Here’s what I know: marriage is one of the most challenging and most rewarding experiences of my life. I believe so firmly in the power of marriage and I believe it needs to be documented. Those years of devotion, patience, resilience, joy, growth, they need to preserved. Not only for you, but for your future generations.
When was the last time you and your spouse were photographed? Just the two of you.
Are the only formal photos y’all have together from being guests at loved one’s weddings?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve poured over the pictures of my grandparents. Learning about their parents, aunts, uncles; people whom I’ve never met, yet am biologically linked to. Hearing about the history, learning where I came from, that familiar familial connection that keeps us tethered throughout life.
I love seeing the pictures of my grandparents as newlyweds. Before they became parents. Before they knew their love would create new generations. When they were just two young adults who made it through World War II and managed to find each other.
It’s funny how the photos drastically changed once they became parents. Gone are the candid moments between my grandparents. Instead those moments are replaced by babies balanced on knees. Family vacations. Another new baby. The family dog. Grandchildren.
Those images, while precious, overtook the photos of the couple that started it all.
Pictures of just my grandma and grandpa over the years are few and far between. There’s one from their 50th wedding anniversary. One.
Before my grandfather passed away he and my grandmother were married for almost 70 years. A lifetime together, rich with memories. A new generation created because of their love, with hardly any tangible evidence. It breaks my heart that we didn’t push for more photos.
When I think of my own marriage, I know I want it documented. For posterity, for me, for my husband, for my future generations. My marriage is worth celebration. Our years of devotion deserve documentation. I believe your marriage is just as important.
I asked two former clients to explain why they chose to do an Anniversary Session and, really, they said it best:
Lauren: “Anniversaries are all about reminding me of commitment. Each year is a celebration of the life I’ve been able to share with my husband and we recommit to love and support each other for the rest of our lives. Taking the time to capture each year’s celebration of our marriage is so special to me because when I look back at the pictures from that year I not only see how we’ve physically changed, but I remember how much we grew that year as a couple and all of life’s hardships and joys that we experienced together. I love how Brittany Brooke Photography emphasizes the importance of anniversaries and the significance of truly celebrating each and every year spent with your spouse.”
Heather: “Photos capture inner beauty, no matter what the subject matter may be. The inner beauty that many do not see on a daily basis. In life there are so many important moments and by taking pictures of those moments it helps to preserve them. Good memories and good documentation (a.k.a. photos) helps to remind people to smile!”
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