After six hours of driving in the rain, he finally pulled up to the Cape Cod beach near where his ancestors used to build clipper ships. He wanted the location to be special. He had not anticipated the rain, or how long it would really take to get there. It was dark and he could barely find the beach. She was just along for the ride. That was the night he proposed. Fifty years later, they are still adventuring and laughing together. There is a deep love that wells up between two people when they’ve spent that much time living alongside, and loving alongside, each other. Even as an outsider, I could feel it. Their family means everything to them – two daughters, four granddaughters. And to celebrate their fifty years together, they traveled to Cape Cod so they could all be together. This time the trip required airplanes – none of them really live within driving distance – but it was worth it. To spend time near the exact spot he had proposed fifty years earlier. And it was my honor (and joy) to photograph them – to be just one part of this big celebration. Here’s to making new Cape Cod memories and to a lifetime of happiness together!