Coast-to-coast transplant. Daylight chaser. Expert online shopper. Multi-tabber. Perpetually in wanderlust. Fried chicken aficionado. 

ABOUT
Cassie valente

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. As a recent bride myself, 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. From the bride’s first glimpse of her reflection in the mirror, to a proud mother’s last adjustment of her grown-up son’s tie, each picture captures a tiny memory that is poignant, significant, and entirely individual to you. It is my greatest goal that by providing couples with these picture memories, they will look into their own story of love and life, over and over again, for many years to come.

 I'm a native Georgia peach, currently residing in the colorful Mission District 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. With all my experiences in planning weddings from either side of the equation, I feel like I have so much to share with my clients in terms of both structure and tireless creativity. In addition to capturing the precious moments of your wedding day, I offer custom timeline planning, trusted vendor recommendations, strong attention to detail, and an incredibly personal experience from inquiry to delivery. The relationships I have with my brides and grooms are of utmost importance to me.  
















Photo by Hannah Suh Photography

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 | ACLURAINN

Photo by Sorella Muse Studio

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my dog

OLIVE TREES

I love sending snail mail! I keep a stationery box with far too many postcards for one lifetime.

You can follow Rusty's adventures on Instagram at @rustythebutt!

I love hearing the history of family trees, especially olive trees, planted generations ago.

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MY HOME
AND REFUGE

ADVENTURE

Cozy front porches. Meat 'n three joints. Lazy summers on the river. Y'all come back now.

The finest man I know (in all senses of the word).

Wander, never wonder. My heart is stuck in a perma-state of wanderlust.

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