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Category Archives: for fun

Our little family – cartoon style

I had this idea for a while now that I wanted to commission our friend, Wes, to draw our family in front of our house.  We both love his comics & I knew it would the perfect present for Justin’s birthday.  I was absolutely blown away when he sent the preview…I mean, it’s amazing!! We love everything about it!! What a great keepsake before our family starts growing…our first house, with our favorite pup…and it even has Justin’s jeep in the driveway!  Thanks so much Wes!!

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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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2010 Weddings – Our Couples

There is absolutely no possible way I could post my favorite photos from our weddings this year. Actually, I take that back…that’s what I do when I post them…so to take them from 30 to 1…just can’t do it. So Justin & I went through every wedding from the year and picked one of our favorite portraits of each couple.While we have lots and lots of other favorites…this will give show a recap of the year (well, most of them are new since I am behind on blogging ;)

My goal for 2010 was to travel more. I love travel.  Whether for personal or business, I just wanted more. Thanks to my amazing clients, I made my goal happen this year.  I had at least one trip out of state every month this year.  Since this time last year I’ve been to:

Nashville, Tennessee (Jan), Kentucky (Feb, April, July, Aug, Nov, Dec), Naples, Florida (March), Indiana (March, Oct), Albuquerque, New Mexico (March), Minneapolis, Minnesota (April), Michigan (May, Sept), Maine (June), Washington DC (July), South Carolina (Aug).

I’d say that’s a success. This year’s goal is inspired by my dear friend Melanie. She suggested on facebook the idea of taking a photo every day for a year, and then making a book out of it. While I have heard of this project before, I never really jumped on board until now. My thoughts were usually…what if it’s 11pm and I still haven’t taken a photo? I was worried I would get stressed about doing it every day. I’ve decided that I will use different mediums. Some days I’ll shoot with my Canon Mark 2, other days with my iPhone. Some days I will have my Polaroid 600se, and other days my point & shoot. I want this to be a collection that is natural and really shows my life…simple, but wonderful. I am so excited to start! Could you just imagine flipping through a book, page by page, of your parents life before they had you? NO, I am not pregnant, but someday I will be…and my kids will love this.

Alright. So that’s where I am for 2011…wish me luck!

Here’s a look at all of our amazing, beautiful, wonderful couples that allowed us to photographed their wedding day. It was such a perfect year and we can’t wait to see what this year holds for Cassidy Dawn Photography!! Thanks for sticking by us :)

Angela & Jerry

Emily & Mark

Ashley & Curt

Paige & Dan

Naomi & David

Heidi & John

Beth & Sam (& here)

Stacy & Luke

Meaghan & Jeremy

The following have yet to be blogged…so stay tuned for those!!

Kim & Greg

Audrey & Muncie

Melissa & Travis

Elena & Eric

Jill & Austin

Emilie & Andy

Anastasia & Doug

The following are still in queue for editing…so these are just some that jumped out at me :)

Christa & Cory

Andrea & Mike

Lauren & Ely

Laura & David

Happy 2011!!!

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2010 Favorites – Portraits

Here are a few of my favorites from Portrait Sessions this year. I should note, not every session is on here…I simply picked 50 of the photos that stood out to me from the year while browsing through my folders.

*In August I photographed a family vacation. These were not even considered for this post…that probably would have added another 100 to the list. Those will have their own post soon ;)

Here we go…


Check back for seniors & weddings (that one might be a long one… ;)

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2010 Favorites – Engagements

Hello there!! I hope you all have had the best Christmas ever!

This week I will be sharing the 2010 Favorites…starting with engagements. I have just selected a few of my favorites from all the shoots this year. Most of these have been posted before, but some are new since I am a little behind…so enjoy a look back at the year!

I am so looking forward to 2011!

For all of you on Facebook, I mentioned that from here on out I will be posting all business related things on my Business page…you can see it here: Cassidy Dawn Photography on Facebook. All photos will be uploaded there, rather than on my profile. So be sure to “like” the page to see updates & photos :)

Keep checking in this week…we’ve got LOTS to share!

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