How long have you been married? 35 years Do you have kids? Grandkids? How many? 3 married children . . . Katelyn, age 30, married to Michael, and parents to Evy, age 22 months, Baby James who is with Jesus ❤️, and Baby #3 due April 2019; Emily, age 28, married to Joe, and parents […]


If you missed this Fall Fest in October, you definitely don’t want to miss this! The Herrintons captured the evening perfectly!!! Will you join us next year? Ty and Ash, Thank you so much for all your hard work!! We love you guys!


In the mountains of Virginia, there are few things better than when the air starts to get cooler and the leaves begin to fade from the vibrant green of summer to the golden oranges, reds, and yellows of fall. Even better than fall in Virginia is enjoying the beauty with friends, old and new. After, […]


Every year in November our social media feeds go from pictures of pumpkins, lattes, and adorable baby costumes to talk of Gratitude and Thanksgiving. Though I’m grateful that we’ve taken the value of giving thanks and expanded it to the entire month of November, rather than only a single day, I think it may be […]


Tell us your story! How did you meet? How was the proposal? We met at Catholic University when Trevor was my orientation advisor. Seven years later, Trevor proposed to me in the olive grove of the villa we were staying at in the Chianti region of Italy.  Tell us about your wedding day?  We were […]


A few weeks ago I (Mary Margaret here) shared a blog about a book we love, The Techwise Family by Andy Crouch. We talked about some of the principles outlined in the book and how they can shape not just our families, but our marriages too. If you missed it, check out our post, Phones and Marriage: […]

We're Buddy, Jill (Knox, Monroe, Scout, and Sunday) Powers, the owners of Big Spring Farm, and we could not feel more blessed to share our property with so many wonderful couples on one of the most special days of their lives!

Big Spring is the fruition of a dream that started on our own wedding day, in our backyard, at our first farm in the Shanendoah valley. After 11 years as wedding photographers (gah that makes us sound old), all the while running a sustainable livestock farm, we found that our deepest passions lie in caring for the land and celebrating the covenant of marriage. 

9 years ago we found Big Spring and moved our life here. It has been a complete joy to see it become a place where both farm life and beautiful bespoke events happen in harmony. Yes, the farm is our home, but in many ways it's home for all the couples that start the greatest chapter of their life here. We love seeing each unique event come to life at Big Spring and we love that our family gets to play a part in each couples story!


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an event filled with romance and grace

Nick and Chloe's Classic May Wedding

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The first step to having a seamlessly stress-free wedding day is a great timeline! This guide will give you five tips *AND* two sample timelines to get you started. Cheers to an unforgettable wedding day! 



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