CHRISTMAS IN CENTRAL PARK: JON + BETSY

Betsy and Jon are about to spend their first Christmas in their new Upper East Side apartment! Christmas in New York is the most magical time and I'm so excited for all the memories they're about to create! Chris and I got engaged on while ice skating on Rockefeller Center just after Christmas, so this time of year in NYC is so meaningful to us too! Central Park was the perfect backdrop for this Christmas-y session! We wanted the photos to make you feel the spirit of Christmas, but also be frame-able year round. Betsy's dress and shoes plus Jon's tie brought in just the right amount of Christmas color! Oh and want to know something extra exciting?! We shot part of this session on FILM! I absolutely love the way the reds came to life on Fuji 400H! 

These shoes though, amiright?!

Betsy you are so beautiful and haven't aged a day since high school!! 

I call this building the "twin peaks" and it's my favorite view in Central Park! 

Betsy and Jon, we had the BEST time with you guys!! Enjoy your first Christmas in NYC! <3

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ASBURY PARK ENGAGEMENT: CHRIS + ELLISE (C&CO KERI)

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I had so much fun getting to know Chris and Elle during their engagement session! We agreed to meet in what is basically the most quintessential Jersey shore town, and Asbury Park didn't disappoint even these two lifelong New Yorkers! The weather was absolutely incredible - 60 degrees and sunny on Thanksgiving weekend! We had an amazing time exploring the boardwalk. I love the art and culture Asbury Park has to offer, plus it's by the beach! You can't beat that! The town was already decked out for Christmas and there was even a musician playing Christmas tunes on his saxophone. Chris and Elle looked incredible! I am obsessed with Elle's Morning Lavender outfit! I am so excited for their wedding in June! Congrats Chris & Elle!

Photos by Keri for Cassi & Co. 


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RAMSEY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING: STEVE + TARA

The word that comes to mind when I think of Steve and Tara is "cozy!" Their interests and personalities fit snugly together like puzzle pieces! Their mutual love of great stories inspired the literature-themed details, like the confetti made from discarded (and well-worn!) books. Their save-the-dates were bookmarks, their centerpieces were stacked, old books (saved from the discard pile at libraries or purchased secondhand), and Tara gave each table a chapter number with literary quotes. And in Tara's words: "The wedding color is orange because like Anne Shirley, I love Octobers!" The Ramsey Golf and Country Club was the perfect setting - its peaceful lawns and quiet tree-laden nooks befitting such a laid-back couple! Steve and Tara, we know you will have many years of total happiness together, and we wish the best for you as you begin your journey as husband and wife!

Steve's face seeing Tara for the first time was PRICELESS!

Reading together on the best day of their lives? CHECK!

Steve loves golf, and this was the one special photo request he had - so cute!

Tall trees always make for such a dreamy ceremony location!

I went to High School with these lovely ladies!! Such a fun reunion to see them again!

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Venue: Ramsey Golf and Country Club • Florist: Urban Flower Market • Bride's Bouquet: Katherine Elizabeth Events • Photography: Cassi Claire • Makeup: Dona Massa Makeup • The Dress: Wear Your Love xo • The Shoes: Toms • Maids Fashion: Azazie • Groom's Fashion: Indo Chino • Men's Fashion: Generation Tux • Invitations: Minted • Music: Jam Music • Cake: Montclair Bread Company • And thank you to my AMAZING team Chris and Yumi!

Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!

NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND ENGAGEMENT: FREDSON + HILLARY (C&CO LAUREN)

I tell you what...I'm super jealous I didn't get to photograph this session! Our team photographer Lauren absolutely KILLED it!!! Hillary and Fredson are stunning in every single photograph! And of course, the Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport Rhode Island was an absolute DREAM! This is the location where Fredson proposed to Hillary, so it was super special and meaningful to them. These epic rock formations, their stellar style, and the perfect glowy sunset make this session one for the books! Congratulations Hillary and Fredson! Let the countdown begin!! 

THAT GLOW!! :)

Photos by Lauren for Cassi & Co. 


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DESTINATION WEDDING CONTEST 2017 WINNERS!!!!!

Pop the bubbly! Cue the confetti! It's time to announce our CONTEST WINNERS!!! 

This was THE TOUGHEST DECISION! When we created this contest, we never thought about how difficult it would be to choose a winner. We read every entry form multiple times and became very attached to each couple who shared their story. We truly wish we could afford to give away more than one wedding!!!  

After a lot of debate, one couple became the clear winner! I actually had excited butterflies as we clicked send on our congratulations email to Megan and Gabe of Venice Beach, CA! We must have read their entry form at least 10 times. Their answers were in a super cute "he said, she said" format, and we loved reading their love story through both of their voices. Plus, they were hilarious!  

 

 

"There will most definitely be an ice cream sundae bar,
because Megan’s idea of a balanced diet is an ice cream cone in each hand."

&

"Megan will call you a "beautiful, talented, brilliant,
powerful musk ox" as many times as you want." 
(Parks & Rec, for those not in the know)

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One of my favorite things about Megan and Gabe's entry form is the photo they sent. I cracked up when I saw he was on her back instead of vice versa! It is really important that we connect with our couple on a personal level, and not just because they are getting married in an epic location. 

Thankfully these two cuties have epic personalities AND an epic venue!!! We can't wait to celebrate with them at the Malibu West Beach Club in Southern California next August!

Photos provided by Malibu West Beach Club

Photos provided by Malibu West Beach Club