When I get to photograph Weddings I have the privilege to document the beginning of two lives coming together. However today I get to share photos from a day where I have been given the deep honor to celebrate one love being lived for 50 years, and going strong. Bill and Gretchen gave me the honor of celebrating their 50th anniversary with their family and taking family portraits while I was there. These two set the bar of the couple I strive to be daily, 5 decades later and still hold hands when they sit next to each other, smile at each other and pour out love with simple small gestures that most take for granted. It was really inspiring to be part of their story. Bill & Gretchen along with their beautiful family got together at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC to celebrate, have a lovely dinner, and share an evening of memories. They are such a great Godly family, Bill served most of his life as a pastor, and his leadership and example shine throughout his family. It was so fun photographing all 3 generations of this lovely family.