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Yearly Archives: 2015

Mini Sessions!!

UPDATE: All spots are booked :) blog

It’s true! I’m hosting my first ever day of mini sessions! I am super excited about it and I can’t wait to see everyone that signs up :) This wont be your typical mini session…no props or themes…it’s all about you and your family and showing the sweet love you all have for each other. I did happen to post something on facebook to see if there would be any interest and I had an overwhelming response…so while I would LOVE to make it happen for everyone, I wont be able to fit everyone in this year. Due to the “last minuteness of it all”, I only have one available day that I can make it happen and still have the photos returned within a decent time to make those Christmas cards.  SO…as much as I would love to meet tons of new people, this might not be the best session for that. All previous clients of mine will get priority. Doesn’t matter if I haven’t photographed you in years…if you’ve booked me for a shoot or wedding before, you’ll be contacted first. That’s not to say I wont take anyone new after all previous clients are booked, so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I have a limited number of spots, so email or message me soon to secure your time!

Details:

Date: Sunday, November 29th

Cost: $100.00

Location: TBD…will be either Chillicothe or Bainbridge area – contact me if one of those could be an issue

Details:

  • 15 mins (short and sweet, just enough time to get a handful of great updated family shots)
  • at least 5 digital files (you’ll probably end up with more…)
  • a discount on cards ordered through me
    • (you’d just pick a template and pictures and it would be worked up within the week – this is not required, you can use your photo files on another site)

Available times:

12:00 pm –  reserved

12:30 pm –  reserved

1:00 pm –  reserved

1:30 pm –  reserved

2:00 pm –  reserved

2:30 pm –  reserved

3:00 pm – reserved

3:30 pm –  reserved

4:00 pm –  reserved

If you are interested, just email me (cassidy@cassidydawn.com) or message me on facebook! It’s gonna be a great day…now everyone cross those fingers for no rain ;)

*I’d like to keep each session to immediate family…so if you were hoping to add extended family members, please contact me first.

 

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Cydney & Robbie – ENGAGED!

Oh sweet Cydney! I met this girl when she was around 13 years old, or so…maybe even younger. Her dad was transferred to my church as our new pastor and we fell in love with the Campbell family immediately. They were in my life for a lot of big changes and I’ll forever consider them close…even if we don’t live near each other. From college years, to moving home & new jobs and married life (her Dad married us!)…the Campbell’s were there! Love them all so much. I have photographed both girls for their senior photos, Caitlin‘s wedding…and now we are at Cyndey’s engagement. How does time go so fast?

Cyd has found the love of her life and I couldn’t be happier for her! Robbie complements her so well and you can see the love between them. Robbie, I know I don’t know you well…but I already consider you family (cause the Campbells are to me). You & Clayton are the perfect additions to their family and it makes my heart happy.

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Why family photos really are important. Meet the Givens Family.

029So often I hear people say, “we haven’t had family photos in 10 years” or something to that nature, it’s so common…and I get it. Life gets so busy. It does for me too. If it weren’t for a brilliant idea from my dear friend, I would actually probably be in the same boat (I shoot her family each year and she shoots mine). Kids pull you in so many different directions, whether they are toddlers or teenagers…it’s hard to manage another life in addition to your own…so adding extra things to the schedule can seem so daunting. Years pass and the last professional photo you have as a family together is the church directory photo with the kids in neon and teased bangs (oh wait…was that just us ;)

My point: Take the time.

This is my twin sister…she actually doesn’t have that issue because I am a rockin’ sister that updates her family photo each year for those cute Christmas cards…however, a real shoot…one that captures them as a family, where they live, how they interact…we’ve never done that.
Then, Father’s Day happened…the scariest day of my life. We were at my in laws house getting ready for lunch and I received a phone call, “something is wrong with Damon”, and my world stopped. We left the kids with Justin’s family and jumped in the car and headed straight for Dayton. You see, Damon had passed out while mowing and I wont go into detail of everything he went through or what all happened, I will say it was the worst few days of my life, I’ll also also say my sister and nephew are heroes. Absolute heroes.

You know those stories you hear about but never think they could happen to someone you love…well, it was happening to us and I wasn’t prepared. How could you be? I remember that early on while we were waiting for news in the ER, Whitney turned to me and asked for a family shoot when they got home.  You see, at this point…the doctors weren’t hinting that going home would necessarily be an option. We, as his family, knew it would be…and I told her I was already planning on that.

I pray no one has to have an experience like we had to really encourage you to update those photos…but please, remember, that while it might seem like an unnecessary event to add to the calendar, tangible memories that represent who you are and who your family is at this point in your life is such a precious gift to yourself and to your kids and to their future.

Meet Whitney, Damon & Henry…the most amazing, heroic people I know.

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On another note, I am heading on vacation with my entire family — we have a LOT to celebrate — in the morning, so email and phone calls will be pretty rare for the next week…but I’ll be back August 11th and I’ll be in touch then :)

Now go and HUG YOUR FAMILIES!!

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Emma | Chillicothe High School Senior 2016!

Loved my shoot with Emma a couple of weeks ago…she’s as sweet as she is cute and I had the best time chatting with her and her mom during our session. Here’s a handful of my favorites :)

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The Coates Family…so much more than clients.

chillicothe ohio family photographyIf you’ve met me, you know I *love* my clients. Really, I fall in love with them. So many become so much more than just a client, they become my friends. Often I just feel like I connect with them and it means so much to me to keep up with them and what is going on in their lives. Every now and then I get to come along for the long haul. I have a group of clients friends that bring me along for so many big, important and small, but meaningful moments in their lives…I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I am finally working on a new website (you know, after 5 years), and I was explaining to Justin how I wanted to communicate how grateful I am to each and every person that books with me and allows me to come into their lives for a few hours to document them. To show them how amazingly beautiful they are…how the love they have for their kids shows on their faces when they look at them…how a groom looks at his bride in her dress for the very first time…how their sweet baby smiles so much bigger when they are looking at them. You guys, I want more than anything for you to know how amazing you are. I am so thankful that you allow me to do this day in and day out. Thank you.

This family has become one that I just described. I was the one that was blessed to photograph Jamie & Adam as they promised to spend their lives together. I was the one that was blessed to photograph them as a family of 3 when sweet Jocie turned 1. I was blessed to photograph them again when she was 2…and now, I am the one that was blessed to photograph them as a family of 4. Cyrus, little buddy, you’ve got the best little family and I am so thankful I get to watch you grow with them. To the Coates, I am forever grateful for not only your friendship, but your commitment to preserving these memories and documenting your family…thank you for choosing me.

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