McClaniversary 3!

Salutations! Today is our 3-year wedding anniversary! It's insane how fast 3 years has gone by and how grateful we are that God brought us together. Simply put, marriage is the bomb. Mushy stuff aside, we recently completed creating our very own wedding album. A little belated, but we've been busy creating albums for our amazing clients and have gotten a lot of practice in the art - so the wait was probably a blessing in disguise. As part of the process Alex needed me to dress up in my wedding suit (from express for all you curious fashionable folk) so she could photograph me in her personal style for a spread in the album. If you recall 1 year ago today we posted a series of images that I photographed of Alex doing outrageous things in her wedding dress (in my style, which resulted in some of my favorite images ever). There's something particularly enjoyable about photographing your own spouse. For all you married folks out there - much respect from us! Keep fighting the good fight. We're inspired by the anniversary dance at each and every wedding reception and we secretly hope to someday be the barely-standing couple with huge denture smiles that wins the prize for being married the longest :) Alex's shoot with me was short and sweet, but here are a few of the resulting images:

McClaniversary!

Two years ago Alex and I got married on a beautiful Summer evening at Snus Hill Winery and everything was perfect. It was the best Summer ever – the last Summer of freedom we’d ever have before having to conform to “adulthood.” We’d camp, grill, take leisurely bike rides, play guitar, climb trees (until we got booted from our parent’s health insurance) and lived it up! Marriage was enjoyment of life beyond anything I’d ever experienced (and continues to be). Not to be a complete sappity sappster, but that preface is necessary to lay the foundation for the following images. A few months after our wedding I decided I wanted to capture the spirit of my new bride through photographs, and after lots of coaxing (and probably lots of doing household chores without being asked, etc) Alex agreed to let me photograph her. The images are becoming more and more meaningful to me as time passes (as they should), and I want to share a few with you: