Mike Cassimatis Photography

Missouri Photographer

Mike is a fine art wedding photographer based in the Midwest with a passion for medium format film. His lighthearted approach and calm demeanour puts couples at ease in front of the camera, allowing their true personalities and emotions to shine through in his photographs. With a sentimental heart and a keen eye, he focuses on capturing luminous images that are genuine, romantic, and timeless.

Mike Cassimatis Photography

Missouri Photographer

Mike is a fine art wedding photographer based in the Midwest with a passion for medium format film. His lighthearted approach and calm demeanour puts couples at ease in front of the camera, allowing their true personalities and emotions to shine through in his photographs. With a sentimental heart and a keen eye, he focuses on capturing luminous images that are genuine, romantic, and timeless.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… luckily, most of my Sundays are free. I start the day off cuddling in bed with my wife and kids and usually end with a big family dinner.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS…visiting the island of Kythera in Greece, where my father was born. It was the last family vacation we took before any of us started families of our own. I was amazed at the beauty of the island and I left with a whole new appreciation for my heritage and culture.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… I would love to make my way to Ireland. Everything about it just speaks to me.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… The people! Every wedding I shoot, I am so inspired by the people I get to work with and the love, joy, and dedication they have for each other. I listen to the things that are said and the promises that are made, and it brings back all the feelings from my own wedding day, some ten years ago.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE… a furniture designer. Woodworking has been one of my favourite hobbies ever since I was a kid.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… to stay focused on each other and enjoy this time in your lives. It’s easy to get caught up in all the details of wedding planning but the most important part of it all is your commitment to one another.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… Saint Louis is such a great place to raise a family. The people here are warm and friendly and we have some of the best attractions in the country, many of which are free to enter. Located right in the middle of the country, it’s a relatively short trip to any of the other amazing places in the US.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… somewhere in the mountains.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Amelie - I never grow tired of watching it and listening to that incredible music.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… breakfast on the terrace at Nido Sulle Colline overlooking the Italian hillside, just outside of Ancona, Italy.