On May 24, 2009, I went on my first photo shoot with Roxanne. A love of pets and photography brought us together. Even though we were two very different photographers—I chased clouds and sunsets, she chased birds—within thirty minutes I felt like I’d known her for half my life. We were married on October 16, 2012. Life was good. In April 2014 we hit a major roadblock; Roxanne was diagnosed with cancer. She endured six months of chemotherapy, and now she’s on a very promising clinical trial.

Even though we were married in October, we always considered May 24th our anniversary. I’m very grateful for many things in my life, meeting Roxanne ranks at the top of the list. I’m also very grateful that we’ve had six wonderful years together and that the clinical trial seems to be helping her.

So today was a day to be grateful and celebrate. After breakfast, we piled our gear into the Blue Bus and drove to the first place we shot together, Babcock Webb. On May 24, 2009, the weather was stormy. Today it was hot and humid. But we persevered, shot up a storm with our Fujifilm cameras. Today was indeed a very special day, a day I’m grateful for. Thank you, Roxanne.

Here are some images from our “Anniversary Shoot” at Babcock Webb.

Cheers,
Doug

Blue skies sunshine...

Blue skies sunshine…

Lovely landscapes to discover

Lovely landscapes to discover…

The long and winding road...

The long and winding road…

Infrared landscape

Infrared landscape…

Breathe in the air...

Breathe in the air…

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