When should we do an anniversary session?
This is a common question asked by young married couples and seasoned married couples alike. When is the best time to have an anniversary session? The answer is quite simple - you can do anniversary sessions yearly or perhaps spaced out a little more. But it is important to have them - it is celebrating a big achievement in your life! And from personal experience, it gives you an opportunity to spend an hour or so looking absolutely stunning and kissing/hugging/cuddling your favorite person in the world. But there are some good tips to remember when planning your anniversary session!
A few fun photography tips:
Avoid matchy, matchy outfits
A lot of people tend to lean towards wearing very matchy outfits during their sessions - weather that be the same exact color or same pattern. The truth is that that doesn't turn out so well in photos. Wear clothes that correspond with one another, but aren't the same exact thing. It also helps if you wear something that you love. Base the colors off of what you know looks good on you. You will feel more confident and happy during the session!
Choose a special location
When your location means something to your marriage, the session will have a lot more meaning to both of you. For example, this past year the mister and I had a photo session at our home - so we can remember where we were at this time in our lives.
Another important thing to remember is the time of the session. Early morning or 2 hours before sunset is ideal.
3. Have fun!
Get excited for your anniversary and reminisce about the memories you have had as a couple. Laugh with each other - your pictures will show your love.
4. Involve your pets
Many couples I have worked with don't have children, but they have pets! And their pets are as much a part of their relationship as they are. Feel free to bring them along and play with your dog or cat during the session.
It is good to remember to bring a crate along, so that you can photograph just the two of you as well!
Let me know if you have any other tips for anniversary sessions! I also wanted to introduce you to the lovely Mr. & Mrs. Leavitt - who celebrated their one year anniversary this year! And they are still just as much in love as the day they were married. I have so much fun meeting couple and hearing their interesting stories. Everyone has it! That is why anniversary sessions are a blast.