"LET ALL YOU DO BE DONE IN LOVE"

Kassndra Ortiz

believer, wife, mama

After growing up & living in New York City for nearly my whole life I moved to Nyack NY to attend college at Nyack college.  I attended both the Nyack & New York City campuses pursuing a bachelors in education and English.  In the midst of that I met & fell in love with my husband Daniel.  In the year I got married I decided to take a break from school and soon became pregnant with our first child. Since then I have been a stay at home mom to now three magical children and I have experienced so many fun and wonderful years.  I spend my days a stay at mom,  simultaneously running Writer & Beloved Photography. I try not to take for granted that I get to do both.


God has blessed me and made it possible for me to experience the richness of His love and grace, even in the midst of great challenges and personal trials, that is why I feel I must approach photography through a perspective of thanksgiving and honor. I want to honor Him who gave me the gifts and abilities to be a photographer, and I want to honor the moments for the couples and families who trust me with them. I know that for them, these moments are so important, so treasured. Through photography I am able to help them hold these special times in reverence. My desire is always to masterfully capture wedding days and milestones and keep your stories alive through evocative and powerful imagery. 

1 Corinthians  16:14

Fun Facts

1. I'm fluent in Spanish. I grew up in a bilingual household. 
2. I once met Alexis Bledel in an elevator, Yes! The Gilmore Girl herself!
3. I'm obsessed with memes and my friends are constantly sending me memes they find on the internet. 4. I re-read all of my favorite books again and again because since having kids I forget everything. Mommy brain is real folks.  5.  We are growing our home library and books are a big part of our home life.  Every year on our birthdays, its tradition for each of us to be gifted a book by the other four. 6.  I'm an introvert and my husband is an extrovert it makes for very interesting social gatherings. 

“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

More Favorite Things

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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More Favorite Things

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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More Favorite Things

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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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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mY lOVE sTORY

& 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 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.