Wedding photography is a safe-haven lifestyle for those of us who are secretly (or not-so-secretly) hopeless romantics. All we need do is show up to work, and we get to bear witness to some of the most touching, enduring, spectacular love stories humankind has to offer. Ryan and Paola’s is one such story. Their journey began seven years ago in New York City, where Ryan worked as an actor and Paola, a hostess. Fast forward to this beautiful, blue-skied, sunny day in Virginia, and our hearts were beating out of our chests with excitement over what was about to happen. Amid the straw bales, green pastures and curious horses of Kelly’s Ford, some amazing people came together and joined forces to bring to life this couple’s dream wedding.