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!
Almost a year ago, I met Chad and Lynsey for some coffee to talk all about their special day! I can’t believe that was so long ago and that they are already married!!! One thing we all knew was very important to them was making this about the two of them but also making it very much about family. This marriage meant they were becoming husband and wife, but it was also about bringing them together as a family of three – Chad, Lynsey, & Aidan (Lynsey’s son).
Chad and Lynsey are head over heels in love. It is obvious! They are crazy for each other. One thing that led Lynsey to fall even harder for Chad was his love for Aidan. He came into their lives and didn’t hesitate to love them as his family. During Chad’s vows, he told Lynsey that he was just a boy when they started dating, but she led him to being the family man he wanted to be! Now, he is Aidan’s “Papa Bear” and Aidan is his “Cub” (those are their nicknames for one another). Chad told Aidan during the service (and engraved it on his gift) “Marriage made us family, but love made you my son.” There is nothing more beautiful!!
Lynsey is such a detail oriented bride, which is one reason why I love her! She chose such beautiful colors and planned everything down to the tiniest details. The wedding day was beautiful!! She had a special ring box made with their last name – Tinsley – and their wedding date. I love those special touches, especially things that can be kept forever. That box was carried down the aisle by her son, holding the rings she & Chad will wear to represent their marriage. Those little details make all the difference on your day.
The wedding day was gorgeous! Meadow Event Hall has such amazing woodwork and is just charming inside. It stands out all on its own. Then, you add in the stunning florals and it was breathtaking! They completed the look at the ceremony site and then were brought inside to make the reception just pop!
There were so many other details and parts of this day that I just loved, but I will let you look through the pictures to see everything for yourself! Don’t miss those party pictures from the reception because they are fun!
Venue: Meadow Event Hall
Wedding Planner: Karla Crisp with Petals & Lace Events
Florist: Over The Top Flower Shop
Bridal Gown: Designer – Stella York from Tiffany’s Bridal
Entertainment: Mark with ShoDJ
Cake: Sugar & Salt RVA
Catering: Mosaic Catering
Hair: Brittany with Avenue 42
Makeup: Cameron B. Carson
Donuts: Sugar Shack
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen: Jos A Bank
Photo Booth: Party Pictures RVA
Officiant: Jeremiah Dillon
Aidan could tell Chad wasn’t going to be able to hold back the tears.
Chad’s grandparents were watching him and whispering to each other, melting my heart.
Here comes the bride!
Aidan couldn’t hold back the tears when Chad gave him his gift that said “Marriage made us family but love made you my son.” No one else could hold back the tears either!
You are gorgeous, Lynsey!!!
All these flowers!!!! Amazing!
Sunset portrait time because we all know how I feel about them! MY FAVE!
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