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

This session was INCREDIBLE!!!! After being sick all week with bronchitis, these two were just the cure I needed! Non-stop laughter, the perfect lighting, gorgeous DUMBO, and some yummy pizza helped sooth my soul! Jessica and Jonathan, you are two of the sweetest people on earth with hearts of gold!! Thank you for the perfect day! It was so much fun celebrating your engagement! I’m literally counting down the days until your wedding next year! <3


We started the session at Jane’s Carousel which is spaced perfectly between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge!

Jess, you are STUNNING! Hair and makeup by the wonderful Victoria Elizabeth!


I love love love the softness of this! So dreamy!

We could not have asked for more perfect weather! Look at that GLOW! 

Ice Ice Babaayyy!


Love this view!

We ended with sunset on the Brooklyn Bridge – it doesn’t get more iconic than this!! Jess and Jon, thank you both for being the loveliest of lovelies! Can’t wait for the wedding!! <3

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There’s nothing quite like a perfect summer day at the beach! Chris and I drove down to Asbury Park & Ocean Grove to spend the late-afternoon with Melissa and Andrew to celebrate their engagement. We walked the boardwalk, were attacked by a giant wave on the jetty, stopped for some yummy ice cream (that melted WAY too fast), and enjoyed sunset under the pier with the toes in our sand and music from the Stone Pony serenading us from the distance! It was the PERFECT date day! <3

I love the Paramount Theatre in the background!


This was the photograph I was waiting for all night! I love piers!!

Is this not the most magical sunset ever?! We were all mesmerized!! Congrats to Andrew & Melissa – counting down the days until the wedding next year!! :)

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey based wedding photographer
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  • July 14, 2016 - 12:28 AM

    Rhenda Stephens - Great pictures of my nephew, Andrew and his fiancé, Melissa!ReplyCancel

Happy two week anniversary to Lexy & Geoff!!! You might remember these two from their South Street Seaport engagement session. I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since their incredible wedding day! Geoff and Lexy were married at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, NY. This historic mansion was the perfect setting for their black tie affair. The great lawn rests against a big blue bay of water creating a stunning ceremony backdrop. Lexy told me she wanted her wedding to be “elegant and formal, but fun and not perfect!” I’m obviously going to disagree with the “not perfect” part of that sentence! The warm sunny day, gorgeous florals, a custom designed wedding gown, and the most fun group of family & friends made this day the definition of PERFECT!!! <3

The prettiest “something blue” ring I’ve ever seen!

I couldn’t help but tear up alongside Lexy as she read her card from Geoff aloud. There’s nothing greater than two souls in love! 

What a view!!

I just love these girls so much! And not just because they were all as tall as me haha! #basketballteam

You would not believe this, but we only had 15 minutes to create ALL of these bride and groom portraits!!! Not bad eh?! 

Geoff and Lexy decorated each room with framed photos – some were from their engagement session, some were photos from childhood, and my favorites were the ones from their parent’s and grandparent’s wedding days. 

Congratulations you two! I can’t wait to show you the rest of the photos! xoxo – Cassi

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Ceremony & Reception: Bourne Mansion • Planner: Deborah Minarik Events • Florals: Flowers By Brian • Photography: Cassi Claire • Makeup: Jacquiline Mulholland • The Dress: Galia Lahav • The Suit: Zegna • Maids Dresses: Jim Hjelm • Groomsmen Suits: Ike Behar • Music: Elan Artists – Sound House • Invitations: Bella Figura • Favors: Big Brother Big Sisters of America • Cake: Rolling Pin Bakery • And a very special thank you to my second photographer Lauren and my assistant Rachel! <3

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Congratulations to Matt & Sarah on their upcoming wedding at Three Village Inn!! I can’t wait for the wedding, but FIRST, engagement photos! Last Monday, we spent the afternoon exploring Prospect Park, Brooklyn with their insanely cute pup Boo! I just looove the way Sarah looks at Matt – you can feel the love in her eyes! When I first met these two on Skype long ago, Sarah described their wedding vision as “laid back but elegant.” After meeting them, I think that phrase perfectly describes them as a couple. They are laid back and fun, but they also exude grace and wisdom. Counting down the days until this September!!

BOOOO! Isn’t he so stinkin’ cute?!

