walt & dovie // portrait session

One of my absolute favorite things about photography is the ability to tell people's stories without the use of any words. Photographs can capture so many unique moments that words can not even touch. Let me introduce you to Walt & Dovie...one of the most precious couples I have ever met. They have been married for 72 years, with Walt being 90 and Dovie 92.  Individually, these two are just amazing. Walt, a WWII veteran, and a hard worker, spent several years in the oil industry and even started a company when he was 80, having just recently sold it. Dovie, a bright, strong and creative woman, has been painting her whole life. Their house is filled with her work. Perhaps the most special piece is the two swans that she painted for over their bed. Walt just beams and brags about her, as he brought me back to their bedroom to show me the piece and says, "That's us." But as amazing as they are individually, what they have as a couple is truly something I will never forget. There is something to be said for the beauty that is within "old love"...love that has been through the best, the worst, and all the in-betweens. They would tell you, too, that the only reason they are where they are today is because they have the Lord in their life and in their marriage. Walt & Dovie have something incredibly special, and I am so pleased to get to share it... because they inspired me in so many ways.