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Hi All!

Thanks so much for visiting my website and wanting to get to know myself and my photography a little more! With all professional stand points aside, I want to use this section to write as me. I'm going to speak from the heart, make it meaningful, and real. I'm sure with some major grammar errors that you can make fun of me for later on. 

This is me, Casey, born and raised from Colonie, NY. For someone that grew up wanting to live as far west as possible, I've found myself just a few miles north in Ballston Lake. Here I am raising my own two kids, Christopher & Ellie, with my husband, my rock, Dave. If I'm not doing what I love, I'm with the one's I love. Or you can find me at Target. I love me some Target.





Photography?

Although I was that little girl that had a camera and pretended to have my own black room for play (where I quickly learned if you put developed pictures in water, it will ruin them, not develop them), I can't say that's how I found myself finding a career in photography. I had my son at a very young age and while being a mom, a wife, and working, it was hard to find time for myself. I know all the moms out there can totally relate and are saying "preach it girl!". So I asked my husband for some guidance in a hobby I could pick up, and the first thing he said...photography. Let's just say I listened and went out the next day, with my little point and shoot camera, and went to town. I found it fascinating how what I could see in front of me could become a work of art and started seeing things differently. An artist I've never considered myself, and still have trouble considering myself to be artistic, but photography was and is a great way to express myself and the world around me. I knew back in school, when career day rolled around and I had to put something down on that paper, that I wanted to help people. No specifics, but help in some way.  I can honestly say, that's exactly what I'm doing. I help people by capturing their beautiful moments to have and hold close forever.

Seeing the world.

I have my two hearts, my babies, to thank for the way I capture. They have taught me so much in life and the way to see it. In the beginning, I haven't always known my style in photography, but when it was time to put these two in front of the camera, it came clear to me. Being a mom, I want to look back on those moments that are real, genuine, and unscripted. None of those struggled, forced poses, because us moms know that they aren't always the ones that turn out to be the pretty ones we've dreamt of. Real moments are even prettier. Where the imperfect times becomes the perfect photos. Those are my favorite photos. The ones I know I will be grateful for having those moments frozen in time. 


The beginning.
Aside from the endless amount of times putting my son in front of the camera, I officially started Casey MacKenzie Photography in October of 2011. I remember the excitement I felt booking my first session. A mother with her two girls. Butterflies swarmed my stomach as I pulled up to the park, as I asked myself, "what in the world am I doing?". I was about to take photos of other people for the first time. Where would I start? What would I look for? Did I know what settings I'd use? I'll never forget that session and am thankful for those who helped me explore and allow me to develop into the photographer I am today. The image below is from that first session. And the rest, well, is history.



They say do what you love, and love what you do. You don't work a day in your life when you're doing what you love. Photography is my love. There's never a session, a wedding, a moment, that I don't put that love into. The world and the people in it are beautiful. It's all how you see it. 

-Casey 



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For me, photographing a wedding is all about capturing. Capturing true events, special memories, and genuine emotions happening that very moment, and ultimately, telling the story of that very day. Your images are sure to be a beautiful blend of individualized memories to relive, and traditional portraits to admire.

With Love,

Casey

 

 

Crooked Lake House Averill Park, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/142-courtney-steve-crooked-lake-house-wedding-photos

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/263-a-crooked-lake-house-wedding-lauren-brad

 

 

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http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/128-lindsey-tom-wedding-photos-crooked-lake-house

 

 

 

 The Glen Sanders Mansion Schenectady, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/269-a-glen-sanders-mansion-meshal-nick

 

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/261-a-glen-sanders-mansion-wedding-jenn-chris 

 

 

 

Saratoga National Golf Club

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/166-carina-tim-wedding-photos-saratoga-springs-ny

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/232-justine-mike-saratoga-national-wedding-photos

 

 

 

Hall of Springs Saratoga Springs, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/140-katie-rob-s-hall-of-springs-wedding-photos

 

  

 

Franklin Plaza Troy, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/248-franklin-plaza-wedding-c-t

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/223-andrea-gregory-franklin-plaza-troy-ny-wedding-photos

 

 

 

90 State Albany, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/236-jacquelyn-william-90-state-albany-ny-wedding-photos

