My name is Cassandra Catic, I am the driving force behind Blossom Daisy Creative. After graduating with a BA of Photography, marrying my Husband, and birthing our Son, you could say it’s been a busy decade in business!
When I work with you to capture the story of your Wedding Day, my intention is to make you and your loved ones feel comfortable, relaxed and calm in front of the camera. For me, it’s not about the perfect instagram moment, it’s the moments that matter most to your family & friends – that’s where the magic is. I want you to cherish these photographs for years and decades to come – after all – this is what Wedding Photography is all about.
I (Cass) started taking photographs in Highschool, first taking up 120mm analogue. I developed the film & prints in the darkroom on my own. Upon graduating, my series of work in year 12 was exhibited at the Melbourne Museum. It was at that moment I realised I wanted to do Photography as a career. Something changed within my mindset, and my ambitions were left on a high. I was inspired and committed to working hard. I went on to study a BA of Photography at Photography Studies College for 4 years, and graduated with the award of Excellence in 2015. Haven't looked back since! It's been over 12 years.
In my personal work, I have an obsession with shooting in nature. Sometimes going for 2-3 hour walks close to home. In my work with people I love capturing couples who are deeply in love. Couples who trust me to capture the story of their day, their love. It is important for me to build a relationship with all my couples, it creates a safe space for raw, real and vulnerable moments. This is the essence of photography.
We (literally) fell in love the first time we spoke to one another. After a few weeks, we both jetted off to pre-planned holidays to Europe, and happened to meet up in Santorini. We had our first official date on the Caldera watching the sunrise. 2 years later, after a lot of travel, work and adventures, we went back to Greece. We stayed in the same hotel, too. Adem asked me to marry him that night at sunset. After we got engaged I really dived into shooting Weddings. I suppose wherever you are in life is always a reflection of your inner experiences/feelings. We happened to fall in love and organically that grew into a passion for Wedding Photography.
We have a lot of friends & family around the world, and do our best to stay connected with them. We love exploring new places, meeting new people, cultures, exploring the seaside, national parks and of course, living in the ever present moment. We both enjoy staying active and living a healthy lifestyle is very important to us.
Before our wedding in 2019, we bought our first house. It's a few footsteps away from the beach in Melbournes Bayside. It has changed our life. We adore daily walks on the beach, no matter the weather. The seaside has created such personal growth, meditative reflection and exciting plans for the future!
Oh, and ofcourse the light of our lives, Luca, born in late 2021.
Throughout the years of studying, I practiced tuning into my inner voice. It's important to know who you are, and what you have to say before you can develop a style. Conceptualising and working on so many personal projects really epitomised my inner voice. I began to tune into what I liked to photograph and how I wanted to photograph it. As the years go by, it became easier, almost second nature. It's really all about knowing who you are, what you want to say, and how you portray it in the world.
Style comes with time, as you develop patterns, and establish your purpose. If I had to categorise my Wedding Photography Style, it would be, a mix of editorial, fine art and journalism.
BDC Studios was created to showcase our Commercial Work. In the beginning, we blended both aspects of our Weddings & Commercial content and our Wedding clients began to feel confused. It was important to make a clear and concise decision when marketing and sharing our work online and in meetings. Thus, BDC Studios was born and ever since it has been thriving, often working 3-4 times per week with our commercial clients & not having enough time to post and share all the beautiful images and stories I get to capture!
My new Podcast, Blossom For Each Day was actually a passion project I began in Melbournes lockdown in August 2020. I wanted to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone of doing things that I wasn't afraid of. Before starting my podcast, I was scared of articulating my thoughts and using my voice in a public speaking scenario, or even in a business meeting. Now, as I am used to journaling, and interviewing people who are super accomplished and talented in their own fields, I feel confident within myself and able to use my voice and my spirit for a greater purpose. I am sure it will lead me to amazing things!