— Annie Leibovitz
“I fight to take a good photograph every.single.time."
I live by this quote by my favorite portrait photographer...
I am a dreamer, believer, and go getter, capturing emotions from weddings to engagements, graduation and more all while getting a college degree! I am an enneagram 2w3 which means I am very outgoing, altruistic, and love connecting with all kinds of people. My love languages are gift giving to others and acts of service, so you can see how I ended up in this profession! I love waking up knowing my job brings me to new people every day whether it's a facetime call with one of my wedding couples or getting knee deep in the water for a couple's beach session! I get to document some of the most important and special moments of your life and that’s something I truly cherish.
I didn’t want to be like most other photographers where my business name was just my name. I love the name Cassandra, but I knew I didn’t want my business named after just me because this business is not all about me! I started thinking about the people who encouraged me to make this once side gig of mine a real thing, and that’s where the name got pieced together! Grace is my middle name, and Ann + Rae comes from two of my sister’s middle names…together that makes GraceAnnRae! I love it and when I get up every morning to see emails and messages from my business, I smile looking at my name!
the world needs who you were made to be babe
I go back and forth between loving the small town feel and the big city life, so getting to travel to all different places for my business is amazing. I will go anywhere to tell your story and it excites me to explore new places with people in front of my camera. You deserve to have a day that is focused on you, and there are so many ways to accomplish that. An intimate elopement on a mountain with just family? A senior session in a big open field? A beautiful venue with events all day? No matter where you decide to have your session, I will be so excited to document those special moments for you.
Meeting new people !
All Nicholas Sparks movies
Making Charcuterie boards
Late night Pinteresting
HOT SAUCE :)
Adventuring to new cities & states
Iced coffee (even when it’s freezing)
Iced coffee even in the cold
Dedicating every day to Jesus
Spending time with family & friends