Jessie & Eric // Five Years and Counting… // An Anniversary Session

“Honored” would be an understated word to describe how I felt  when Jessie of  Simply Jessie Photography asked me to be a part of capturing a 5 year anniversary celebration for her and her husband and Eric! It really was such an amazing experience for me because: 1) If you’ve ever seen Jessie and Eric’s work you will know they are brilliant photographers 2) If you’ve ever met Jessie and Eric you will know they are just plain awesome and 3) If you have had the opportunity to get to know them at all you will know that they are madly in love and have an absolutely beautiful, real, and inspiring marriage. To celebrate 5 amazing years together, Jessie and Eric decided to venture out into the woods with their original vows in hand, a few momentos from their 5 yeas as a married couple, and a meal made up of their favorite foods and drinks.

I’m loving that I got to venture back up to Michigan (this time to the magnificent Warren Woods), and once again got to work with the fabulous Kelly from Fleur, who I am pretty convinced at this point can do no wrong creatively! I mean, seriously, are you kidding with these arrangements?? The boutonniere and the bouquet were uniquely created with Jessie and Eric and their wedding in mind, including cotton (Jessie and Eric were married on a southern plantation), thistle (signifying the song Jessie walked down the isle to), and twine (Eric proposed to Jessie with a piece of twine on her finger). And I always, always love shooting along side Jenn from Jennifer Kathryn Photography because she is ridiculously talented aaaand because she is one of my favorite people in the world! Suzy of Lily Red Design custom designed some gorgeous printed pieces including a sign, a menu and Jessie and Eric’s original vows. I was super excited to get to photograph and see first-hand some of her incredible work!

Jessie and Eric, I’m so thankful to have been a part of your special day and even more thankful to be able to call you two friends! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of this! Happy Anniversary!


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