I'm here to be your new "Mom Friend" - in the best possible way.

The Mom Friend always has snacks in their bag for when you get hangry, a sewing kit just in case your seam rips, and bandaids because, well, you never know. They're always telling you how great you look, making sure you feel okay, and have three back up plans. They pin the boutonnieres, fluff the dress, and make sure everyone looks their best in group photos. They go to bat for you when something becomes an obstacle and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty if they need to.

I consider myself the best version of a Mom Friend because I come to every wedding and session with a level of preparation and care that my clients are forever grateful for. I'm not afraid to tell someone we need five more minutes, to step over a fence we're not supposed to, or rearrange the furniture if need be. I'll grab you a drink from the bar, hand your parents a tissue, and pull out hand-warmers when it's too cold. My goal is to make you feel taken care of from the time you first email me through even after you receive your final gallery. 

A photo of Cassondra sitting on her couch. She touches her neck and smiles at the camera.

Where it began...

A long time ago, my family took a trip to Disney World. Three days in, after much complaining on my part, I was given control of our family camera and that’s the short version of how I fell in love with photography. 

Since then, I’ve always had a camera in my hand. I started photographing events in high school and helping to design the yearbook. I graduated college with a bachelor's degree in photography, ran stairs at the Philadelphia stadiums photographing fans, worked in e-commerce for a small period of time, photographed school portraits, weddings, models, and teamed up with friends along the way. I learned through doing the things I enjoyed photographing and what I never wanted to try again. 

(Photo to the left is courtesy of Sam at Peaberry Photo, who photographed my wedding in October of 2018.)

Cassondra on her wedding day, taken by Peaberry Photo.

... and where it's going.

I like to say I'm adventurous and passionate about my work, but I don't take myself too seriously. I drink coffee, curse like a sailor, and read my horoscope daily (Gemini sun, Taurus moon, Cancer rising). I'm passionate about visiting the National Parks and getting dessert. I love a good fiction novel, conversational podcast (Ologies is my latest favorite), and seeing live music. My playlists run the range from ska to rap to show tunes to 90s alternative and I can quote Mean Girls backwards and forwards. I could talk for hours about the road trip my husband and I took around the country or whether Jim and Pam should have really ended up together.

Recently, I've taken the leap to fully commit to being a freelance photographer. When I'm not working for myself, you can find me photographing weddings alongside HeyDreDay, St. John Media, and Duca Studios. When I’m not photographing, you can find me on the couch with my husband watching reruns of Bob's Burgers, hiking a trail in the woods, or planning my next vacation.

Cassondra posing in front of a bridge in Maine. She smiles at the camera.

Okay so how does this work?

I like to photograph people and events in the same way I photograph nature or architecture - without too much intervention from me. What that means is that I'll give you a starting pose or an idea (think: "Okay, walk towards me with bad bitch energy.") and let poses unfold naturally while we talk and laugh. I want people to feel comfortable with me rather than being forcefully directed into awkward and uncomfortable poses. That being said, when it comes down to it, I'm here to help you look your best, so I'll still pay attention to small details, get your best angles, and make sure your hair looks great.

Pricing for weddings start at $1600 and portrait sessions start at $200. All sessions come with an online gallery and printing rights. A basic pricing guide for each session is listed under Investment and Booking, but if you need more information or have something more specific in mind, the best way to reach me is through email or my contact form

Cassondra photographing a bride and her father heading down the aisle during a wedding ceremony.