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

“Their eyes met and they stared together at each other, alone in space.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Frank and Christie’s wedding was oh-so-glamorous and elegant, similar to the parties Gatsby would throw! Which is fitting considering The Great Gatsby is one of Christie’s favorite books and movies. The day was speckled with black, gold, ivory, and blush. The two were married at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ – which felt like a mini-replica of Notre Dame! Afterwards, they celebrated their wedding at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Congrats Christie & Frank!!

Christie chose to have a “First Look” with her father! So sweet!!

Such beauties!!!

Seriously Christie, you wowed everyone with your beauty!

Love that I was finally able to check “awesome groom smoking a cigar” off my dream shot list!! Frank, you’re so boss! ;)

Special thank you to my dream team Lauren and Chris for assisting with this wedding! xoxo!


Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: The Venetian
Planner: Busy Bride Planning  /  Florals: Crest Florist
Photography: Cassi Claire  /  Videography: Love and You Video
Bride Hair: Stephanie Larosiliere  /  Bride Makeup: Infinite Charm
Maids Hair & Makeup: Mon Sheri
The Dress: Pronovias  /  The Shoes: Custom by Elizabeth Giusti
Headpiece: Bridal Styles Boutique  /  Sash: Sabina KW Designs
The Suit: Hugo Boss Tuxedo  /  Maids Dresses: Donna Morgan
Invitations: Paper Princess by Melissa  /  Cigar Roller: La Casa Grande Tobacco Co.
Music: Creations Music  /  Lighting: Magic Moments Lighting
Cake: Palermo Bakery  /  Cake Topper: Toppers with Glitz

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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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  • October 8, 2015 - 12:36 PM

    Sherri Preston - Beautiful Bride, beautiful pictures💙ReplyCancel

  • October 8, 2015 - 1:31 PM

    Carol Cunningham-Nicosia - I am so impressed with the pictures. You are so talented and have so many unbelievable ideas!!! Absolutely beautiful/stunning. I am so excited to see all the proofs. Thank you so much for capturing so many special moments at my daughter and son-in-laws beautiful wedding!!!! :)ReplyCancel

Man, this is such a special wedding for me to share! My family is pretty complicated, but in a nutshell, this is my brother Billy who I haven’t seen in over 10 years. When he wrote me to tell me he was getting married, I thought “How is that possible?! You’re still only 11 years old?!” Seeing him now as an adult marrying the love of his life was definitely emotional! It was such a joy to be there with him and to see so many family members that I haven’t seen since I was a kid. Who said I’m allowed to get OLD?!?! Congrats Billy & Jordin!! <3

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From Berkeley to Brooklyn, these California babes were sooo much fun at their engagement session!! Meet Jeremy and Lauren, two cuties who endured a red-eye flight from the West Coast (with one sprained ankle!) for an amazing stroll through Prospect Park complete with piggy back rides! After the incredible time we had, I’ve begun my own countdown for their wedding next year at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY! CANNOT WAIT! :)

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey based wedding photographer
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Chris and I loved adventuring with Betty and Adam during their Skylands Manor and the New Jersey Botanical Gardens engagement session! It was a perfect day, and I’m sensing many board game nights in our future!! :)

So pretty Betty!!

Sunset in the garden was an absolutely magical way to end the session!! Can’t wait for the wedding next October!! :)

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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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Yayy!! Margaret & Eddie are married!! I’m so excited to share a highlight of their GORGEOUS wedding day! These two are literally the happiest people on earth – which perfectly explains why Eddie proposed in Disney World, the happiest place on earth! Eddie & Margaret were married at St. John the Evangelist church and celebrated with family & friends after at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY. The room was filled with touches of mint, blush, gold, and all things sparkly! :)

Hello, gawgeous! 

How cute are these succulents that doubled as escort cards & favors?!

My new favorite cake topper! Soooo pretttyyyyy!

I try to find time at every wedding to put together a slideshow of some of my favorite wedding day images to show the bride & groom before they leave for their honeymoon. It’s so fun watching their faces light up, and family & friends love getting to see images the SAME DAY! I think they loved it too!! :)

And I’ll leave you with this gem…this was Margaret’s FIRST EVER s’more!! Like, EVER. The verdict? She loved it! :)


Ceremony: St. John the Evangelist
Reception Venue: Highlands Country Club
Florals: Westchester Floral Decorators 
Photography: Cassi Claire  /  Hair & Makeup: The Beauty Bar
The Dress: Sophia Tolli via Bijou Bridal  /  The Shoes: Kate Spade
The Suits: Mens Wearhouse  /  Maids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Invitations: Carlson Craft  /  Favors: Say I Do Succulents
Music: A Perfect Blend Entertainment  /  Cake Topper: Modern Blooms
Cake: The Pastry Garden  /  Dessert Bar: Treat Me Sweet


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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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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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