These two are what every couple hopes to become. They’ve been married for 64 years! Can you imagine what that kind of love looks like after that long? What that feels like! Knowing the person next to you devoted their life to you, not just the hope that they will. Here’s to the hope that we all know what 64 years feels like. I’ll be 86!
From the photographer
Evelyn & Frank Jett have that once in a lifetime love, the love that young married couples, like myself, always dream of. They have been married for 64 years! That is amazing <3 Frank is 90 years old, and Evelyn is 88, but their spirits are of someone in their early 20s! They were so nice to welcome me into their home, which Frank built for his family in the early 60s. They have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren [with 2 on the way making 12 greats! ] They are such a great example to all those young souls growing up near them. I can tell they bring smiles to lots of faces when they are around. Just listening to them talking and telling their stories, showing me their pictures, and witnessing the history of them and their family was something I will never forget. Sarah, their grand daughter, asked me to come into their home and just capture them as they are. Every day for breakfast lunch and dinner they sit at their table together, & everyday they sit in their recliners together & read their bibles. Above their couch is an image of Evelyn’s parents that the local news paper took and did an article on them, about how they are just a simple farm family living the life, It was important that we try to recreate that image for them, I hope that they can cherish these images I’ve captured for them, and I hope their grandchildren can look at these images years from now and show them to THEIR children and tell the great stories of these 2 amazing people in an amazing love!! Evelyn started to feel ill so the session was cut short, but these will always be some of my favorite images!
Photography by Samantha Martin – Photographer