I teamed up with Angela of LucieMarie for Bridget and James’ couple’s session. We all drove out to Burnet, TX and hung out, watched our kiddos play, and chatted while Angela did Bridget’s hair and makeup. Angela’s husband, Paul, was making a delicious dinner and homemade ice cream for us, and my husband, Dustyn, was helping supervise the kids with James. But this day wasn’t about the kiddos or the family photographs.
Unquestionably, those photos are incredibly important – to see the family documented through the years and the growth and milestones the babies hit. Angela and I wanted to continue to explore photographing couples in various stages of life after we worked together on Sara and Rich’s couple’s session. In Angela’s blog post, she posed the questions: Why do we stop taking photographs of the couples together? Why don’t we want to pass down pictures to the children and grandchildren of us deeply in love with our spouses on days long past our wedding dates? For Bridget and James, this session was photographed near their thirteenth wedding anniversary. How huge is that? In a time when one in two couples is getting divorced, marriage should be celebrated and documented.
A huge thank you to James and Bridget for sticking this session out with us – we waited patiently for the rain to pass and quickly worked once it did, hoping it wouldn’t return again. Thank you for being so sweet and cuddly together and for stepping outside your comfort zones to float away in a canoe. Happy 13th anniversary, and here’s to many, many more!