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Hey there, I’m Cassandra Castaneda. I’m a fine art portrait photographer.


It all started when…

I realized I was yet to hang a photograph on the walls of our family home we had lived in for 3 years. This had less to do with fear of photo commitment and more to do with wanting to adorn our space with art. I covered our walls with old photographs I had found in dusty bookstores and black and white vaudeville portraiture from the early 1900s but felt as though something was missing from the plethora of family photographs we had taken. It was in this moment I knew it was time for me to pivot from shooting weddings to bring back the refined simplicity of the dramatic classic portrait. Portraits that would stand the test of time… Portraits you’d never have to question hanging on your wall.

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“It is absolute beauty when art & portraiture co-exist.”

- cassandra castaneda


Cassandra Castaneda is a fine art photographer specializing in modern portraiture with an ode to the past. Cassandra has mastered the balance between capturing images that are aesthetically beautiful & sincere, modern yet timeless; she aspires to create rich & emotive imagery for you to display as art.

Cassandra is a self-taught international photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. She founded her business in 2010 and has been featured in numerous publications worldwide including:

The Knot Magazine, Cover of Ink Magazine, Cover of KC Weddings Magazine, EA Bride Magazine, Perfect Wedding Guide, Kansas City At Home Magazine, Texas Weddings Magazine, Kansas City Star & Sunday Spaces, NFocus Magazine, The Huffington Post, a National Greeting Card Realtor, Tiny Prints, Modern Trousseau, Bella Bridesmaid, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Southern Weddings, Inspired By This & more…