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!
Happy Wednesday!! Hopefully you had a fantastic holiday weekend! I know I did. And it all started off with this engagement session on Friday evening! If you don’t know already….it is hot outside. Blazing hot. ‘Middle of July’ hot. ‘Bugs sticking to your hair & body’ hot. Yet, somehow, Kimi & Shawn looked crazy good for their entire session! We were laughing throughout all of it, especially when trying to figure out the best way to climb through wheat that was up to our waists.
I headed down to Wakefield on Friday for this session. Wakefield is such a cute town! It looks like the definition of a “smalltown”. I love it! When I turned into the driveway at Shawn’s family’s property, I felt like I was driving into a Nicholas Sparks book! The long, tree-lined driveway opened up to a gorgeous plantation style home. The property is covered in wheat fields and pretty, old barns. Then, smack in the middle of everything, is a huge pond. The view from the house, look over the hills, fields, and water, is amazing. Seriously – I was threatening to move there.
The home belonged to Shawn’s grandparents. Their family has countless amazing memories in that home and on that property. What a sweet place to do their engagement session! On top of that, Shawn & his family farm all of that land!
Now that you know how obsessed I am with this location – let’s talk about Kimi & Shawn. I love them! End of story! But really, they are both such sweet, fun people. I am not even kidding when I say that we were laughing the entire session. It was so much fun!! Also, Kimi’s best friend, Sara, came to the session and I love her so much!
Shawn & Kimi met awhile ago, long before they started dated. They met through mutual friends and would see each other in town, but they were just friends. Kimi said that Shawn was always so nice and such a gentlemen whenever she saw him. He would say hi to her and hug her, no matter what. Then, one night, after seeing each other in passing at Longstreets, things changed. They started messaging each other that night, just chatting about anything and everything. After that, they were pretty much inseparable.
This past Christmas morning, Kimi was opening her presents from Shawn and opened a small, wrapped box. She was truly shocked to see a RING!! Shawn immediately got down on one knee and proposed!! Cue all the tears!!
I am so excited for them to be married! Shawn & Kimi are definitely meant to be together! I said during their session that they fit together perfectly, because they just look so natural together. I loved every second of this session! Even if we were being attacked by bugs…and sweating…and my legs got scratched by wheat! I would do it again in a second!
These two are so cute!!
Shawn said that this is his favorite view on the property.
Another favorite!! Can they just all be my favorite?
ANOTHER favorite! I just love them all!
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