Keep Celebrating

Keep Celebrating your Marriage - Photos by Ashlee Kay Photography

Bruce and I just celebrated our fourth year of marriage and are already are trekking on into year five. We did something new this year, something spontaneous & fun, and something I never want to not do again – we took pictures together.

I run a lifestyle blog and carry a camera on me nearly all the time but the truth is that Bruce and I don’t have tons of pictures of us together. Either one of us is usually behind the cameraΒ and, without any real effort either way, we’ve just not collected too many photos of us.

Wedding pictures are important & worth every penny but so often we stop there. We stop at the extravagance of the wedding, the party, the cocktails, the dress, the photos. We celebrated marriage in the biggest party before our marriage even began.

But don’t stop there (and I don’t want to either!) Pictures of Bruce and I on our wedding day will always be something I cherish (and one day my children will look back and make fun of πŸ˜‰ ) but I want more than that. I don’t live my life in a big white dress and we don’t have all our friends following us around in matching outfits all the time (even though that might be kinda fun! πŸ˜‰ ) Each year we age. Each year we walk through different challenges, stories, adventures, and seasons. We change. We grow.

I want to take pictures every year not just for great Christmas card photos (but that is a good reason πŸ˜‰ ) but also to keep celebrating! Each year of marriage is a gift and something we’ve accomplished together. We’ve aged, changed, and I never want to forget those little moments too. The smile lines, the styles, the year.

So keep celebrating! You’re marriage is worth it.

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Photo Credit: Ashlee Kay PhotographyΒ 

Author: Oak & Oats

  • Mar

    Family photos are definitely on my to do list this fall. I’m always the one behind the camera, so I would love to get someone else to capture some photos of the 3 of us for once. These photos are gorgeous. Congrats on your anniversary!

    • Oak & Oats

      I know! I totally feel you on that! And it is SO good to have these photos!

  • These are so adorable! I love the idea of capturing the everyday and making it a priority to celebrate each year together.

    • Oak & Oats

      I know! I think the little things add up to big things. And in a way, so much more is being said in these pictures of us!

  • Happy anniversary!! Great photos!

  • Great photos! What a fun way to commemorate your anniversary!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much!

  • I love that you did this! I have always wanted Tyler and I to do anniversary pictures, but we’re always behind the camera, haha! But, one of my goals is to market to married couples to make their anniversary photos of priority. Slow and stead… I”ll get there. πŸ™‚

    • Oak & Oats

      I know right!!!! Just start making friends with Photographers and trade services πŸ˜‰

  • Lauren T

    Love the idea behind this! Photos are a great way to keep memories… Also you guys are so cute!

    • Oak & Oats

      thanks so much!!

  • Jake and I do this every year too – in fact we are getting our new ones done this month! We display these photos WAY more than our wedding photos since they reflect our personalities better. I love how yours turned out!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! And yes! so fun!

  • These are wonderful! I have tried to make it a goal to have photos of us taken each place we have lived and those photos mean much more to me than the ones I took of those places without us in them.

    • Oak & Oats

      Totally! I have a thing about getting people in all the location pictures! hahah. I want to be like – see, we were there!

  • These photos are ADORABLE! After we got married I told myself we’d get photos done at least once a year because having professional engagement and wedding photos was an amazing keepsake. Buttttt that was 2 years ago and we have yet to get photos done again. Maybe it’s time we get them done because they’re worth every penny πŸ™‚

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! Get new ones! It will be fun to see how you’ve changed already!

  • You two are the absolute cutest! Michael and I somehow stumbled in to getting photos taken for our one year anniversary (it was a trade of services with a photographer friend of mine) and after that we’ve made it a priority. There is just something special about having those photos and seeing how our relationship has developed over the years – others might not be able to see it in the photos, but we do. I really wish I could gift every couple annual anniversary photos. I love them most than our wedding photos in some ways (even though I 100% adore our wedding photos.)

    • Oak & Oats

      That is soooooo fun! I know! I totally agree with you! It is fun to have wedding photos but it is also fun to watch yourself and your relationship grow over time!

  • Looooove these pictures!! 😍

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much!!!!!