Kathryn + David

This has been one of the most memorable weddings to date for me.  Kathryn contacted me a little over a year ago asking for only wedding day coverage, & a the whole year went by without me ever meeting her.  As soon as I met her, I knew right away that she was a wonderful & creative person.  She started talking about her wedding details & I grew more & more excited to shoot this out of the box art museum wedding.

Kathryn told me that she always dreamed about having an outside wedding with string lights.  We talked about having a backup plan in case it rained but I knew Kathryn really didn’t want that plan to happen.  But guess what. It rained ALL MORNING the day of her wedding.  Not even a light drizzle, but FULL ON rain.  However Kathryn kept saying that she just had this feeling that it wouldn’t be raining for the ceremony.  At the very last minute when she had to make the call to go inside or not (we all thought she would go inside because at that current moment, it was raining), but she stuck with her gut & said she really just had a feeling it would stop.  The craziest thing happened.  I would say about 10 minutes before Kathryn walked down the aisle, the sun came out & the rain stopped.  It was such a beautiful wedding.

Kathryn wore her mom’s beautiful delicate wedding gown paired with a wildflower crown & the most adorable pink shoes.  Her wedding ring was her great grandmother’s from 1910.  All of her bridesmaids wore different white dresses, & the wildflower bouquets played up a fun colorful theme.  David wore a traditional Italian gold horn around his neck the entire day for good luck (maybe that’s what stopped the rain).  Kathryn & her mom made all of the decorations for the wedding including the cake table ribbon backdrops, & even hand cut paper flowers for her flower girl to throw down the aisle.  There are so many details that I could go on & on about.  It was so unique.   From the bouquets, to the centerpieces, to the bicycle book that her guests signed in at, to the dried lavender that her wedding guests threw at her Rick Shaw bike exit, I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this wedding.

I LOVED LOVED LOVED every minute of it.  I was so inspired from start to finish to capture all the hard work that was put into this amazing wedding.

P.S.  when “Marry Song” came on for their first dance, I knew we would be best friends.


Ceremony & Reception Venue: Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (UL Art Museum)
Florist & Decorator: Bobby Bergeron
Ceremony Music: Helen Davey
Hair & makeup: Courtney Bourque, Nina Weaver, & Katie Vincent from  Joie de Vivre
Band: Beth White
Catering: Jeremiah Rasco
DJ: Jeramie Kinnerson
Decor: Event Rentals
Coordinator: Katie Johnson



  • Oh my gosh! I love that they got married at the Hillard. That is such a sweet idea. I also love her dress. Great photos!

  • Kathryn Lane said:


    Thank you for the beautiful and heartfelt post! You are so truly talented. David and I couldn't be happier with the pictures! I love that Marry Song made you happy!! :) THANK YOU FOREVER!!!

  • Gay McDonald said:

    "I'll marry my lover"... With a photographer to remember:). Caitlyn, you were such a pleasure! We had so much fun, and, I wished I could go to this wedding over and over. Now, with your stunning photography, I can return any time and hear the Marry Song and Ho Hey playing in my mind while dancing in your pictures. Thank you!

    • Caitlin said:

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I was truly inspired by this wedding and it was an honor to work with all of you!