Casie of Casie Marie Photography loves getting to know her couples and capturing their wedding day! We ask her to give us a little insight into her wedding photography business.
What inspired you to get into photography?
I actually began my photography journey while still in high school, when my grandparents took me on a trip across the country in an RV. I picked up the camera then and have never looked back.
I started out taking photos of just landscapes and the occasional senior photos for my friends and from there my passion grew and grew. I love being the one to capture moments for my clients, it truly is the thing that drives my passion, and pushed me to start photographing weddings.
I draw inspiration from film, I do not shoot it, but I adore the look and the romance that it produces. I strive to produce fine art photographs for my clients, and build relationships with my couples that will last forever!
What do you love most about working with couples?
I love everything about it! I really love getting to know their story as a couple and then building on this as we get to know each other better. I love being able to celebrate with my clients, and really become their friend throughout the process. I am a pretty bubbly/crazy person and my clients truly become my closest friends in the end!
Photographing my clients in their element, whether it be at their favorite bar, out doing something they love doing together, or even just in a beautiful setting is what drives me. I love being able to celebrate my couples and doing what they love with them!
What would you say your style is?
My style is natural light, film-inspired, photography. I love to shoot in the bright natural light of the day, yet, still, give my images that clean and crisp contrast that makes them beautiful. I love blurry backgrounds and fun movement as well! I must also mention, I am a little OCD as well, so there’s that!
What types of packages do you offer?
I offer three curated collections, Essentials, Luxe, and Dream. These wedding collections start at $2,900 with myself and a second photographer included in EVERY collection. The Dream collection also includes a complimentary engagement session as well! Each collection includes meetings with me, questionnaires to help build your perfect photography timeline, online community, and so much more! I also offer Associate collections.
How far do you travel?
Well, I will pretty much go anywhere Worldwide. I have had the pleasure of traveling to Cancun, Mexico and Paris, France in the past, and cannot wait to travel more. I also travel all over the United States for my couples, and my favorite places would have to include the Utah national parks and the California/Oregon coast. My collections all include travel throughout Florida, with no additional travel fees.
What wedding planning advice would you give couples?
My greatest piece of wedding planning advice would have to be that as a couple, choose the vendors that you know you will mesh well with throughout the entire wedding experience.
Take the time to value what your vendors have to offer, and if you know they are the right fit for you, make room in your budget to make them fit. I love my couples, we go out and have lunch together just to hang out and get to know each other better!
My couples value my opinions, and know that I have their best interests at heart! I work closely with my couples to create the perfect photography timeline for their day, while also taking the natural flow of the day into account as well! I love my job, and wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world!