Anniversary photo shoot previews

"Wedding days are beautiful and meaningful and they mark what's considerably the happiest day of each couples life. But the aftermath of a wedding is many, many happy days that aren’t as loud, or as profound as the actual day itself, but they’re just as meaningful if not more. Anniversary sessions say 'We still do.' And isn’t that what it's all about? Looking at each other and still wanting to say I do, over and over again.” - Hayley of Hay Alexandra Photo

When I first had the idea of doing a First Anniversary Shoot (a month early for weather reasons), I said I wouldn't share the photos because some people think it's weird to wear your wedding dress again. Well let me tell you, brides-- PUT THE DRESS ON AGAIN! 

Seeing my husband look at me and tell me how beautiful I looked in the dress brought back all of our wedding day memories, but even more special than that was the reminder of how happy I am to be married to the love of my life... Plus, I've gotten more wear of the most beautiful (and expensive) item of clothing I've owned.

The shoot itself was so much fun. It was 3.5 hours of traditional and non-traditional locations and poses. Our photographer, the super sweet and talented Jen Larsen of Jennifer Larsen Photography, even sent us a preview Saturday afternoon, a mere few hours after the shoot! Imagine my thrill in the middle of an apple tree farm. 

Without further ado, here are a few previews:

If you're in the NY/NJ area and you're in the market for a photog, you should really consider her!!

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  1. I love this! When I saw it on Instagram I thought it was such a cute idea!

  2. These photos are beautiful, it's such a great idea!

  3. You look stunning! I love the gold bolero.

  4. Oh my gosh! These are absolutely stunning. What a great idea to wear your dress again! A few weeks after our wedding we had a bridal session and I couldn't wait to wear my dress again, this may be another excuse to put that thing on! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with us & happy almost anniversary!