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 […]

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 […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ENGAGEMENT

Portraits

SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ENGAGEMENT

Learning to shoot film is like learning to breathe all over again.. but this time, with a manual. That you cannot skip. No matter how much you’re tempted to simply fast-forward and wing it. How I photograph is something I’ve always taken for granted. You enter digital sessions with some sort of vision and you point […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | kristen + erik | SWAN HOUSE ENGAGEMENT

Portraits

kristen + erik | SWAN HOUSE ENGAGEMENT

That slow turn into the grounds of the Atlanta History Museum is nothing short of breathtaking. During our entire afternoon together, it felt like time was standing still for Kristen and Erik. The timeless charm and elegance of this incredible manor made the perfect setting for this southern love story. I had such an amazing time exploring the […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | sarah + brian | SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

Portraits

sarah + brian | SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

I love when my couples take time to breathe with me. We make photos by exchanging stories and by learning what makes each other laugh. We chase sunlight together, find those quiet spaces in between, and let the wind blow us here and there and anywhere. I try to create images that show a glimpse into […]

CASSIE XIE PHOTOGRAPHY | olivia + perry | NAPA VALLEY VINEYARD PROPOSAL

Proposal

olivia + perry | NAPA VALLEY VINEYARD PROPOSAL

When I first skimmed over Perry’s inquiry email, I felt like my heart skipped three beats. HOT AIR BALLOON. NAPA. POP THE QUESTION. Oh my gosh, what a dream proposal! We connected over the phone that very night and I was thrilled to hear just how thoughtful of a guy Perry was. He had done […]

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