Hi! My name is Cassandra and I'm "who's behind the camera" of Inspired Studios:) I've been married to my husband, Aaron, for 13 years and we have 2 fiercely independent, smart, and funny daughters, Mara and Celia. My love of photography started with the birth of my oldest, Mara, and I have been pursuing this passion ever since. In the last few years, I have been lucky enough to make it my full time "job," though I hesitate to call it a "job" because I truly feel like it's my calling. I feel so incredibly blessed to get to share in the most special moments of my client's lives. I don't use the word "blessed" lightly. That is truly how I feel each and every day to get to have this profession. If you follow me on Facebook, you'll hear me (unapologetically) gush about my love for my "job" and clients often ;) In a world filled with so many negative messages, I share my praise and thanksgiving as often as possible. My friends are my clients, and my clients are my friends... and I love sharing about both!
In 2013, I opened a newly renovated loft studio space in downtown Brazil, IN and I adore shooting in the beautiful natural light there, though I still enjoy shooting on-location too! There's nothing better than an on-location sunset :)
I have 2 assistants that work with me, as needed, for photo sessions and weddings. I'm so lucky to have Kelsey and Ashley as part of my business (and my day-to-day life). Kelsey is a mother of triplet girls (yes, triplets!!) and has a true love for photography herself. She's a creative and skillful asset to my team, especially during newborn sessions. Ashley is a mom of two and works as an adjunct professor at a local college. Her weekday availability is limited, but Ashley is usually my "right hand" at weddings. She's the coordinator of the days' photography events, making sure we stick to my planned schedule, and she jumps in to help with anything I (or the bride) may need. Both Kelsey and Ashley are great at reading my mind and anticipating the needs of clients too. I'm sure you will love them as much as I do!
Now for some random fun facts about me...I love fixing my girls' hair (even though they rarely let me!) I'm obsessed with lattes, especially holiday flavored lattes. I have had the same best friend since I was 2 years old. I have the most amazing "tribe" of friends and family that a girl could ever ask for. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. My favorite thing to do is watch my girls dance...at home, at dance contests, in stores (haha!), dance recitals, etc. Last but not least, I try to schedule a family photo session for my family (with another professional photographer) at least once a year so that I can enjoy being on the other side of the camera and making moments with my family too. Every photo session, wether it's mine or yours, holds a special place in my heart.
Now that you know a little about me, it's your turn! I can't wait to meet you!
*photos on this page are by the amazing Sarah Ormiston Photography. If you're ever in Florida, look her up!