First Anniversary Photoshoot
It is so hard to believe that one-year ago I was in frantic wedding-planning mode, exhausting all of my energy to planning and coordinating every last detail for our big day. What a year it has been! From getting married, to buying our first house together, so many exciting life events.
I feel like there is a small amount of pressure for a first anniversary. I mean, you don’t want to do something so extravagant that it is a lot of work (oh yeah, that was the WEDDING), but you don’t want to discount the occasion and set the bar low for future anniversaries either. Keeping in mind that Matt & I have found that we are totally guilty if we are at home of so often either working on projects (a majority of the time), or engulfed in some type of technology, we wanted to do a mini destination.
So we decided to plan a trip with our camper and do our own little getaway to the northern Minnesota Brainerd/Nisswa area. Our plans = No plans. It was great. We left home when we were ready, took our time driving up, and hung out with my brother and his wife at their amazing cabin. Pontoon rides, seafood dinner, and bonfire, yep it was perfect and so relaxing.
My request? A one-year anniversary photoshoot, of course. I want to keep doing (something) like this every year (I know all the parents out there are chuckling saying “good luck!”) but even if not as coordinated as this, still I think it’d be special to take photos every year reflecting where we are at that point in our lives.
This first year’s theme ended up being our Vintage Camper, which I had been wanting to get photos with anyway. This is a good representation of our lives with no kids, carefree travelers and cray DIY/project lifestyle.
I did use a few “tokens” from our wedding day that are special to us and that we can maybe use from year to year when doing these photos. The headband, bracelet, and necklace are all the jewelry I wore on our wedding day. The wooden “the Kiesows”, the knot, and the chalkboard easel also all made appearances. We even tried to recreate a few wedding pose photos we really liked.