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Washington D.C. Wedding – Kali + Ryan

November 2

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Hey friends! Happy Wednesday and game 7 of the world series! Who else is super into this series?  I’m a huge fan of sports in general but baseball admittedly has always been lower on my list. This series though, I’m loving it and honestly who can’t get down to watch a good game 7? I can’t imagine how electric Chicago is feeling today. Cleveland too! I’m not mad at you! But you already took the NBA championship this year so maybe let’s not get greedy? It’s fun to bring up Chicago today because that charming city plays an important part in Kali & Ryan’s love story.

Kali and Ryan met at a chance meeting at a bar in Wrigleyville. Kali was living in Chicago at the time and Ryan was in town visiting for a couple days. The short version is that Ryan and his friends helped Kali avoid stepping in someone’s vomit at the bar. If that isn’t romance, I don’t know what is. I share this openly here because well, they do with anyone they meet (and their bridal party shared this story at their wedding, equally awesome!) and that’s one of the things I love most about these two. Down to earth, go with the flow, always a great time, don’t take themselves too seriously.  They parted ways after that meeting and the rest took care of itself. Did I mention they would text each other Dumb and Dumber quotes in the beginning days of getting to know each other long distance? They are a blast. And my kind of people for sure.

Their ceremony took place at the Spanish steps in DC and I always say I love to shoot outdoor ceremonies, but this spot took that feeling to another level. It was a dream! Afterwards they threw a serious party at Long View Art Gallery. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that amount of people up and dancing the entire night. I suppose an enormous live band will help with that! A highlight of the night was watching Ryan and the bridal party do the dance to “Uptown Funk” together – a surprise to Ryan because he thought only his family knew the dance but little did he know the bridal party was in on the secret and learned the dance too. Fun fact, did you know there’s a Youtube video that teaches that dance? Brb while I go learn that.

If you follow the blog, you may remember Kali as my friend I studied abroad with in Italy. It meant a lot to photograph her as a bride and I’m so happy I was there to capture the day as it unfolded. Enjoy just a few of my favorites from their incredible wedding.

Kali and Ryan – Wishing you nothing but the best in your life together. You make a crazy awesome team and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Thank you for the honor of photographing your wedding. I honestly won’t ever forget this day! 🙂

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So timeless and beautiful.

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BHLDN knocks it out of the park again! Seriously, do they design anything less than jaw dropping dresses?

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Details…

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Kali is a crazy talented designer who designed her wedding invites and they are among some of the most beautiful I’ve EVER seen! Such a fun touch to their wedding. When I found out she designed the invites, I knew I wanted to photograph their rings on her design. Done and done! 🙂

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Special thank you to Stem and Sprigs for your gorgeous flowers and artistry that day!

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Ahh Spanish Steps + Kali as an ethereal bride walking down to see her groom for the first time – basically a DREAM. What a freaking cool venue and a fun change of pace to photograph!!! This moment literally took my breath away. Kali has always loved Alexi Murdoch and walked down to meet her groom and have their “first look” in front of all of their guests to his song “Love You More”. To this day, Alexi Murdoch’s music always reminds me of Kali. This moment gave me chills everywhere and made me cry. I don’t like to choose favorites from a wedding day, but if I had to, this would be high on the list.

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Among the guests in this photo was a surprise overweight cat with a red collar that lingered the entire ceremony. One of the many fun details from this day! 🙂

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That LOOK on Ryan’s face! Taken for sure.

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You did it!!!! You’re married!

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But seriously, some major swagger at this wedding. Such great style all around.

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Such a great day with these beautiful people!

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Another special thanks to Alexa and Victoria with Long Aisle Events  for you perfect execution of this day. I know you had tons of help from a very talented bride with a great eye, but we couldn’t have done it without you and you two are awesome!!!

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Kali and Ryan arranged to have a tequilla shot ready for each of their guests to partake in- definitely a decision I can get behind.

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Their entrance into the party…

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…and that Uptown Funk dance I told you about. This honestly was one of my favorite reception moments ever.

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Not to be outdone by CROWDSURFING AT YOUR OWN WEDDING. We’ll end on this for obvious reasons.

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The Dausmans: Jeff, Tigon, Bella, Lilah & Hudson

October 11

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They’re back! Dausman family! Yesssssss!

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this family. Let’s just say I’ve been with them since Hudson was 6 months old and my business was, much like Hud, a baby at the time. Tigon saw something in my vision and has stuck with my over the years. I’ve grown a crazy since then and I know I’ll sound like a broken record here but I really do look forward to our time together every fall. I ran into Tigon at Target the other day before heading out of town and we caught up like old friends, after just taking their photos weeks prior. Everyone I’ve ever met through Tigon is just like her – warm and inviting. Which is why when anyone emails me saying, “Tigon gave me your name!”…I’m extra excited to respond. She’s good people. Her family is good people. I’m a lucky girl to know them!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from our 2016 fall family session. It was a fun challenge shooting in full sun but as always, this family looked amazing. Honestly at this point, are any of us surprised?

