We're all for celebrating marriage around here - I mean, duh, I guess that's obvious! But after the flowers have died, the dress is sitting at the dry-cleaners and the guests have all returned to their respective homes, it's time for the 'marriage' part of the wedding, and that's the lasting - and at times challenging - part. The most important part however. Ashley & Jeff have been married for 10 years and chose to have a photo shoot in the charming city of Vienna - where they were living at the time - with MICHELLE MOCK PHOTOGRAPHY.
From Michelle their photographer, "While Ashley and Jeff's anniversary session was a last minute surprise it came together in so many beautiful ways. They had met each other through a mutual friend and once Jeff laid eyes on Ashley he couldn't forget her. It took him going to war and convincing her to email him while he was fighting, to build a foundation for something that was going to last longer than a few dates. A few years, countries, children, pets, and college degrees later, they called me up to tell me they wanted to celebrate their ten year wedding anniversary by doing something unique.
And their session was exactly that.
Ashley showed up looking stunning and Jeff looked like had had stepped out of a Cinderella novel as Prince Charming. With a bouquet wrapped in ribbon from her first wedding bouquet ten years earlier, wedding letters from friends and family on their wedding day, pictures of the life they had built and shared over the past decade, and a poem that summarised their love, they both were ready to spend a quiet morning in the heart of Vienna, just being together and celebrating. I couldn't have been more honoured. I've photographed the start of many couples saying "I do", but it's a rare experience and pleasure to photograph a couple who's been saying "I have and I will."
Read on to hear from the couple themselves with some very wise words and advice...