Hi there! I'm Caiti and I am a portrait photographer living in Disputanta, 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!
We have been counting down the days until this wedding since the night that Marc told us he had proposed to Laura and she said YES!! You can’t be in the same room with Marc & Laura and NOT know that they are crazy about each other. They were so happy and full of joy on their wedding day – as they should be – that it made me tear up! I just loved seeing their excitement, as well as everyone else that was there to support them! I can’t stress enough how much we love this couple. They are the definition of a CG Couple and I am SO very grateful! They are fun, joyful, easy going, trusting of ME (this is necessary), and so in love.
I remember meeting with Laura & Marc at Marc’s home to discuss all the wedding details and timeline. I explained how the timeline would work WITH and WITHOUT a first look so they knew their options. They both immediately said they would go with the first look for a few different reasons: 1) They knew they would get double the portraits! 2) They would have less time between their ceremony & reception. 3) It would help them both RELAX and spend MORE time together on their wedding day! This day is all about THEM – the bride & groom. But think about how much time the bride & groom are actually together on their wedding day? With a first look, Marc & Laura got to react however they wanted! They could laugh, cry, hug each other, kiss, tell each other how gorgeous or handsome they looked! Then, they spent the next couple hours together before becoming husband and wife. This in NO WAY took away from that special moment when Marc saw his bride walking down the aisle. They were both in tears then, too (so was I..Anthony laughed because I was a mess!). They knew they had made the right decision to have a first look when Laura stepped outside to see her groom facing away from her. She looked at me and said that she needed this. She immediately felt calm when she saw him.
Not only is this couple just wonderful but their bridal party was so much fun!! The girls and the guys all made this day so enjoyable! Constantly laughing and joking, but supporting and helping in any way they could – I would say they were the perfect group of people to stand by Marc & Laura’s sides on this day.
Something else that I LOVED about Marc & Laura’s wedding day was that they thought about every detail. Laura didn’t leave one thing out. Laura is naturally a very loving & nurturing person. She genuinely cares for others and is always doing for other people. In planning the wedding day, she didn’t just think about what she & Marc wanted, but thought about what she could do for others. [ I would say that they were thinking of others when they chose to have donuts at their reception! ] Laura made special gifts for her bridesmaids, had multiple favors for wedding guests, and even had a sign made telling people that she wanted them to take flowers home with them after the wedding! She was giving to others until the moment she left for her honeymoon! I know this is a trait that drew Marc to her because he is the same way! My kids & my friends kids all call him Uncle Marc because he treats them like this own (and they think he is cool!). Both of them have hearts of gold and I am so lucky to call them my friends!
Marc & Laura – thank you for choosing us to capture you special day! We had so much fun & hope y’all are having the time of your lives in Hawaii! (I am still jealous!)
When your couple trusts you, they drive around UofR campus with you after their ceremony when we have no clue where we are going, so we can get extra portraits! haha! It was worth it, though!
How cute are there little sleeves to put your photo booth pictures in!? I loved it!
Country Style Donuts are everything!!!
Reception Venue: Art Works
Donuts: Country Style Donuts
Flowers: DeeDee Anthony
Wedding Coordinator: DeeDee Anthony
Ceremony Venue: Third Church
Bride and Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A Banks
Catering: Q BBQ
DJ: Michael Cangelosi
Photo Booth: True Color
Other Desserts: Friends & Family
Thanks for stopping by!