New Buffalo, Michigan Anniversary Photos
Holli and Cody were married in May 2016 and chose to commemorate their one year anniversary during an epic beach session. Originally we were going to do this in July but waited until the end of August and I'm so glad we did. The water wasn't super warm but it was definitely more tolerable for an evening session.
I'm so proud to say these two are family. Holli is my sister-in-law and I'm thankful for the love she's found with Cody my now brother-in-law.
I've always wanted to throw a bride and groom in the water so it was perfect when Holli said she wanted to trash her dress (which is gorgeous) for their one year photos. Amazingly, her dress held up very well and she'll be sending it in to be professionally cleaned and preserved.
I'm so thankful for Holli's vision and willingness to drag her dress through the beach and into the water. And Cody, who doesn't always share our enthusiasm for photos but ended up enjoying it and fully embracing my crazy ideas. We truly had so much fun and indulged in some very unhealthy fast food afterwards. ;)
I'm amazed at how this session helped pull me out of a creative rut. If you're ever a little down and need some inspiration, I highly recommend a change in scenery. Get outside! If you're like me and you live a short drive away from Lake Michigan, go find a public beach and soak in the beauty and the sounds of the water. Maybe you would enjoy going into the woods and hiking. Either way just go, feed your soul, and do it with someone you love. <3