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The reminders of love, laughter, and lives shared. Authentic stories of your family, wonderfully told in beautiful custom portraits. I’m a storyteller, and these are the images I create. 

Cherished Moments

about Me

For me, photography is an unconditional labor of love and family portraits hold a very special place in my heart.  It’s why I love to capture the unguarded, fleeting moments that hold such special meaning for the families I photograph.  No other profession I’ve ever held allowed me to celebrate who people are the way photography does.  

It’s my passion and my joy to honor you by showing how innately beautiful and exceptional you are.  I create timeless portraits that you will be proud to display in your home as every day, happy reminders of moments you will cherish forever. 

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My name is Cassonda (you can call me Cassy) and I love being a portrait artist. Only photography allows me the opportunity to meet someone and rejoice in their unique and amazing personality.  We live in a world that, more times than not, can make us feel less than special so I ask you, don’t you deserve to celebrate you, your family, or your child? I think you do.

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Becoming a parent is overwhelming in all sorts of ways. There is a new sheriff in town and they like to have it their way. Some of the best relationships I’ve had are the ones forged out of a transitional time in my life- becoming a mother being one! You balance the “new” relationship with your partner and the new expectations of becoming a parent. Finding your tribe and others who have successfully forged this path before you is key.

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I am a Mother too.  After years of struggle to maintain a pregnancy, we were blessed in 2014 with a son named Declan. He is our rainbow baby. Experiencing infertility can be lonely and alienating or it can also be a community building experience. The more I shared of myself with others, the more I learned I was not alone. 

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Family is incredibly important. There are not enough hours in the day and we so often neglect to nurture our family relationships. The spousal relationship should be the backbone of the family and usually is the easiest to put on the back burner once children arrive. When was the last time you took time just for the two of you let alone have portraits taken together? Your wedding? Me too- busy life gets even the best of us!

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One more thing: you need to know what you can expect as a client. I guarantee my work 100% and as a perfectionist, I work tirelessly to make your session an experience you soon won’t forget. This is my husband Jeremiah: my assistant/muscle and sacrificial lamb when it comes to testing new things for my clients.   I wouldn't be where I am without him.  My at home support system allows me to be the best for you, my client, my friend.

What you should know

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The Details

Good planning is the best way to create a successful portrait session, so I work one-on-one with you to plan your session based on your personal style and where your images will be displayed. 

During your personalized planning consult, we will go over all the details: what to wear, how to prepare your children for the session, and how you plan on displaying your portraits.  Each of these items is CRUCIAL to giving you the BEST end product.  How I capture your precious family depends on all these puzzle pieces and I am there, every step of the way, helping and guiding you.  Family session fees start at $350.  Ask about our in person consultations where we shop with you for outfits and visit your home for personalized product recommendations.  

Planning for your session

Pictured: 20x24 Archival printed portrait with a custom Organic Bloom Frame in Pewter

All portraits are printed with high quality archival paper and inks, guaranteed to last the test of time.  We mount and finish each wall portrait by hand in house and stand behind our product 100%.  If your wall portrait leaves in a frame, it's covered against any damage for life! A complimentary frame is included on your largest wall portrait when you purchase 3 or more items to create a custom collection.

Featured: Giclée printed Breathing Color canvas wrapped around a museum quality, knot-free, kiln dried pine frame.   Shown at 30”x 60”

Gorgeous and contemporary way to showcase your images.  Statement pieces, images intended to be a focal point in a room, or hanging above a large sofa or fireplace, should start at 20 x 24 or 24 x 30 to provide appropriate scale and proportion to your decor.  I’m ready to help you determine the best sizes and options for displaying your new family portraits.

Featured in Ryker’s nursery is a 40 x 50 accented with (3) 11 x 17s all custom mounted and framed in house with solid wood hand painted custom frames.  

Gallery walls are a hot trend and what better way to tell your family story.  We offer many custom groupings in both framed and canvas to get you pointed in the right direction.  During your reveal session, we can upload an image of your home so you can visualize exactly how your art will look on the wall before you purchase, taking out all the guesswork.

Featured: Structure (left) and Tri-fusion (below) Panels sized 12x24 or 20x40.  Available as framed art or gallery mounted

Panels are a great was to artistically display three images from your session.  Available in a structured design or fused together into a one of a kind piece of art, we have everyone's home decor covered.  Perfect for a book shelf or as a statement piece in our larger 20x40 size.

Featured: 24 x 24 custom designed gallery mounted wall collage.  Features 4 + images available in in a structure design with frame or on canvas art block

Multiple images designed into a single art piece is the answer to the home owner who loves the look of gallery walls but has limited wall space.  Sized anywhere from 12x12 up to 40x40, we combine multiple images into a unified piece of wall art.  Great for family and child sessions celebrating milestones.

Featured: Classic styled archival album printed and assembled by hand.  Holds any where from 15 up to 50 images

What better way to preserve and archive this special time than through a book or archival album.  A perfect choice when you can’t settle for just one image to remember this special time in your life. Handed down to future generations, these are truly treasured.  Hand assembled and printed on archival paper which is guaranteed to last 200 years these are built to last,

Stephanie

"I felt so comfortable when Cassy was working with my little one. She made me feel so confident and secure during the whole process.
Harper couldn’t have been in better hands."

jennifer + jason

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Jessica + jeremiah

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