Cassandra Marlatt is Seattle-based photojournalist with a charitable passion for helping others see the good and the truth in life. She began her career in 2009 when she picked up her first camera, and fell in love with storytelling through imagery. It was then she attended the Art Institute of Seattle where she strengthened her skill set while becoming an honor roll student. Through her studies, she found inspiration through portrait photographer, Richard Avedon, and photojournalist, James Nachtwey, for their depth in emotion and alternate perspectives on events and people. Most importantly in her endeavors, she expresses a particular professionalism that is comfortable in business as well making her subjects feel at ease in front of her camera.
Over the years of photographing products and commercial, she has had an underlying passion for photojournalism. She has worked with Rick Williams in the building and raising of the Memorial Totem Pole after the wrongful death of his brother, John T. Williams, by City of Seattle. Cassie, falling in love with kids, has set her heart on photographing Non-Profit Organizations that help kids in need. IN the last two years she has worked with Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center and Ronald McDonald House of Charities. Cassie is currently working toward graduating in June of 2014 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Seattle. She is preparing for her first exhibition of her working thesis "Overlooked". A project that highlights the issues in our sociality that are overlooked each day, she is working to raise awareness for these issues and bring attention to the many ways to aid each issue and solve these issues as a community.