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Jan 25, 2011

Inspired by This Colorful One Year Anniversary Shoot on the Santa Monica Pier

I love the thought of doing a one year anniversary shoot! After all the engagement and wedding photos, it’s nice to have images to commemorate your MARRIAGE! This  shoot at the Santa Monic Pier is super cute with it’s bright colors and carefree feeling. Melissa Brandman definitely captured the love that Courtney and Aaron still have for each other after one year of marriage.Here is what Courtney had to say about her shoot:

“We were married in Santa Monica on April 25, 2009.  We decided to do an anniversary shoot because we loved our engagement photos and our wedding photos but we wanted some beach photos because we hadn’t taken any before (and once you have professional pictures done, it’s really hard to settle for point-and-shoot pictures of your own!) Also, you are supposed to give each other “paper” on your first anniversary so I thought it might be a fun take on the tradition.  Santa Monica was the perfect place because we met in law school in Malibu.  At the time we met, I was living in an apartment in Santa Monica so most of our dates took place there.  After we got married, we lived in that apartment for a few months as well before moving up to Malibu.”

Check out the beautiful images below and check out another one of Melissa Brandman’s Weddings on our blog!

  • I absolutely love this idea! My husband and I were just married two weeks ago, and love the idea of having anniversary shoots documenting our every year together. I love the images on the beach with the blanket…so cute!

  • jacie

    the color combo here is so great!! love the santa monica pier for photos!

  • Tom

    My wife wants to do this so she sent me this link. I think if it isn’t done cheesy its a good concept. These look really nice at the Santa Monica Pier. Might have to consider it.

  • Adorable shoot! I love the colors in all the rides.

  • joy perdue

    hi leila
    i am courtney’s mom
    was so excited to see where this shoot ended up!
    i will be looking for that C magazine!

    please correct the spelling of my daughter’s name

    COURTNEY vs what you have-CORTNEY

    thank you

  • joy perdue

    Thank you for your prompt if not awesome attention
    to my request!

    Courtney’s Mom

  • torin

    love the shots on the beach with the white blanket! so fun and cozy!!

  • chloe m.

    such a cute shoot!!

  • ashley howie

    love that blue dress

  • What a precious shoot! Love the fun blue!

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