In fact, they have taken a photobooth picture of themselves in all 19 years of their relationship. Picture: Instagram

London - The young couple were in the first flush of love when the flash in a photo booth first went off on them.

The year was 2000 and they’d only been dating for a few weeks as they posed in front of the camera together at a railway station.

He was 23 and had bleached hair, she was 18, and it was in the age before phone "selfies". Now Giles and Michelle Paley-Phillips are happily married, have two children - and documenting their life together in "passport pictures" remains a fun annual tradition for them and their growing family.

In fact, they have taken a photobooth picture of themselves in all 19 years of their relationship. They are always taken at the beginning of autumn, as was the very first one. This year’s saw them pile into a photobooth with their two children Elijah, 11, and Sonny, nine. And their smiles were as broad as ever.

Paley-Phillips, 41, a children’s author, from Seaford, East Sussex, said: "It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find photo booths these days, we have to travel several miles to a nearby Sainsbury’s. 

"The kids still like to play along with the whole tradition, but it is becoming more of a squeeze in the booth. Maybe one day there will grandchildren to squash into the booth."

He and Mrs Phillips, 37, grew up in the same town and knew each other as children. They started going out shortly after bumping into one another again in 2000.

Daily Mail