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Wedding Photographer Surprises Her Own Grandparents With 60-Year Anniversary Photoshoot

This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.

  • One woman, who is also a wedding photographer, set up a special photoshoot for her grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary.
  • She has everything set up perfectly for her grandmother; makeup, flowers, wedding dress, and all!
  • See all the photos here.

One woman has just won granddaughter of the year! She surprised her own grandparents with a 60-year anniversary photoshoot, due to the fact she is a professional wedding photographer! Abigail Lydick, who is 26, knew she wanted to do something special for her grandparents’ wedding anniversary.

George and Ginger Brown were traveling from South Carolina to be with their family in New Jersey. That’s when Abigail told them she wanted to dress them up and take them out to celebrate their day! She had actually planned a gorgeous, wedding-style photoshoot for the couple. It was complete with flowers, makeup, and even a wedding gown!

Abigail’s grandmother is the star of the show

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

The grandparents said they were initially really excited about it, but also nervous. “My grandmother was really nervous at first,” Abigal says. “Just having a professional photoshoot in the first place, which they’ve never had.”

“It was just fun to be able to surprise them and spend time with them…My grandma had never even had professional hair and makeup done before, so that was another totally new, fun experience for her as well.”

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

Abigail made sure to work with friends in the wedding industry to make sure everything was done perfectly. Florist Angela D’Andrea donated the flowers. A local makeup artist by the name of Christine Swope was available for hair/makeup services. “I knew that (Christine) would make my grandma just feel really, really pretty and really comfortable and let her relax before the shoot,” Abigail says.

Furthermore, Abigail’s friends at the Bridal Suite Boutique in Hamilton, New Jersey donate the wedding gown for the photoshoot; the final piece! “They were all so excited about it…They picked out a dress that was super similar to my grandma’s dress in her original wedding photos, with just a little bit of a modern twist.”

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

As soon as Ginger saw how she looked with all the makeup and the dress on, her nerves instantly disappear. Her grandfather, George, was sporting a gray waistcoat and tie. He, too, looks incredibly striking in the photos!

The two met in 1958 and were married by the following year. They have four children, 18 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. How amazing is that!?

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

She looks just as beautiful as she did 60 years ago! And the same goes for George.

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

They are clearly still very much in love with one another!

Grandparents 60th anniversary / Abigail Gingerale Photography

We hope for ever-lasting love for these two! How heartwarming.

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