Cassi Claire » Wedding Photographer serving NYC, NJ, PA, CT, NY

Congratulations to Jodi and Jared!! These two cuties were married this past Saturday at the Waterside Restaurant overlooking the NYC skyline! Jodi’s weather prayers were definitely answered as I don’t think we saw a single cloud until the very end of the day. Which made everyone happy as we were able to make Jodi’s dreams of romantic portraits at the James J. Braddock Hudson County Park totally come true! Although, my favorite moments were catching all the little times Jared would sneak a glance at Jodi throughout the day. Such a beautiful sign of forever-love!! <3


There are few things sweeter than a father’s love!

Eeeee, I love First Looks before the ceremony!!Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_11Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_12Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_13Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_14Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_15Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_17Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_18Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_19Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_20

This Reem Acra dress stole everyone’s heart! Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_21Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_22Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_23Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_24Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_25Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_26Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_28Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_29Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_30

The whole room erupted during this classic Dirty Dancing moment! Swoon…Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_31Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_32Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_33Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_34

This surprise was so fabulous! Jared secretly learned a song and completely caught his bride off-guard when he joined the band on stage! SOOOO SWEET!!! Here’s to a hundred more years of pleasant surprises! :)Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_36Waterside-Restaurant-Wedding-Photos_38


Venue: Waterside Restaurant and Catering
Planner: Lulu’s Event Design
Florals: Avenue Flowers
Photography: Cassi Claire
Videography: Kiss the Bride Films
Hair: Pink Comb Studio  /  Makeup: Pucker Makeup Studio
The Dress: Reem Acra  /  The Shoes: Kate Spade
The Suits: Michael Kors  /  Maids Dresses: Donna Morgan
Invitations: Reed Cohen Papers & Events
Ceremony Music: Music For the Moment
Reception Music: Burnt Sienna
Cake: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery



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  • August 26, 2015 - 10:49 PM

    Laurie Michaelis Klempner - Just lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 12:08 AM

    Robert Michaelis - A special day for everyone!ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 3:52 AM

    Sharon Golden Sossin - What beautiful pictures of such a special day. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

    Lauren Wysocki - soo pretty! I would get married again just to wear that wedding dress! Beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 8:47 PM

    Julie Leibel - What phenomenal photos! This photographer rocks- but then, how could she not with Jodi, Jared, and this beautiful family and wedding party?ReplyCancel

When my husband told me we were invited to his cousin’s wedding in Colorado, my inital reaction was something like “WE’RE GOING TO GARDEN OF THE GODS AND I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT!!!” And when we realized Chris’s brother and wifey would be there too, my reaction was something like “THEY ARE GOING TO STAND IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA AND I DON’T CARE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT!” But c’mon…look at this view…you would have done the same! ;)

Stop it nature…just stop it.

Thank you to my adorable in-laws for coming along on this awesome adventure!! <3 you guys!

Shameless plug: I’m available for weddings & engagements worldwide, especially Colorado!


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“True beauty shines from the inside out.”

Never have truer words been spoken, and Will & Shirley prove just how true it is. While they are obviously a gorgeous couple, it’s their energy and joy that made me fall in love with them! Shirley is just the cutest little giggly bundle of happiness!!! From her very first email, I knew we were soul sisters! Together, Will & Shirley make love look effortless and wonderful! I’m so excited for their wedding this November!! <3

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It’s always fun when family members get married in awesome locations! Sean (Chris’s cousin) and Michelle were fortunate enough to be wed on an absolutely gorgeous (albeit very HOT) day in Colorado! The Inn at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, CO was absolutely stunning and perfect for their intimate wedding celebration!

There were bunnies everywhere! Bunnies to Colorado = Squirrels to New Jersey. 

Loved the adorable chandeliers at the Inn!

How cute is his little outfit?! 

Sean and Michelle, I wish you both many years of happiness!! <3

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I’ve been DYING to share this post since before I even took a single photo! All of my photo dreams came true when both Hannah (of Hanalulu Co.) and Alex (of Alexandra Grecco) agreed to collaborate with me on this inspiration wedding shoot! Watching Hannah, a professional wedding stylist, was just amazing. She crafted an inspiration board for each artist involved, curated materials from dozens of stores, and styled all of our incredible models! After watching Hannah work, it’s safe to say that I’m now not-so-secretly hoping all of my brides hire her to style their weddings! She took my measly Pinterest board and completely upped its game like 1,000 notches! I can’t gush enough! :)

This shoot was styled for the Hello, Artist Workshop hosted by yours truly along with Kay English and Jessica OH! We are so grateful to the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, NJ for allowing us to roam around their farm for two days causing all sorts of ruckus! But I’ve got a whole separate post dedicated to the fun we had at the workshop! For now, enjoy this daily dose of lovely! <3

How gorgeous is this hair piece made by Viburnum Designs?! I’m so in love!

Sissi Chan is a genius!! You know that “what would you do if you won the lottery” question we all dream about? I know my answer…hire Sissi Chan to do my hair & make-up every single day! ;)


A HUGE thank-you to everyone involved!
Brides, you’ve seen what these awesome wedding artists can do!

I’m sure they’d love to help you bring your wedding dreams to life! :)


Venue: Inn at Fernbrook Farms
Styling: Hanalulu Co.
Dress Designer: Alexandra Grecco
Florals: Viburnum Designs
Hair & Make-Up: Sissi Chan
Invitations: Sincerely, Jackie
Photography: Cassi Claire
Models: Tabitha, Richa, Mary, and Julia (you girls rocked!!)

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Happy 4th of July!!! I’m celebrating by reliving Brian and Cathy’s Memorial Day weekend wedding!! This gorgeous couple was wed at Our Lady of Peace Church in New Providence, NJ and their reception was held at The Wilshire Caterers in West Orange, NJ. Their day was filled with family and friends from all over the globe. Over 350 guests joined them, including family from Canada and Italy! Even with so many people, the day still felt intimate. Everyone was so welcoming and loving and FUN!!

Cathy, being a school teacher, invited her students from the past couple of years to the ceremony! 

Verona Park was the perfect place for portraits!

Cathy, you are TOO cute!!

My favorite part of this wedding day was seeing TWO of my past couples!!! Keri (in hot pink) and Dan on the right, and Arielle (in floral print) and Joe on the left!! My only regret is not getting a photo of me with all three lovely brides!! Booooo! :(

Congrats again Brian and Cathy!! I hope you are living it up in Italy right now!! Bring me home some gelato! ;)

Ceremony: Our Lady of Peace Church
Reception: The Wilshire Caterers
Photography: Cassi Claire
Videography: Monster Video Marketing
Florist: Hall’s Garden Center & Florist
Music: D’Amico Entertainment
Hair: Feathers Hair Specialists
Make Up: MJ Artistry
Bride’s Gown: Galina via David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Invitations: Invites by Andi
Favors: C & L Fine Gifts
Cake: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery

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