Weddings

ginkgo fall wedding | SAN FRANCISCO

The concept was derived from a place of admiration for the beautiful ginkgo tree, which has been around for millions of years and highlight the changing of the seasons in a dramatic way as their leaves turn from vibrant green to ochre each fall. Drawing from their ephemeral beauty and unique shape, floral designer Amanda […]

Weddings

monique + robert | MENLO PARK BACKYARD WEDDING

Monique and Robert’s backyard wedding in Menlo Park, California was exactly the kind of celebration that keeps me totally in love with what I do. The two celebrated their marriage in front of a gathering of their closest friends and family, right in the backyard of the groom’s childhood home. Every little detail present was […]

Weddings

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 | RACHEL + VICTOR | SAN FRANCISCO GOLDEN GATE PARK ROSE GARDEN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Engagements

rachel + victor | GOLDEN GATE PARK ROSE GARDEN ENGAGEMENT

Quiet and serene, the Rose Garden within San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a hidden beauty. Rachel and Victor both mentioned that their ideal engagement session involved bountiful florals and a natural garden, and I’m so in love with how our city delivered on such a perfect location for these two! The summer season was […]

Weddings

natalie + eric | CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE CENTER OAKLAND WEDDING

When these two first reached out regarding their wedding, I immediately knew it would be an incredible celebration. Eric and Natalie’s wedding was entirely “themselves” to a tee, hitting all the right notes of their love of space, nature, and family. These two exchanged vows at Oakland’s scenic┬áChabot Space and Science Center, on one of […]

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

Weddings

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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