The Baby Boomer Generation. Hard-working, driven, successful and living their best lives now. I have an abundance of admiration for this generation. Not only are they role models, for most of us they are our parents.
When I called my mom to tell her of my idea to do a mini wedding styled shoot in Arizona (with my mom and dad as the bride and groom), she was hesitant. It may have been due to my abundance of excitement for my vision.
“Mom, this will be really fun! I will have you order a white dress from Lulu’s. I’m going to connect with a local florist to create a bouquet. We will make sure dad’s outfit is stylish. Trust me, it’s going to be great!”
They happily agreed to help their daughter out and participate. My vision beyond taking photographs is to build my wedding portfolio in Arizona. One day, my hope is to photograph weddings both in Minnesota and Arizona. I originally reached out to a group of wedding planners in the Arizona market to connect with them, but unfortunately was not successful. Often times, grassroots tactics is the most successful.
Not only did I have the opportunity to begin to build my Arizona wedding portfolio, I got amazing photographs of my beautiful parents. They are as in love, or even more in love as they’ve matured in their relationship and after 33 years of marriage. To tell their love story through images is a blessing.
When my parent’s got married, photography didn’t quite take off like it has today. Times were simpler back then. The wedding industry wasn’t as robust as it is today (good, bad or indifferent). But I would take capturing their love today, over capturing their love yesterday. The Baby Boomer generation is so fascinating. Most of them are entering into retirement, spending the time they deserve traveling or living in warm climates during the winter months, and fully living their best lives.
My parent’s love story began back when they were teens, living in small town rural Minnesota. My mom worked in the pickle factory, and my dad brought in product from their family farm. A few years and a couple relationships later, they finally continued their love story… and the rest is history.
I am honored to share their love through these images.
Location: Lake Pleasant
Floral: Allison of Array Design