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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 […]

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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, […]

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jessica + jesse | FLOOD MANSION WEDDING

Jessica and Jesse were married on June 1st, 2019 at The James Leary Flood Mansion in San Francisco. These two have always held a deep love for all things edgy, European, and old world-inspired, so it’s only fitting that they were engaged in Paris and later fell in love with the vintage art deco vibes […]

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rachel + victor | CASA REAL WEDDING

Rachel and Victor’s wedding was some of the most fun I’ve ever had while photographing, and I’m still so amazed by the sheer number of events we managed to fit into this incredible day! The day kicked off early in the morning with Rachel and her sweet bridesmaids. It was so apparent how special each […]

CASSIE VALENTE PHOTOGRAPHY | SARAH + BRIAN | BENTLY RESERVE SAN FRANCISCO WEDDING

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sarah + brian | BENTLY RESERVE WEDDING

Boy meets girl. Girl fails to hit it off with boy (a longer story that Brian will never quite let Sarah live down). They both end up coming around, and girl marries boy. It sounds like the script of the latest Hollywood romantic comedy, but it was the unscripted real life love story that left […]

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angela + ethan | CINNABAR HILLS GOLF CLUB WEDDING

Ethan was in his second year of his residency at the University of Maryland. Angela was just starting her third year of medical school. They met when Angela’s surgical rotation took her through the ophthomology department – specifically, Ethan’s department. The two were paired together in many mentoring sessions. To Ethan, Angela was a bright and curious […]

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vanessa + danny | CASA REAL WEDDING

I was immediately drawn to Vanessa and Danny’s ability to find romance in the everyday, back when we first met up for this couple’s epic San Francisco engagement session. We explored the entire city together, from Legion of Honor, to Crissy Field, ultimately ending up at Baker Beach for those incredible sunset views of Golden Gate […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | hacienda tale | HOLMAN RANCH ELOPEMENT

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hacienda tale | HOLMAN RANCH ELOPEMENT

“My dearest girl.” The beginnings of a love story, set at a dusty ranch forgotten by the rest of the world, where a lonely writer escapes to get away from the noise and meets an untamed beauty instead.. I had the opportunity a few months back to work with a talented team on capturing the wild […]

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