lexie + dylan | hornbaker gardens wedding.

I met Lexie and Dylan for the first time last year over coffee, and I met their son Kayden for the first time soon after that at their engagement session. I loved getting the chance to get to know them not only as a couple, but as a family – to watch them both as parents, and as two people who had fallen in love as high schoolers and went on to learn how to do life together thereafter.

I loved spending their wedding day with them for the very same reason – it was so fun watching this day come together that they had envisioned for so long, and seeing the expressions on each of their faces as they made vows and laughed and danced. And as I got the chance to take photographs as Kayden twirled his mom in her wedding dress on the dance floor right after having just watched both Lexie and Dylan dance with their own parents, I realized how generational these moments are, and how someday many years from now, Kayden may lead his mother out onto the dance floor at his own wedding. It’s these realizations that remind me how much these photographs will matter for years to come, and why I honestly feel like the luckiest to capture them.

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens 
Flowers: Hornbaker Gardens 
Food: The Stone Jug 
DJ: Twisted Mics

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