Photoshoot – my grandparents celebrating 53 years together
During my recent holiday in Poland I managed to convince my grandparents to a mini photoshoot to celebrate how long they have been together and to prove that true love does exist – as long as two people still value each other and support one another in difficult moments.
The photo session of this adorable elderly couple in love took only a few minutes but it turned out to be enough to capture their feelings towards each other.
Elderly couple in love – celebrating 53 years together
53 years together. And my grandparents still look at each other as if they met yesterday.
‘We did have problems but we got through them. We think nowadays people give up too easily’
They promised each other once they would stay together even when things go wrong and kept that promise.
We live in the world that makes it so easy to give up on relationships that it is so reassuring to see that love can conquer all. We put so much effort into building our careers, businesses, making money and achieving our dreams whereas in relationships we often prefer to think ‘there’s plenty of fish in the sea’ and give up when the relationship is not as easy as we thought it would be – because it’s too much work.
‘Love is a vessel that contains both security and adventure, and commitment offers one of the great luxuries of life: time. Marriage is not the end of romance, it is the beginning. They know that they have years in which to deepen their connection, to experiment, to regress, and even to fail. They see their relationship as something alive and ongoing, not a fait accompli. It’s a story that they are writing together, one with many chapters, and neither partner knows how it will end. There’s always a place they haven’t gone yet, always something about the other still to be discovered.’
Cheers to true love, it’s always worth fighting for.
Take a look at some more love stories – you can find them on the BLOG.
EDIT: My grandpa died 6 weeks after I took these pictures. It was heartbreaking and I was completely devastated as we had always been close.
I was so glad that I had taken these photographs though.
That has been my most important photography session so far.
EDIT: I was awarded the main prize in the recent 2018 Nikon photography contest for the photograph of my grandparents. You can find it on the Nikon Poland Facebook page.