Congrats you guys! I’ll be seeing you before you know it! :)

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey based wedding photographer
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  • June 30, 2016 - 11:11 PM

    Mary B. McCay - Beautiful pictures great photography! Can’t waitReplyCancel

Ever since I teased this BIG NEWS last week on social media, I’ve received so many texts, emails, and messages asking what it is!! I should keep secrets more often!!! ;)


WE ARE GROWING!!! Two weeks ago, I celebrated my FIVE year full-time-wedding-photographer-iversary! I don’t want to get too mushy-gushy, but suffice it to say, I’m pretty dang proud. FIVE YEARS?! I remember when I first took the leap, I thought to myself…What’s the worst that can happen? I fail miserably and have to get another job? I can do that. 

Five years later, I’m dreaming big again and making another huge leap of faith!!! I’m so excited to introduce our very first Team Photographer! Why? Because my heart feels so sad every time I have to turn away an incredible couple because I’m already booked. I’m pretty sure I’ve uttered the phrase “I just wish I had a clone!!!” like a thousand times. While Lauren might not be an exact clone (although she could be Jennifer Aniston’s!!), she’s pretty dang close! I know the questions are coming, so I’m going to pretend interview myself on your behalf…you’re welcome! :)

When did all this start?
We began accepting Team wedding commissions a few months ago! I’ve been introducing Lauren to couples when I’m already booked for their date and they are SO happy to have the option for someone in the Cassi Claire family!!!


Who is this Lauren character??
Actually, many of my past couples have already met Lauren so they can vouch for her awesomeness! Lauren has been photographing weddings with me since the beginning. We shot our first wedding together in 2011 and have worked together countless times over the past 5 years. She has been my favorite second photographer and #DREAMTEAM go-to lady. I love her vision so much that she actually helped photograph my own wedding day! And even though our Canon vs. Nikon rivalry runs deep, I love her nonetheless! Check out her bio from our pricing guide below!


But Cassi, I thought you were a boutique and you only accept 15 weddings per year?!
YES, and I personally will continue to accept a limited number of commissions per year! I looooove to build genuine friendships with my couples – I’ve actually lost count of how many of my brides have asked me to help them decide on their wedding dress (including texts from the dressing room)…is there a greater trust than that?!!? I mean, WOW. I live for those moments, and so does Lauren! Lauren will be accepting 10 or less wedding commissions each year to make sure each couple is well cared for!


So how does the Team Experience differ?
There are two options now: (1) the Cassi Claire Experience and (2) the Team Experience. Both are GREAT options, if I do say so myself! The Cassi Claire Experience will be the same as always – little fun surprises throughout, as much email attention as needed, wedding day timeline creation, a custom photography website, same-day slideshows, featured blog posts, optional in-person preview sessions (a time to see all the heirloom product options), a final gallery curated by Cassi Claire with each photo individually edited, and so much more!

The Team Experience is very similar, but since it is offered at a slightly lower price-point, there are some differences. Think of it as the experience without all the bells & whistles! For starters, Lauren is an artist so she has her own unique shooting style. The photographs she creates will represent her vision of the day, and then they will all be edited in our signature bright & happy style by our AMAZING private editor. While certain bonus items are not included (custom websites, same-day slideshows, preview sessions, etc.), the experience is still complete in every way! We always include at least 8 hours of coverage, a second photographer, and the high-res edited images in an online gallery (great for sharing).


Will there eventually be more Team Photographers?
Yes! Without giving too much away, we may or may not be training our second Team Photographer all of this year!! ;)

How do we book Lauren for our wedding or find out more info?
Send me an email!!


I am over-the-moon excited about this! It is a huge leap of faith, but I truly feel this is the direction God is calling my business and when He calls, He provides!! I won’t lie, I was terrified of this idea at first. TERRIFIED. Can I really do this? What if I fail? But lately all I feel is JOY and overwhelming peace!! I feel like every moment of the past five years has led me to today. It’s exhilarating!!!

Thank you so much for sharing in my excitement!! If you made it this far, you’re a champion! XOXOXOX!!!

PS: All the wedding photos in this post were taken by Lauren while she was second shooting for me! Amazing right?!

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  • June 24, 2016 - 3:58 PM

    Julie Olsen Frerichs - Awesome news and I love you both!ReplyCancel

  • June 24, 2016 - 4:50 PM

    Erica Vinales - YAy! So happy for you both! Congratulations and best of luck to you two as your business continues to grow!ReplyCancel

When your bride describes her wedding as “essentially Joanna Gaines but in wedding form” – you immediately jump on board!! Lizz and I share a love of all things light and neutral, so I’m literally counting down the days until I get to see all the magic she and Steve create on their wedding day! Remember yesterday when I shared about that “comfy and warm” forever kind of love that happens when a couple is friends for a while before dating? Yeah…these two have that in spades! They were friends for all of college but didn’t start dating until after college. The first three of their five years together were spent long-distance! Speaking from experience in hindsight, I think it’s SOOO great to date long-distance for while. It forces you to get to know each other without all the snuggles and to truly LOVE their personality more than anything!!! For their engagement session, we decided to adventure around Hoboken together – and even visited the restaurant where they had their first date! Lizz and Steve, I’m SO happy for you two (and Stella of course)!!

