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I have loved taking pictures since I was a little girl.  We always had disposable and Polaroid cameras in our home growing up.  My mom loved taking pictures of me and my sisters and there is no shortage of photographs for us to reminisce with. 

When I endeavored to launch Writer & Beloved Photography it was a labor of love. I was a wife & mother and had come a long way from the teen with her first DSLR. I was getting back to something I had missed very much. 

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"Let all we do be done in love"

1 Corinthians 16:14

I'm Kassandra Ortiz

wedding & portrait photographer

I'm a romantic who loves art that moves us and compels us to see things we may have missed otherwise.  I want to capture evocative imagery that is honest & beautiful.  Whether its capturing photos of a newborn, or growing family, or a wedding day, I want to capture photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

Running a business can get tiring, but I don't think I have ever felt the feeling of being tired of taking pictures.  When I am not taking photos of other families, I am taking dozens and dozens a day of my own family. 

Photography is more to me than taking photos.  Its about knowing how much photos mean and honoring my position as a photographer  by showing reverence for the task at hand. 

“Emerson said, Do you love me? means Do you see the same truth?-Or at least, "Do you care about the same truth?”

― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Emerson said, Do you love me? means Do you see the same truth?-Or at least, "Do you care about the same truth?”

― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Emerson said, Do you love me? means Do you see the same truth?-Or at least, "Do you care about the same truth?”

― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“EMERSON SAID, DO YOU LOVE ME? MEANS DO YOU SEE THE SAME TRUTH?-OR AT LEAST, "DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE SAME TRUTH?”

- c.s. lewis

My Philosophy

The words above speak to those who don't like the arbitrary.  They love for things to be meaningful and see meaning where it matters. They love deeply. If depth scares them, they jump anyway, knowing love is worth it and every moment we live is worth living with intention.  I want my clients to not miss any of what matters through out their big life moments, which is why The Writer & Beloved Photography Experience is purposeful and serves clients so well. 

 MEANINGFUL | ROMANTIC | Timeless

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My Family

I spend my days with my three children.  They are my best friends and my favorite company, along with my husband Daniel, who I love so much.  We travel together, bake together, and even do school together.  I have home schooled my two eldest since they were very little, and its one of my favorite things to do with them. 

BEING THEIRS IS MY FAVORITE THING TO BE

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Golden Light

I love to schedule portrait sessions a little after sunrise or a little before sunset.  These hours of the day allow for the sweetest light & warm glow to your images.  When planning a wedding I help my couples plan around the light.  Naturally lit spaces are the most flattering & timeless. 

Timeless Images That Emulate Film

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Travel

My dream is to one day go to Africa and spend a few months traveling the continent, and taking as many photos as possible. I also hope to go to Europe and Japan and do the same. I have traveled to many states and three countries & I look forward to more adventures when things open up again!  I am also available for international and destination weddings, when travel restrictions are removed. 

LETS GO EVERYWHERE

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& WHY I LOVE

romantic stories

I met my husband in 2009 through our churches. We quickly became friends.  I thought he was very intelligent & funny,  and I immediately liked how he always kept it real with me. His wit & honesty drew me to him.    One day I casually invited him out to attend a lecture I was going to, that was being given by Elie Wiesel.  He kindly informed me that he couldn't make it.  I had no idea that he actually had feelings for me then.  He'd later tell me how frustrated he had been that he had to miss our non-date, but at the same time, thrilled that I had opened that door by inviting him out.  So he in turn invited me out to go see an onstage performance of The Screwtape Letters, based off of one of my favorite books.  From the moment he picked me up I kept noticing new things about him that I hadn't before, how handsome he was, how nice he smelled, how comfortable & happy I felt whenever he was around.   By the end of the night I knew I liked him. It was that fast. 

We were married in 2013 and now live in Brooklyn with our three children & black lab Hiram.