A Beautiful Love Refined Over Time

The thing that really sets my heart a pitter patter is the true meaning of marriage. As much as I adore a gorgeous wedding, it’s what comes after that really counts, which is why anniversary sessions like this one in France that celebrate a love refined over time absolutely steal my heart. Julie Paisley Photography captured this beautiful couple on their seventh anniversary – the gorgeous photos say it all.

From Julie Paisley PhotographyWhen you are in the wedding industry, it’s easy to forget to that you need pictures too. Lauren and Tim are talented wedding photographers and have become some of my dearest friends over the past few years. When we traveled together to France to teach a workshop a few months ago, Lauren asked me to do an anniversary session to celebrate their 7 years of being married. Of course I said “YES” right away. I mean, these two are nearly perfect and made my job so easy.

As a wedding photographer, I shoot couples at their happiest on the best day of their life. A wedding brings so much joy, but lately I’ve been finding that shooting anniversary sessions is such a wonderful experience. There is something so special about a couple who has been together for several years. The “newness” has worn off and the level that they connect on is different than it was on their wedding day. They’ve been through good and bad, happiness and sadness, and their love is still powerful but different. Marriage needs to be celebrated all the time, not just on the day you say “I do”.

Photography: Julie Paisley Photography | Floral Design: Oleander | Dress: BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: Janelle on Location