Oh, I had so much fun photographing this wonderful couple in Redwood City recently!
The occasion was that they were celebrating their 90th birthdays and 70th wedding anniversary. Can you believe that? 70 years together! What lifetime of shared memories, experience and wisdom this couple have between them.
We spent the afternoon on their front porch, where I listened to them recounting how they met as babies and fell in love in high school. I guess some things are just meant to be.
With seniors, who are often used to a more formal/posed style of photography, getting them comfortable and relaxed is the key to eliciting those amazing, heartfelt expressions. This is a time when my Beloved Certification became really valuable, as I was able to invite them into a more authentically playful space with games and suggestions. I think the first image says it all. How amazing to still have this kind of love and connection after 70 years!
I enjoyed looking around their home at the neatly-ordered fine china and the old pictures on the wall. I had to capture this photograph from their wedding all those years ago. What a good looking couple they were even then.
Capturing real emotions and what it feels like to be in your life right now is always my focus in all my sessions. Using Beloved and taking a more relaxed and casual approach to photography, I am able to build a fast friendship with my clients that comes through in the final images they see.