"you can't measure a dream"
I did not always want to be a photographer. This life was not what I had imagined for myself, but I'm so happy it happened this way. I knew I would always end up being a "creative", but I didn't know that term or what I would be. I graduated from college with a degree in Special & Elementary Education. My husband & I got married just days after I turned 22 and then got pregnant with our baby girl only 6 months later. Life got busy and QUICK! Gradually, I picked up a side hobby (photography) and kept it as just "something on the side" for a few years before I realized how much I truly love it!! I finally started Caiti Garter Photography and it has been a beautiful (and crazy) ride every since.
My passion for photography comes from my own mother who truly knows the value of taking pictures to capture our memories. That's what I want to do for my clients - capture their memories through heartfelt, joyful, and timeless photos!
Anthony & I are a team - in life and in business! If you are looking to book me for your wedding, you are booking a
HUSBAND & WIFE TEAM!
Talk about a bonus! Anthony is my second shooter but more than that, he is my partner. He adds a whole other element to our wedding experience and I am so glad that he decided to start shooting with me a few years ago. We love working together and being able to serve our couples side by side.
- we think every time is a good time for coffee.
- music brought us together
- we live the country life but our "home away from home" is the beach
- we love big dogs!
- Caiti's favorite part of the wedding day: Details & Portraits
- Anthony's favorite part of the wedding day: Reception
Your wedding day is a BIG DEAL! We totally understand that and
we want to capture every single part of your day so that you can have those
memories FOREVER! Once your day is over...it’s over! We know that these
photos will be what you cherish for a l i f e t i m e .
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.
I didn't realize I was meant to be a mommy until it happened. These kids changed my life for the better. They are complete opposites but best friends. Hayley is 6 years old, loves all things girly, is rather bossy (leadership skills), and loves school! Mason is a mama's boy but is tough as they come. He loves dinosaurs, Power Rangers, anything ninja, and is fearless! I'm obsessed with them.
All I do, all I am, all I have accomplished...comes from Jesus and I am so thankful for my relationship with Him! I grew up in a wonderful Christian home where my parents talked about Jesus and the gospel daily. I came to know Jesus at a young age but he opened my eyes to so much more understanding once I became an adult. I am so thankful for his grace & mercy every day.
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!
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!
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.
Doughnuts are pretty essential as well.
Our favorite doughnut spot is Buttermilk Bake Shop in Petersburg, VA! It will rock your world!
The favorite things list could go on & on..
One Tree Hill
"The pictures were beautiful and captured the true joy both my husband and I felt on our wedding day!"