February 27, 2010

Midnight Train …from…Georgia

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cassandra Young @ 11:38 AM

My minion amazing friend Megan left Georgia to pursue her French PhD at an Ivy in a far off land…so naturally before she left, I had to book her Saturday for a much overdue shoot.


January 15, 2010

Filed under: Atlanta — Cassandra Young @ 9:18 PM

The inimitable force of nature & improv actress by night, Drew Dotson, needed some head shots, so we headed out to Inman Park & the Old Fourth Ward (how could you not know my shooting ground by now?) Unfortunately the bright winter light was out to get us, and we were hit with more than a few harsh shadows…nevertheless, we improvised & cataloged a variety of her character(s).

December 4, 2009

The Old 4th Ward

Filed under: Atlanta — Cassandra Young @ 10:33 AM

Monica took a trip down to ATL from DC recently, and we trucked around Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, crossing paths with photographically inclined cats, stenciled graffiti skulls, & dismounted bicycle wheels. Oh, the places you’ll go.

To Touch the Orange Door

Around Mint Art Gallery

Le bicyclette

Laughing Skull - not to be confused with the Vortex Comedy Club

Static motion shot

December 2, 2009

To the Homeland

Filed under: Bath, Cardiff, England, Glastonbury, London, U.K. — Cassandra Young @ 11:34 PM

Ok, officially terrible at posting photos in what norms would consider a reasonable time frame, but here are some pics from my trip to England / Wales this past spring.

London Eye

London Eye

Guess what? Oh yeah, London Eye.

Trafalgar Sqaure


And again - Stonehenge

And again - Stonehenge

Flock of lambs

It's a win-win?

Ceiling Castell Caerdydd (Cardiff Castle, in Cardiff, Wales)

Oh look, it's my bedroom.

Picadilly Circus

Big Ben & Houses of Parliament

Cardiff Castle

Tor is code for ridiculously big hill.

November 29, 2009

King Arthur, is that you?

Filed under: England, Glastonbury, U.K. — Tags: , , , , , — Cassandra Young @ 12:52 AM

So I actually just put together a long(ish) blog post which got deleted for no apparent reason when I attempted to publish/save the draft, so I’m sharing one photo & will muster up the energy to re-do it another day.

Apparently King Arthur's buried around here somewhere...

November 15, 2009

Emory Cares @ Oakland Cemetery

Filed under: Atlanta — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Cassandra Young @ 12:32 AM

Today was Emory Cares International Service Day, and across the world, over 1,200 Emory students & alumni participated in service projects.  I headed to a project at Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery to fix up the Georgia Historical Society’s historic marker landmark that Bobby Jones (golfer and Emory Law alumnus), Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind), 25 Atlanta Mayors, 6 Georgia Governors and more notable greats call their final resting place.

Despite the heavy labor, being attacked by fire ants (vicious little beasts – we were warned) and capturing a ghost in a photo (ok, so you tell me what it is), the project was a great success: we left the cemetery greener, cleaner, and mulchier (is that even a word) than when we arrived. The day was gorgeous – the fall sunlight elongated the shadows of the ornate graves, and with the cobble-stoned pathways breaking the horizon against a backdrop of the Atlanta skyline, well, it couldn’t have been a more perfect day.

And it didn’t hurt that 6 Feet Under was right across the street.


Oakland Cemetery Entryway




Stained glass in an above ground tomb




Joining the ranks


Historical Intersection


Grave of Maynard Jackson (former ATL Mayor)

Ghost = blur in right corner. Well, you tell me what it is, then.

Ghost = blur in right corner. Well, you tell me what it is, then.

October 15, 2009

Candy Hearts

Filed under: Gettin' Hitched, Upstate NY — Cassandra Young @ 1:02 PM

So I’ve been a little slower than I’d have liked in my wedding photo turnaround, but here’s the first of hopefully many more to come. The bride and groom, Addy & Justin, were amazingly creative at their wedding and had a candy bar (get it, ha) for during the reception. At each guest’s seat was an empty little paper goodie bag so that people could stock up, as well as a cute wedding takeaway that contained a heart shaped cookie cutter. Talk about sweet, sweet lurve.


Sweet Tooth

Candy Bar

Candy Bar

Cookie Cutter Love

Cookie Cutter Love


Buckets of Love

October 7, 2009

Annoyance of the day: color variations

Filed under: (Photo)shop of Horrors, Bath, Technically Speaking — Tags: , , — Cassandra Young @ 4:42 PM

I do the majority of my editing on my MacBook, so when I finally have my photo edited to my liking, I post it, check it out on Windows…and BAM, it looks nothing like my original product. Anyone have any good ideas on how to circumvent the color range gremlins who love to toy with me? I know images on the web can get altered – I’ve never quite figured that particular conundrum out – or if it has anything to do with the OS I’m using at any particular point, but either way it’s got to go. This picture below is SO much lighter & clearer on the computer that I write this on now…from an IE / Windows OS standpoint…apparently not so much.

Chad T. Wood, author.

Chad T. Wood, author.

October 6, 2009

Upstate Frame of Mind

Filed under: Gettin' country, Sea to Shining Sea — Tags: , , , — Cassandra Young @ 3:11 PM

Just got back from a whirlwind trip to upstate NY – around the Cortland area – to celebrate the wedding of a couple of friends…not too much time for pictures (but plenty of time for pumpkins, apples, cider, horseradish cheese curds, and extra-sharp cheddar straight from the farm accompanied by some rhubarb ice wine from the finger lakes region). More pics to come in following posts after I edit the wedding photos!

New York-6767

Crate of apples at Hollenbeck's

Fresh apples, cider, cheese, & donuts - what more could you want?

Fresh apples, cider, cheese, & donuts - what more could you want?

New York-6791

Crates in the back of Hollenbeck's


Highway-side Cornfield

Sweeping View

Sea of Leaves

Farm Country

Farm Country

February 6, 2009

Foto Week D.C.

So I had the chance to jet up to DC to visit by bf Monica (the subject of many a shoot), who gave me the VIP tour of the capital. After a strut from Georgetown to the Mall to GW Med school, I had some time to get a few semi-decent shots.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument


Remembering Vietnam 

Remembering Vietnam

Foto Week DC

Foto Week D














Washington Monument

Washington Monument





Washington Monument



Francis Scott Key Memorial

Francis Scott Key Memorial




Twilight - November 2008

Twilight - November 2008




View from the Lincoln Memorial

View from the Lincoln Memorial


A Change is Gonna Come

A Change is Gonna Come

No Thanks.

No Thanks

Corner in Georgetown

Corner in Georgetown



WWII memorial? Or at least by it. Each column with a wreath has a state name on it.

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