Celebrate Your Anniversary with a Couples Photography Session
For many couples, especially those in long-term relationships, it can be hard to find creative ways to celebrate special moments. A couples photography session is a unique way to commemorate big milestones like anniversaries and capture your relationship’s evolution over time. In this featured session, I got the opportunity to capture the celebration of this Parkersburg, WV couple’s 50th ANNIVERSARY! I am going to share with you some reasons why you should consider having a couples photography session, as well as some tips to keep in mind when planning.
Having professional photos taken of the two of you together is an amazing way to document your journey and preserve special moments in time. It’s an excellent opportunity for you to take a break from everyday life and just enjoy each other’s company — something that can be hard to do with work and family obligations constantly tugging at us. It also gives you beautiful photos that will remind you of all the love between the two of you for years to come.
The first step in planning your anniversary photo shoot is choosing the right location. It should be meaningful to you as a couple and reflect your style and personality. If you’re looking for classic elegance, consider an outdoor garden or park. For something more rustic, try an old barn or historic building. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, head out into nature for some stunning landscape shots! One of my favorite things to do is help scout and choose locations. I have been in the Parkersburg area my whole life and I know tons of hidden gems (like my farm) to do our sessions at. If you need a session but are caught up on location, just reach out to me – I’d be happy to help.
What should you wear for your couples anniversary session? You can choose traditional formal wear—classic black tuxedos or evening gowns—for a timeless look. Or pick out coordinating outfits that express who you are today—think bright colors and whimsical prints! Don’t forget accessories like jewelry, ties, hats, or shoes that can add extra flair to your photos. Finally, make sure whatever clothes you select are comfortable and make it easy to move around during the session so that you can get natural-looking shots of both of you interacting together. Another way I can help you through this planning process is with clothes! Often time, my clients will send me pictures of their planned outfits and I can help the with any adjustments or even help find a location that will really make those fine details pop.
Now it’s time to get ready for the big day! Make sure both of you get plenty of rest the night before so that you look refreshed and alert in front of the camera. Treat yourself to some pampering before leaving home—you deserve it! Finally, be prepared to relax and have fun! This is an exciting milestone in your lives together as a couple; enjoy yourselves while creating lasting memories through photography!
This is what 50 years of love and devotion look like. These two love birds celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and came to me to document the amazing milestone. The two had just returned from an exciting Harley Davidson motorcycle convention and were just so full of energy and fun. I asked them both what the secret to fifty years of marriage was and they both agreed that you have to grow with each other, as the seasons and life change you have to grow with your partner through all the different stages. We had this session at my house – one of my favorite locations near Parkersburg, WV! It is a hidden gem that you can only get when you have a session with me.
At Lori Pickens Photography, I’m passionate about providing you with beautiful photos you’ll cherish forever. I understand how special it is to capture shared moments in time, and I strive to create images that reflect each couple’s unique bond with one another. If this sounds like something that interests you, please get in touch with me today — I’d love to help tell your story!
I just love these cozy morning sessions with couples! The warm and vibrant backlight of the sunrise provides a beautiful backdrop, while my Profoto B10 adds that extra fill light to really make them sparkle. My 50mm and 70-200mm help me capture every special moment between them.
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Lori Pickens is a Mother, Wife, and Tech Geek from Parkersburg, WV. She is a true lifelong local and has been photographing in the area for over a decade. Lori is also a Click Pro Elite and Click Community Mentor. When she’s not capturing pictures or spending time with her kids, she enjoys organizing her lists and spending time on her family farm!