— 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.
Pad Thai at any Asian restaurant
All Nicholas Sparks movies
Making Charcuterie boards
Late night Pinteresting
Hot sauce on absolutely everything
Adventuring in my Jeep
Iced coffee even when it’s freezing outside
Iced coffee even in the cold
Dedicating every day to Jesus
Spending time with family & friends