50 years ago, they pledged their lives to one another and still so in love today, they did it all over again…

Life is full of many amazing moments… Sometimes the hardships get a bit distracting, which is why it’s so incredibly important to celebrate the special milestones. When I was contacted by the Solana family to photograph their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal, I was excited… THEN, I was let in on the news that their son and his partner planned it all out to the. last. detail. to gift to their parents and siblings (and their families) as a grand surprise and adventure! I love nothing more than surprises, so I was beyond excited.

I showed up to photograph the beautiful ladies getting ready for the big day and was instantly smitten. Not only is this family as close as can be, they are so filled with love for each other, it’s tangible… As the girls readied themselves, I snapped away and enjoyed getting to know them all. They tried a couple of times to pump me for information on the plans for the rest of the day. Nope! I refused, but I did manage to get some fun shots of these gorgeous women. After getting all ready, we grabbed some more formal portraits before heading to the stunning cathedral. Vows were exchanged and so many tears of happiness were shed… It was truly beautiful.

The evening ended at a gorgeous restaurant in the heart of Old Madrid and were able to grab some special family portraits as well as candid moments during dinner! All-in-all… This was a truly magical day and I was so honored to be part of the celebration!

*hair and makeup by Sarah Miller Hair and Makeup*

*amazing second shooting by Karariina of annaprimavera.com*


Beautiful pictures to preserve such wonderful memories. How nice these are.