Every now and then, you meet ”that” couple. That couple that lights up a room. That couple that inspires you with their stories of past adventures. That couple that laughs and carries on. That couple that every couple dreams of being years after they’ve said their vows.  Chuck and Sonja, are “that” couple.

Chuck and Sonja are the grandparents of  the amazingly talented, Melanie, from New Creations Flower Co., who I frequently get to work with in the wedding biz. After seeing some of the portraits that I’d taken of my dear grandma, Daisy, Mel asked me if I would accompany her to SC to capture her sweet grandparents in their element. I spent an afternoon getting to know a little more about Chuck and Sonja and all their adventures. They have a beautiful, cozy home with a huge piece of land where they take care of horses and live in love.

I can’t help but wonder to myself “where will this couple be in 50 years?”, when I’m photographing a wedding. I like to think that this is exactly how it should be. THIS is what love should look like. Love is dancing in a field and laughing until your sides hurt, with the one who holds your heart. Chuck & Sonja, you’ve been such an inspiration to me. You two are beautiful together.

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

Comments (6)

  1. Rahel: November 29, 2011

    What a great job! I love that you can see what years-down-the-road-marriage can look like. Thank you for capturing our sweet and lovely grandparents! It means so much!

  2. Charity: November 29, 2011

    These are fantastic pictures – and really do capture Gramma & Grampa’s love and joy in life.

  3. Sonja: November 30, 2011

    You did a great job…..we did have a special time that day! We like the first four shots! And where we are dancing in the barn and the one of us walkin along the fence line! The horse shots add a lot to who we are and the cow and her calf…cool! Good! Good! Good!

  4. donna edwards: November 30, 2011

    You did a wonderful job, capturing my Mom and Dad,and the real love they still share for each other after all these years, the photo’s brought tears to my eyes and a joy to my heart.

    My Dad is a “sexy cowboy”! and My mom is one “Hot Momma” :)

  5. Melanie Edwards: December 2, 2011

    I love this blog, Lauren. Thank you for doing this for our family.

  6. Milo Wilson (@milowilson): December 5, 2011

    these are really really great pictures!

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