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Lovely elderly couple wait for 70 years to get memorable wedding photos

In the world where photographs are random and mundane, stories like this make us value its worth again.

Written by Shreya Das | Kolkata | Published: December 9, 2016 2:05:45 am
wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express Ferris and Margaret Romaire tied knot in 1946 but did not have a single photo of their wedding. (Source: Lara Carter Photography)

In today’s world where photographs are easy to click and hardly anything to process, its value as memories captured in time is often underestimated or overlooked. With Snapchats and Instagram, it’s all about filters and likes but what about the essence of capturing those priceless moments for life? Well, maybe we value it most only when it comes to weddings. Isn’t that the reason why we hunt for the best wedding photographer to capture the most cherished day of our life? And it’s not just the D-day any longer, from pre-wedding shoots to even honeymoon we want to preserve them all through lens.

Can you imagine not having a single photograph of your wedding day? Not remembering what those ethereal moments looked. This is exactly what happened to Margaret, 89, and Ferris Romaire, 90, from Louisiana when they tied a knot 70 years ago. In a small ceremony where the duo exchanged vows no one had the camera to seize a frame. The couple finally got the opportunity to click wedding photos before their 70th anniversary and the world fell in love with them instantly.

wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express As childhood sweethearts the couple married at a small ceremony seven decades ago. (Source: Lara Carter Photography)

Thanks to their granddaughter Amanda Kleckley, who contacted Texas-based photographer Lara Carter for a lovely photoshoot. Talking to the indianexpress.com, Carter said, “She (Kleckley) wanted to set up a session to create the wedding type photos because they never had wedding photos and they were about to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.”

wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express On November 24, 2016 the duo in love celebrated their 70th anniversary. (Source: Lara Carter Photography)

Sharing her experience about shooting the Romaires, she said, “They were such a sweet and loving couple smiling and laughing the whole way through.” It’s event from the pictures as they look at each other.

wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express They never had a single photo of their wedding. (Source: Lara Carter Photography)

Asked if the elderly couple who got married in 1946 were camera shy, Carter replied, “She said she felt a little silly at first but is glad we took them.”

And the way Carter summed it up, is probably the way everyone looking at the photographs felt, “They are a beautiful example of what marriage should be.”

wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express All photographs show the love and bond they have been sharing for all these years. (Source: Lara Carter Photography) wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express They agreed that at first it seemed silly but later started enjoying the shoot. (Source: Lara Carter Photography) wedding photos, wedding photoshoot, couple photos, couple photoshoot, elderly couple photoshoot, 70 years wedding photoshoot, lara carter, 70th anniversary wedding photo, viral news, trending news, indian express It was their granddaughter’s idea to arrange for a wedding photoshoot. (Source: Lara Carter Photography)

Has their photoshoot given you #weddinggoals?

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