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!
I have been so excited to share this wedding with all of you!! This past weekend was the first time we have ever done a double header and I would be lying if I said we weren’t a little nervous. The day after a wedding is rough for photographers (photogs, you know what I mean!) […]
We spent Saturday celebrating Zach & Elizabeth! It was a perfect day! The girls spent the morning hanging out, getting fancy, and listening to country music. The guys spent the morning relaxing, played a little golf, and some even took a swim in the pool (can we just agree that men have it easier on wedding days?). The calm and chill vibe of the morning is exactly how I see Zach and Elizabeth. When they are together, they seem so at ease and comfortable, yet laughing & joking with each other the whole time.
This Saturday was our last wedding of the spring and it was the perfect way to end our 5 week long stretch. I feel like it was so long ago that Lauren & I first sat down at Starbucks talking about all of her wedding plans! Really, it was about 10 months ago, but I have seen her since then for engagements bridals, each time getting more and more excited for the big day! We have just all been counting down. When Lauren’s mom walked in to the church that morning, the first thing she said to me was, “I can’t believe it! It’s finally here!” I just hugged her because I know their family, I know how close they are, and I know what that day meant to all of them.
Sean & Stacey got married this past weekend and it was only 20 plus years in the making!! I have been messaging, emailing, and texting with Stacey for months about all of the details of the big day and how excited we both were! This day was prayed over and waited for….and there was so much joy when it came. Sean & Stacey both have such a great support system with their family and friends. People who love them, stand by them, and are cheering for them every step of the way. It was so beautiful to see all of these people come together to celebrate the two of them!
You may remember seeing Travis and Anna’s Yorktown engagement session on the blog last month and now, here they are, MARRIED! Saturday was the perfect day! The weather stayed beautiful all day, despite all the talk of rain and wind. We did get lots of wind off of the water but, when you see their portraits, you will know why we were very thankful for it (hint: her flowy dress)!
Anna met with me back in December to first discuss her wedding day. She was still brainstorming a lot of ideas so I remember us talking about many different things that could look great or might work with her vision. Seeing it all come together was like a dream! All that she had talked about and hoped for just came to life in the best way possible!!
I am so excited to share this wedding with all of you! I feel like I have been counting down to this day for SO long!! I met Danielle last June for our initial meeting to talk about her dreams for her wedding day. Dani & Angie (Sean’s sister) were speaking straight to my heart. Everything they said, I loved! Danielle knew from day one that she wanted everything outside, lots of florals, and just wanted the day to be fun & carefree. She accomplished all of that! She and Sean had the perfect day! The weather was gorgeous, the people were so fun, and everything they had done (and yes, I mean THEY because this was truly a DIY wedding) was perfect! But, what I love most about their wedding was the love that went in to it.
Saturday kicked off spring wedding season and we had the perfect wedding to do just that! Justin & Maggie are seriously (no joke) two of the most genuine, kind, and authentic people I have ever met. They are who they are and everyone around them loves them for it. They were meant for each other and you know it within minutes of meeting them! I met them last summer for the first time and was immediately excited to get to know them more. We all live in the same county, which is actually quite large but feels VERY small town! If you live in Prince George, you know what I mean. It may be a large place but everyone knows everyone, and if they don’t, they are still connected in some way. Maggie & Justin have SO many friends and family that love them and support them, and…good grief..it truly showed on Saturday! Talk about the water works (I am included in that!).
When I became a photographer, I did it because I wanted to capture the joyful, beautiful moments in people’s lives for them so that they could hold on to those memories forever! Those pictures could be something that they hang on their walls, put in their family albums, or pass down to their kids and grandkids so that everyone can remember. That is what you want from your pictures, too, right? Well, choosing the person to take those photos for you means thinking through a few things and doing a little research. Now, you may have someone very close to you that is a photographer and you love their work so – BAM – it is a no-brainer for you. However, some people don’t have that. OR maybe you like multiple photographers – GASP! Is that even allowed!?! Of course it is!! I have a lot of photographers that I love and I would absolutely use quite a few of them! So how do you decide who you should choose or what even to look for? Here are 4 things I think you should think about when searching for you photographer.
Happy Monday!!! I hope you are snuggled up on your couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee while reading this…mainly because that is most likely what we all WANT to be doing on a Monday. However, if you are reading this while at work or wherever else, I am just as excited that you stopped by! I had every intention of blogging Shannon & Will’s wedding last week. I really did. But then life happened!! My husband and both kids were sick most of the week and weekend! Nurse mommy to the rescue! Then, I got to spend some great time with lots of friends, so I call that a win! I still need to catch up on all of the housework that accumulated over the past few days…as well as do some online grocery shopping (ClickList all the way!!). But first, I want to share this beautiful wedding with all of you!
If 2016 showed us anything, it is that we made the ABSOLUTE right decision staying in the wedding business!! I still take pictures of families and seniors – both of which I LOVE as well!! But we just LOVED all of our couples this past year! Their weddings were all so different and so beautiful. We gained so many wonderful friends and even gained NEW brides for 2017 from some of these weddings! We have already booked DOUBLE the amount of weddings for 2017 and that just warms my heart! With one wedding already in the books for this year, we know it is going to be a great year!