Red hair and green eyes = my favorite combo!! What a beauty!

Congrats you two!! I can’t wait for your Martha Clara Vineyards wedding next year!! :)

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey based wedding photographer
that specializes in outdoor weddings (vineyards, farms, tents, oh my!).
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  • June 27, 2016 - 1:00 PM

    Mikkel Paige Mihlrad - Super cute pictures!!! Love the dog addition. :-)ReplyCancel

There’s always a certain chemistry with couples that were friends for a while before dating…a certain warmth and comfort that just sort of radiates from them. I felt a WAVE of that comfort from Alana and Flynn (Michael to those less in the know!), who were best friends for 3 years before they started dating during their senior year at Manhattan College. I can only imagine the shenanigans those two got themselves into! I mean, when you’re assigned your very own alter ego, you know college was FUN! I loved every single minute with these two! Non-stop laughter, dreamy lighting, and perfect weather?! It made me approximately 10,000 times more excited for the wedding…and I was already pretty excited!! :)

Look at those mini stairs!!! I just wanted to scoop them up and put them somewhere in my house!!

Congrats Alana and Flynn!!! I can’t wait for your Central Park Boathouse wedding next year!

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The Ryland Inn is officially now in my Top 5 Favorite Venues of All Time list!! The dreamy all-white areas full of light, floor to ceiling windows, and romantic terrain made my soul swoon! Carolina & Ryan’s decor coordinated perfectly of course! I especially loved the champagne sequin bridesmaids dresses, the blush peonies, and the bride’s neutral toned Christian Louboutins! But more than all that, I loved spending the day with two of the sweetest people on earth and all of their amazing family & friends…and their pup Rusty!! :)

Got to photograph my first pair of Louies!!

Love this sweet moment with mama! <3

Oooo First Look – yay!

Rustyyyyy you are too cute! 

I’ve been calling this the “Secret Garden” photograph! Such a dream!

Carolina, this is the epitome of bridal portraits! You are stunning!!

Sequins always win! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

All white ceremony area? Yes please!Ryland-Inn-Wedding-Photos_51aRyland-Inn-Wedding-Photos_52

Yayyyy!! Congrats to the newlyweds! Nothing quite like being showered with rose petals after saying “I do!”

Twisted Willow Flowers did such an incredible job bringing the room to life with high and low centerpieces! The branches and orchids were such a natural fit with the decor of the room. 

Just as the bride and groom entered to have their first dance, the sun began to set through those amazing windows! How romantic!


Thank you Carolina and Ryan for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day! The entire day was magical and I can’t wait to show you the rest of the photos!!! xoxox! 

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Ceremony & Reception: The Ryland Inn • Florals: Twisted Willow Flowers • Photography: Cassi Claire • Hair & Makeup: Nicole Makeup and Hair • The Dress: Allure Bridals • The Shoes: Christian Louboutin • The Suits: Vera Wang • Maids Dresses: Bari Jay • Ceremony Music: Music for the Moment • Reception Music: Best of Both Worlds Entertainment • Invitations: Minted • Favors: Beau-Coup • Cake: Palermos Bakery • Cake Topper: Better Off Wed • And a very special thank you to my second photographer Lauren and my assistants Ryan and Keri! You ladies are the BEST!

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey based wedding photographer
that specializes in outdoor weddings (vineyards, farms, tents, oh my!).
For more information visit!

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  • June 1, 2016 - 4:28 PM

    Lauren Wysocki - ahhhhhh! What a day! Georgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2016 - 7:41 PM

    Jainé Kershner - cassi! this is gorgeous!!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2016 - 11:05 PM

    Katie Long - those shoes though. :OReplyCancel

Man, this post was HARD!! When we first moved into our new home last-last December (2014), I couldn’t wait to share photos with everyone! The problem was…we had nothing. Moving from a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn meant 90% of our new house was empty…like totally empty! We had to furnish an ENTIRE house! A big four-bedroom, three-story HOUSE. And that’s not a complaint, trust me. We realize how incredibly blessed we are to have this home and will never take it for granted! <3 But thank the Lord for Ikea and a husband who thrives on furniture assembly! After a bulk delivery from Ikea which filled our entire dining room with boxes, we spent weeks (possibly months, it’s all a blur now) putting together piece after piece. I was starting to wonder if life could exist without step-by-step instructions and cam locks! But alas, over a year later, we have most of the furniture we set out to get and even started decorating!

