RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Other models were business but she was a friend

Posted: March 11, 2018 at 3:27 a.m.

Nancy and Bob Gudinas were married on March 3, 1962, in Gary, Ind. Nancy was a professional model when they met, and Bob was tasked with photographing her beauty. “I guess you would call this love at first sight, more or less,” Bob says.

Nancy and Bob Gudinas were married on March 3, 1962, in Gary, Ind. Nancy was a professional model when they met, and Bob was tasked with photographing her beauty. “I guess you would call this love at first sight, more or less,” Bob says.

Bob Gudinas saw several models through the lens of his camera, but only one of them became his best friend and partner for life.

The first time I saw my future spouse:

He says: “It was love at first sight.”

She says: “He was interesting.”

On our wedding day:

He says: “I was in hog heaven. I was happy that she accepted me and I was just joyful.”

She says: “I guess my biggest memory was of my dress. It was short and most people wore long gowns back then. And I remember walking down the aisle and seeing my husband standing there.”

My advice for a long happy marriage is:

He says: “Without sounding facetious or anything I would say that she may not always be right but she’s the boss.”

She says: “You have to be compatible and you have to have good communication.”

Nancy and Bob Gudinas celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary March 3. They are planning a delayed trip to Branson. “That’s one of our go-to places....

Bob Gudinas has taken countless photos of his wife, Nancy, over the years. This one, taken in 1961, was one of the professional modeling shots that br...

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