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I LOVE this portrait of Hudson so much!

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I’m not a parent, but I image this moment might make you melt. Such awesome kids!

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Tigon actually helps style her friends family shoots before they come to me. Can you blame them? She has incredible style. Definitely asked her where her shirt is from that she wore during this shoot. In case anyone wondered, it’s Jcrew. You can find it here – and it’s even on sale! 🙂

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Sweet Lilah. Always such a doll.

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Not gonna lie – I am really proud of this image. Some of the best images come when you go off script. I asked Jeff to hold Hudson and let him interpret the direction for himself and this is what happened. Don’t mind if I do! This moment is awesome!

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I actually sent Tigon the image on the right saying how much Bella looks like a senior in high school. Slow down time!

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What Hudson asks for, Hudson receives. Well if that means DABing, at least…

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Downtown Indianapolis Wedding: Katie + Chris

October 10

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Hey friends! So good to be back!

It’s been a little bit but for good reason. I literally have shot so much in the past month and between all of those photos and shoots and traveling, and a move too, it’s been crazy over here. I’ve been pouring over all of these images and film scans and wish I could just share them all at once for the world to see. Instead I will practice patience and know that tons of goodness will be shared over the next few months here.

Starting with Chris and Katie. As some of you might remember, I know Chris from high school. When I initially got the email from his fiancee, Katie, I was excited to get together to hear more. We immediately hit it off and it honestly felt like Katie and I had known each other for years. With each detail of their wedding plans they shared, I knew we were a perfect fit. From Empty Vase‘s florals to Chris’ navy tux to Katie’s show stopper Anne Barge dress – I was literally in heaven. There’s way too much to share from this wedding, so for now these will do.

To the newlyweds – I can’t thank you enough for this honor. I hope you love these moments as much as I do and share them with your loved ones for years to come. Wishing you guys all the best and can’t wait to keep in touch! 🙂

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Heaven. I was in heaven.

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Probably my favorite bridesmaid photos to date. So these were taken under a bridge next to the Mavris, where the reception was, and I always have to warn people that I like the location not so much for the setting but for the light. You can’t beat that natural light with the dark background! And the colors are insane! So gorgeous!

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Every photo in this post is film  – shot with Kodak 200 on a Canon 1v.

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The weather was touch and go for a bit on Katie and Chris’ wedding – in the end they made the call to keep their ceremony outside as they had planned and the skies cleared and the sun was shining. The recessional is always one of my favorite moments to photograph.

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My god a navy tux will never go out of style in my opinion. So handsome!

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Katie looked absolutely flawless and got way too many compliments on her dress to count and for obvious reason. With that light breeze? Incredible!

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So timeless.

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I’ll end on this because they even have the dip down.

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PUBLISHED: Wedding Day Magazine, Winter 2015

April 20

LOVED every minute of Kaitlin & Joe’s fall wedding and so thrilled to see their story shared in the current issue of Wedding Day magazine. Happy happy!

HAPPY Monday!

February 3

Can’t get enough of this song! Guys —  the birds are chirping in the morning and spring is coming! Hang in there, chin up. We shall survive all of this snow! IN THE MEANTIME, this. A song about being happy with people dancing all over the place? YES PLEASE. My favorite cameo? Jimmy Kimmel. Also all of that yellow in this video? On brand.  🙂

PS Hey brides and friends of brides getting married soon  🙂 just so you beautiful people know, book by 2/28 and receive an extra 30 minutes of coverage on the big day. Spread the word!!

PUBLISHED: Wedding Day Style Issue

December 19

Revisit Lesley + Colin’s gorgeous wedding here. Thank you so much for the feature, Wedding Day!

 

Worth It

March 4

HI. : ) You should know you’re worth it. All of those wild and crazy dreams you have? You deserve to give em a shot. Because life is short. Get out there, work really hard, give more than you receive, be kind to everyone. Amazing things will happen.

Published: Wedding Day Magazine

February 16

Happy Thursday! So thrilled to be published in the most recent issue of Wedding Day Magazine. Congrats to the wonderful Danielle & George on their GORGEOUS feature! So happy for you guys!

I am off for the weekend to spend some time with my sister who lives in Georgia with her boyfriend Marcus and their adorable pup, Scooter. I plan on photographing the 3 of them and I can’t wait. Family time fills my soul right up! Will see y’all on Tuesday when I get back!

Happy weekend. Mwah,

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PUBLISHED: Southern Weddings V4 Magazine

October 27

I am so proud and so honored to have my work featured in the new Southern Weddings V4 magazine. A huge, sparkly Congratulations to all the pretty ladies over at Southern Weddings for bringing this piece of art to life. It is gorgeous and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it! So much love for you ladies.

Life is too short to play small. Get out there and do what makes you happiest! I will be out of the office until Monday, 10/31 and will respond to emails at that time.

Happy weekend, pretty people!

So much love and excitement,

Caitlin