A one-year dating anniversary is a wonderful time for a session— you’re just far enough along in your relationship that you know it has staying power, but it’s still pretty fresh, too. A one-year dating anniversary session has the potential to become one you’ll look back on for decades to come, remembering early days of your relationship.
Aimee and Immy’s anniversary session in their adopted hometown of Orlando was as fresh and lovely as Florida citrus.
If you’re looking for a way to elevate your engagement session experience, I recommend taking instruction from Tiffany and Joe, who decided to use their engagement session as an excuse for a getaway. Their destination was Bloomington, Indiana— a place important to both of them as the home of Indiana University. IU is Tiffany’s alma mater, and Joe is an IU sports fan, but their engagement session was the first time they went to Bloomington together. As you can see from these images, IU is a glorious campus— endlessly romantic and just soaked in a sense of history. And their dog, Scout, joined in for a few shots!
Allison and Patrick got married in 2016 in their home city of Chicago. For their anniversary session, the distinctive architecture of Michigan Avenue paired with glitzy gold embellishments on Allison’s dress got the vibe just right for celebration.
This session is proof that engagement is just one reason to hire a professional photographer. Lillie and Caleb received this session with me as a gift from Lillie’s mother as a commemoration of their recent move to New York City. She wanted them to have portraits to remember this time in their lives, and I was touched to be the one chosen to mark the occasion.
Lasserina and Daniel had their first date at Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, where they were both on the mock trial team. Five years later, in front of that same museum, Daniel asked Lasserina to be his wife. And so it was only fitting that it should be the backdrop for their engagement portraits.
This anniversary session was particularly close to my heart. Kate Weinstein is a fellow wedding photographer who took me under her wing early in my solo career; I’ve second shot dozens of weddings for her, and, delightfully and blessedly, she’s become a close friend. She and her husband, David, recently celebrated ten years of marriage, and it was such a treat to do this anniversary session with them in Milwaukee, the same city where they said their vows a decade ago.
Kirstie and Jared are both graduates of Butler University, so it’s only fitting that we included their French bulldogs (the Butler mascot) in their engagement session on Butler’s campus.We thought rain might force us to reschedule, but miraculously the skies cleared just in time and we got beautiful evening light. After Butler, we headed downtown to Monument Circle for some urban energy.
Navy Pier is a Chicago classic, and for Jackie & Jeff, it’s a classic for their relationship as well. It’s the site of their first date, and the spot where they got engaged, so it was only natural that it should also be the site of their engagement photos. We had a lovely spring morning to catch all sorts of angles at this iconic Chicago experience, and I’m so happy with the images we got.