November 9, 2009

Five Year Anniversary Shoot

Ooh, now that Levi has posted these on his blog I can finally show you my favorites from our 5-year anniversary shoot! Obviously, I think photos are a great way to celebrate being in love and it has been FIVE whole years since we've dressed up and had our picture taken. And to be honest, thanks to my stylish brides this year, I have major birdcage veil envy! The wind did not really cooperate with me so I only wore it for a bit, but I think I'm cured of my jealousy for awhile.

Levi did a stunning job capturing our "date" where we flew a homemade kite (pretty unsuccessfully!), played dominoes & cards on a blanket and took a romantic sunset walk.

I could not find a bow tie for Forest anywhere so I ended up making one out of a vintage floral sheet and I also made the kite from wrapping paper & fabric scraps (though, test your kite first if you're going to try...some major mods were needed to actually make it work). I also made my birdcage veil from netting purchased at Michael Levine in LA and a fabric flower I bought at an indy designer sale in NYC. Forest's suit is H&M, my dress is vintage from Buffalo Exchange. You should have seen the house an hour before we were supposed to leave - it was crafting chaos. BUT, we pulled it off and have these lovely photos to treasure forever.

A huge huge thank you to Levi - if you like what you see stop by his blog & website to tell him so. I have loved having him as my assistant for the past year. He's off traveling & doing cool photography projects, but I hope to get him back next year...that is if he isn't too busy shooting his own weddings.

Anniversary photos are the new engagement session! We might have to do this every five years...or sooner : )



6p011570bf09fa970b said...

Congratulations! These are stunning.

mustardandsage said...

Congrats on 5 years! The pictures are gorgeous, as are the two of you. I love the idea of getting anniversary pictures; I'm going to have to talk my husband into doing this... :)

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andrea k said...

love the pics, so ador. and love the dark hair. congrats on 5 years! so fun!!

ink and post said...

hi raya, these are so beautiful! Levi did a great job capturing you two... and i love the setting you chose. congrats!