This is my aunt and uncle. They've been married for 25 years and going strong! It's been a while -- a long while -- since I've gotten to officially photograph family members so this night was a lot of fun and even more so when I got to go to dinner with them, stay up late talking, and sleep over. Growing up theirs is a marriage I've always looked up to and wanted to emulate. They are always, always laughing -- at life, at themselves, at everything -- and you can tell it gets them through the stress of life together rather than letting it pull them apart. They are wise, thoughtful, patient, and comforting, with each other and with everyone else. You can tell they still really adore each other just by the way they look at each other and talk about each other, and it's so nice to be around.
I'll never forget a couple years ago at Thanksgiving, surrounded by relatives and on opposite ends of a long dining table, my uncle said to his gorgeous wife how much he appreciated her, and with a smile in his eye said, "You know, we've got a good thing here." I think everyone melted a little because it's so true.
They had photos taken of the family as well, but I had to highlight them as a couple first! Congratulations, you two lovebirds!