anniversary sessions - what are they and should you have one?
an anniversary session is a great way to commemorate the years passing since your wedding day - it can be one year, five years, or fifty years after. you could do them annually if you wanted to. it's a great way to celebrate and update photos of you and your love.
olivia reached out to me a few months ago about her and logan's upcoming anniversary. she told me she wanted to do a picnic with champagne and cake and i squealed at the opportunity. this session was so much fun and now i want to encourage everyone to do these!
here are some ideas for a picnic style session:
- olivia + logan did it right! and no detail was spared. olivia had a cake made by her cousin who is a baker extraordinaire. (tip: mimic the some of the flavors that were in your actual wedding cake, or if you went the traditional route and froze some, use that!)
- champagne is always a good idea, but make sure you bring flutes and some paper towels in case you make a mess. if you want to do champagne pop (or explosion) photo, make sure you save that for the end so clothes aren't ruined. if you get a bottle that's resealable, this is VERY easy to do.
- bring some fun details - olivia + logan brought their personalized napkins from their actual wedding and a cake topper with their name's and wedding date on it. so cute!
- you can never go wrong with flowers to dress up your picnic. the bouquet pictured here was a grocery store bouquet and worked beautifully.
- take some photos away from your picnic set up also! it's always good to have photos without whatever props you're working with.
- THIS IS A BIG ONE. leave no trace. make sure you bring bags and clean up everything you brought with you and discard of any trash.
so there you have it! if a picnic isn't your style, an anniversary session could be so many other things - a revisit of your first date, an in-home session, a session at a fun place you've travelled. there are really no limits!
i can't wait to do more of these and i'm happy to help you plan one!