Every once in a while you are lucky enough to be a part of something truly special. This is exactly what happened to us at Hawaiianpix in July. It all started like many of our portrait sessions, when a proud bride called our office. She wanted us to photograph her and her husband for their 30th anniversary, during their time on Oahu.
We were so pleased not only to be able to photograph Therese and Stanley but to get to know them during our time together. After meeting the two of them the reasons why they've had such a successful marriage were obvious to us. That's why when Therese was gracious enough to share her view on how they've made it for so long, we just had to share it with our clients, past, present and future.
"It is difficult to put into words what the essence of being in a relationship with someone who you love and cherish for thirty years is all about... it is, something that has to be experienced. Fewer and fewer individuals are able to live this reality due to the nature of our world. Mutual respect, genuine acceptance, acknowledgment for each other and allowing one another the space to grow are a few of the key components that nurture this type of relationship to fruition. Contentment for familiarity is also a part of the equation; however, lackadaisical attention to ones' self can make this reality difficult at best.
Meeting with Jerry to take our pictures for our 30th wedding anniversary was a wonderful experience. He made us feel so comfortable, as if we had known him for a long time. Sharing special moments with others helps to keep us grounded in our beliefs, dreams and goals. Capturing the essence of a lifetime of experiences takes an expert, such as Jerry! Thank you so much Hawaiianpix for capturing our special moment!"
Stanley & Therese Kanai
From the bottom of our hearts Therese and Stanley, Mahalo! You two are an inspiration, we are honored to have been a part of such a special occasion and can’t thank you enough for sharing your insights into marriage longevity with our clients.