January 11, 2016

After Nick and I got engaged, we took engagement photos. I know some people think they are cheesy or not necessary, but I absolutely wanted them. We had so much fun and loved the pictures so much that we decided that we would get professional pictures taken every year around our wedding anniversary. Even though we have only been married for two years, it’s been such a fun tradition that I look forward to. It’s so much fun to get dressed up and have a photographer take fun, romantic pictures!

And they are so great to have – I love looking back on pictures from our engagement and even from our one year-anniversary. Since we are always moving around, it is a fun way for us to document all of the places we live, too. These just don’t compare to the pictures we take when we are out and about in regular life. Getting professional pictures taken is special and important to me because they capture such a fleeting, special, important moment in our lives. I think it will be fun to look back on every year as we get older and our family grows.

When we were getting ready to leave Hawaii, we decided we wanted to take some pictures that would really remind us of how much fun we had in Hawaii. Here are some of my favorites! I can’t decide which one to frame!

The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (13 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (2 of 28)

The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (11 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (12 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (1 of 3)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (5 of 28)

The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (15 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (3 of 28) The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (19 of 28) The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (20 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (26 of 28) The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (24 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (17 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (18 of 28)The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (4 of 28) The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (1 of 1)

2 years! On our first anniversary I bought a “1” for us to hold up to mark it. I decided to do it again. I think it will great to be able to look back on in 30 or 50 years.

The Two Year Honeymoon Anniversary Photos in Hawaii (9 of 28)
It’s one of my favorite traditions that Nick and I share. Special thanks to Pinky Photography for these – I just love them!

I encourage you to have someone take photos or at least set up a tripod and get a few photos once a year so you can look back on the years. I think it’s important to have a few good photos from each year.

What are some of your favorite family traditions?!

 

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8 responses to “Anniversary Photos”

  1. Christy says:

    These are gorgeous!!! I vote for framing #1 or #4 😉

    • Carolann says:

      Hey Christy! Thanks SO much!! I think those are in my top few also! We just moved into our new place in Connecticut and I am so excited to start decorating. We have a lot more space than we did in Hawaii which means more pictures on the walls! And more space for when you come to visit!! 😉

  2. These are absolutely stunning! So much happiness!

  3. This is such a lovely tradition! I love these kind of shoots too, even though I feel a bit self conscious during it but I love the photos afterwards but convincing my hubby is a harder thing!! I really wanted to get one done in New York this time but we were too short on time so hopefully next time. My favourite one of these to frame if it were me would be the one of you guys facing the ocean arm in arm, such a lovely reminder of where you were and how you spent it together supporting each other 🙂

    • Carolann says:

      Such a great idea to take pictures on vacation! I hope that you and your hubby get to do it next time you are in New York. My hubby is such a ham and loves pictures so it is never hard to convince him haha! It really is worth it and once you get comfortable in front of the camera, it becomes a lot of fun if you have the right photographer. I’ve always wanted to get professional pictures on vacation since we never seem to get good pictures together on vacation. Usually all of the pictures are either or just me or just Nick or just food!!

  4. Emma says:

    This is just the cutest tradition (and a great idea to boot!)

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