Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anniversary Traditions

Way back in the summer I came across a great idea over at Make Mine a Mojito. Mojito Maven did a photo shoot to commemorate their first anniversary and I obviously got on that bandwagon. I'm actually kind of mad I didn't think of it myself; let's think about it - beautiful photos (engagement-shoot style) to celebrate a full year of wedded bliss? Yes, please. Of course, I'm going to take it one step further and do family photos every year around our anniversary. It's going to be a great way to get nice photos of all of us every year, and just in time for holiday cards, too!

For our anniversary shoot, I looked at a ton of photographers in the area, but everyone's prices were super serious (ie out of our price range) for location shoots. I think that pictures done in a studio are nice, but I really wanted to shoot in downtown Annapolis, where we were married. As a last ditch effort, I posted an ad on CraigsList looking for someone to do our anniversary shoot... and not even 2 hours later I had an email from Gene of Eugene Huskey Photography. We emailed back and forth for a while and ended up booking him that night! My disc just came in and we're thrilled with the results.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Haha, looking through the disc I realized that about half of them are me and him making out. Awesome. I'm excited to continue this tradition - I'm already picturing a thick album of anniversary photos out on the cake table at our 50th anniversary!

For those wondering about the anniversary gift exchange, I have a post coming up for you! And hey, anyone else on the anniversary shoot bandwagon? Or am I the only one?


Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

These pics look great!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

You guys look great! We did our engagement pics in Annapolis... right on our street (before we knew it would be our street!)!

Amanda said...

I love the photos, and I'm kind of excited to do this next September!

Steph said...

Those are great pictures! Marley looks like "what the heck?" in the one of you guys by the streetlight. Glad they came out so good!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the look on your face in the one where you are on the bench. You are very pretty! I think I told you when you talked about doing this, I'd never heard of anyone doing this. Our anniversary is 3 days after Christmas...we will be in the car driving home from our Christmas trip. It will probably be dinner at Steak and Shake for us...and it is actually sort of a big deal anniversary.

Molly said...

Wow, these are great! Fab idea to post on craigslist. I may need to do that for Christmas pics!

Kate said...

@Molly - totally! You'll get some creepers, but there are a ton of students out there looking for gigs. Give it a try!

@Sue & @Steph - thanks!

@Amanda - it was a blast; totally worth it!

@E & @MrsNewlywed Giggles - Thanks, girls! I Love downtown Annapolis - it's beautiful!