Photographing our home has turned out to be my most challenging work yet! The cleaning, the primping, waiting for perfect lighting…I assure you, it doesn’t always look this CLEAN! I wish it did, but let’s be real…we eat dinner on our coffee table like the rest of the world! :) I hope you enjoy this home tour and I’ll try to point out where things were from in case you’re inspired! Most everything is from Ikea and Target!

Our living room is our oasis…the highlight being our light blue Ikea couch! It sadly looks like Ikea doesn’t offer the same shade anymore, but here’s a similar one!

Two of my favorite coffee table books (photography, stories, and design – yes please!): Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton (follow him on facebook if you don’t already) and All in Good Taste by Kate Spade.

This “I Choose You” print from Southern Weddings shop sits below Chris and my favorite wedding photo and above our wedding album.

The lamp = Target!

I love the open floor plan of the downstairs, and we love how seamlessly the dining room and living room flow together. The couch and wall color matching was sort of an accident – a happy one of course! Looong story short, we picked the couch and wall color a few weeks apart without correlating the two at all…our subconscious must just REALLY love this color. Well, so does our regular conscious…our un-subconscious? Superconscious? 

Basically everything in this photo is Ikea…table, chairs, mirror, candlesticks! 

This is the view from the kitchen entrance…that door leads to the basement! On the left side (not pictured) is a coat closet and a half-bathroom (powder room?). To the right is a backdoor that leads out to the deck!

My happy place…our kitchen! We had ONE counter in Brooklyn and it was big enough for our dish rack only. This is paradise! And there’s a dishwasher!!! Can you believe it?!

If you don’t know this already, I’m a bit of a organization freak. If it involves alphabetizing, purging (eh hem, curating), or systematizing…I am your girl! I think I’ve been waiting my whole life to organize a spice drawer haha!! :)

All white everything, of course!

My “Preview Session” room! This is where my couples come to choose their albums, folios, canvases, frames, etc. The chaise is from Target, but I was lucky enough to get it on sale. 

Ikea’s Liatorp coffee table is perfect for showing off sample album cover swatches and frame styles!

Ahh the office…this is where I spend most of my days (not the playground). Because I’m at my desk so much, I decided to invest in an adjustable standing desk from Ikea! It turns out sitting all day turns you into a BUM! The nice part is when I want to be a bum, I can still choose to sit. The desk is electric and moves up and down just by pressing a button! 

The guestroom!! The bed is from…you guessed it…Ikea!! It pulls out into a king so we can host our married friends from out of town!

I love the schoolhouse style lamp from Target!

The guestroom is decorated with some of my favorite old family photos. 

Our bedroom! It’s actually probably the most boring room in the house haha! We like to keep a really simple bedroom space so we can unwind from the day without feeling cluttered. There’s a master bathroom and two closets, but that’s about it. Our bedding is from West Elm!

And I’ll end with a real labor of love – my closet!! Some girls wanted ponies, but I dreamed of having my own walk-in closet full of beautiful dresses! As a girl who grew up shopping at K-mart and thrift stores, I never thought that dream would actually come true! Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with cheap clothes. Half of what you see is from Walmart or Forever 21 haha! I completely customized the closet using Ikea’s PAX closet planner, and it took Chris and I about a day to assemble and install it. We also happened to order right when all the PAX items were on sale, so the entire closet was cheaper than the cost of ONE dresser! Double-dream come true! :)

My tulle skirts are in heaven! 

PHEW! You made it to the end!!! This isn’t the entire house, but it’s most of it. We left out the bathrooms because toilets, ew. We also need to finish furnishing the basement (our game & hangout zone complete with a dart board!) and backyard (fire pit coming this summer!), but we are so proud of the progress we’ve made so far! This house is more than anything we’ve ever dreamed of and most importantly, we LOVE filling it with family and friends! I’m a hostess at heart, so I look forward to cleaning up spilled wine from laughing too hard, loading the dishwasher after a great dinner with the family, and countless cups of tea with friends that just want to stop by and say hi! We look forward to backyard BBQs, Christmas parties, Sunday dinners, and eventually some rugrats to fill the halls with giggles and trouble! I said eventually Dad, no we’re NOT expecting! ;)

