I think I’m going to start a Throwback Thursday for blog posts. Sure, I’ve shared these pictures before through Facebook and Instagram, butttttt I didn’t have a blog yet, and blog posts are so much better!
So, to kick this thing off, I think Betty + Tom (the rents) are an easy choice!
When I traveled back to the east coast with them this past February, our first stop was Destin to see my dad’s side of the family – so how could I not force these beautiful parents of mine to take sunsets pictures on the famous white sand beaches of Destin!? Plus, they had an anniversary coming up.
Now, I know I’m their daughter, but I swear I’m not partial when I say that these two are the most wonderful people that I know, and I could not have been luckier to have been raised by them. They are responsible for all of my good qualities, they did the best they could for the bad ones that I have (hehe), and they allowed me to believe that I could truly do anything that I set my mind to. Lucky for me, I believed them, but I don’t know how well that worked for them on their end – probably more face palms than they planned, but they still love me, nonetheless.
They were fortunate enough to celebrate their 27th anniversary this year, and I love watching them get to date all over again now that they are empty nesters. I think the formula for their successful marriage has been respect, honesty, and loyalty. Ohhhhhh, and PATIENCE! Patience is certainly in that recipe, because they are both pretty annoying, so I know they’ve both got it in spades to deal with one another (HAHA!). Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you can’t see them for who they are, right???
Anyway, I feel so fortunate to be able to do portraits for them and document their love that has stood the test of time, and even more so that we got to do them at the beach. The beach is where I know they feel most at home – that, and with one another. Love you both.