I'm Caity, and this blog is my very favorite spot on the Internet! I'm a wedding photographer based in Washington, D.C. with a heart for serving others through my creative work. Tune in for the latest and greatest in my world!
They are two of the most down to earth people. They’re the kind of people that think about others first and that never ever stop laughing. Elizabeth is an artist (you have to see her stunning paintings!!!) and Mike is a comedian. They call NYC home with their sweet guinea pig, and let me tell you… they kept me smiling from ear to ear during their entire session! I’m so thankful… I get to see them in just about a MONTH for their winter wedding celebration in Fredericksburg! If their wedding is even HALF as fun as their engagement session was, I know that we are all in for a huge treat! The joy they share as a couple is truly admirable, and it is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to photograph them during this sweet season of their story.
Today’s post is so, so special to me. You see… Nicole was one of the very FIRST people that I met at Penn State, and now she is getting MARRIED! Nicole and I were in the same summer classes before school even started…. we learned how to study in the student union together, where to print our papers, we tried to navigate dorm life without AC (during the hottest months of the summer), tried fitness classes together, and even went to our first frat party together. She was one of my first friends during college, and the fact that I just photographed her ENGAGEMENT SESSION is really blowing my mind!
We started our Monday morning by stalking the weather… seriously. I was checking Accuweather, Dark Sky & Weather.com every 5 minutes, Kerri was too, and so was my roommate! Each forecast we found showed something completely different, but most showed that the rain wasn’t going to be an issue! We were so hopeful that we could make this sweet DC engagement session a reality because Kerri & Matt drove in all the way from Kennett Square, PA!! (What an honor!!!)
These cuties started my weekend off with SO many smiles! Emily and Matt were so flexible before their engagement session! They had to deal with a few location changes because, as we kept an eye on the forecast, it definitely looked it was going to downpour for their entire session. We knew we needed a location with stunning views with or without rain, so we decided on Union Station!
Ok… I definitely need to preface this post by saying that it was about a real feel of 101 degrees, and these two never complained once! We may have had insane humidity and tons of mosquitos swarming around our legs, but we also had some gorgeous light and nearly empty city parks (a rarity in DC!!). I am SO thankful for clients that trust their photographer, even when the situation being thrown at them is a little bit crazy! We got through the evening with cold water close on hand and a few breaks to cool down.
I’m not going to lie… before this session, I had the total “end of summer scaries!” I LOVE summer so much, and the thought of having to put on a coat again is just a little too much for me to handle right now… but, after exploring this apple orchard with gorgeous views with these two, I think I *may* be ready for a little autumn weather.
Do you remember Anna and Darian from a few months ago?! We met at the Jefferson and had a GORGEOUS morning session! Well… recently, Savannah, Anna, Darian & I all headed up to our alma mater for Anna & Darian’s second engagement session. We’re all really big Penn Staters, so naturally… we HAD to do a session on campus! Enjoy a preview of their beautiful Penn State Arboretum Session!
Happy Friday, fam!!! Anyone else feeling like they need a weekend after the holiday week?! I’m heading into a Saturday engagement session (in one of my favorite places–Penn State!!) and a day off!! It is the time of year where I am starting to schedule engagement sessions for my 2019 clients, and it got me thinking that it would be great to do a quick post to detail the perfect way to time your engagement session!