family films

These films are full of emotion like experiencing a living memory. You will love the effortless and authentic approach to documenting this phase of your life; centered around everyday memories you will want to keep forever.  This all-inclusive session includes a custom film and photos. 

Cassandra filmed our family in September and it was such a pleasure. She was so easy to communicate and coordinate with from the get-go, and let us know what to expect day of. Cassandra instantly put the whole family at ease, and my boys were drawn to her, getting smiles and real personalities that can be difficult to coax out from others. She spent the late afternoon and evening with us filming family time spent in our yard, at the park, making dinner, and bedtime routine. Shortly after we received our film and photos from Cassandra and were amazed that she turned our every day into magic. The clips she chose, paired with sound bites and music brought tears to our eyes. The photos are amazing, but the film captures our family in ways that can never be recaptured. Truly a time capsule and snapshot into our life as it is now. I will treasure the film and photos forever, and can’t wait to work with Cassandra again in the future.
— Brianne, N Portland (Family Film)
We had the pleasure of doing a Family Film with Cassandra. What a special treasure for us to have forever. The music chosen too was so perfect and complimented the film really well. It’s so special to hear our daughter’s voice and capture her little spirit on camera. Cassandra has an eye for detail that we could never capture ourselves. It’s the only video we have with all of us in front of the camera. I’d recommend Cassandra and a Family Film to anyone wanting a unique keepsake that captures the simple moments of daily life.
— Iris, SW Portland (Family Film)
Cassandra is friendly, easy natured and was a total pleasure to have in our home for our “day in the life” filming. The end result is a video that perfectly represents us as a family and our home. She was with us for nearly 4 hours and somehow whittled down all that video to capture “us” and what our days are like at this time in our lives with our 7 month old little boy and sweet dog, Rue.
We know that life moves fast and that things change. We are so incredibly happy and thankful for Cassandra’s expert eye in capturing us in our regular life, and documenting it in film to allow us to look back for years to come.
Create a time capsule for yourself and your family - invite Cassandra into your home, you’ll be so glad you did!
— Allyson, Portland (Family Film)

DAY IN THE LIFE SESSION

Day in the Life sessions document your family’s everyday life in your home and wherever you go. These sessions record all of the unscripted moments that make up your day - the good ones, the sweet ones, the hilarious ones, and maybe even tantrums... I will capture it all. :)  All you have to do is be yourselves! Your family is unique and wonderful right in this moment and these stages are fleeting. I want you to always remember them.

day in the life - Full DAY

During this 6 hour photography session, I tag along with you and your family for the day!  No planning, no expectations.  I'll capture the morning roll-out-of-bed moments, picking up your little ones from school, preparing dinner together and snuggly bedtime stories; there are lots of special moments to chronicle throughout your normal day.

day in the life - HALF DAY

This 4 hour photography session is a scaled down version of the full day.

Our photo session with her [Cassandra] was relaxing and natural. She blended into our family rhythms easily so as to capture us in an organic state. The photos brought out expressions and joy in our children that we never have had captured in the more stiff, posed photo shoots we’ve been a part of. The portfolio Cassandra created for us will be treasured for years to come.
— Ryan, Portland (Day in the Life Session)

HOURLY DOCUMENTARY FAMILY SESSIONS

This 1-2 hour session is based around activities that would be part of your ideal day. My aim is to engage family members so that they interact with one another while not paying attention to the camera. These sessions are great for outdoor family photos and work well for anyone who wants to see natural moments evolve while enjoying fun times together. Fifteen minutes will be allotted for formal (camera-aware) portraits and the rest of the time will be letting loose and enjoying each other's company. Bring things that you and your family can do together (ie. bubbles, kites, balls).  Please do not wear matching clothing, such as white shirts and khaki pants. Sessions are held at the location of your choice.

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Cassandra has a way of capturing pure magic. She’s just lovely to work with and I highly recommend her!
— Jamie, Hillsboro (Hourly Documentary Family Session)

BIRTH STORieS

My focus for birth stories is to honor the emotions of this amazing process.  The photographs show the connections between you and the people in the room, different points of view, the involvement of your supporters (providing comfort) and any contextual details that happen naturally.  Please note that some hospitals will not allow recording during the moment of birth for legal reasons.

I will also stay for awhile after the birth to capture the moments of connection with your new family member, siblings meeting, feeding and [finally] resting.  If you decide, I can return the next day and capture visiting hour(s) in addition to when you take your new baby home.

This is the biggest honor and I am so appreciative to tell the story of such an impactful part of your lives.  

Cassandra was amazing to work with. Capturing so many moments and yet —especially during labor/birth — I was barely aware she was there! The film is something I will treasure forever and the photos are also gorgeous. Cassandra is kind and professional and just a complete joy to work with. I cannot speak highly enough of her work.
— Janis, Portland (Birth Story Film & Photos)
I cannot express how thrilled I was with Cassandra’s ability to capture so beautifully my journey through the delivery and bonding moments. Childbirth is such an intimate, vulnerable experience yet Cassandra’s sweet personality and her ability to blend into the background removed any possible anxiety. It was a joy working with Cassandra’s pleasant personality and I will always be grateful for her excellent work!
— Brenda, Hillsboro (Birth Story)

 

NEWBORN & first year SESSIONS

My goal in a newborn session is to capture everything you want to remember about having a newborn—because this time goes by so fast!  Your new routine may consist of nursing or bottle feeding, rocking, time with siblings and lots of ooohs and aaaahhhss... Whatever happens, goes!  There will be no rush and no expectations. I’ll spend up to 2 hours photographing your family and include some casual newborn portraits, too. 

Year in the Life sessions document all of the major turning points in baby's first year.  During this time, I will provide 4 sessions that capture your little one at each milestone...newborn, 4-months (lifting head/rolling over), 7-months (sitting-up/crawling) and 12-months (standing/walking).

We loved our newborn session with Cassandra and the photos turned out so beautifully! She made us feel relaxed and comfortable and her photos captured the joy we feel with our new baby so perfectly.
— Maggie, Washougal (Documentary Newborn Session)

 

special events

Every event is marked by its own special moments. I will skillfully capture this story and deliver portraits that you will find yourselves talking about for years to come.

Cassandra is naturally gifted in all things creative. She has taken pictures for 2 of my events. Both times, she was able to really capture the day. I don’t mean just take pictures, I mean capture the feelings and emotions of the people attending the events. Her pictures are real. I would recommend her for any function or life event that you want to capture for a lifetime.
— Erika, Vancouver (Birthday & Baby Shower)

FINE PRINT:

  • $250 deposit (which will go towards your session balance) is required to hold your session date and time. 

  • Full payment is due prior to the day of your session. Any fees associated with chosen location will be the client’s responsibility.

  • Payment plans are available.  Simply let me know at the time of booking and we can set up a plan that will work for you.

  • Photos & films are usually delivered 3-4 weeks after the session.

  • Please ask about additional costs for travel outside of the Portland area. 

  • Once you have booked a session with a quoted price, you are then locked into that price regardless of future changes. All pricing is subject to change at any time without notice.

  • Rescheduling is completely understandable for weather or child illness issues. I will do my best to fit you in as soon as possible.

  • Sales tax may apply.