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 kicked off another wedding season this past Saturday and we started it off with such an amazing couple!! I just love Emily & Bill! I knew Emily was my kinda gal ever since our first phone call over a year ago. Ive gotten to see she & Bill a couple times this year and I got more and more excited for them every time. They are truly meant for one another and so happy being together! Their love is completely obvious and their joy while around each other is contagious.
They went from meeting at a football tailgate while in college at Bridgewater to having their perfect RVA wedding! During sunset portraits, they were both just shocked at how quickly it all happened. It felt like this day would never come and then, there we were at the end of their wedding day. Time flies, y’all!!
Bill and Emily knew very early on that they wanted to spend their wedding day together as much as possible. They chose to do a first look so they could have that time together, just the two of them. Bill’s jaw instantly dropped when he saw Emily and his face said it all! He immediately wrapped his arms around his bride and told her how stunning she looked! They both smiled & laughed…Bill gave Emily a twirl so he could take her all in. Then, they read vows to one another that they had written. They both cried together and laughed together. It was my favorite part of the entire day!! What a sweet moment! Plus, they did all of this on the rooftop at Quirk Hotel, looking over the entire city. It felt like it was out of a movie!
After their first look, we called their gang over and all their friends got to join them on the rooftop. It was blazing hot, not going to lie. These people are rockstars for sticking with me and not even complaining! They were all just happy to be marrying off two of their best friends!
Another very special part to their day was their family. They are both very close with their families. Their siblings were all in the wedding and you could see how much they adore their parents. They even stopped to hug their parents before coming back down the aisle. Emily’s dad raved over how much they love Bill and how proud they are to have him be their son-in-law. I just love weddings like this! Seeing parents give their children away is always so emotional for me….I will never be ready for that moment – EVER!
The vendor team was incredible for this day, as well! I love working with such great people! Check this out below and then keep scrolling to see this BEAUTIFUL wedding day!!!
Photography: Caiti Garter Photography
Wedding Planner: Emmett with Richmond Bridal Consulting
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Renaissance
Portrait Venue/Accommodations: Quirk Hotel
Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Bridal Gown: Ava Laurenne
Videography: RVA Productions
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Tony Wesson
Cake & Cupcakes: Pearls
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