Married 40 Years or More Portrait Contest


It was the winter of 1960 and Kennedy had just been elected.  It was the decade optimism.

Jack was a tall man with rugged features and kind eyes.  He had just returned from serving 2 years in the Army in Italy and Switzerland. 
He was skiing Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills and training new female ski patrol recruits.  Sylvia, nickname, “Ski”, was a statuesque, vivacious redhead attending Suny Delhi.  She was also one of Jack’s recruits.

Their relationship began as instructor and student.  Sylvia passed with flying colors and became the first woman ski patrol on Belleayre Mountain that winter. On September 9, 1961, instructor and student became husband and wife.  

Jack and Sylvia had 5 children and 46 years of marriage.  I am the youngest of these five children.

Each relationship has its own unique beginnings and from that unfolds decades of shared lives.  Marriage is complex, full of ups and downs and joys and sorrows.  Marriage is your own little universe, that just the two of your create.  

I want to help your family celebrate the gift of marriage through photography.

I will choose 3 couples to photograph; each couple will receive a portrait session, flash drive of images, and a selection of prints.

 Here’s how it works:

Leave a comment below as to why this couples marriage is so special

Comments must be left by Monday, January 20, 2014

The couple must be married 40 years of longer
The couple must reside in The Capital Region

The portrait shoot is for the couple only and must take place winter or early spring of 2014

The 3 winning couples will be announced Tuesday, January 21, 2014



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