AFTER ‘I DO’
Baltimore wedding photographers travel country, collecting stories from married couples from 50 states
As wedding photographers, it was Liz and Ryan Bower’s job to capture the fun and excitement of every union. They saw how much emphasis was put into the day of, but while coming to terms with Liz’s parents’ divorce, the Remington married couple wondered — how much emphasis was put on the marriage?
“There just didn’t seem to be that excitement and energy from the industry and on the internet for the marriage after, which really was what we felt was the most important,” Ryan Bower, 33, said.
From that seed grew a project that resulted in the couple making a cross-country odyssey and writing a just-released book, “Amazing Life Together,” that collects the tales of 76 couples — at least one from every state — whose married lives ranged from two
The Bowers visited all 50 states, logging 41,983 miles and conducting 98 interviews as they gathered material for their book.