A couple weekends ago, we spent the day with Robert and Karen and their amazing family celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. It was the perfect day at the Royal Park Hotel with the warmth of the sun shining down on us and birds chirping, it seemed as if everything was celebrating with them.
Julie, Robert and Karen’s daughter, was actually the one to enlist our Lake Orion photography studio for the day. This wasn’t the first time we had the pleasure of working with Julie’s family, we had done her oldest daughter Emily’s senior pictures back in 2013 and her youngest daughter Sarah’s senior photography session in 2014. Since it had been so long, Julie had decided that prior to the party, she wanted to get casual family pictures taken with her husband and their children. As you can see, despite the MSU & U of M rivalry, they are all very close.
After we spent time with Julie and her family, they dispersed and changed into their party clothes. Afterward we gathered back outside to take advantage of the beautiful grounds at the Royal Park in Rochester for some larger group and extended family pictures. We also were able to capture some heartwarming moments between Robert and Karen as they starred into each other’s eyes and stole a smooth or two. With the love and happiness radiating from them, you would think these golden anniversary celebrators were newlyweds!
Alas, the main event of the day was upon us. As guest started arriving to join Robert & Karen in their celebration, we stole away to take some elegant room photos of the Royal Park’s stunning Conservatory. From the beautiful Viviano’s centerpieces to the engraved champagne flutes and the exquisite cake, every detail was thought of.
Cheers to you Robert and Karen, congratulations on such a wonderful milestone!