Weddings

bailey + zach | PACIFIC GROVE AND SALINAS WEDDING

Bailey and Zach’s Pacific Grove and Salinas backyard wedding is the perfect example of how even the tiniest of weddings can be celebrated in total style, and with the fullest expression of feelings. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brutally changed the wedding industry. As I learn to navigate this uncertain new world with my couples […]

Weddings

katie + jordan | HOLMAN RANCH WEDDING

Katie and Jordan were married in October at historic Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate these two and their marriage! Holman Ranch is truly a photographer’s paradise. There are so many incredible spaces for portraits all over the venue and I loved watching all […]

Weddings

kelsey + alex | BUENA VISTA WINERY SONOMA WEDDING

Photography: Cassie Valente Photography | Film Lab: Photovision | Venue: Buena Vista Winery | Planning + Design: Showrunner Events | Floral Design: Miss Meliss Floral Design | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Hair + Makeup: Blush Beauty Room | Catering: The Girl and the Fig | String Quartet: Bella Rosa | DJ: AMS Entertainment | […]

Weddings

jordyn + walter | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL WEDDING

Photography: Cassie Valente Photography | Planning + Design: Dream A Little Dream Events | Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Floral Design: Amy Burke Designs | Hair + Makeup: Beauty in SF by Adelina | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Catering: Toast Catering | Cake Design: Pretty Please SF | Signage: JK Design | Entertainment: […]

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ada + xuan | HYATT CARMEL HIGHLANDS INN BIG SUR WEDDING

Photography: Cassie Valente Photography | Planning + Design: Lovely Time | Venue: Hyatt Carmel Highlands | Film Lab: Photovision | Hair + Makeup: Charlene You | Floral Design: Gavita Floral | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Linens: La Tavola

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katie + albert | JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM WEDDING

Photography: Cassie Valente Photography | Planning + Design: Ruby & Rose | Ceremony Venue: Saints Peter & Paul Church | Reception Venue: Julia Morgan Ballroom | Floral Design: Sharla Flock Designs | Hair + Makeup: April Foster Bridal | Film Lab: Photovision | Cake Design: Jasmine Rae Cakes | Rentals: Theoni Collection and Hensley Event […]

Editorial

melissa + kellen | LOVE BENEATH MY WINGS

Inquiries for at-home weddings and backyard celebrations have been popping up more and more in my inbox, and I figured it was long past overdue to share this intimate wedding editorial I photographed last year in northern California! Beautifully designed by Cali and her team over at SmittenKiss, this love story is layered in romantic […]

Personal

How To Find Your Dream Wedding Photographer

Planning a wedding at any time can be overwhelming, but in the modern era, it can be absolute information overload!! There are countless articles on the internet, with scrolling pages of advice and Pinterest-perfect checklists on how to find the perfect photographer, but how DO you choose a photographer that meets everything that you’re looking […]

CASSIE VALENTE PHOTOGRAPHY | LOAN + SCOTT | SACRAMENTO HAGGIN OAKS WEDDING

Weddings

loan + scott | HAGGIN OAKS SACRAMENTO WEDDING

From the moment I heard Loan and Scott’s love story (which you can read more about on my blog post of their engagement session!), I have been counting down the days until their wedding. I knew that their wedding theme, “Love Grows”, would mean natural and organic florals arranged to set my heart astir, but […]

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