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TUESDAY May 25, 2021: 'Garden Of Life: Wedding Anniversary Self-Portrait Series' by award winning ZUMA Press photographer Benjamin Rusnak. Ben and his wife, Susan Bryant, an Editor/Writer, just celebrated their 22nd anniversary. Every year they do a styling fun self-portrait on their favorite day. A ritual launched after Ben's mother, gave them for their first anniversary May 23, 2000 an album to celebrate and keep their souvenirs. She inscribed in the book to use it ' as you walk through their garden of life together...' Sharing their annual tradition, a beautiful testament to their love. WELCOME to Ben and Susan's Garden Of Life:)
© Story of the Week #787: TUESDAY May 25, 2021: 'Garden Of Life: Wedding Anniversary Self-Portrait Series' by award winning ZUMA Press photographer Benjamin Rusnak. Ben and his wife, Susan Bryant, an Editor/Writer, just celebrated their 22nd anniversary. Every year they do a styling fun self-portrait on their favorite day. A ritual launched after Ben's mother, gave them for their first anniversary May 23, 2000 an album to celebrate and keep their souvenirs. She inscribed in the book to use it ' as you walk through their garden of life together...' Sharing their annual tradition, a beautiful testament to their love. WELCOME to Ben and Susan's Garden Of Life:
May 23, 1999, Richmond, Virginia, USA: Bride SUSAN BRYANT, 28 and her groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, 28, helps his bride with her bridal dress, right after their wedding ceremony at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond.
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A wedding anniversary book to store annual memories and celebrate the annual anniversaries. Ben Rusnak and Susan Bryant got married May 23, 1999. Ben's mother gave him a gift of one, after the got married. On the first page, she wrote: May 23, 2000: 'Precious Benjamin and Susan, As you walk through the garden of life together. Pull out the weeds of doubt, cultivate the beautiful flowers of love. Take time to look at the tiny wildflowers and be grateful for the many blessings of this life. Dearest love to you, Mom.'
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May 23, 2000, Boca Raton, Florida, USA: Beaming bride SUSAN BRYANT, 29, kissed by her groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, 29, for their annual self-portrait on their 1st wedding anniversary.
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Thirty year old Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK. Ben wraps his arms around his lady for their annual self-portrait on their 2nd wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and Groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK kisses his wife on cheek and she blushes, wearing her bridal gown and he is in his tuxedo for their annual portrait, on their 3rd wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 4th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 5th wedding anniversary. Wearing their original wedding day threads, her wedding gown and his tuxedo.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
The Wedding Album page for 2004. SUSAN BRYANT and BENJAMIN RUSNAK posing for their annual portrait on their 5th wedding anniversary in Fort Lauderdale. A gift from Rusnaks mother of an anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 6th wedding anniversary in Boca Raton.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 7th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 8th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK kisses his lady for their annual self-portrait on their 9th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 10th wedding anniversary.
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Wedding anniversary book of Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK. Posing for their annual self-portrait on their 10th wedding anniversary. In their wedding anniversary book, to store annual memories and celebrate the anniversaries.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 11th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 12th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 13th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 14th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 15th wedding anniversary.
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Wedding anniversary album for Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK. Posing for their annual self-portrait on their 15th wedding anniversary. A gift from Rusnak's mother of an anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 16th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 17th wedding anniversary.
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Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 18th wedding anniversary.
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Wedding anniversary album of Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK. They pose for its annual self-portrait, on their 18th wedding anniversary. A gift from Rusnak's mother of an anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 19th wedding anniversary.
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Wedding album of Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK. This page, they pose for their annual self-portrait on their 19th wedding anniversary. A gift from Rusnak's mother of an anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, pose for their annual self-portrait on their 20th wedding anniversary.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Wedding anniversary album of Bride SUSAN BRYANT and groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK. They are posing for their annual self-portrait on their 20th wedding anniversary. A gift from Rusnak's mother of an anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and Groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK posing for their annual self-portrait on their 21st wedding anniversary, wearing their wedding day gown and tuxedo. With the global pandemic, this years portrait took a decidedly Hitchcockian turn. A gift from Rusnaks mother of an anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
A wedding anniversary book to store annual memories and celebrate the anniversaries of Ben Rusnak and Susan Bryant who got married May 23, 1999. His mother gave him a gift of one. Rusnak's mother anniversary album started their journey of taking annual portraits on their favorite day of the year. The album, now overflowing with memories, also includes a written account of the details of how they celebrated, cards to each other and cards from friends and family.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Bride SUSAN BRYANT and Groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK in front of their 21rst wedding anniversary self-portrait hanging on the gallery wall of the The Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum Exhibition, on opening night. The couple are in the same gown and tuxedo, they wore two decades ago. Striking the pose, they made last year in masks and looking scared of the pandemic. One of 50 stunning images immortalized in the larger than life exhibition called THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, which tells the story of an unforgettable 2020, curated by Scott Mc Kiernan for the center.
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May 23, 2021, Miami, Florida, USA: Bride SUSAN BRYANT and Groom BENJAMIN RUSNAK, got married on May 23, 1999, today they are celebrating their 22nd anniversary. Every year they do a self-portrait to enjoy their favorite day of the year. This year in Miami Beach. Reveling in not being star-crossed lovers, this anniversary photo was made within the ''The Starry Night'' of the immersive art experience ''Beyond Van Gogh''. A dip In A Luminous 360-Degree Journey With Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.
© Benjamin Rusnak/ZUMA Wire
Benjamin Rusnak

BENJAMIN RUSNAK is a South Florida-based commercial, editorial, humanitarian and fine art photographer, whose heart resides in the American West.Ê He has been artist-in-residence at both Zion and Capitol Reef National Parks, working on a deeply personal project about the tension between preserving and experiencing wild places in the environment and ourselves. For nearly 20 years he has documented poverty in the developing world for international relief and development agencies. Prior to that, he was a newspaper photojournalist. His award-winning work is available via his photo agency ZUMA Press.:787



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