The person behind the camera...
My name is Cassaundra Williams, but everyone calls me Cassie. I’ve been a photographer for about 11 years, seven of which have been professional. Working behind a camera comes naturally to me, but I have studied photography in college for four years to sharpen my skills. I have worked in numerous studios, learning everything I could about the business. I was employed as a photographer for the nationally acclaimed senior portrait studio, Prestige Portraits, for five years. Working there made me realize just how much I love photographing people over nature.
People are more of a challenge. I get to manipulate the human body, and to create something beautiful. Landscape, it’s already there and molded beautifully for me. But with the human body, it’s different. Each person is unique with their own stories to tell. I feel the image is already constructed for me with nature photography. All I need to do is take the picture. But with people it’s a challenge. You have to peel back layers of insecurities and walk them through it to get that one shot. I have a chance to play God and create my own landscape. When the body is lit properly and posed just right, it can unfold secrets to the human emotions -- love, lust, sorrow, pain, hope, happiness, freedom.
After that, I moved onto working for a more intimate studio, Lynn Greene Photography. That’s when I discovered that working as a small business owner was what I wanted for myself. I wanted to spend extra time getting to know each of my clients and what would make their experiences more memorable.
I stay informed on the latest trends and tricks and am constantly experimenting with style and technique. Look at my portfolio; it speaks for itself. With all confidence I can say that I am the girl for your portrait needs. With my photography I want to make a difference, whether it is simply capturing a priceless smile or evoking raw emotions. I want you to see yourself and your loved ones through my eyes and my lens, perfectly unique. Visual Poetry.
I love the challenge, the creativity and the energy. Let's have fun. Tid bits about me:
* I have two, half sisters that are my world, 9 and 11. They are the silliest little girls I know.
* The cold is my kryptonite.
* I grew up on the water. I’m pretty sure I was a fish in a past life.
* I’m a strong believer that dogs make everything better.
* Truly, I am a kid at heart and a complete goof ball.
* I secretly love Disney movies.
* Archery is a new-found hobby of mine, and let me just say, you’re looking at a Katniss in training.
Now enough about me. I can’t wait to meet you!