The Marriage Project by Casey Fatchett Photography

So, you’re planning your wedding, but what happens after the big day? What is marriage going to be like?

I feel that, in many instances, the wedding industry doesn’t focus enough on what happens after you’re married. There’s a lot people offering advice on what to do for one day of your life, but not so much afterwards.

What’s the secret to a happy marriage?

If there is one secret, I’m not sure what it is. I think there are a lot of things that go into making a marriage successful and a lot of it depends on your own personalities.

That being said, I think we can learn a lot from married couples. Which is why I started The Marriage Project.

Anniversary photo project year 11 by Casey Fatchett Photography

What is The Marriage Project?

Well, it’s a photo series of 50 couples, each representing one year of marriage (from 1-50 years). Each couple receives a free mini portrait session and also answers the same series of questions so that we can see how perspective changes over the years.

I started this project a few years ago, and I had to put it on hold, but now I am looking to finish it! Once it is done, I will compile the photos and answers and you’ll be able to see all of the wisdom, love, and laughs that come out of these marriages.

Year 8 of the 50 Years of Marriage Project by Casey Fatchett

Why am I doing this?

Like I said, I find that the wedding industry seems to leave couples alone after the wedding day, and I thought that was kind of sad. I like to stay in touch with the couples I work with and see how they’re doing, and I noticed that not a lot of people ever get more professional pictures taken of them as a couple after the wedding. Sure, sometimes there are family photos, but what about just the two of you…as a couple?

I wanted to do something about that. Weddings have been very good to me, and I thought this was a tiny way I could give back to the universe and married folks.

Sounds awesome to you? Want to be a part of the project?

Fantastic! I’d love to hear from you. You can head over to the new website for The Marriage Project by clicking here. There you can learn more about what’s involved and how you can be a part of this amazing photo series – and see some samples from the shoots I’ve already done.

Year 9 of the 50 Years of Marriage Project by Casey Fatchett

Think this sounds great but don’t want to be part of the project?

That’s awesome too! Please share the link with your friends and family to let them know about it. Or if there’s someone you know who might be interested – be sure to share with them!

Did this make you think you need some great photos of yourselves?

I can do that too! It doesn’t have to be part of this series. Just contact me and we’ll get you square away!

Please remember to share with everyone you know!


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