Over the years I have shared the joy of seeing the love between many couples, before and during their weddings. Many clients have become friends, but I have never been asked to photograph an Anniversary. This changed when Melissa, an old friend of mine from Montclair State University contacted me about the idea. Melissa is an artist, specializing in metalwork and jewelry. Years ago I photographed some of her pieces in school, and I was thrilled to hear from her again. Melissa mentioned that she and her husband Jon would like to have anniversary photos taken every year so that in the future they can look and reminisce over the years of their special relationship. I immediately agreed to this idea because of how awesome I thought it was. When I met Melissa and Jon outside of their apartment building, I was impressed that they had chosen such sharp outfits with matching color pallets. Jon also proudly donned a brooch made by Melissa on his black vest. We spent 2 hours in Hoboken, NJ wandering the main streets and cutting down some side streets as well, finally ending up on the iconic cobblestone of Court Street where our shoot concluded just as the final blue glow of dusk turned into a night sky lit by many city lights. Hoboken is an interesting and historic town with a surplus of settings for dramatic imagery. Melissa and Jon posed so naturally that I barely had to give them any direction. They are the kind of couple that just radiates, and I hope to see them again soon.
I think Anniversary Sessions are an amazing idea that more couples should try, married or not. If you are interested in a booking a session, please contact me.