Cassie valente

I'm a native Georgia peach, currently residing among the foggy hills of San Francisco. Most of my childhood was spent in Atlanta, surrounded by my beloved Georgia Tech campus and an endless plethora of smoked brisket. I met Michael, my college sweetheart, shortly after freshman year and in 2012, added our sweet pitbull Rusty to the family. My poor car hasn't known what it's like to be clean since.

In 2015, we decided to start a new adventure out on the west (best?) coast. Two years later, we got married in the city we now call home. These days, I live life surrounded by olive trees, Mission-style burritos, and Karl the Fog, but continue to answer the constant call of travel in order to document weddings and love stories all across the world. 

It's about immortalizing those vital, fleeting moments – and also the feeling. I want your images to feel like you.

I specialize in focusing on the honest emotions, movement, and intimacy found in real, lasting love. I am a seeker of poetry in the small moments. I believe in the importance of preserving memories for a lifetime.

My mission is to capture the essence of you, creating images that tell stories not just of a wedding day, but of a lifetime of shared histories and connections. I hope with these photographs, that you will continue to look into your own story of love and life, over and over again, for many years to come.

Let me show you how your love looks.

In between the jetsetting adventures, I love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with my dog and a good Agatha Christie mystery. I prefer hot tea over coffee. My favorite scents are amber, honeysuckle, and lavender, growing wild and free. I shoot both film and digital. I'm fascinated by the human story, and the parts of the story that are shared among all weddings, regardless of background, tradition, or age. Each picture captures a tiny memory that is poignant, significant, and entirely individual to you. I hope to create many of these photo memories for you.

Inclusion, equity, and diversity are vital parts of my brand. I am committed to creating a space where everyone feels safe and welcome. I am constantly striving towards becoming more inclusive with my language, creative process, and overall approach. I support the Black Lives Matter Movement, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folx and am actively working to learn more about anti-racism and racial justice work, as well as consistently supporting and donating to local organizations.

Some of the organizations I actively support include:

SF-Marin Food Bank | Planned Parenthood | ACLU