering meeting, “you made that so easy, I don’t know why I was so stressed”. That’s exactly what we want to hear. No stress allowed, this is such a fun experience for everyone…and I won’t let you worry about a thing! *the session fee will remain the same at $200

I’ve been adjusting the whole Senior Session Experience and will be launching the new pricing & information next week. So if you are or have a 2015 senior, feel free to email now & I will get that out to you as soon as it’s ready!

INFORMATION ON SENIOR REPS! I know this has been a big question for a lot of you 2015 seniors…and it should be! This is such a fun event we do and I can’t wait to get started. The entire program will be changed this year…for the BETTER! So if you’ve heard raves from my Reps this year…imagine what I have in store for the Class of 2015 ;) This information will also be launched next week…so keep an eye out!

That’s enough reading for now…I’ll be back on tomorrow with another session to share.

I am so grateful for all of you & honored to be your photographer in such important events & times in your life. Thank your for allowing me to live my dream.

xoxo, Cassidy

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Cade – Adena High School Senior

Meet Cade! He’s another member of the Cassidy Dawn Senior Reps! I am so excited to launch the program again this year…it will be pretty different, but awesome just the same. I loved getting the chance to get to know these seniors more. You can see a recap of our day here: Senior Rep Video.

Here’s a little look at Cade’s fall senior shoot…loved all of our shoots together. Seriously, stand up guy, grateful to have had a little part in his senior year.

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Did I mention he was the quarterback? football senior photo

Also, how cute are they?! You know I make anyone that tags along on your shoot get in on the fun. Thanks for being a good sport Madi ;) football senior photo baseball senior photo baseball senior photo

Did I also mention I remember when he was born…yep, another one of those. Making me feel sooo old. chillicothe ohio senior photo chillicothe ohio senior photo guitar senior photo guitar senior photo guitar senior photo ohio senior photo guitar senior photo southern ohio senior photo

 

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1st wedding of 2014!

Just wanted to share a little sneak peek of the fun we had this past weekend! sneakpeek1

Have fun in the Bahama’s Tiffany & Ryan…enjoy that sun!

 

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David & Megan – The Wedding!

Keeping with my new “wedding blogging plan”, Megan & David are next in line to show off! September 14th was a perfect day…the light was amazing, the weather couldn’t have been better & I spent my day photographing the love of these two and their families. Have I mentioned lately how great my job is?

They were married at one of my favorite locations…Pine Lodge at Thompson Tree Farm, just south of Washington Court House. The grounds to this location couldn’t be better…you’ll see what I am talking about soon. Here’s a look into Megan & David’s perfect wedding day…enjoy :)

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See what I mean about the location? Geesh. wedding in pine trees wedding in pine trees wedding in pine trees wedding in pine trees taupe bridesmaids dresses ohio wedding photography ohio wedding photography

This is one of those shots that I pretend is mine…but really, my amazing second shooter/husband gets the credit. Well done, Justin. Well done. ohio wedding photography ohio wedding photography

Megan had planned the image on the left well before the wedding day…I think it turned out pretty cute ;) ohio wedding photography ohio wedding photography ohio wedding photography country chic wedding details rose detail cake rose detail cake wedding ring photo first dance wedding photo ohio wedding photography

Loved spending this day with you two, here’s to many, many years of a wonderful marriage :)

Vendors:

Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Ceremony & Reception Location: Pine Lodge at Thompson Tree Farm

Flowers: Charley’s Flowers

Cake: her sister! amazing, right?!

Ceremony Musician: Joe Warth

Reception Band: Spin Doctor Karaoke

 

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Sarah – Paint Valley High School Senior

It’s a catch-22 when I photograph seniors that I’ve known practically their entire lives. The fantastic part: having watched them grow into the amazing people they have become & getting to have a small part in such a pivotal year for them. The other part: “gosh, I am old”.

I’ve known Sarah since she was a tiny little tike running around in Sunday school. She’s as cute now as she was then…and she’s about as sweet as they come. I was lucky enough to get to photograph her 3 times! Not only was she one of my SENIOR REPS this year, but she had me do a mini shoot at the Ross County Fair, in addition to her full shoot. Here’s a look at two of them!

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Sometimes I forget how much I miss summer/fall light…until I start going through sessions…it’s gold. farm senior session country field senior session ohio senior session

2015 SENIORS – summer sessions are going to book up FAST!! It’s not too early to schedule your session…get in touch soon to get on the calendar. Also, details about our Senior Rep program coming soon!!

 

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