Hello! My name is Cassie Clarkson Moyer, I am a photographer, portraitist, visual storyteller, and digital artist.
I specialize in high school seniors, families, and headshots.
I have had a lifelong passion and interest in the arts and psychology. I am now living my dream: partnering with my clients, really getting to know who they are, and capturing their story, their personality, their hopes, their dreams, their love, their bonds through portrait photography, digital art, and visual storytelling.
I absolutely love meeting and really connecting with people on a deeper level and having the gift of being able to create something they love so much that they are literally jumping up and down in my studio and moved to tears is such a blessing! The joy of others is what brings me the most joy. I love celebrating the milestones in the lives of others and helping them to relax, be present, and enjoy the moment when they might be nervous or distracted.
I love celebrating uniqueness and individuality; I value truth and authenticity above all and I don't believe in "normal".
I am a visionary and a creative; I love thinking outside the box, looking at things in a different way, and taking new approaches!
When I am not with my family or my clients I am an avid yogi, spiritual/mystic, gardener, and hiker! My husband and I love to explore and find beautiful hidden gems in the middle of nowhere (which is cool because then I know where all the best locations are!). As a former Registered Veterinary Technician I also have a great love and passion for animals; my dog Jasper is by my side 24/7 unless I am shooting. I am a very spiritual person and it is my belief that I am guided my something vastly bigger than myself during my sessions; I express my gratitude every day to the divine for this gift of being a vessel for something so beautiful. I am so very fortunate to be able to support my family by sharing this gift; and that is possible because of you! For that, I thank you.
I am pictured here with my wonderful husband Jon who often assists me, and our three beautiful children. (family portrait credit goes to Kent Smith Photography) This is a small family run business and my studio is attached to my home so it is likely that you will encounter any of us during our time together.
I strive to create a timeless, unique, quality portrait that will dazzle you. In order to do this, I create a customized experience as unique as you are. An adventure to remember with heirloom quality portraits you are proud to share and will always treasure! In order to capture your genuine expression, we need a genuinely fun experience and that is what I create for you. Fun locations, a relaxed atmosphere, and lots of belly laughs all customized and catered to you! Fine detail-oriented retouching, as well as mastery of professional lighting and posing techniques ensure that you will look like the absolute best version of your genuine self in your portraits.
Each portrait experience I create is completely customized, so we begin by meeting in the studio over refreshments (or via phone/Zoom if you prefer) and we discuss what you have in mind for your portrait experience and your ultimate purpose for the final portrait. We then plan, and create, and build together a plan and an experience to achieve precisely that. Whether it is selecting the perfect location(s), or just the right wardrobe, or what size canvas will look best over your fireplace, or you want an heirloom quality album that you can pass down for generations; I am here to help you plan every step of the way!
The portrait session may be held at the studio, or at any (legal) location based on your preferences. The studio is located on a 100 acre farm with a huge barn from the 1870s, antique furniture, woods, fields, wildflowers, creeks, and even a little waterfall. If this doesn't sounds like what you are looking for, I have a huge portfolio of great potential locations if you are undecided. I scout locations ahead of time so I know where the lighting is best and what areas will work best for what I have planned. I will have preplanned a variety of lighting techniques and poses and have a flexible plan in place already; but this is all about the experience and fun candid shots are always a part of every shoot. Real life happens between the "poses" and I want to capture that too!
Over the course of the next couple weeks, I pour into your session, culling through all of our shots and finding those perfect moments. I then go over those images with great attention to detail, ensuring everything looks as perfect as possible during post processing. Artistic interpretations and enhancements are created digitally during this time.
Once your portraits are completed, you are contacted, and at your convenience you come to the studio for your reveal. We enjoy refreshments as we watch a slideshow of your images we created set to music (typically lots of laughs and even tears). I will show you how to access your online gallery and mobile app from there, and show you how to use your $200 gift card for our online store. We have partnered with the finest artisans and craftsmen in the photographic community and have a variety of Heirloom quality wall displays, albums, folio boxes, and other printed products available for purchase if you are interested.
The reveal (while highly recommended as part of the experience) is optional, and purchasing printed materials through me is also optional. All sessions include all of your digitals with print release so you have the freedom to do as you please.