"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.
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!"