HEY GUYS!! Casie Marie here, the owner/photographer at Casie Marie Photography. I am a natural light, fine art, wedding photographer based in Orlando, Florida. If you are reading this then you must want to know more about me and what I love most. Well, you might want to grab a cup of coffee (and one for me too!), sit back, relax, and enjoy my story thus far! I have a deep passion for travel and am truly inspired by film. I love to laugh, make close friendships, and be truly creative. I am a do-it-yourselfer, and live by the words “if you can make it yourself, then do it.” Most of the decor you will see around my apartment was actually created by myself and a little help from my friend, Pinterest. I have dreams of one day creating my own mobile office from scratch, and maybe, this will actually happen! The plans won’t be easy, but having the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want is truly invigorating! Plus, who wouldn’t want to create something like that from the ground up, and be able to choose every single little detail that goes inside?!
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I did not start out in the photography industry at all. I actually had a passion for teaching music once. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love music and singing, but my true passion lies in photography and capturing moments on film. I have a bachelors degree in Choral Music Education from my years at the University of Central Florida, yet, I knew that it was not what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and I set off on this crazy journey I am making my way through now. It is my mission to capture pure unwavering emotions, and honestly beautiful memories. I believe in confidence, romance, and chasing the light. What moves me is the ability to see a couple in love, and being able to capture the pure and raw emotion between two people celebrating their engagement and wedding day. I have been photographing weddings for 4 years now (while having 7 years of photography experience), and have had the privilege of following over 50 couples on their journey down the aisle.
When I first started out I believed that my style was that light and airy. As I am a film inspired photographer of course I would believe that I should shoot that way. It was what I was seeing everywhere on the internet and was what I was inspired by from others that I looked up to. Now, I have carefully curated a look and vision that I believe in and that tells the story of your wedding day as though it was frozen in time. My style has become more organic, with a photojournalistic look. I love the candid moments of the day, while also posing beautiful portraits for you to have for years to come. I want my clients to feel comfortable in front of the lens, and when they look back on their experience with me and cherish those special moments. I thrive on the littlest of details. From the wedding bouquet, to the tiny velvet ring box, I love it all. I love showcasing brides personalized hangers, silk ribbons water falling off of a bouquet, and so much more! I am also very OCD when it comes to details in images. I will have you move just inches if it means that the background will be centered perfectly. I will wipe the wispy hairs from your face in the wind, and I will dap the sweat from your forehead after hours in the sun. I care about my clients, truly and deeply, from the bottom of my heart!
One thing you will quickly learn about me is that I will never turn down a good cup of coffee, or a bad one. Either way, I am addicted to the coffee and I am not ashamed of this. I love traveling to new places and trying their home roasted beans, attempting to try new brews, and sipping that creamy goodness as the wind blows through my hair. Or, lets face it, since I live in sunny Florida, the wind isn’t blowing, and I’m actually going to be drinking a cold brew as I melt in the sun. Another of my favorite things would have to be tacos. It may be a little embarrassing, but I actually would not turn down a trip to a Mexican restaurant on any occasion. I am that person that could eat a good taco, enchilada, or some rice and beans on the daily. Don’t judge me, you know you like them too! I also enjoy playing board games. In this world of technology I have found that sometimes the best thing you can do is put down that phone and get competitive with someone else. Dave (my man) and I enjoy playing Yahtzee and Sorry! the most, but I will eventually get him into some other games as well. I also love to host game nights with other photographers and vendors in the area, as it nights like that can really help to blow off steam and allow us to be completely ourselves for a few hours!