Hi there! I'm Caiti and I am a wedding & portrait photographer living in Prince George, Virginia. I am a music loving, doughtnut eating, coffee drinking, mama of 2. This is the place where you can come to see my latest work with my beautiful clients and learn more about me, my husband, and our sweet babies. Take a look around and enjoy!
My goodness…I am so excited to show this couple off to all of you! I have been anticipating this engagement session for awhile! We started the afternoon on the most beautiful street in Richmond, especially in the fall, Monument Avenue! It looks like it is straight out of a movie! Gorgeous houses, leaves everywhere, and the huge median is lined with orange and yellow trees right now. After that, we made our way over to the Virginia State Capital.
Have you ever been to Charlottesville during the fall? If you haven’t, just make the trip. I strongly believe that God made the mountains for the fall season because that is when they are the most beautiful! Driving through the mountainside of Charlottesville when the leaves are changing…there is nothing like it! It will take your breath away. Even my 6 year old and 3 year old commented on how pretty it was and just sat in silence (for like a minute, because let’s be honest).
This perfect fall session may have left me wanting to have another baby! That sounds super weird, doesn’t it? Let me clarify. Brandon & Mary Claire brought their perfect little angel of a son with them to their session last week so that we could also do some family pictures and I fell in love. Braxton is the sweetest little baby boy! He reminded me so much of my Mason when he was a baby – fair skin, blonde hair, blue eyes, and big dimples!! I melted!!
It is officially engagement session….and fall!!! This was my first session of the year where the leaves were changing, t00, and we all loved it! For Kari & Daniel’s engagement pictures, we knew we wanted to do them in Richmond. That is where these two live and they love it there. The city has so many beautiful places and we wanted to showcase a couple of those.
Is it fall yet? Technically, yes, but I am going to need this weather to understand that we are over the 80 degrees. However, on the evening of this session, it was surprisingly cool, felt like fall, and then the sunrise was killer!! It was exactly what we wanted!
Let me just be honest…these two are amazing!! Shawn & Stacy are the type of couple that you know are meant to be together the moment you meet them. They just work perfectly. They are just SO natural. From the way he looks at her, to the way she speaks to him, to the way they just fit together effortlessly. They also have this way about them that makes you want to be friends with them! Then, to top it off, they are one good looking couple! Basically, I was squealing the entire way through their engagement session out at Upper Shirley Vineyard!
I had TWO engagement sessions this past weekend, which really made my heart happy! I love getting to see my brides and meet their grooms! This engagement session was extra special because I had not even met Gigi yet! We were so excited to finally meet in person, after talking through emails for months. I knew I would love her just from our emails and because she has booked the sweetest wedding planner – Jamie with Jamie Lynn Signature Weddings. Jamie & I have been friends for a couple years now so when she contacted me about one of her brides, I knew this would be a great match up! Jamie knows me and knows my work, also she & Gigi have been friends FOREVER, so I was fully confident that she knew what she was doing by putting us together (this sounds like we were being set up on a blind date! Ha! Sorry Mick!).
Anna and Travis grew up in the same hometown. They went to school together and started dating back in high school when Anna was a sophomore and Travis was a junior. These two have been through ring dance, prom, homecomings, then stayed together through all of those college years and now, here they are! More in love and just as taken with each other! The sweetness Travis has around Anna, and the giggles she gets when talking to him, definitely showed us they are legit crazy for one other!
Happy Fri-YAY! I am hitting you with some advice today! Here we go!! I love engagement sessions – it’s no secret! I feel like they are SO important to the wedding experience and..basically..they are just fun! Some times couples won’t want to do them because they don’t think they need them or don’t think they will like them, but NEVER have I had a couple leave an engagement session regretting that they did it. NEVER! If anything, the guys end up telling me how it was actually fun or they actually didn’t hate it (those are huge compliments coming from a groom), and the girls are just so happy they have these pictures of them with their fiancé!
You guys…wedding season is literally right around the corner and, I don’t know about you, but I am getting so anxious!! A good anxious! I don’t think I will ever NOT feel that way, and I hope I always do. Right before any session I get that nervous/excited feeling, just because every session is different, every client is different, and I am excited to see the beautiful images we are about to take! Also, I just love getting to know my clients more!