We’ve been studying marriage in our community group using Frances Chan’s study You and Me Forever  and in our church’s new series, “Love Songs”.  Out of everything we have learned, the one thing that most stands out is the simple quote, “It’s NOT about me”.  Marriage is not about making ME happy and expecting the other to fulfill all my needs and wants.  Marriage is about serving one another – a marriage should be built on love, sacrifice, and service to one another.

Nate and I celebrated our third anniversary this past May and a few weeks ago, my dear friend, Nikki photographed an anniversary session for us.  It’s the first time we’ve been photographed professionally (besides by me hitting the delay timer!) since our wedding day.  I wanted to do this session because I love where we are right now.  I love our marriage and I love my husband.  I am so grateful for everything we have been blessed with.  Photography is not just about taking a pretty picture.  When I see an image it pulls out the same kind of emotion I had at the time the photograph was taken.  Photography grabs tiny moments in our lives and freezes them for us to cherish years and years later.

“You are my best friend, my shoulder to lean on, the one person I know I can count on; you’re the love of my life, you’re my one and only”

Amanda Burnette  |  Florals  Amanda Burnette  |  Florals

If you’re thinking about investing in wedding photography or an anniversary session or are on the fence about an engagement session, my suggestion is to do it!  These photos will be printed and hung on our walls for years to come….not because they’re pretty (although…they are super pretty) but because they hold memories and emotions of this season in our life together as husband and wife.  Thank you so much to Nikki and Amanda who helped me put this whole thing together!

Photography  |  Nikki Santerre Photography

Florals  |  Amanda Burnette

Dress  |  Jenny Yoo @ Nordstrom

Venues  |  Urban Farmhouse: Scott’s Addition + VMFA



Anniversary Session | Year Three

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