Engagements

rebeka + nick | FILOLI HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN ENGAGEMENT

It strikes me often that if not for photographing, I wouldn’t go on half the adventures I currently enjoy. I’ve caught more sunsets (and sunrises!), read more historical landmark placards, and hiked dusty trails for far longer than my camera-less self would have ever normally done. I’ve also learned to take in the world with […]

Weddings

lucy + matt | DENMARK STREET VINEYARDS SONOMA WEDDING

So thrilled to share with you all one of the most joyful, emotional, starry-eyed weddings I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. The impact that these two have had on their family and surrounding community is undeniable. It truly felt like all of the world was celebrating with them on this summer weekend in wine country. […]

Engagements

therese + melanie | LAND’S END AND SUTRO BATHS SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

Excited to share another beautiful, Bay Area engagement session, where I got to play the “is it digital or is it film?” game the entire time while editing these images. Trust me, after the long, crunchy hours of editing in this busy summer season, I can’t be reliably depended on to guess either. But! The […]

Weddings

erin + kevin | CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AT GREYSTONE NAPA VALLEY WEDDING

In the first year of my freelance career, I happened to meet a florist, who kindly introduced me to a young couple. I ended up photographing that couple’s portraits just a week before their wedding, and they in turn introduced me to Erin and Kevin, who I got to meet for the first time early […]

Engagements

tomoko + daniel | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL PORTRAITS

Tiny glimpse below of Tomoko and Daniel’s pre-wedding portraits at my beloved city hall, continuing proof that every day spent here is another San Francisco appreciation day. With a license appointment first thing in the morning, we got to explore all of San Francisco city hall in a way that felt entirely made just for […]

Weddings

julianna + will | SAN FRANCISCO CHASE CENTER WEDDING

I’m grateful to have recently photographed one of the first ever weddings at the new Chase Center in San Francisco, and boy, was it a treat for the heart and senses. The couple’s understated, yet effortlessly elegant style came through in every element of the day. The bride’s sister designed all the ikebana-inspired centerpieces and ceremony florals. […]

Weddings

rachel + austin | LAKE TAHOE SQUAW CREEK RESORT WEDDING

Photographer: Cassie Valente | Planner: Audere Events | Floral Design: Stems by Diana | Hair and Makeup: Luna Belle Beauty | Dress Designer: Reem Acra | Bridal Boutique: Warren Barron Bridal | Groom Attire: The Black Tux | Entertainment: Mercy and the Heartbeats by Hip Entertainment | Rentals: Theoni Collection, CPR Tent and Event Rentals, […]

Weddings

gilbert + april | CARNEROS RESORT AND SPA WEDDING

Photography: Cassie Valente | Planning and Design: Shannon Leahy Events | Venue: Carneros Resort & Spa | Floral Design: | Hair and Makeup: Sherrie Long | Paper Design: Wandering Heart Paper | Tabletop Rentals: Frances Lane | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Music and Entertainment: Fox Sounds | Cake Design: […]

Weddings

nina + dan | THE ESTATE YOUNTVILLE WEDDING

Photographer: Cassie Valente | Planning + Design: Dream a Little Dream Events | Venue: The Estate Yountville | Videography: Grover Films | Floral Design: Amanda Vidmar Design | Entertainment: Elan Artists, Boutique DJs, Nicco Tyson | Hair + Makeup: Teresa Song | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab | Photobooth: Giggle […]

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