It’s hard to believe a year has passed since what was maybe our favorite wedding of 2016!
It’s also hard to believe how vastly different this December is for us. When we photographed Nicole and Michael’s wedding day, our hearts were shattered after a long, drawn out failed adoption. We put on our best smiles and were happy to photograph their day- It was a true welcome distraction. December is my favorite month of the year, but I just sort of went through the motions last year, taking time to heal.
This year we have the happiest, most chatty 7 month old you ever did see. I’m crying every day this year, too, but for purely happy reasons : The first meeting with Santa, first Candlelight Processional, first Christmas Party, first solid poop… Don’t worry, future Ollie, I’m only kidding. That happened *last* month. ;)
Anyway, Nate and I were completely ecstatic when Nicole and Michael asked us to document their first big milestone- Their first anniversary! Nate photographed them around their wedding venue, reminiscing about their wedding day. On special “Root Lifer” shoots like this, Ollie and I like to hang around the hotel on a Momma/Son date and meet up to say hello at the end. :)
In case you don’t remember this epic fairytale, you can click the photo below for a reminder!
Some details I shot last year…
… And I loooooooooooooooooove that she incorporated her Kate Spade purse into their anniversary session! Nicole thinks of everything <3
My favorite wedding moment of 2016, their wedding gift exchange in front of the Christmas tree <3
And one year later! <3
Nate took this next series of photos at almost the *exact* same time, one year apart!!
Nicole and Michael brought Ollie a gift bag of presents that made me cry. My favorite? Remember Nicole’s wedding gift to Michael, this custom adventure book?
Welllllllll let’s just say Ollie is the luckiest son of a wedding photographer ever and has his own custom book, complete with his naaaaaaame on the froooooooont!!!!!! Nicole and Michael, we love you more than I can say. I can’t wait for next year, but dinner after next time!!!!!!!! <3