Stuart and his wife contacted me to do some new portraits of them as gifts for their family. We discussed locations and they really wanted greenery and some color in the photos so we decided on a local nursery - Forever Gardens.
The image below is one of my favorites from the shoot and happens to be the one they selected to give as gifts to their kids. The process of selecting the photos to print was about as much fun as the shoot itself. It was so cool to see them discuss the images and share their opinions with each other... definitely showed the years of their life together in this process.
It was especially cool for me to do this shoot because of where the Mapes are in their married life. I spend so much time with younger couples doing engagement and wedding shoots that it was good and refreshing to see a couple in their later years that have lived life together. Such and encouragement to see this.