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!
Happy Friday, friends! I’m doing something totally out of character this weekend, and I am putting my camera AND my computer down at 6PM tonight. I’ve made a promise to myself that I won’t pick either up until Sunday at 10AM! That’s right… I am taking my first FULL day off in over a month and a half. Busy season has been kicking my butt, and I am so excited to take some time to enjoy the company of friends that I haven’t seen in a while! I’m not going to lie… taking time off is something that I really struggle with. It is uncomfortable for me. I love my job so much that I really could do it every day! However, balance is so important, so this Saturday, you can find me brunching with friends and catching up on some much needed sleep.
Attending the Katelyn James Workshop has been a huge dream and huge goal of mine for a long time, and the fact that it happened still doesn’t even feel one bit real. I can’t even remember the first time I found Katelyn’s work (she’s just kind of always been there!), but I know it was definitely when I was still in high school! Crazy, I know!! I’ve followed and learned from KJ for longer than I can even remember, have watched their family walk through seasons of celebration and grief, grew attached to her daughter and nephew through Instagram Stories, and let me tell you, sitting down to learn from her in her living room really felt surreal.
Today’s post is for all my fellow vendors! We’ve been at this wedding season for a few months now, and I’m sure we have all become too familiar with the dreaded and inevitable next day wedding vendor “hangover.” Now, before we get too far into this post I need to clarify something: A wedding vendor hangover is NOT a result of drinking too much while on the job! It’s not even a result of drinking!! I have never and will never drink at a wedding that I am working!! OK… now that we are all on the same page, let’s chat about what a wedding vendor hangover really is!
Ahh I am so excited to share this FUN friend session with you today! As many of you know, I also teach barre for a company called FlyWheel Sports! A few months ago, we had a fun themed pulse with a giveaway, prosecco and all of the pop music that I could squeeze into a 45 minute chunk of time. The giveaway? A 30 minute session on the steps of our nation’s Capitol! Sweet Anna was in class that day, and she ended up winning the session!
I looked at my calendar this week and realized that, as of this Saturday, I have officially called Washington, DC home for TWO years now! WOW time flies! Last year, I shared a letter to myself. I shared the words that I would have told the girl getting off the plane, fresh out of college with a dream and not a whole lot of plans. I reread this post this week, and I cried like a baby. It was a bit embarrassing… thankfully, I was alone in my apartment. Goodness… how so many things have changed and how so many things have stayed exactly the same.
Ok… full disclosure: I had the hardest time coming up with the words for this blog post! I also totally edited & blogged this session through teary eyes. Anna and Darian are two of my sweet friends from college, and y’all…. THEY’RE GETTING MARRIED! (And I am obviously WAY too emotional about it all!) If you’ve spent any time around here, you may be familiar with my fellow photog friend, Savannah of Savannah Smith Photography! I met Anna & Savannah around the same time and we all became pretty close, so it was only natural that we decided to join forces to photograph A&D’s wedding!