One special day…
July 28th, 2019 two wonderful people celebrated 50 years, their golden year, alongside their family and friends. Jim and Terri’s MacRay Harbor 50th wedding anniversary party was amazing to say the least. I am still so honored to have been there to capture it all.
It isn’t everyday that the universe alines so perfectly. Lauren, Jim and Terri’s daughter in law contacted me all the way from Las Vegas! She told me all about their plans for the MacRay Harbor 50th anniversary party and that she was hoping to surprise her in laws with a photographer for the event. I was absolutely thrilled, even more so that she choose me!
Their golden year!!
After 50 years married, three sons, a daughter in law and two beautiful granddaughters it is pretty safe to say they are two proud love birds. On the day of the party we of course had to capture Jim and Terri and that wonderful family of theirs. These guys sure braved the heat! We might have been close to melting afterward but their family portraits are a wonderful legacy, that I’m sure they will cherish forever.
Soon after heading back inside it didn’t take long at all for the party to get started. Lots of smiles, hellos and hugs! I could feel the love and excitement throughout the room. Once Jim and Terri welcomed their guests and said grace before dinner I took a little step back and just observed. Mostly because no one wants picture of people eating, you’re welcome LOL. But I noticed all the happiness, such a joy to see. I was so excited when everyone started clinking their glasses so the happy couple could share a kiss. Caught me a bit of guard but I love the shot I got from across the room!
Shortly after dinner Jim and Terri shared the sweetest first dance and I just cannot imagine the emotion they felt. Surrounded by their family and friends celebrating such a milestone in their lives!! They had the cutest little dancer cut in and join them and soon after everyone was on the dance floor having the time of their lives.
Uhm, guys that GORGEOUS spread of sweets was baked to perfection by none other than Lauren, Jim and Terri’s daughter in law! So impressive and a little sad because she lives all the way in Las Vegas! If she was local she’d have one honorable customer any chance I could find.
All in all this MacRay Harbor 50th wedding anniversary party was one for the books. Picking just a portion of all the moments captured was so hard!!
Thank you so much Jim and Terri for having me, this was truly an amazing time! Such a reminder of why I do what I do. I walked away from this event with such an intense feeling of gratitude. Grateful for having a job that connects me with such wonderful people, and giving me the ability to capture such special moments!
Photography | Adriannah Jean Photography
Venue | MacRay Harbor
Florist | Vivano Flower Shop
Band | The Rick Lieder Band