I’m Cassandra Daye, but feel free to call me Cassie. I live in upstate New York with my husband and fur baby, Max. Photography began as a hobby but grew into a passion when I discovered the marriage (no pun) of love and photos. Telling a love story through my lens is a constant reminder of what is right and good in the world.
I love weddings, not just for the party (heck yeah!), but for the meaning behind it. Gimme all the love! I wanna see those the kickass brides, the weepy grooms and the dogs dressed in little bowties. I'm not traditional by any means, but I do consider myself a hopeless romantic and hope to photograph some romance, fun and memories with you and your boo. I try to capture all sides of my clients, the dark and the light, the quiet moments and the belly laughs, the raw and real, and also the occasional Vogue. I pride myself on making people feel comfortable in front of the camera, and having all of the fun at my shoots and weddings!
A few things about me:
In a world full of artificial, I think it’s so incredibly important to be real. You wouldn’t believe how many time’s someone has said to me “I’ve never told anyone this before, but…” By being authentic, I think I help others feel like they can be their true selves and that translates on camera to some epic photos.
I’m an indoor cat, but definitely a dog person. My favorite place to be is at home in my bed with my husband, dog, old movies and some Chinese takeout on a rainy Sunday. #chinesefoodbedpicnic
That being said, I’m always down to explore and adventure. Let’s freakin’ go.
Stewart’s coffee over Starbucks. Any. Day. (Upstate NY, represent).
I freakin’ love dogs. I not so secretly hope that you bring your dog with you to our shoot or the wedding. In other words, please bring your dog. Please.
Music is a huge part of my life so you can probably expect if during your engagement shoot and don’t mind me if I’m dancing along with you as I shoot your wedding reception. And if Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” comes on at your wedding, I may or may not put my college hip-hop Choreography experience to work. You’ve been warned.
My Maid of Honor said it best in her speech at my wedding. I like to have fun and I make people feel loved. And I bring that to my photography.
I want you to enjoy every moment of the process. Whether it's a cozy at-home engagement session, an adventure in the woods, or a formal affair in your grandmother's vintage wedding dress, I want you to feel comfortable.
I take an adventurous approach to my engagement sessions, to break the ice and let us both all feel like old friends. Who wants to feel stiff and stuffy and awkward and uncomfortable. Put you’re trust in me and I promise all that will melt away.
Having been recently married myself, I think like a bride and try to give my clients what I would want from a photographer come the big day.
I stay organized to make the process and your day as stress-free as possible. You’ve got bigger fish to fry than worrying about me. I’ll get you in and out and on with life so you can enjoy your wedding, and then get you some gorgeous photos a few weeks later to remember your best day ever, forever.