When Jessa reached out to me a couple weeks ago about an anniversary session for her and Drew I was thrilled. Anniversary sessions are very near and dear to my heart. Every year my husband and I hire a photographer to have our own anniversary photos taken. I'll admit at first we did it because of my passion for photography, but in the last two years I realized something else. It was good for our marriage! It was probably about half-way through our anniversary session last year that I realized I had started to feel just like a newly engaged couple again! We were giggling, and flirting, and laughing, and just staring into each others eyes. I know, it sounds cheesy! But it was an hour of our time where we stopped worry about all the "stuff" we had to do. All the chores that needed to be done or all the errands we had to run. We even started to forget that the photographer was there! Our relationship evolves and changes a little bit each year and I love that we are able document it with photos. One of our favorite things to do is to create an anniversary session that reflects our personalities and our interests, something or someplace that was meaningful to us that year. We've planned our photo sessions around a camping theme, in an apple orchard, with our puppy, the location we had wedding photos taken, etc. That's part of what makes it so fun!
My hope is that Drew and Jessa will find this to be true for them as well in the coming years. Turn it into part of your anniversary celebration. Plan a date night (or day) around it! Reward your hard work modeling for the camera with a fancy dinner afterward!