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ROOTED LOVE

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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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I am Cassandra and my passion lies in bringing the art of motherhood to light. Through fine art photography, I help mothers remember the beauty that’s woven together to create the tapestry of a childhood.

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Education

Learn How to Photograph Your Kids

I wanted to create a helpful post for mothers who would like to get more authentic photographs of their children at home and wherever they are. Our children grow up fast, and as a mother, I understand the need to document everything in the hopes of remembering these precious days! Below are a few questions […]

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Lifestyle

How to Prepare for your Newborn Photo Session – Orlando, FL

I know how busy you are preparing for your baby to arrive. I am here to make how you prepare for your newborn photo session with your baby as simple as possible while you enjoy a luxurious experience, soaking up this sweet time with your new little bundle. Where will we photograph my newborn? Most […]

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General

Choosing an Orlando Family Photo Location with Purpose

As an Orlando, FL photographer, I am constantly being asked, “Where should we do our family photos?” While there are many obvious locations such as pretty parks, neighborhoods and local beaches, this blog post is being read by you right now because maybe, you want to select a location or activity that is a little […]

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Maternity

Tips for a Beautiful and Relaxed Maternity Shoot -Orlando, FL

My tips for a beautiful and relaxed maternity session: 1. Book early. Don’t wait until the last minute. Photographers scheduled fill up quickly, make sure you have time to plan the session of your dreams!  2. Scheduling for comfort. I recommend scheduling your maternity session for any time after about 28 weeks, once your belly […]

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Education

Accurate White Balance and Skin Tones in Lightroom

Have you ever looked at an image and noticed it could be amazing, but there is something a little off? You can’t quite figure out what it is? Maybe the light was great, your clients were dressed perfectly, the background looks pretty, but your clients look gray? The answer could be a simple adjustment to […]

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Education

How to Fix Grain in Lightroom

If you have a photo with some of grain in it, you can use the Develop module in Lightroom to smooth it with a simple slider! The image I used to show this in the video below was extremely underexposed. I slid the exposure slider all the way up to 4.8 to make the image […]

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Education

How To Fix Underexposed Photos and Blown Highlights in Lightroom

The image below is a little bit darker, straight out of camera, than I would usually deliver. For the final image, I wanted to preserve the sky and the water, while making the overall image a bit brighter. While adjusting my exposure to make the image bright, I also need to make sure to preserve […]

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General

6 Tips for Your Family Photo Session

Family photos are truly so important. It’s the perfect opportunity to capture the kids just as they are now, before they change throughout the next year. This is a time to document how your family looks and feels during this season of life. How do we create beautiful, meaningful images that capture the essence of […]

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Education

How to Batch Edit in Lightroom

One of my favorite things to share is how to batch edit, and sync in Lightroom. Utilizing the “Sync” option in Lightroom allows me to batch edit many photos with similar settings in minutes. This saves me hours of editing. In this blog post, I will show you how to sync your settings across images […]

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