What is the secret to lasting love? The list of possible answers could go on and on. For one Northern California couple the secret was so simple it took me by surprise. When they contacted me last year to photograph the two of them at home I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. As a family photographer with a bent toward wild and crazy kids I struggled to imagine filling an entire album with photos of one older couple. I was delighted, though, to learn their vision for the shoot; to capture their relationship throughout a typical day, from their morning tea on the balcony to the kiss he gently plants on her sleeping cheek every night. Their love just shines through this unique and special gallery of the everyday.
So, their secret to lasting love? It’s in finding joy and beauty in one another, not just on a fancy date (although that is certainly a part of their strategy) but in the little moments that happen each day. How he makes her tea in the morning and how she fills their home with fresh flowers from the garden and the flavor and aroma of homemade soup. How they both dress up to go out on the town and how he carefully removes her glasses when she’s fallen asleep reading, again. Seems pretty simple, right? It is profound in it’s simplicity. It might be hard to achieve in our busy world of go go go, but after seeing this couple’s simple, beautiful daily-love, I for one (along with the love of my life) will be finding the beauty in the everyday.