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Washington DC Anniversary Session: Diana+Ross

Washington DC Wedding Photographer: Rick+Anna Photography

This morning we’ve got a very special shoot to share with you from our time in Washington DC this past weekend, and we’ve got to let you guys know that we’ve officially fallen in love with a new genre of photography – anniversary sessions!

We are so used to working with couples who are engaged, or couples on their wedding day – and of course those times in a relationship are amazing and happy and fun and beautiful to photograph…  And we often hear people say that a wedding day is the happiest day of your life, but to be honest we’ve never really believed that!  What we’ve learned over the years is that marriage is about so much more than saying a few vows and spending a day celebrating your union with your friends and family.  A marriage is about being able to laugh together when times are hard, it’s about making homemade chicken noodle soup and tucking your wife into bed when she’s sick, it’s about falling in love a little more every year, it’s about being best friends, it’s about always seeing the best in your partner, about finishing each other’s sentences and lazy Saturday mornings spent watching Netflix or long quiet hikes on Sunday evenings.  A wedding day is special, because it kicks off your commitment to each other and is the beginning of something incredibly beautiful – but it’s the days to follow, it’s the quiet mornings spent together and the growing love that you share than makes so many days beyond your wedding day the best day of your life.

All, of that being said, we truly believe that there’s something really special about spending a Saturday morning with the love of your life just a few months after you become husband and wife, after the excitement of the wedding day has faded, and you start to fall into the rhythm of life together.  We remember how magical it felt for us, and spending the morning with Diana+Ross on Saturday brought that back for us.  These two are such a perfect fit for each other, and as we strolled the neighborhood where they said their own vows have built their life together, stopping here and there to take a few photos, we marveled at how well they just fit with each other.  They share that comfortable type of love that starts to settle in after the wedding day, the kind of love that just keeps getting better as the months and years pass – and it was such a privilege to have the opportunity to photograph them in their imperfectly perfect day to day life.

Diana+Ross, thank you SO much for such a fun afternoon of exploring everything from rooftops to gritty alleys…we absolutely LOVED getting to know you two and it was so awesome to have the chance to photograph your love!  Love, R+A


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