Avid rule-breaker; storytelling photo-maker; and all around silly, introverted, human.
I love love, and would love to photograph you with the one you love the most.
I love your story.
I wish I could properly + eloquently explain what exactly I love about weddings.
Maybe it’s the fact that there’s so much emotion bubbling up all day – so many big and little events to be witnessed, memories being shared between generations and friends and lovers. I love being a fly on the wall and yet, at the same time, being in the middle of so many profound moments for you and your people.
Originally from the second largest city in Iowa (I know nothing about farming) with a decent chunk of time spent bopping between Oregon and Minneapolis (forget about St. Paul — Portland is Minneapolis’ West Coast twin) since 2009, I permanently relocated to Portland in 2015 and haven’t looked back.
As the only girl sandwiched between two rambunctious brothers, I’m often a solo wanderer, adept at entertaining myself, and able to find my happy place amidst chaos. While they were off playing with cars and video games, I was perched in a window crafting the outside world with watercolor or a sketchbook. A teacher once asked 5-year-old-me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I vividly recall announcing (lacking my usual hesitation or timidity) that I intended to be an artist.
I love color, bending the rules, and anything a little out of the ordinary. As an INFP, the only phrase that I feel accurately describes my delightfully capricious persona is semi-pragmatic daydreamer: I can be both as unnecessarily prepared as a Boy Scout and hella laid back, which I feel uniquely prepares me for the ebb and flow of a wedding day.
"You have blown us away! We cannot thank you enough---you are a truly genuine gift to us! These pictures are far beyond anything we could have dreamed of having as a remembrance of our very favorite day. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thankyouthankyouthankyou...
for the INCREDIBLE pictures and your friendship! Our hearts are FULL. xoxoxoxo"
"We appreciate everything you did for us on our wedding day, before and after! The photos you took are absolutely beautiful! We know how much time it must’ve taken for you to edit them, and they look perfect."
"Just looked through them all... we are speechless and have tears in our eyes. Beautiful beyond words. Thank you for all of your hard work and energy you put into those captured moment in time. We will be looking at them 24/7 for the next few weeks."
"Caitlin, I LOVE the pictures! You did such an amazing job at capturing every moment for us. You are so gifted and have such a great eye. Thank you so much for everything!"