Rekindle the Love
A wedding day, as magical and memorable as it can be, comes and goes. It’s the marriage which is the real journey; surviving the ups and the inevitable downs and getting through it all, together.
This is exactly what our couple today have done. And to celebrate their marital bliss, fabulous photographer, Jess Petrie captured the two of them during a romantic, quirky and creative photo shoot. Here are the results – and proof that even after 14 years of marriage, the spark never fades ….
Over to Sarah and Martin to tell you their story:
I first set eyes on Martin in a night club on a girlie night out. His cheeky smirk and humour were an instant attraction, but what did it for me was the kiss on the cheek and the warm embrace after he saw me safely to my door at the end of the night. We hadn’t exchanged numbers and I made it my mission to track him down and secure a second date.
We were both just 21 and not looking for a serious relationship but, 21 years, two sons and a daughter later, we are both still happily married. We’ve had our ups and downs, as have most couples over the years, and there are times when I’ve wondered if the grass is greener on the other side but, what is greener grass without love? ~ Sarah
We recently celebrated our 14th Wedding anniversary and couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than having a professional photo shoot.
We both spent the morning being pampered, the hair and make up artist Jenn was fab because I don’t usually wear a lot of make up and didn’t know how I should wear my hair but Jenn seemed to know exactly what suited me and just got on with the job. We were treated like celebrities for the rest of the day, with bubbly and cupcakes and a ride in the back of Rita the vintage VW.
The photographer ‘Jess’ was not at all how I expected. I always imagine that photographers are bossy and intimidating but Jess was easy going, professional and very positive. She has a calm & soothing temperament which made us both feel totally relaxed and confident. Above all we enjoyed spending time together on this shoot. It felt exciting & new and we have decided to make the effort to do more together since. After all more mature couples can still have fun, right? I love the photos from the shoot, infact I am overwhelmed & overjoyed at how glam I look and how lovely they have all turned out. Jess definitely exceeded our expectations.
I’d like to make a valid point… you mostly see photoshoots in the bridal mags and wedding blogs of young couples all loved up. And to treat yourself to a ‘couple’ shoot doesn’t mean you have to be young and newly in-love. I think it’s so much fun that if you are celebrating an anniversary or your love for one another there isn’t a better way to have an excuse to dress up, get pampered and document your day more than having a photoshoot! I want to see more mature couples indulging in this sort of thing, and would most definitely recommend it 100%. We now have some new memories documented… We are so very pleased. Thanks Jess!
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