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  • May 17, 2016 - 8:31 PM

    Jaclyn - Girllllll I love your house! It’s so cute! I need to get one of those bookshelves you have in your living room (the white one) and your closet is beyond a dream!! Love everything about..everything, haha!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2016 - 1:53 AM

    Claire White - Wow! So inspiring. Absolutely love your taste. Maybe a little envious of your closet ;)ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2016 - 3:52 AM

    Taylor Hazlehurst - AHH!!! I LOVE THIS HOME TOUR!!! And I really want to see the other rooms too, once they are complete; so if you don’t plan to compose a blog post for them, please message me some pics on facebook. I am so happy that you included links. We are stil in the pre-demo phase of re-doing our whole home, but I am totally inspired!! I love the minemalistic style. That is going to be a breath of fresh air fir cleaning once you have a bigger family with little kids around. I definitely appreciat eyour choice to keep the bedroom simple so you can clear your head at the end of a long day, and kudos on the dishwasher!!! I don’t have one of those yet. We have a tiny kitchen right now, but we we re-do it, we are opeing it up to create a bar and open floor plan much like what you have and of course, we will FINALLY put in a dishwasher. It’s so refreshing to see a home tour done on a budget. It gives me hope for our little home!!! YAY Cassi Claire!!!! Thanks for sharing this!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2016 - 6:38 PM

    Jennifer Anderson Hockenberry - I want to move in!!! Absolutely stunning.. so homey yet clean and simple elegance.. gorg, gorg, gorg!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 1:31 AM

    Tab Itha - Oh I would love to sit and have a cup of tea in any room! What a stunning home you’ve created… magnifique! <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 2:06 PM

    maria - CASSIE! your work is truly fantastic! love it.ReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2016 - 1:22 AM

    Alison Mish - Absolute perfection friend!!ReplyCancel

You may remember Sarah and Mike from their adorable blanket-wrapped twinkle light engagement session! They are as hip as can be and Sarah has the most amazing raw diamond engagement ring. I literally didn’t even know that was a thing! But I’ve also never seen a bride carry a bouquet of dried flowers, so yeah, they are basically too cool for school. Sarah was a DIY queen, crafting everything from the hand-dyed paper flowers her maids carried to adorable signs to gold painted mini dinosaurs! I’ve also never seen such guest dedication to a wedding color…both humans and dogs dyed their hair to match the event! Just you wait and see! This wedding at the Tohickon Campground is AMAZING!

How cute is this shot my second photographer Amy got?! She’s so creative!

Side note: I have a new obsession. It’s called the Mrs. Box.

All of their family & friends camped with them making for one heck of a weekend!


Yup, there’s even a covered bridge! Swooon!

Nose kisses are my FAVE!

Sarah, you are so sweet and special and beautiful! And I looove the lavender in your hair! <3

This might be my favorite. I just love this incredible stone and sweet love between two people!

Meet Bentley. Bentley was the ring-bearer and Bentley has purple hair. Bentley is also apparently the happiest dog in the world!

Probably because he gets to hang out with all of these amazing people!

The barn, twinkle lights, and Kung Fu Hoagies helped created the perfect atmosphere. Spicy Ramen for the win!

Just when I thought this event couldn’t get any cooler, I found the donuts!

Before the night ended with a congo line out the door, I was able to enjoy a few minutes with TWO of my couples! I photographed Steph (purple hair, don’t care) & Vance’s wedding in 2014 and they were so sweet to recommend me to their friends! Thank you so much Mike and Sarah for giving me the honor! I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt the next morning! <3

Oh and I’ll leave you with a few FUNbooth photos because they are hysterical!!

Thank you so much to my incredible team! Amy thank you for helping me appear to have the super power of being in two places at once, and Marielle thank you for being my extra brain power & running the FUNbooth all night! Love you both! <3

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Tohickon Family Campground • Planner: Dream Day Events • Caterer: Kung Fu Hoagies • Photography: Cassi Claire • Paper Flowers: PaperHeartBlooms • Dried Flowers: Paula’s Garden • Hair & Makeup: Blush Freelance • The Dress: Maggie Sottero • The Suit: Indochino • DJ: Stewart Balshem • Mixologist: Peter Duda • Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas • Doughnuts: Yum Yum Bakeshop • Cake: Cramer’s Bakery

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey based wedding photographer
that specializes in outdoor weddings (vineyards, farms, tents, oh my!).
For more information visit!

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  • May 6, 2016 - 4:54 PM

    Marielle Solan - OMG girl!!!! These are perfection!!!ReplyCancel