Dazza Pictures

The Secret to 35 Years of Marriage {Wedding Portraits}

December 29, 2010

Auntie Patricia and Uncle Vincent

Auntie Patricia and Uncle Vincent

In the short span of four years as a wedding photographer, I’ve mostly photographed couples who are embarking on a fresh phase of life as newly weds. It is always a joy for me to be able to witness the spirit of two individuals coming together with an exciting and amazing path ahead of them. And I guess it would come full circle for a photographer, to be able to capture the spirit of a couple who have stuck through the thick and thin for years long after their wedding day.

And so several weeks ago, Mr and Mrs Chua celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. As a gift to her parents, wordsmith wannabe and twitter addict – Nicholina – thought that a series of portraits would commemorate the tale of Mom and Dad. ‘Uncle’ Vincent and ‘Auntie’ Patricia were a joy to photograph, my assumptions of an older couple hugging and stealing kisses, quickly went out the window as we spent one morning walking about and chatting during our shoot.

“His sincerity”
“I just knew”
“Dad makes a mean Crackling Roast Pork”
“Not after many failed attempts”
“Are your parents the hugging sort?”
“Awwww…”

Are but snippets of that morning, but this I remember most of what Uncle Vincent said;

“Understand each other and know when to give and take” was the straightforward and thoughtful answer that Uncle Vincent revealed was the secret to his and Auntie Patricia’s 35 year union.

And I think that surely must be the right recipe for Mr and Mrs Chua’s years together.

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    [...] Mr and Mrs Chua celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary and decided to get some portraits. [...]

  2. Nickadee says:

    Sure thing! Will tell Dad that you’ve requested for some! :)

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    [...] Mr and Mrs Chua celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary and decided to get some portraits. [...]

  4. Nickadee says:

    Sure thing! Will tell Dad that you’ve requested for some! :)

  5. dazza says:

    Most welcome Nickadee-doodah!

    I think it was very easy photographing your parents, they surprised me with many moments of their own especially the hugs and that little peck towards the end of the shoot. Thank you for bringing that one on.

    Roast pork soon! :P

  6. Nickadee says:

    R2D2, I cannot thank you enough for this set of gorgeous photos. Needless to say, my parents are over the moon as well, even though they’ve only seen 3 shots so far. :P

    You managed to capture the dynamics and essence of my parents’ relationship perfectly… and I think I’m gonna have a hard time trying to top this gift when their 50th anniversary comes around.

    Once again, thank you very, very much from the bottom of our hearts. :)





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