It’s no secret around here that I love weddings… I am a wedding photographer after all! But want to know something I love even more than weddings? Marriage. It’s not glamorous. It’s not easy. It doesn’t really get most people excited the way a wedding does. But in my opinion, marriage should be celebrated far more than the actual wedding. The day-in/ day-out peaks and pitfalls of marriage is the part people need the support of their loved ones for. I love drawing attention to and celebrating the “daily-ness” of marriage, so if you’re looking for a marriage cheerleader, look no further! 🎉
Which brings me to why I love photographing anniversary sessions. With every anniversary session I see, it screams to me, “Marriage still exists and thrives! We are making it work, even though it gets really tough sometimes! We are choosing love over selfishness, sacrificing on the daily, starting new in the morning!” It’s a reminder that even in a world where divorce is common, there are still people who will model love in their marriage for future generations. When I photograph a married couple, it feels to me like I get to celebrate the “marriage” part of a couple’s relationship instead of just the start of it at their wedding. I love that anniversary portraits will be something you and your future generations will look back on. I always go back to this, but I would DIE to see some professional portraits taken of my grandparents on their 4th wedding anniversary (or my own parents for that matter)!!
Today, Adam and Katie (the lovely husband and wife team behind Katie Schubert Photography!) celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary! These two are SO sweet and I feel honored to capture them and this special place in their marriage. Katie’s tip after four years strong with Adam? “Prioritize yourselves. Spend time together. Whether that means a fancy date night every week, or just mac n’ cheese on the couch, put energy into prioritizing your relationship. Life gets so busy (and spoiler alert – it never slows down!) so take time for yourselves and don’t let anything get in the way of it. It’s so, SO important!” I couldn’t have said it better myself, Katie! Enjoy their lovely, in-love selves below!