Deborah and John's On-the-Water Anniversary Portraits
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
By Portrait Photographers - Irene Abdou Photography, LLC
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"Our 10 year wedding anniversary is this summer. I am wondering if we could retain you to do an anniversary portrait photography session of the two of us... We were married in Baltimore and it would be fun to re-shoot there. I shared the portrait album from our wedding with you but i'm not sure if you remember it -- we wouldn't want to duplicate it -- after checking out the "couples" section on your website we both believe you would have really special ideas to offer -- but we would probably want to do something like it in Baltimore if that worked for you."


I had met Deborah just 9 months earlier when I created a very special photo album of her to give to her husband as a birthday gift. So I was so very excited that I would finally get to meet John in person after hearing so much about him! Just 1.5 weeks later, they rang the doorbell to our Maryland photography studio, and we sat down to brainstorm and plan their anniversary portrait photography session. "We want photos in which we're genuinely having fun," they said. And while the original idea was to head to Baltimore for their portrait photography session, another idea came to mind.


When they had gotten married 10 years earlier, they had eloped and were married by a Justice of the Peace. That evening, they then spent the night at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, MD, and so ever since then, they often headed to the Inn at Perry Cabin to celebrate their wedding anniversaries. St. Michaels also gave us another unique photography option... a sunset sail on a sailboat!


And so, the planning began and the excitement built. We agreed on a 2-hr indoor-outdoor-off-the-water-on-the-water portrait photography session ending at sunset. The folks at the Inn at Perry Cabin were so kind as to allow us to photograph anywhere we wanted both inside the inn and on its grounds, as well as on the Inn's sailboat. On the day of our portrait photography session, Captain Mark did a fantastic job manuevering the sailboat so that we had picture perfect sunset backgrounds!


At their "photo reveal" and ordering appointment, Deborah and John chose their favorite couple's portrait for us to print on metal as a 24x30 inch display to grace the walls of their Washington DC home, along with more favorites to go in a custom-designed photo album that is in production as I write this.  Check back soon for a glimpse of their finished wall portrait and photo album!


Is your wedding anniversary fast approaching? Every anniversary is a treasure to celebrate.


Cherish this year's anniversary with priceless portrait photography and a unique experience you'll remember forever.

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