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/148-jill-jason-wedding-photos-90-state-st-events

 

 

 

Key Hall at Proctors Schenectady, NY

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/254-a-key-hall-wedding-rebecca-jeff 

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/270-a-key-hall-wedding-cassandra-scott

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/235-gina-nate-key-hall-schenectady-wedding-photos

 

 

 

The Inn at Erlowest Lake George, NY

 http://www.caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/271-an-inn-at-erlowest-wedding-christina-allan

 

 

 

River Stone Manor Scotia, NY

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/234-ruth-brian-river-stone-manor-wedding-photos

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/118-jeanette-andy-wedding-photos-schenectady-ny

 

 

 

National Museum of Dance Saratoga Springs, NY

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/119-allison-ron-wedding-photography-saratoga-springs-ny 

 

Revolution Hall Troy, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/159-christina-nick-wedding-photos-revolution-hall-troy-ny 

 

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/253-a-brown-s-revolution-hall-wedding-heidi-heather

 

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/274-a-revolution-hall-wedding-emily-billy

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/249-revolution-hall-troy-ny-wedding-tiffany-michael

 

 

 

Pat's Barn Troy, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/200-samantha-cody-s-wedding-photos-pat-s-barn-in-troy-ny

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/214-jennifer-ryan-pat-s-barn-troy-ny-wedding-photos

 

 

 

 

Pruyn House Colonie, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/205-kayleigh-bill-pruyn-house-wedding-latham-ny

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/216-nicole-evan-pruyn-house-colonie-ny-wedding-photos

 

 

 

The Olde Tater Barn Central Bridge, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/197-whitney-andy-wedding-photos-central-bridge-ny

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/226-brittany-andrew-the-olde-tater-barn-wedding-photos

 

 

 

The Vista at Van Patten Golf Course

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/210-samantha-kyle-the-vista-at-van-patten-clifton-park-ny

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/109-elana-bryan-wedding-photographer-clifton-park-ny

 

 

 

Jimbo's Club at the Point Brant Lake, NY

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/260-a-brant-lake-ny-wedding-leigh-ann-jesse

 

 

 

Hiland Country Club Queensbury, NY

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/267-a-hiland-country-club-wedding-siobhan-dan

 

 

 

Orchard Creek Golf Course Altamont, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/288-an-orchard-creek-wedding-brianna-joe-casey-mackenzie-photography

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/144-jennifer-josh-orchard-creek-wedding-photos

 

 

 

The Mansion Inn Rock City Falls, NY

 

 http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/265-a-mansion-inn-wedding-amanda-joe

 

 

 

The Mansion at Cedar Hill Selkirk, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/279-the-mansion-at-cedar-hill-wedding-valerie-matt-casey-mackenzie-photography

 

 

Wolferts Roost Golf Club Albany, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/103-sara-aaron-s-wedding-photos-albany-ny

 

 

 

Normanside Country Club Delmar, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/196-michelle-jason-wedding-photos-normanside-country-club-delmar-ny

 

 

  

Shaker Ridge Golf Club Colonie, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/125-rebecca-franks-wedding-photography-loudonville-ny

 

 

 

Mohawk River Country Club Rexford, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/258-a-mohawk-river-country-club-wedding-kelly-jay

 

 

 

The Century House Latham, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/256-a-century-house-wedding-valerie-phil 

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/111-renee-matt-wedding-photography-latham-ny

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/219-tina-jon-the-century-house-latham-ny-wedding-photos

 

  

 

Mallozzi's Ballroom Schenectady, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/251-a-mallozzi-s-wedding-megan-mike-schenectady-ny-photographer

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/252-a-mallozzi-s-wedding-jen-scott-schenectady-ny-photographer

 

 

 

Longfellows Saratoga Springs, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/282-a-longfellows-wedding-sarah-joe-casey-mackenzie-photography 

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/94-cybil-eric-longfellows-saratoga-ny-wedding

 

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/133-laura-justin-wedding-photos-saratoga-springs-ny

 

 

 

 The Lazy Swan Saugerties, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/126-amanda-steve-wedding-photos-saugerties-ny

 

 

 

The Appel Inn Altamont, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/230-danielle-patrick-appel-inn-altamont-ny-wedding-photos

 

 

 

Settles Hill Altamont, NY

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/276-a-settles-hill-wedding-karen-ryan 

 

  

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/132-marina-vinny-wedding-photos-altamont-ny

 

 

 

Stone House at Sterling Ridge, NJ

 

http://caseymackenziephoto.com/index.php/blog/122-georgia-rich-wedding-photos-warren-new-jersey

 

 

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Me + the world I see.

