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What does a 45 year old kiss look like?

August 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The bride and groom take time to kiss and enjoy each other's company in the wedding car, by Drew McWilliamsWedding carThe first kiss, alone in their wedding limousine. Today I celebrate the 5th wedding anniversary of my good friends, Luke and Jenny Orwin. Luke has been a dear friend for a decade, through our membership of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Luke is a Wildlife Photographer based in Malton, North Yorkshire, and you can view his work here: Orwin Photography.

In 2012 I was delighted and honoured to be asked to photograph their wedding, in Yorkshire.

As it happens, their little daughter, Eleanor, was also born on their wedding anniversary, last year, and celebrates her first birthday today!

Whilst photographing guests arriving I couldn’t help notice how splendid Luke’s parents looked and - low and behold - they were arriving for their son’s wedding holding hands!

Photograph of the groom's parents arriving for their son's wedding holding each others hand.Father and mother of the groomThe groom's parents arrive at the wedding venue I asked the groom to stand aside and look at his parents with all the love he felt for them for all they'd done for him over the years.

Derek and Jean had recently celebrated their own 45th wedding anniversary and I asked, “What does a 45 year old kiss look like?”  

The groom looks on as his parents demonstrate their love for each other with a kissThat kissFather and mother of the groom show how to kiss!

I got my answer!

Without so much as a "by your leave", there they were, snogging in front of me!

What a wonderful couple and example, not only for Luke, Jen and Eleanor - but all  of us!

"There it was, there it is,
the place where during the best time of our lives
friendship had its home and happiness its headquarters."

Wallace Stegner



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Professional family and children's portrait photography in Northern Ireland. Drew is a qualified Associate member of both the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' and the 'National Photographic Society'. He is qualified to Licentiate level with the 'Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland' and is a Master Photographer of the 'National Photographic Society'.