“It’s an amazing asset to the county, I think, and something that makes people happy when you go there. You cannot help but be happy,” she said. “It just happens that at that time of year most days are sunny and the sky is this wonderful clear blue and the contrast, the yellow and blue, are the most complimentary colors. They’re beautiful together.”
One of Casstevens’ favorite stories as a wedding photographer was taking a wedding party to the sunflower fields.
“The bride’s mother had recently passed away. She had chosen the color of the sky for her bridesmaid dresses — that really beautiful sky blue — and then she chose sunflowers for the flowers for the girls and herself because that was her mom’s favorite flower.”
The bride didn’t know about the sunflower field, so Casstevens brought the wedding party there for photographs.
“She was just blown away. It was a wonderful, wonderful moment.”