Anniversary Session Fire Island | Maggie and Darek

Together for 30 years

This is a very special anniversary session because I had the opportunity to take photos of my parents on a trip back home to Long Island. This month they are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary! If you know my parents, you know they spend as much time as possible enjoying the beach together. It only seemed fitting to take photos for them at their favorite beach, Robert Moses State Park. We walked along the shore, enjoyed views of Fire Island Lighthouse, and shared many laughs during their portrait session!

My parents, Maggie and Darek, have quite the love story. If you don’t believe in soulmates, you just might change your mind after reading their story. They both immigrated from Poland in their mid-20’s. They never met in Poland, but met on Long Island through a mutual friend. Later they found out that back in Poland they had lived in the same city, only a few blocks apart from one another. It’s crazy to think that their paths could have crossed so many times! After they both flew across the world, to New York, they met each other and fell in love. It was truly meant to be!

They got married in April 1992 and the rest is history! They created a life together on Long Island, had me and my twin sister, and enjoyed trips back to Poland together to visit family.

I am so fortunate that I grew up in the presence of their love. Of course no one is perfect, but my parents’ love sure does come pretty close! Even as a kid, I could tell just how much they really meant to one another. They are the couple who always spends time together and truly enjoys every minute doing everything and nothing in each others presence.

I always remember this one framed photo in our home. You can see it on the left in the image above. It is one of my favorite photos of them and I wanted to try to replicate this moment during their photo session. I hope you enjoy their photos!

Mom and Dad, here’s to 30 more years together!

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  1. Maggie says:

    Marta you are an amazing photographer.When you take a picture of us we feel very comfortable and natural.We just love your pictures.Thank you very much.

  2. Jennifer g says:

    Great session! Looks like they had a ton of fun. And I love the location

  3. BreeAnna says:

    awhhh these are too cute! What a precious session! I love the recreation of the old photo! How cute!

  4. Sienna says:

    These are absolutely adorable, and the love between these two is palpable! More couples should do “just because” photo shoots!

  5. Sam says:

    I love these! The colours are beautiful and you really captured their personalities in these!

  6. Jungle Julia says:

    aaaw i love this sessions. Looks like you had an amazing time together 🙂

  7. Leo says:

    What a lovely celebration to mark 30yrs together, thanks for sharing!

  8. Will Khoury says:

    This is so special!!! Congrats to 30 years and they’re so lucky to have you capture this special time for them!! 😍

  9. Alexandria says:

    Aw, its so special to be able to photograph your parents – what love they have! Great work!

  10. sydney says:

    Such special photos, I know you’ll treasure them. You captured your parents love and personalities so beautifully.

  11. Magdalena says:

    I can’t believe how amazing story you told us. I am so moved by all this idea of photographing your parents and replacing them after 30 years in the same frame and beach. Your parents are so cute!!! I am also Polish by the way.

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