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!
Last weekend, I got to meet up with Casey & Preston for their engagement photos! We were so excited for this! I had met with Casey months before this, other coffee & donuts at Buttermilk (basically the cutest bakeshop ever). We were instant friends because Casey is so sweet and easy to talk to you!! Plus, we bonded over motherhood stories. Then, when I asked about Preston, she lit up! Without saying anything, I could see she just loves this man.
Preston is a firefighter for Chesterfield, which is how he & Casey met. Her brother-in-law & Preston both work together and are great friends. They started talking to each other one evening and hit it off so well!! Both of them said they knew so quickly that they were meant for one another! Six months of dating goes by and Preston proposes!!! My husband & I only dated for 3.5 months before getting engaged soooo I get it!! And love it! When you know, you know.
The night of their engagement session, we met at Hatcher’s Plantation in Powhatan. A firefighter friend of Preston’s owns it and lives there. Y’all….this place is straight out of a book. It is so cute! All the little white buildings on the property, the beautiful land, the pond with the pretty white dock, the grape vines, the cows!! The list goes on! It was so cute.
Plus – I have a thing for cows. They are adorable and I just really want one (or a few). Well, the cows that joined today’s session are basically pets. They aren’t terrified of people and they don’t freak out when you get close to them. Brisket & Saucy came right up and hung out with us for awhile. We even had to wait for Brisket to move because she was trying to walk directly in front of my view and get close to Casey & Preston.
We had the best time that night!! Walking all over this property, feeling like we stepped into a Nicholas Sparks love story (because these two have a story that could be in a book). The whole evening, I could see how Preston loves and takes care of Casey. He looks at her with such admiration for the women she is (the mom she is!) and tells her how beautiful she is. I know how completely taken Casey is with Preston and how her heart melts at the sight of him with her son – who she says likes Preston more than he likes her some days. Casey says that Preston’s personality is her favorite thing!
I’m excited for their wedding later this year and I know there are going to be so many happy tears that day!!