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

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
that specializes in outdoor weddings (vineyards, farms, tents, oh my!).
For more information visit www.cassiclaire.com!

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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!!! ;)

Introduction

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!!!

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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!

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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!

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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).

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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!! cassi@cassiclaire.com

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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!).
For more information visit www.cassiclaire.com!

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

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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!

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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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// CREDITS //

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 www.cassiclaire.com!

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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!

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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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// CREDITS //

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 www.cassiclaire.com!

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  • May 6, 2016 - 4:54 PM

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

I won’t lie, this is a living nightmare. Just seven short months ago, one of my darling brides, Jackie, was just 24 days from walking down the aisle to the man of her dreams in Saratoga Springs, NY. She was at her bachelorette party when she discovered the bruises that eventually led to her diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She was immediately checked in to the hospital for 30 days of chemo. It was devastating news, but it was almost if Jackie never got the memo! She danced with her IV bag, rocked a bald head better than any celebrity, and inspired thousands on her Facebook page & her Orange is the New Jack blog. She and her supporters raised almost $40,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The girl was an unstoppable force full of laughter, energy, humor, and is basically my hero.

Her dubsmash of this Newsies number earned her a special surprise message from the entire cast of the Newsies on tour!!

 

 

Thousands were following her recovery and her incredible spirit. My whole heart aches as I type this, but on Sunday, our friend Jackie lost her battle to AML. For the past two days I’ve been fighting the age-old questions…how could this happen? why would God take someone so young? I’ll never know the answers, but I do know one thing…I TRUST God. I know Him and I trust Him. And trust doesn’t mean having all the answers. Actually, it’s the exact opposite…it’s not knowing all the details that requires trust. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” It’s not easy, but I’m trusting with all my heart because my own understanding is worthless right about now. If you knew Jackie, I encourage you to do the same! <3

This firecracker of a human being left about as big an impression as anyone ever could! The first day I met her, I said “please be my best friend!” I think everyone who ever met her must have uttered those words. Jackie, I will hold your laugh in my heart forever! You’re home sweet one, and you’ll never feel pain again. Your kingdom awaits. <3

 

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  • April 19, 2016 - 8:44 PM

    John Allen - Good bye my friendReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 9:16 PM

    HudsonHigh ClassofSeventy-Five - Such an amazing amazing young lady, so specialReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 9:44 PM

    Peggy Sheldon - Rest in peace Jackie ❤ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 9:57 PM

    Pat Morrison - This is beautifulReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 10:34 PM

    Judy Muraca - I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful person…I have never had the pleasure of meeting Jackie, but from all i heard and the fight that she fought she must have been one in a million….God Bless her and surely she is in a better place without anymore suffering…My prayers are with all her family and friends….ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 10:48 PM

    Judy Tim O'Neil - Jackie was one of a kind…. Rest in peace Jackie and may you fly high with the AngelsReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 11:12 PM

    Debra Kroder - So very sad. Such a deep loss for her family and friends. My deepest sympathy over the loss of this beautiful spirt..gone way to soon.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 11:34 PM

    Joe Ploof - Rest in peace Ninja. Now your joy continues to spread upstairs with our loved onesReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 11:35 PM

    Diane Lipski Patwell - Such a beautiful spirit…fly high, Jackie~ You’ve earned your wings~ I never met you, but I didn’t have to to know that were a beautiful soul~ Following your story was enough to realize that…May you be at peace now…you are pain free, lovely girl~ Your Kingdom surely welcomed you with open arms~ My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Jackie’s family, and all of her amazing, steadfast friends~♡ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 12:02 AM

    Sydney E. Foley - My deepest sympathies to Jackie’s friends and family for their devastating loss.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 12:10 AM

    Michelle Lawton - RIP Jackie.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 4:19 AM

    Judith Graziano - Very Very SadReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 6:02 AM

    Cheryl Kappel - This family’s grief has no boundaries I have followed the Jacks Pack page and these pictures show all her vitality.. A truly beautiful life taken way, way too soon ! Love and prayers….💜🙏ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 8:21 AM

    Feuza Reis - beautiful tribute, in tears, life is so precious, prayers for her familyReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 10:50 AM

    Jed Lynn - To the Abatecola Family I am so sorry for your loss. May Jackie RIP and know I send my prayers, thoughts, and love to all.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 12:59 PM

    Tim O'Brien - RIPReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 4:24 PM

    Brendan Martin - Beautifully said. Rip angelReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 8:19 PM

    Patrick Robitaille - Taken too young, rest in peace! I will remember you by the fun times we all had back in Leo Hall…ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 9:13 PM

    Keith Lampman-Perlman - My heart sank when I heard the news of Jackie’s passing, today.
    I trust her fiancé, sister, parents, and all of her loved ones, find comfort in knowing that many people, even long-lost friends and strangers, are keeping them I thought and prayer. Love, Uncle KeithReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 11:03 PM

    Mary Zanotelli - My heart goes out to the Abatecola family. I didn’t know Jackie personally but can certainly tell she was a beautiful, strong, courageous woman. I’m so sorry that God calledReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 12:21 AM

    Patrick Robitaille - Taken too young, rest in peace! I will remember you by the fun times we all had back in Leo Hall…ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 12:34 AM

    Charlie O'Brien - Jackie was truly an old soul. Many years older than her chronological age. That is why she has touched so many people. I never met Mike or Jackie’s immediate family. My deepest sympathies to all of you who were closest to her. One of the good people who made a connection to so many lives and left an impression that will last a lifetime, even though she left us after such a short time.ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 1:02 AM

    Michele Colabatistto - Although I never got to meet her in person, she bcame a true inspiration to me. Her strength & perseverance was amazing. God has her now. She is at peace, but I know she will be sorely missed by many. When I am feeling sorry for myself, I will think of her and smile….ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 2:38 AM

    Michelle Belle - <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 3:44 PM

    Chiarra Hughes - “The doors of heaven were opened wide to receive such a beautiful , vivacious , courageous soul. Such a wonderful person you were Jackie may you S.I.P !My Prayers are with your friends & family ❤ #flyhigh AngelReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 4:43 PM

    Bria Nguyen-Davey - Rest in peace Jackie…..ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2016 - 6:34 PM

    Crystal Weinheimer - Sip God gained another beautiful angelReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2016 - 12:45 PM

    Corey Herbst - Amazing girl! Lost to soon! My heart is with her friends and family! XoxoxReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2016 - 1:18 PM

    Jeremey Cho'Hak VanAllen - Fly high Jackie. Truly one of a kind.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2016 - 2:36 PM

    Darlene Krummenacker Bouton - What a beautiful Tribute.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2016 - 3:52 PM

    Carol Futyma - absolutely a beautiful tribute,may she rerst in peace in the arms of our SaviourReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2016 - 1:43 AM

    Carole Keil - Rest easy love❤️ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2016 - 7:35 PM

    Angie - This post really hit me because I had AML and I was engaged at the time too, I’m now in remission for over 3 years. Seeing someone not surviving, really hits me and makes me upset and at the same time feel blessed that I was given a second chance. My heart hurts just to think what her family must be going through. Seeing her dancing, rocking her bald head even during those difficult times is a reminder that no matter what goes on in your life, you must be positive and always hope for the best. She is in a better place now. ;'(ReplyCancel