Racquel Turner

A few weeks ago I received the best compliment on my photography skills I will likely ever be given. My wife, this woman pictured here, sent a text message asking me if I would take some photos of her. I was shocked.

Rocky Turner

I know it doesn’t sound like a significant compliment. And of course, I take photos of my wife all the time. But here’s the thing – she’s not a fan of my pointing this camera in her face. Often it feels like she goes out of her way to contort that lovely face in a way that will ensure nobody ever sees them. On top of that, she enjoys calling me her “stalker.” I can’t argue with that since I continually have to sneak up on her to get a decent photo. 🙂

Racquel Turner

Then that text came. When I got her message – a few days after she had seen the photos I took of “Elizabeth” and her family – it was personally validating. Her opinion matters to me. And so today, the 22nd anniversary of our wedding, I present a few of the photos I captured and edited earlier this week. They were taken the day before she turned 48.

Rocky Turner

On this day 22 years ago, I remember thinking, “this is the most beautiful woman in the world.” Today I know she is more beautiful at 48 than she was at 26.

Racquel Turner

Rocky, thank you for asking me to take these photos. It means the world to me. And thank you for making these last 22 years the best years of my life. I love you.

Racquel Turner
Rocky Turner
Rocky Turner

If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 2 September, 2019
  • Exposure bias: -1.3EV
  • Focal length: 85mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

12 Comments

  1. Jana Lisle Watterson

    Great pics, Jeff. Congratulations to both of you.

  2. Incredible series Jeff, of a beautiful woman. Congrats to both of you.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this post, the sentiment, and the photos of your stunning wife, Rocky! Happy 22nd Anniversary, and here’s to another 52 more together!

  4. Stunning photos of your stunning wife! Congrats to you both! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. She is a beauty. Even better is after everything, she looks well, refined and happy! Good work Sir! Wishing your family all the Very best!

  6. WOW! What a stunning and powerful women agreed to have you as her husband. What a great photo tribute you created for her, you and us. Here’s to decades more together. Until next time…

  7. I don’t get it either. 🙂

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