Cassie at UNC-CH graduation with her niece Selah; Dreaming up the impossible; Fun at Jordan Lake

“I feel at home wherever I am, as long as my camera is with me.”

Cassie Timpy, previously Cassie Butler, is a visual storyteller. Her specialty is in creating digital stories that evoke emotion and positive change through the strategic mixture of video, photos, text, audio narration and/or music. Trained as a photojournalist and documentarian, Cassie holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication with an emphasis in photo and videojournalism from one of the nation’s top journalism schools — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also holds a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Cassie Timpy is an experienced photographer and videographer with skills in graphic design, writing, business and Spanish. She has worked for magazines, newspapers, nonprofits, corporate clients, brides, families, and herself. Cassie has traveled to third-world countries using her documentary skills, but her most recent full-time position was chief photographer, graphic designer and writer for three monthly arts and culture magazines all published in North Carolina (PineStraw Magazine in Southern Pines/Pinehurst, O.Henry Magazine in Greensboro, and Salt Magazine in Wilmington). She worked at the magazines for a year and a half until she married and moved to Northern Virginia to be with her husband, Jordan Timpy, also a photographer and videographer. Cassie and Jordan enjoy shooting weddings together, they help brainstorm each other’s video projects, and they frequently travel and use tripods and timers to take pictures of themselves.

Cassie Angeline Images specializes in studio & lifestyle photography, wedding & event photography and videography, and creative video projects. Her most recent projects: a PBS television series “Painting With Raney”, an award-winning video for Cisco Systems, and a 10-minute educational video for Fort Bragg Army Base.

Cassie travels. Her most recent work-related international trip was to Haiti in February 2012 for a video project about All Hands Volunteers’ recent school-build project completion. In 2011, Cassie served in Nicaragua for six months as a photographer and videographer with a Christian medical nonprofit called AMOS Health and Hope. Traveling sometimes by mule to remote Nicaraguan communities, she visually portrayed the work of the non-profit, which is dedicated to improving the health of poor and marginalized rural populations. Cassie produced more than 13 short documentaries in English and Spanish for the nonprofit in her six months serving, which directly increased funding through video grant proposals and a “Call for Donations” video project in December 2011 which raised more than $40,000.

Other photo and video projects:  Cassie completed a 2010 summer video internship at Grace Church in Southern Pines. In the fall of 2010, eight months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Cassie used her photography, videography and production skills in Leogane, Haiti, as a three-month communications intern with All Hands Volunteers, a disaster relief nonprofit providing hands-on volunteer assistance around the world. Despite hard living conditions after Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, Cassie spent three months producing multimedia video stories while working out of and living in an unfinished, open-air building. In Haiti she experienced a variety of adventures including several earthquake aftershocks, the cholera outbreak, civil unrest during a controversial presidential election, as well as Hurricane Tomas, which left the city underwater for two days and coated in toxic mud for two weeks.

Cassie is fluent in Spanish. She studied in Xalapa, Mexico, one college semester and fell in love with Latino life and fried empanadas. After catching the travel bug, she took the opportunity to travel with the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Journalism School on documentary storytelling trips to Ocean Isle, NC and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, as well as received grants to go to Austin, TX, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras to produce multimedia projects. Cassie gained journalism experience as a staff photographer for The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-CH’s on-campus daily newspaper as well as with her hometown’s local newspaper and magazine, The Pilot and the PineStraw Magazine, in Southern Pines, NC.

Cassie is obviously passionate about photography, videography and telling stories, but her other top passions are family, animals, music and being an auntie. She jumps at any chance to travel, foxhunt, scuba dive, four-wheel and, again, document compelling stories. She appreciates nature and always takes the time to stop and smell the roses, daisies, irises, lilacs, tulips, sunflowers…

Cassie is different. Who else would come up with and pull off a surprise wedding? She’s fun, laid-back and goes with the flow. Her storytelling and artistic visuals show off her unique creative eye. Take the time to check out her work — it speaks for itself.

Contact Cassie via email: cassieangeline7@gmail.com
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Setting up a photo at Machu Picchu; In Hurricane Tomas' floodwaters in Leogane, Haiti; Sunglasses=Mirror