Most of the couples I photograph are newly engaged or celebrating their wedding day. There is a heightened excitement surrounding these stages in a relationship that most people can relate to witnessing or feeling themselves. Its a special time.
Today is my parents’ 42nd wedding anniversary. I’ve had the great fortune to grow up seeing an exemplary relationship between two partners that is full of respect, humor and ever-growing love. During this past winter’s visit, when these photos were taken, my father and I took a walk one morning in Golden Gate Park. He said to me: “I don’t just love your mom, I’m still in love with her.” In some ways, that special time I mentioned has lasted 42 years and counting for my parents.
A wedding is one thing, a marriage is another. Thanks, Mom & Dad, and happy anniversary!