Joyce + John: 50 Year Anniversary

My friend Sarah asked me if to photograph her parents 50th wedding anniversary/birthday party. For her, anything.

You see Sarah is amazing. She’s true to herself, a fiery redhead, beautiful writer and creative extraordinaire. Everything about her oozes creativity. Basically she is my kind of girl. I jumped at the chance to meet her parents. And let me tell you… I think I want them to adopt me. Ok, ok, yes I love my parents but Sarah’s parents really put the icing on the cake. There are the nicest people I may ever meet.

The day started with a beautiful setting at a friend’s home in Davisburg, MI

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Sarah may be a writer, but I suspect she may have another career as an event planner. She did an amazing job collecting old photos and news articles about her parents life.

Their wedding in 1961.

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This is why I love Sarah’s dad, John. He’s hilarious!

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The apple doesn’t fall from the tree…

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John and Joyce’s friends gave them beautiful 50th anniversary china. A package wrapped with a bow. Which John promptly place on his head.

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Joyce was overwhelmed with the gift and tears began to flow…

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Sarah’s fabulous save the date and invite.

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After things wound down a bit I asked Joyce and John for their wedding rings. I figured such a spectacular romance need a good ring shot.

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After the guests left, I pulled them aside for a couple photos. When I asked them to kiss, John looked at Joyce and said, “Ah, I got my girl.” I almost teared up right there. That is love. Pure, simple, long-time love. And you can’t beat it!

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Whether it’s 50 years or 500, I can’t imagine a better couple. It was nice to see them so in love. It gives me hope and makes me love my job even more. Joyce, John and Sarah thank you for a beautiful day. You are an inspiration to me!

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