meet caitlyn nicole

Heyyy, I’m Caity! I am a lifestyle, boudoir, and wedding photographer + freelance graphic designer based out of Raleigh, NC. My desire is to make life beautiful, despite its challenges, and celebrate all the small moments. Most love stories don’t begin with “I first noticed her after she throat-punched me...” but it’s us. A couple of black eyes and busted lips later, we’re self-defense instructors, life-long partners and parents together. I am completely in love with my dark and handsome ;) and our adorable daughter whose eyelashes are honestly infamous.

Been making life beautiful since ‘95

Real talk. My life is an insane balance of motherhood, entrepreneurship, instructing, and cuddling up on the couch playing xbox with my dark and handsome ;) Most days, I work as a graphic artist and photographer with my hair in a messy bun and a cup of coffee in front of me. 

Yes, I know I'm short, but I own every inch of my five feet. Also helps to have a wicked groin kick in my arsenal. Krav Maga has been a part of my life since 2013 and I've been an instructor since 2014. My family still teases me that my drill sergeant ways growing up led to me seeking out such a brutal combat system but the truth is I always dreamed of being a stunt double. However, I found something ever better through Krav Maga and I'm not just talking about Alex ;)

When I graduated at sixteen, I pursed a degree in graphic design and advertising while spending three summers overseas in the small county of Moldova. There I taught self-defense at Taekwondo summer camps while worshipping with fellow believers. Those summers are one of my most treasured memories and I have hundreds of photos from my time there that I cherish.

Twenty-one was my favorite year and there was zero alcohol involved. The week before my birthday, I found out about Riley and had an easy pregnancy and a no complications labor. She is beautiful, smart and kind - pretty much everything we could have dreamed of in a daughter.

Currently, I balance my crazy, wonderful life and business with a huge passion for photography and empowering others. Every client that comes into my life has a beautiful story and I am honored to be a small part of it.