What is the definition of marriage? Everyone thinks they know until they themselves are 15 years into a marriage that has proven to be anything but simple words that try to explain it. In searching for my own definition, I realize that although parts of everyone’s definition may be wrong, any lasting marriage is getting something right.
And so, I want to know.
I want to know what people define marriage as at 1 month and 3 years and 34 years. I want to know how it evolves and how that affects our hearts, our life and our legacy. I want to know not just what the words are but what it looks like.
During this project, I will interview and photograph couples who are in every stage of marriage. All sorts of couples, with all types of backgrounds, and never ending wisdom.
My hope is that through the photographs and the tears and the laughter, I will find that thread–the thread that goes just beyond the unity of marriage, to a secret place that might even be love.