 

Hi All!

Thanks so much for visiting my website and wanting to get to know myself and my photography a little more! With all professional stand points aside, I want to use this section to write as me. I'm going to speak from the heart, make it meaningful and real. I'm sure with some major grammar errors that you can make fun of me for later on. 

This is me, Casey, born and raised from Albany, NY. For someone who grew up wanting to move to California, I've found myself just a few miles north from home to Ballston Lake. Here I am raising my own two kids, Christopher & Ellie, with my husband, my other half, Dave. If I'm not doing what I love, I'm with the ones I love. Or you can find me at Target. I love me some Target.
 Seriously, my idea of an awesome "me" day... playing 80's music on my way to Target, cruising all aisles with coffee in hand and head home to redecorate... in comfy clothes. Pretty exciting stuff, right?! :)



 

Photography?

Although I was that little girl that had a camera and pretended to have my own black room for play (where I quickly learned if you put developed pictures in water, it will ruin them, not develop them), I can't say that's how I found myself finding a career in photography. I had my son at a very young age and while being a mom, a wife and working, it was hard to find time for myself. I know all the moms out there can totally relate. So I asked my husband for some guidance in a hobby I could pick up, and the first thing he said...photography. Let's just say I listened and went out the next day, with my little point and shoot camera, and went to town. I found it fascinating how what I could see in front of me could become a work of art and started seeing things differently. An artist I've never considered myself and still have trouble considering myself to be artistic, but photography was and is a great way to express myself and the world around me. I knew back in school, when career day rolled around and I had to put something down on that paper, that I wanted to help people. No specifics, but help in some way.  I can honestly say that's exactly what I'm doing. I help people by capturing their beautiful moments to have and hold close forever.

 





-Instagram behind the scenes. True life, I make the craziest dog noises.- 

 

-Taking the photo is just the beginning. Getting "the" picture starts with creating relationships.-

 

Seeing the world.

I have my two hearts, my babies, to thank for the way I capture. They have taught me so much in life and the way to see it. In the beginning, I haven't always known my style in photography, but when it was time to put these two in front of the camera, it came clear to me. Being a mom, I want to look back on those moments that are real, genuine, and unscripted. None of those struggled, forced poses, because us moms know that they aren't always the ones that turn out to be the pretty ones we've dreamt of. Real moments are even prettier. Where the imperfect times becomes the perfect photos. Those are my favorite photos. The ones I know I will be grateful for having those moments frozen in time. 

 



The beginning.


Aside from the endless amount of times putting my son in front of the camera, I officially started Casey MacKenzie Photography in October of 2011. I remember the excitement I felt booking my first session. A mother with her two girls. Butterflies swarmed my stomach as I pulled up to the park, as I asked myself, "what in the world am I doing?". I was about to take photos of other people for the first time. Where would I start? What would I look for? Did I know what settings I'd use? I'll never forget that session and am thankful for those who helped me explore and allow me to develop into the photographer I am today. The image below is from that first session. And the rest, well, is history.




 

They say do what you love, and love what you do. You don't work a day in your life when you're doing what you love. Photography is my love. There's never a session, a wedding, a moment, that I don't put that love into. The world and the people in it are beautiful. It's all how you see it. 

-Casey

 

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"Casey is truly one of a kind!!! After searching through many photographers, we found ourselves always looking back at her work! We met with a few photographers, and weren't sold. When we met with Casey for the first time, we both kn...

2015 Bride Andrea

"Casey has done an amazing job from start to finish! She is a joy to work with from start to finish! We started with an engagement session, where she coached us just enough to make both of us feel at home and relaxed. The pics from tha...

2013 Bride Linda