The "Other" Senior Portrait

So this couple might kill me for that title, seeing as how they are not senior, but hopefully I can make it up to them by describing why their photo session was not only fun, but also a great reminder of what love should look like after after 30 years of marriage! 

Normally I get a call from a mom or dad to schedule a shoot for their children, perhaps they are in need of Senior Portraits for their high schooler. That's wonderful, some of my favorite work is with young adults, but how refreshing was it to hear "we want our portraits taken" (kids that are listening... hint: this would be an awesome gift to your parents) Let's think about it, after senior portraits, you have wedding photos and then what? Maybe a professional head shot to 2, but why do we stop putting ourselves in front of the camera? Does it really boil down to the fear of looking older? Well I say PSHHHAAAA! 

Picture this... your kids have moved out, they are either away at school or living the life you always imagined for them. Or maybe it's only been you and your honey all along and you are just looking for another adventure. You have plans to go to a formal event, you bought the dress, you didn't have to hire a sitter (kid or dog) and you decide "I look amazing". No qualifiers. Not "I look good for my age", instead you reflect on the life you have created with your better half and you say "we make this look good"

Then you call me. And we plan a photo shoot. You'll laugh, I will probably make you dance, and there will be lots of hugging and kissing. And you will smile, genuinely smile. You've earned it and the love you have for each other will shine through. 

That is what Pam and Jeff did. They are an amazing couple, they have raised wonderful children and they look at life with a sense of adventure and wonder. They have been married for 31 years and they still look to make the most out of every moment  ::insert applause here:::