Lila and Bo have been married for 58 years!  It’s an incredible accomplishment and an even greater one is the love they have inspired in their family over the years.  Their granddaughter, Whitney, is a dear friend of ours and when she told us of her family’s plans to give their grandparents the wedding they never had for their anniversary, we knew we wanted to be a part of it!  Here is the happy couple from way back when…


58 years later…I hope that in 58 years we are still around and still look at each other like this…


…that we’re surrounded by a loving family like this…


…and that we can still make each other smile like this. :0)


Lila and Bo – you have so much to be thankful for and we are so thankful to have been able to witness it!  Congratulations!  We wish you many more years of happiness!


  1. anna on November 6, 2009 at 7:38 am

    welling up. you were the perfect team to capture this…

  2. Em Humphries on November 6, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Oh my goodness, that last one brought tears to me eyes! What a blessing and an inspiration for us “newlyweds.” I’m also so encouraged as a wedding vendor who encourages Brides who really in their heart of hearts want this for their future. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Josh Ulmer on November 6, 2009 at 8:43 am

    love it! So perfect!
    It is incredible to see this….younger couples really need to find older mentor couples to help them through the tough times and teach them what marriage is all about! 58yrs -that’s awesome!

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  5. Sharon Campbell on November 6, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Be still my heart! I know their family will treasure this wonderful gift of images for ever.


  6. Emily Beaty on November 6, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Awhhhh how sweet!!! So glad you could do this for them! :)

  7. Whitney Carlson on November 6, 2009 at 9:24 am

    What a special gift you have given us! This is the absolute best photograph that we have of our Memaw and PapaBo, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there with us that day!

  8. Sue Ann on November 6, 2009 at 9:48 am

    These are beautiful!! You look a lot like her Whitney!! What a sweet thing to do!

  9. Vickie/BellaWeddings on November 6, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I just cried & smiled at the same time. What a blessing to see on this Friday morning…thank you!

  10. ohana photographers on November 6, 2009 at 10:33 am

    i LOVE this post!!! congrats to them and we wish them many many more years of happiness!

  11. Jessica on November 6, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Oh my gosh!!!! I LOVE them!!! I am about to cry!!!! Thank ya’ll so so much for coming! These are just perfect!!!!

  12. Mary Lynn Orr on November 6, 2009 at 11:17 am

    These are great! Can’t wait to see the rest! Thanks for coming!

  13. Michelle Hartz on November 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    These are so sweet! Makes me miss my grandparents, I love them!

  14. Delicious on November 7, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    These are the best ever!! They make my heart happy!

  15. Courtney Davis on November 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    ..and the tears came at the bottom of the first photo, I really lost my cake when I saw photo #2!!! Just beautiful!

  16. Cathy Crawley on November 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Awww that is so sweet! I LOVE that last photo, what a great moment :)

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