Cason-Spicer

As I parked on Sunny Slope Farms, I did a mental fist-pump when the fall clouds parted and blue skies appeared. I’ve known Caleb for many years…and knowing him made me very excited to meet the woman that won his heart over. Laura hops out of their car, walks over to me in her noticeably-cute Frye boots and hands me a bag of chocolates. Um, can I marry her? Laura is sweet as pie and fun, too. And she loves to laugh…which is perfect because Caleb can be very laughable! They are a complimentary pair and as we wandered around the farm that evening I imagined them back there, in just a few months, in a wedding gown and tuxedo with all their crazy friends, saying “I do” and sealing it all with a kiss under the same set of trees. They’re in the middle of an exciting journey and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

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I couldn’t resist including a round of bloopers. I mean really, these guys are no fun at all…can you tell? Hah! bsomeIMG_6675bsomeIMG_6543

Benjamin and Kenneth

It’s refreshing to witness love. The kind of refreshing that wakes your arm hairs up. The kind that wells your eyes with tears. The kind that makes you feel that part of your heart that sits dormant through your daily routine. Ben and Kenny are refreshing. Their love is real and inspiring. During the ceremony the officiant took several deliberate moments to ask guests to let their thoughts and worries go. To be there with each other and with the grooms. She insisted. And for an undetermined amount of time, I forgot I was there to photograph a wedding. Love was so present as their family and friends stood to reach out their hands in acceptance as Ben and Kenny proclaimed their love. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful experience there on Sunnyslope Farm. Many congrats to you, Ben and Kenny…may your celebration never stop.bsomeIMG_3397 bsomeIMG_3390 bsomeIMG_3401bsomeIMG_3890 bsomeIMG_3406 bsomeIMG_3408 bsomeIMG_3417 bsomeIMG_3465bsomeIMG_3863bsomeIMG_3845bsomeIMG_3904bsomeIMG_3458bsomeIMG_3441bsomeIMG_3442bsomeIMG_3444bsomeIMG_3445bsomeIMG_3460bwbsomeIMG_3467bwbsomeIMG_3480bwbsomeIMG_3481bwbsomeIMG_3484bsomeIMG_3500bsomeIMG_3494bsomeIMG_3511bsomeIMG_3514bsomeIMG_3531bsomeIMG_3523bsomeIMG_3526bsomeIMG_3554bsomeIMG_3557bsomeIMG_3556bwbsomeIMG_3560bsomeIMG_3561bsomeIMG_3574bsomeIMG_3575bsomeIMG_3578bsomeIMG_3842bsomeIMG_3844bsomeIMG_3847bsomeIMG_3584bsomeIMG_3586bsomeIMG_3609bsomeIMG_3605bsomeIMG_3640bwbsomeIMG_3668bsomeIMG_3681bsomeIMG_3682bwbsomeIMG_3703bwbsomeIMG_3674bsomeIMG_3670bsomeIMG_3705bsomeIMG_3722bwbsomeIMG_3741bsomeIMG_3754bwbsomeIMG_3736bwbsomeIMG_3728cbsomeIMG_3802bsomeIMG_3766bsomeIMG_3770bsomeIMG_3777bwbsomeIMG_3814bsomeIMG_3820bsomeIMG_3815bsomeIMG_3838bsomeIMG_3759bsomeIMG_3929bsomeIMG_3936bsomeIMG_3932bsomeIMG_3943bsomeIMG_3951bsomeIMG_3955bsomeIMG_3960bsomeIMG_3974bsomeIMG_3937bsomeIMG_3964bsomeIMG_3912bsomeIMG_3983bsomeIMG_3997bwbsomeIMG_3999bsomeIMG_4001bsomeIMG_4017bsomeIMG_4018bsomeIMG_4020bsomeIMG_4023bsomeIMG_4024bsomeIMG_3868bsomeIMG_4043bsomeIMG_4045bsomeIMG_4049bsomeIMG_4051bsomeIMG_4054bsomeIMG_4059bsomeIMG_4060bsomeIMG_4070bsomeIMG_4076bsomeIMG_3917bsomeIMG_3884bsomeIMG_3857bsomeIMG_4096bsomeIMG_4102bsomeIMG_4131bsomeIMG_4155bsomeIMG_4171bsomeIMG_4178bsomeIMG_4193bsomeIMG_4211bsomeIMG_4265bsomeIMG_4272bwbsomeIMG_4309bsomeIMG_4308bwbsomeIMG_4386bsomeIMG_4484bsomeIMG_4390bsomeIMG_4400bsomeIMG_4416bsomeIMG_4356

Hughes Family

I met the Hughes’ in Dayton one evening to take some photos of their sweet little family. In the distance was a dark skyline creeping up quickly and the farther we drove toward it, the more uneasy I felt. We decided to make a last minute decision and head back to their Harrisonburg home…you know, incase the sky broke open on top of us. Luckily, their backyard is absolutely gorgeous. Green and lush and free of power lines and cityscapes. Comfortable in their own element, the children let their personalities come pouring out. Go ahead and try to get through these photos without laughing. I dare ya.
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