Then I learned that they’d be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!
Are you kidding?! Most people these days don’t stay together after 5 years. Let alone 50. This was a mile marker I knew I needed to capture.
The stars aligned and when I picked my random winner, to my surprise, it was Joyce!
The day came and upon meeting them, I felt warmth. Both of their smiles, so inviting. Joyce had previously mentioned Gary was not about taking pictures. What guy is though? I knew right away, we weren’t going to have any problems. I started clicking and they just started flowing and laughing. It’s like they’d done this every year, for every anniversary.
We talked about their lives and their families who live all the way in Alaska. It’s also not everyday you find grandparents happily living away from their grandchildren.
Needless to say, these two were nothing short of special.