One of the things that Justin & I have been so lucky to do in our business, is to take on a limited number of anniversary sessions each year for couples all over the place. Through our "J&M: The Anniversaries" shoots we've been able to shoot in London, NYC, Nantucket, Virginia, Annapolis, and right in our own backyard! We've been able to shoot such beautiful couples who just really get into the shoot and go all out in everything from the outfits that they wear to the locations that they pick. It's been SO much fun!
But even more than that, Justin & I just have a heart for couples and marriage. We love to take wedding pictures that couples can look at five, ten or twenty years in to remind them of where it all started and bring them back to Day 1. But something that Justin & I learned when we did our own anniversary shoot with the amazing Jose Villa two years back and the incredible Tiffany Farley last year, is that there is something really powerful about getting back in front of the camera. Of having an evening to just hold on to each other. To look each other in the eyes. To walk and kiss. To not just take pictures on the wedding day, but every year. Because every year you hold on to someone, it's that much more beautiful. It's that much further that you've come. And it's a love that is deeper than you could have ever predicted when you were just starting out on Day 1. Yes, let's have more pictures to remind us of THAT!
Like I said, just with our crazy schedules and already having a full wedding calendar, we're only able to take on a limited number of these shoots each year (I SO wish we could say yes to everyone who comes to us!) So to help with that demand, we are raising the price of the anniversary shoots to $1500 starting at the end of this week. But because we do have such a heart for these shoots & marriage in general, what we decided to do to give everyone a heads up is reserve five spots at our current price of $750 that people can grab before the price changes at the end of the week. So if you've been meaning to book an anniversary shoot with us, now is definitely the time!
To reserve one of the five spots, just click the "Buy Now" button at the bottom of this post. Price covers the session fee & images. Additional travel fees may apply depending on where we do the shoot!
Today we are SO excited to kick off the week right with this romantic Naval Academy anniversary shoot that we did last week with Jessica & Eric right after we got back from Antigua! Jessica is an awesome photographer herself in Austin, Texas who met her incredible husband Eric at the Naval Academy when she attended a ball there (their story is seriously like a fairytale!) He bumped in to her...and just like that, she fell hard! :) Ten years later, they are as in love as ever. So they flew in all the way from Texas and we drove down & met them in Annapolis to recreate the day they met. Jessica brought two incredible dresses for the shoot (and even wore a tiara for the second one!) and we had an amazing time shooting all around the campus with them! Even though it absolutely poured while we were there, these guys were total troopers & up for anything....and looking back now, I think it totally made the shoot. The rain just made it all the more romantic! Enjoy!!
SPRING MENTORING DATES:
April 4th AM SOLD OUT
April 4th PM SOLD OUT
April 16th AM SOLD OUT
April 16th PM SOLD OUT
May 9th AM SOLD OUT
May 9th PM May 29th AM May 29th PM SOLD OUT
June 11th AM SOLD OUT
June 11th PM SOLD OUT
Today we're going to kick your week off right with the absolutely adorable Sara & Mike! We got to meet up with these guys for a mentoring session while we were out at United. And since they never really had wedding pictures, they decided to use their mini-headshots for a couples shoot instead. From the second we started, I just fell in love with their love. I adore how comfortable they are with one another. How she makes him laugh and he brings her calm. From this line of work that we're in, we've gotten really good at knowing really great love when we see it. And I can tell you that these two have it! One of my absolute favorite parts of the whole shoot was when I asked Mike (who is a pastor) to pray for Sara. The instant change in the depth of their connection was palpable. And you could feel it in the air. It made me realize even further that this thing that we do is not about walking every couple through the same 27 poses in pursuit of pretty. But to look for the real connection between two people that only they have, and that's what makes it beautiful!