25 Years of Marriage
An Anniversary Portrait at the Shore Club
Unlike most of my other shoots, this one had quite a bit of planning involved. The Womacks have been married 25 years and wanted to celebrate by taking a trip to the Shore Club in Turks and Caicos– only Edward was planning a very intricate surprise for his unsuspecting wife. This included having the bedroom showered in balloons and flower petals, an in-room dinner prepared by private Chef Lorraine, and a surprise portrait session with a photographer from Paradise Photography. I arrived to the Womacks suite before they did which allowed time to take some great details photos of food and decor. The chef was preparing a gourmet meal while her assistant setup a stunning dinner table.
The rooms at the Shore Club are absolutely amazing. The view out to Long bay was as gorgeous as ever so taking some pictures on their beautiful balcony was absolutely part of the photography. Eventually, Edward opened the door with great anticipation. His wife was so surprised and happy and that she couldn’t believe what she was seeing! She even recognized Chef Lorraine from one of our local magazines and proceeded to get a picture with her. Edward had clearly knocked this one out of the park. We started to take some pictures around the suite and the couple started posing like a couple of models! The Womacks were incredibly kind and nice. The way they interacted with each other was clear evidence that their past 25 years of marriage have been smooth sailing to say the least.
We eventually headed out to the balcony for some more dramatic portraits with the ocean and architecture in the background. These are probably my favorite shots where the Womacks look like a pair of spies on vacation. The slight breeze coming off the bay moved their clothing just enough to add a bit of edge. As the photo session ended, there was one last photo not to miss — the (still) happy couple sitting at their table together awaiting dinner; reminiscent of a first date picture. Maybe they will return in another 25 years!