"you can't measure a dream"
I’m glad you found your way here! My name is Caiti. You can likely find me at home - taking care of my family and dogs. I’m either cleaning up the 7th mess of the day, baking, rewatching Outlander for the 4th time, or working in the garden. Im married to my best friend who I met when we were just babies! We have quite the story and it’s my favorite of all the stories! You can read more about that here on the blog -
We have two wild, silly, & sweet kids - Hayley & Mason. They are the lights of our lives! They are the reason I do what I do. I chose to start learning photography after my daughter was born and I wanted to capture all the moments of her life, no matter how cute or crazy it was. I gradually fell in love with that feeling of freezing a moment or holding on to a memory through a photograph. I love getting pictures of my kids together or our family together! Those photos mean the world to me. My favorites are always the ones of us laughing or cuddling each other close - the candid shots! I want my kids to see these photos and always remember how happy we are all together.
When I was growing up, we always had a huge wall in our home covered in photos. My parents just kept adding to it. I would walk past it and see so many beautiful memories of my childhood. As a kid, I loved seeing what new photos went up there! As I grew up, I loved having those pictures as reminders of certain times in my life. My mom loved making scrapbooks as well so photographs were everywhere in our home!! I want to be able to provide people with photos so that they can get that same feeling I get. So that their kids can walk past a picture in their home and see themselves smiling & laughing with their parents or siblings! I still feel so much love when looking through those scrapbooks or looking at the gallery walls in my parents home. I want my clients to feel that love, too!
our love story!
Anthony and I were best friends our entire lives before finally realizing we loved each other just before turning 21! We dated 3 months, then were engaged for 9 months. He knows me better than I know myself. He keeps me sane, he still treats me like we are dating (always date your spouse), and is the best daddy ever to our babies! He is an amazing guitar player, loves documentaries, and has a pretty killer beard.
Hayley is our first baby!! We felt like babies ourselves when we brought her into this world, not knowing much at all about parenthood. She is such a gem! She is smart, sassy, and sweet. She definitely knows what she likes AND what she doesn't. She loves all things Disney. She loves to dance & sing but she can still be very shy. Hayley loves art!! She could draw or paint for hours! Her love for the beach is real and she gets it honest!
My little love bug and shock of my life. If you've met Mason, you know he is easy to love. If those dimples and baby blues don't win you over, his loving personality will. He is sweet to his core! But he definitely has a wild side. He loves to sword fight or wrestle. He thinks he is the Black Panther or Iron Man. He loves all things Marvel (you should have seen his face during End Game!).
“She feels like an extension of our own family!”
If you haven't figured it out yet...the beach is our happy place! Our children definitely inherited our love for the ocean, the sand, & the salt air. We dream of moving there one day but that is probably just a dream! There is something about standing in front of the ocean that just makes you feel closer to God. It is as if you can understand his love for the world more when you are looking at something that beautiful!
We are 100% dog people!! We love all dogs but have a special place in our hearts for big dogs. We got a puppy just months after getting married, and when that beauty passed away after 8 amazing years, we got these two rascals. They are MUCH bigger now and much wilder but we adore them!
Meet Deacon & Darla!
You can have one without the other...but they are always better together! I support doughnuts & coffee any way you can get them. Coffee is a lifeline around here. Our current favorite roaster is Blanchards. Doughnuts are pretty essential as well.
Our favorite doughnut spot is Buttermilk Bake Shop in Petersburg, VA! It will rock your world!