Happy 37th Anniversary to Mary & Joe

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

We’ve all heard the expression “Time flies when you’re having fun” but that really got to me when I posted these two portraits separated by 30+ years. The top photograph was made in Denver’s Johnson’s Park sometime before Mary and I were married more than 37 years ago. It isn’t our official engagement portrait but in many ways I like this one much better than the official one.

We were in the park to make some photographs and for me to show Mary how to load and shoot with a Hasselblad 500CM—ah, the film days, remember them?— the very same camera as it turns out that was used to make this portrait. While we were there, Scott LeBaron, a local portrait photographer and a friend of ours, was photographing a high school senior. When he finished, he asked if he could photograph Mary and I and the result is pretty terrific, I think.

The bottom portrait was made a few years ago at one of the last WPPI shows that Mary I and attended together and while Adrian Orozco was demonstrating an LED lighting system. In looking at these two pictures, I’m struck by how fast the past 37 years have flown by.