No doubt about it - Cassi Claire really knows how to throw a party.  And by party, I mean a Fall-inspired photo shoot that is all kinds of crazy gorgeous.  Think a crisp Autumn day in the West Village, two seriously adorable Facebook fans and the fab stylings of Picture This, Plan That - all wrapped up in a bundle of beyond amazing images that are guaranteed to leave a smile on your face for the ENTIRE weekend.  This, my friends, is one celebration of lovely we just can’t get enough of.  Click here for more.

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From Cassi ClaireI knew I wanted to offer a free styled session to one lucky couple that followed my Facebook business page. I knew I wanted the theme to be “Fall, In Love.” And I knew I wanted to work with the amazing Mekina Saylor of Picture This, Plan That. What I didn’t know is who would win the session! I watched the votes stream in for a whole week … one hundred, two hundred, three hundred … six hundred. Finally, it was the last day of voting and only a few votes separated first and second place. It was back and forth up until the last minute! With one last push for their friends’ votes, Ben and Cayla took the win by only 35 votes! I am still blown away by their efforts, and I am so happy to have met such a beautiful couple with such a high value of photography.

Ben and Cayla were married in 2011, and this was such a fun way to celebrate their love! They were so at ease in front of the camera, even when I made them feed each other repeatedly AND throw peanuts at me!  Ben so easily brought smiles and laughter to Cayla’s face, from his little tickles to his silly faces. And Cayla has this delicate beauty and charm that just makes you immediately love her. Their love is honest, pure, and sweet, yet full of laughter and little perfect moments. Thank you, Ben and Cayla, for valuing our work and for being the most adorable couple ever!

Another huge thank you to Mekina Saylor. Mekina took my tiny little idea of a theme and blew it out of the water! She is a master of event design, and I love every single element of this styled session. From the perfect bucket of apples and the vibrant berries, to the gorgeous burlap and lace, it was as exciting as Christmas morning!

Photography: Cassi Claire / Photo Shoot Location: The Pier at W 10th Street in the West Village, NYC / Event Design: Mekina Saylor of Picture This, Plan That / Pies + Macarons: The Bean / Peanuts, Apples, Fruit + Pumpkins: Union Square Green Market / Berry Garland: Craft Supply House / Apples Bucket + Pie Filling Sign: T.J. Maxx / Fall in Love Toppers: A Sweet Little Note / Mason Jars: Overstock