23rd Jan 2017
I'm so excited to share the work of one of the most talented photographers I've come across in a long time. For today's Artist Spotlight, we sit down with wedding photographer Cassie Rosch!
Why wedding photography? I was raised by a creative mother and spent my summers in rural Connecticut on my grandparents homestead. I remember small moments of my grandmother gardening and hearing stories of their time falling in love on the streets and beaches of Spain. Something about those fleeting moments continues to draw me back to photojournalistic styles of photography.Something about outlasting your days on the earth, about preserving an incredibly small moment in time.
How long have you been shooting weddings? How did it all start? I have been photographing weddings full time since 2014.
What did you do before you started shooting weddings? How were able to make the transition into this career? I worked in Seattle, WA at Food Lifeline in development. I worked with volunteer groups who did food repackaging for distribution to folks throughout western Washington who were food insecure. When I started taking photographs more consistently, I transitioned to part-time in my work as I invested more time in photography. Eventually photography took over my schedule and I quit my day job!
What direction do you give to the couple to ensure that you capture their big day in the best way possible? The best way for me to make sure the day is captured perfectly is to get to know each of my couples before their wedding day.The depth, connection and comfort level is consistent with the relationship I have built and the rapport I have built with each of my couples. I guide my couples down a playful path that allows them to celebrate, rejoice + remember the small moments throughout the day.
What is the hardest part about working in this profession? Weddings are a common occurrence on the weekends, the hardest part is not being able to be with my own family on those weekends.It's a small sacrifice to make, but I would not trade it for any other career. I have never felt more fulfillment, joy or gratitude to be able to have creative control over all aspects of my life and career.
What other photographers (wedding or otherwise) do you look to for inspiration? Benj Haisch, Joanna Kitchener and Nirav Patel. What sets your work apart in this enormous industry? I see light in a very cinemographic way, seeking singular light and considering all of these small moments as fine art to be captured for a life time.This combined with a deep + intimate connection with my couples offers a unique experience.
What advice would you offer to someone considering this profession? Follow your heart and your inner voice. Build a community and learn to trust others, but don't let others direct your path. Only you can create what happiness and success looks like.
See more of Cassie's amazing work here!