"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.
Did you catch the previous blog post with some of my favorite images from Caitlin and Phil's sweet couple's portrait photography session at our Maryland photography studio? I had promised to post photos of their finished artwork, so voilà! A four piece canvas wall portrait love grouping for their family room. The largest wall portrait is 24x36 inches. We shipped the artwork via FedEX to their home in Sykesville, MD, and this is the e-mail I received from Caitlin:
"They arrived and I'm OBSESSED!! Thank you so much again and again!!"
Yay!!! This little e-mail made the day for our Maryland portrait photographers!
Celebrate your relationship with your own couple's portrait photography session.
It was just this past spring that I had first met K for her bridal boudoir photography session - a unique wedding gift for her husband-to-be on their wedding day. I hadn't expected her to be in need for another photography session so soon after her wedding, but of course I was delighted to hear from her.
"Our wedding photographer was great, but we couldn't really see the veil in the bridal portraits, so my mom and I were talking, and in order for me to be truly happy, I'd like to do a separate bridal portraits session with you."
"What about Dan?" I asked. "Do you also want more bride & groom portraits?" K thought that was a great idea as well, as she felt that their wedding photographer also didn't capture as many close-ups of the two of them together as K would have liked. K also loved the various furniture and settings that we have at our Maryland photo studio and wanted to do these bridal portraits and wedding portraits at our photo studio as opposed to outdoors.
I was so excited to get to meet Dan after having created that beautiful bridal boudoir photography album as Dan's wedding day gift. And OMG!!!!!! K in her wedding gown... stunningly beautiful! She looked just like a princess. Simply breathtaking! I'm so very happy that K called me for these post-wedding bridal portraits and wedding portraits.
One of the wedding portraits that K really wanted was of her and Dan lying on the floor on top of her dress. So I positioned them under a chandelier and climbed up on a ladder to photograph them through the chandelier. That bride & groom portrait (1st portrait above) ended up being my absolute favorite of all their wedding portraits, and it was K's favorite as well, which she chose for us to print as a 24x36" canvas gallery wrap. K's mom also came to her "photo reveal," and chose the full-length bridal portrait of K sitting on the staircase with her ultra-long veil cascading down the steps below her as a 30x40" art print that we are also custom-framing for her.
Enjoy this small peek into K and Dan's stunning bridal portraits and wedding portraits. I'll post photos of their finished artwork soon!
Has your wedding day passed, leaving you unsatisfied with your bridal portraits or wedding portraits? It's not too late.
Caitlin is good friends with one of our boudoir photography clients from earlier in the year, who told her how "worth it" it was to work with us. Caitlin and Phil had met during college seven years ago, and while they loved their wedding photographer, they had not had the opportunity to do an engagement photography session. And so this couple's portrait photography session seemed fitting to celebrate 1 1/2 years of blissful marriage.
On the day of their couple's portrait photography session at our Clarksburg, Maryland photography studio, Caitlin glowed in her floor-length, formal blush dress, as well as in her her blue and white floral summer dress and more casual attire. And we simply had fun. Young love! How beautiful and sweet. Phil and Caitlin were so much fun to work with. Enjoy some of my favorite images from their Maryland portrait photography session, and check back later for a peek at the 4-piece canvas wall portrait love grouping they selected!
Celebrate your love with your own couple's portrait photography session.
Get priceless memories that you'll treasure forever.
Check out whose artwork got picked up today from our Maryland photography studio! When Rajit entered the photography studio and saw their 20x30 canvas wall portrait and other artwork on display, he said, "I think we picked the right image for the canvas! This will be the first thing we put up on the wall of our new condo! Thank you so much for putting this together for us!"
Enjoy this glimpse into part of Aditi & Rajit's couple's portrait photography order, and view more from their Northern Virginia couple's portrait photography session at Manassas National Battlefield Park here.