{K+B=LOVE} One Year Anniversary Shoot!

Our one year wedding anniversary was coming up, and I’d been thinking and thinking about what to get my husband. I thought of all your typical gifts – scotch, clothes, electronics – but nothing about them was exciting to me. They were all things that I’d given to him before, and I wanted to think of something that would be really special…I mean, we’d made it through our first year of marriage!!! Not always an easy feat!! haha It took me a little while to come up with the idea of doing a photoshoot…but once I did, I couldn’t believe it hadn’t come to me sooner. It was perfect! Not only was it a chance to re-connect with my hubby after a full year of marriage and bring us back to the roots of why we got married in the first place…but it was a chance to wear my wedding dress again! I pitched the idea to Bry and he loved it too. And so it began…the planning and coordinating of what we would wear, and where we would shoot. I knew that I wanted to wear my wedding dress and we decided Bryan would wear dress pants and a dress shirt, but not a full suit. And then…LINDOR! We thought that it would super fun to turn our one year anniversary shoot into a little family shoot and include our fur baby. And so we did exactly that!

I hope that this photoshoot inspires you to do something spontaneous and fun after your wedding, giving you a chance to get all dolled up again and put on that gorgeous gown! You won’t regret it!

All of these shots were captured by Alex Lee of Young Hearts Photography and we love them. I hope you do too!

Would you do a post-wedding photoshoot?

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Kate - July 12, 2013 - 12:14 pm

ABSOLUTELY!!! Definitely do it! And including your kids is a great idea :)
Bryan and I now have a little one and I’d love to do a shoot this year on our anniversary with him, as he’ll be a hilarious 7 month old by then!

Shannon - July 12, 2013 - 12:08 pm

This is BY FAR one of the best ways to re-use your wedding dress after the fact!!!! July 25th will be my husband and my 4th anniversary. I’m thinking maybe we go to the beach we got married on, dressed up in my gown, my husbands wedding attire and bring our two kids in coordinating outfits (girl & boy) and have a photo shoot! Thanks for the idea, your pictures came out amazing!

Nova Markina - February 3, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Kate,
I absolutely love this anniversary session of you, your hubby, and Lindor!

All of them are fabulous, but I’ve got to say, some of the ones including your cozy plaid blanket are my favourite – the ones of you walking through the field – LOVE!

Kate - February 2, 2012 - 10:11 am

Thank’s everyone!! Natalie – I love that you picked up on the fabulousness of the plaid blanket with my wedding attire! It was such a random thought (as we were FREEZING that day) but it turned out better than I imagined!! And yes…I would absolutely recommend that anyone and everyone do a shoot like this! Even if you aren’t necessarily able to wear your wedding gown again…just hiring a photographer to shoot you and your hubby is so special! Regardless of how long it’s been :) I think we will make it a yearly tradition.

Natalie - February 1, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Gorgeous photos!! I’m madly in love with the combo of the plaid blanket and wedding wear! So fab!

Victoria | Haute - February 1, 2012 - 6:26 pm

This is amazing Kate!! I love the idea of a One Year Anniversary photo shoot, and I especially LOVE the fact that you wore your wedding dress for it!!!!! The photos are gorgeous! xo

Sue - February 1, 2012 - 6:21 pm

I would LOVE to….but sadly…after two children and 30 years, the dress no longer fits. I do, however, love what you have done here. Congratulations to you both!

Claire - February 1, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Love it kate! Especially that your little munchkin is apart of the photos too :)
I would definitely do a post-wedding shoot!

Kate - February 1, 2012 - 10:37 am

Yes!!! Exactly! :) Perhaps I’ll put the dress on once a year (until it no longer zips lol) just for fun!!

Gen - February 1, 2012 - 10:28 am

loooove it kate!!! I would totally do a post wedding shoot….it means i get to wear my wedding dress over and over :)

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