Last month, David and I celebrated 3 years of marriage! I'd been toying with the idea of anniversary pictures for a while now. Not just any anniversary pictures, but ones where I dusted off my wedding dress, squeeeezed in, and took the outdoor pictures I always wanted. Our wedding day was a hot one, and add to it the church employee who kicked us out of the church before we finished pictures (and left me crying), I just wasn't up for outdoor pictures on the day of our wedding. With our impending move (I wasn't bringing my wedding dress with us) and the possibility that at some future anniversary I might be unable to fit into my dress (due to pregnancy, or otherwise), I figured if it was ever going to happen, now was the time...
1 baby girl
& 1 PhD later,
we still do!
(& the dress still fits!)"*
We read to each other from our family Bible the readings from our wedding. Neither of us could remember what they were, so I had to find our wedding program. It was exciting searching for the passages, unsure of what we would find there, then remembering the discussions we originally had when we chose them over three years ago.
Photos were taken by an old high school friend of mine, Lacy, who recently started a photography business, Dandy Little Lens. If you are in Northern Colorado, I can't recommend her enough. Lacy was not only a fellow cheerleader in high school, but she's a mom of a preemie and cancer survivor. She and her sweet one are both healthy now, but she's gone through some hard times and is still one of the most genuinely kind people I know. And talented, obviously.
*When posting this photo on Facebook, I got numerous comments from friends saying they thought it was going to be a pregnancy announcement. Honestly, I thought about that too when planning the pictures. It really would be a great pregnancy announcement, right? Well, can't announce news you don't have, but now I'm going to have to raise the bar when we do have something to announce. If you have a favorite pregnancy announcement, won't you toss the link in comments? I have to start a Pinterest board now...
I'll be sharing more next week, including some individuals of my sweet Lulu that Lacy took during the shoot, but for now, I'm linking up with Moxie Wife's Five Favorites.