Kassandra Ortiz

East Coast Wedding Photographer

Hi there, I'm Kassandra, I'm a believer, wife and mother of three. I have many passions along with photography, such as my love for books, education, art and cinema.  I'm always looking for ways to stay inspired and to incorporate all of my cherished interests into my work.

I spend my days with my family, being a wife & a mom, my two very favorite things to be. We travel together, plant little gardens on our window sills, read, and play. I love the soundtrack of Pride & Prejudice (2005)and would just love for it to be the soundtrack of my life. I live a very humble & sweet life and I want to capture the sweet and beautiful in the lives of others.
Motherhood is by far one of the greatest feats I have ever undertaken. Falling in love and having a family has deeply impacted my approach to photography. When I photograph significant life moments, for couples & families I identify with the powerful emotions behind the moments. 

My goal in photography is to masterfully capture wedding days and milestones and keep your stories alive through evocative and powerful imagery. My work has been featured in multiple publications and I'm so thankful you've found your way here.

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

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I love to let unscripted, organic moments unfold during weddings days and portrait sessions.  Of course posed portraiture and shot lists are important, and I incorporate both into my work, however those candid moments when everyone's guard is down, when laughs are full laughs, and tears are messy and beautiful- those moments are priceless.

CANDID MOMENTS

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I spend my days as a stay at home mom. I take care of our little ones and our many pets. We love to travel, bake, learn, dance and read together. They inspire my work so much. When I stand behind the lens and I see people who love each other engage, embrace- gaze at one another, I identify with those emotions because I live them too. 

MAKING SWEET MEMORIES

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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. 

Golden Light

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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 ease. 

LETS GO EVERYWHERE

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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 a play.  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.