Vicki and Mike
Vicky and Mike drove from Apple Valley for a photography session. Vicki told me she would like photographs to give their adult children as gifts and to have something in her house of the two of them and their puppies; "My family", she said.
They have had more than their share of hardships and the two things that have kept them going is Faith in God and love; their love of God and their love for each other. She told me: "It hasn't always been easy, but it has always been good".
They enjoyed their time on the beach acting like teenagers. He twirled her as they danced in the water; he showed off for her, which she loved! She chased the pups and then raced them back to Mike. It was a day filled with love and no cares. It was a day to be present, to feel the warmth of the sun and the chill of the wind. It was a day to see each other and just laugh. It was just beautiful to watch.
This is what Love looks like. A love built on the best and hardest times, filled with triumphs and defeats. A love that never quit in the face of the impossible. This is a Love built to last.