How lucky are we? First, we get to reconnect with Gary and Jeanne, whose wedding we photographed back in the summer of 2006 AND meet Grayson, the newest addition to their growing family. And on top of that, we meet up with them in picturesque Irvington, Virginia, where the two of them married at the eclectic Hope & Glory Inn. It was so nice sitting with them in “Detention” (the inn is based on an old schoolhouse, and Detention is simply where adults go in the late afternoon and evenings for “atonement” via wine and good conversation) after the session was finished for the afternoon.

Grayson must be about the cutest little boy alive, what with his natural mohawk and wide-eyed take-in-all-in approach to life. We loved every minute of their session, and even wrapped up in the inn’s spacious outdoor bath set under a canopy of trees. But with Grayson, a H20 loving boy who already loves hanging out in the family’s pool, we set him loose under the outdoor shower to see just how much fun he’d have. As it turns out, quite a bit. Enjoy!

Oh, and if you’re ready for more and want to see the complete session, just go here and enter Grayson’s last name as the password (it’s case-sensitive).

Definitely one of our faves. We got a SMILE!

“Seriously, you’re still taking pictures of me?” Too funny. πŸ™‚

Shower time! Gary was a real trooper assisting with this, as he got nearly completely soaked in the process as well. Go Gary!

Too. Precious.

And we figured you might like to have a little recollection of Gary and Jeanne’s colorful and festive wedding!

First sight!

Most kids (and some adults who feel like kids) are pretty eager to enjoy the sugary virtues of a wedding cake. One of their young guests seemed perfectly happy with his lollipop, though he was clearly still first in line for the cake, too! Smart kid!

The night before their wedding, after the rehearsal BBQ, they hosted a Milk and Cookies party which began around nine. You may remember the idea was one of our FAB Finds, too!) The requested attire? Pajamas (even for the photographers). We loved it! We’ve not seen this particular event before nor after Gary and Jeanne’s and certainly wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to document one if another couple just happened to want to do this (hint, hint) for their own wedding. Besides, Anne maintains it’s a great excuse to go out and get some new PJs.

Dear g,j&g,

We had such a blast with you guys back at one of our favorite places on earth! Thanks so much for inviting us back to H&G to capture your absolutely beautiful family. Grayson, it was such a joy for us getting to spend with you and you were such a super troooper! Get used to all those well deserved hugs and kisses that will come your way. πŸ™‚

We look forward to seeing you all in NJ someday and know that you’re always welcome here in C’ville, too. Congratulations to you both and we can’t wait to watch little Grayson grow!

With Love,
…a&b

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