Sound Originals is a small team of wedding photographers and filmmakers based in Washington, Oregon and California. Capturing your story is the single most important investment you'll make on your special day. Your unique story is just waiting to be told.
Capturing your story is the single most important investment you'll make on your special day. We’re a small team of photographers and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest led by 5-time EMMY winner Dan Cassuto. We’d love to tell your story.
You're in great hands. You can count on us to deliver fantastic results.
You'll absolutely love your photography and videography, forever.
You'll get fast replies. Sometimes, in just minutes!
Our storytellers understand how important it is to capture your loved ones. We devote special attention to your friends and family, especially the moments you might otherwise miss. We bring a photo-journalistic approach to our craft. We watch, observe, anticipate — documenting genuine emotions and natural moments in flattering ways.
Couples tell us all the time, “We’re awkward in front of the camera!” Don’t worry. We’re your partners. We’ll help you look amazing, natural, authentic and beautiful. When appropriate, we’ll offer gentle guidance and suggestions, inspiration and ideas. Our photographers know how body language, natural light and posing work together to create gorgeous images.
You’ve spent so much time and energy planning your special day, creating the vibe and setting the mood. We’ll document the details so you can cherish them forever.
We know you expect gorgeous photos and videos. And we understand how important it is to know what your pictures will look like.
Sound Originals is proud to be recognized throughout the wedding industry as experts of artistry, consistency and quality. Only the very best photographers and videographers get to join our team. Hundreds of people apply. We only work with the top 1%.
Our team members become Certified Storytellers after demonstrating outstanding quality and consistency of technique. Our Certified Storyteller program was developed by Dan Cassuto, a 5-time EMMY AWARD winner. It focuses on photojournalistic principles combined with creative and emotional storytelling.
Dan Cassuto is the founder and head storyteller at Sound Originals. He is a 5-time Emmy Award Winner. Before launching the company, Dan was a television reporter for ABC, NBC and CBS local stations, including KING-TV, the NBC station in Seattle, and KATU, the ABC station in Portland. Dan is a graduate of Duke University.
Hobbies: Anything with dogs, mountain adventures and pizza!
Kris is our director of storytelling and lead photographer. He has a world-class eye for fabulous images. Don't be surprised if you hear him say "y'all," since he is originally from Houston, Texas. He doesn't miss the heat, but he does miss the barbecue!
Carrie loves sharing special moments with couples and their families. By day, she designs life-saving medical devices as a senior electrical engineer. By night, she's a passionate storyteller with a unique ability to capture the essence of life's moments. She is the head designer behind our RUSTIC Collection. (Believe it or not, Lexi is 99% happy in this photo!)
You'll love Baigazy's approachable personality and warm nature. He's a photojournalist by training with experience around the world. Originally from Kazakhstan, he lives in Seattle with his wife and two young sons.
Cheryl is a lead photographer. Known for her dedication to artistic and technical excellence, clients have commissioned Cheryl for weddings throughout the Pacific Northwest and worldwide. Cheryl loves the water, and competes in sailing races on Puget Sound! She's also known for baking beautiful cookies and homemade pasta.
Domenica absolutely loves meeting new people and capturing their authentic love stories. She grew up in West Seattle and graduated from Whitworth University. She loves animals and enjoys catsitting and dogsitting!
Loc is a magician behind the camera. Clients praise him for his ability to capture moments with artistic beauty and technical excellence. He’s also a skilled computer scientist.
Meera’s love of artistry and imagery shines through in every image she captures. She’s a mom of two, has a degree in biology, and is originally from Toronto, Canada. Guilty Pleasures: Meera is willing to admit she has an unhealthy love of Nutella and an addiction to reality TV shows!
Michael might be the most graceful wedding videographer you've ever met. That's because he's also a professional salsa dancer. He owns a dance studio in Seattle and offers private and group lessons. Don't be surprised if your wedding video has fantastic videography of your first dance! Michael is also a licensed drone operator certified by the Federal Aviation Adminsitration.
Leah is a passionate storyteller with a skill for helping couples feel calm and comfortable. She is based in the Tacoma region.
Tommy is a lead videographer. He grew up in the Lynnwood area. Tommy is also an avid video editor and works his magic on wedding videos for clients during the filming and editing stages! Tommy is an award-winner at the Seattle 48 hour film festival!
Eric is a lead videographer based in Oregon. He's known for his gorgeous cinematic style and deep knowledge of technical gear. Couples love his easy-going attitude and friendly approach!
Nate is based in Portland. He loves weddings and all things photography. His approach is based on a personal connection with every client.
Rona is our head photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He's an international destination wedding photographer. Couples have hired him to photograph their weddings all over the world, including Hong Kong and Paris.
Kevin is a master of light and composition. He's known for his love of camera gear and lenses, so don't be surprised to see him hauling around the latest and greatest equipment!
Doug is perhaps the single best visual storyteller in the country. He has racked up more than 50 Emmy Awards during his decades as a television news photojournalist and storyteller for NBC, ABC and CBS stations.
Josie is a rare find: an amazing photographer and videographer. Clients love her easy-going nature and helpful direction during portrait sessions.
Ben spends a lot of time on Interstate 5, since he loves filming weddings in Portland and Seattle. (And everywhere in between!) He's a Northwest transplant by way of Southern California, so Seattle's traffic situation seems calm to him.
Alycia is one of our lead photographers in Portland, pictured here at a recent wedding!
Julia is a rare creative, specializing in both photography and videography.
George is one of our fantastic photographers based in Oregon.
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