Oh what fun I had with this family, they were wonderful!! They were having a party to celebrate the 80th birthdays and 60th anniversary of their parents and wanted to get some family portraits beforehand. With the help of a list and a very helpful family member who helped arrange all of the group pictures (he apologized for being bossy but honestly, I loved his help), we managed to get all the combinations taken rather smoothly.
When I heard that the party was going to be down the Cape in the summer, I immediately asked my husband if he would like to come with me and make a night of it. When I mentioned this to one of the party hosts, she insisted that I bring him along to the party. The family could not have been more welcoming or generous to the two of us. The party was a huge success and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. There were even surprise guests from all the way across the country! And of course, I was in my glory because the setting was exquisite, the fun meter was off the charts and the picture taking opportunities were plentiful!!
One of the couples at the party is getting married next March so we took a walk over to the water to get some informal portraits for them. The light was fabulous so we also took the opportunity to get some portraits of some of the other couples that were there as well.
And of course, since we were right on the water, some of the kids took the opportunity to get in, or on, the water while the rest of us just took the opportunity to soak it all in. It was gorgeous down there so we ended up lingering for quite some time.
When we finally ventured back to the house, it was time to cut the cake and wrap things up. I love that they have been married 60 years and are still willing to pose with a the cake and share a kiss. What a wonderful couple, hopefully my husband and I will be blessed enough to not only spend 60 years together but also still be so happy together. After cake, and before everyone went their separate ways, we also managed to get one more group photo. It was such a nice day and a great way to celebrate, and oh by the way, just look at all the love and joy that they have created along the way.
What a fun and wonderful day! It was such a pleasure, and an honor for me to play a role in such a special occasion. Happy birthday to you both and congratulations on 60 years of marriage and congratulations to the party planners for putting on a fantastic party. And many, many thanks to the entire clan for your hospitality and generosity, it was greatly appreciated!