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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Laura and Alex for their La Valencia anniversary photo session. These two are brilliant, kind, and absolutely adorable, making it such a pleasure to photograph them on this gorgeous sunny La Jolla day. If you haven’t seen this property, you’ll instantly fall in love with its pink walls and palm trees the second you step foot on site at this luxury hotel.
What makes this session so special is that Laura and Alex actually got married at La Valencia about a year ago. I just love that! I’m always encouraging my couples to shoot portraits at a special location, rather than simply looking for something “pretty.” Thankfully, for Laura and Alex, La Valencia is both!
Laura carried a beautiful bouquet from LaVonne at Adorations, which perfectly complemented her beautiful gown and Valentino Rockstud pumps and Alex’s sharp blue suit jacket. With gorgeous anemones and greenery, this white and green arrangement looked beautiful surrounded by the pink walls of La Valencia.
Anniversary sessions truly do mark significant milestones in couples’ lives. I find them to be special and definitely a little different from engagement sessions. The love is more mature, the comfort together is stronger, and the relaxation in front of the camera is more apparent. You’ll have a similar effect on your wedding day after having taken engagement photos, which is why you should never skip them!
Alex and Laura, I had a wonderful time photographing your one year anniversary in San Diego. You both are so joyful and adorable, it was a pleasure working with you. May there be many more anniversaries in your future!