When we were emailing back & forth with Stephanie for her travel arrangements to join us at our June Walk Through a Wedding w/ J&M workshop, she mentioned that her husband Byron would also be joining her for the trip. So I jokingly (but also totally seriously) replied, “Ooooh Anniversary shoot!” Well it turns out that the week they were going to be here WAS in fact their anniversary and they loved the idea! So two days after the workshop we joined them in NYC to celebrate thirty one years of marriage with them. We first met up at the Central Park Boathouse for drinks before shooting all around the Park, and then winding back up at the Boathouse for dinner that night. We’ve actually never had dinner there before (only drinks) and so that was SUCH a fun way to end the night. But the real joy of that day came from spending time with two people who have fought over the long haul to create a beautiful, inspirational example of marriage…two people who are clearly SO in love.
This, my friends. This is what 31 years of marriage looks like. Thirty-one years of choosing each other, fighting for it, sticking together, standing by your best friend. This is daily choices of love & respect and serving each other well. This is laughing together and his hand in yours. And after all these years, still kissing like the 16 year olds you were when you first found each other. This is marriage. And it is beautiful. Here are just a FEW of our faves!
Stephanie & Byron, we LOVE you both! Here’s hoping that we get to call you friends for a lifetime to come!