5 Years, 2 Boys, and the Wedding Dress Still Fits!

For most of you ladies, you have probably only ever worn your wedding dress once. My always beautiful daughter-in-law, Danielle, came up with a plan to get to wear hers more than once while married to the same man … on their anniversary every five years! They married in April 2008, and yes, while we’re a few months late, it was a perfect time of year for a photo shoot at Two Rivers where their wedding day photos were taken. The beauty about getting your anniversary shots taken is that you don’t care if your dress gets dirty … or wet  … and there’s no stress of the wedding day! It’s a mom’s blessing to see their children in love with the right person — and just look at those two cutie-patooties (and grand-dog) they gave me! Love you kids!

This next pose is copied from a magazine article I tore out of a People magazine about 3 years ago (no kidding) on John Mellancamp and his wife, and have had it tucked away ready to use on just the right couple. Tag, you’re it! John had shades on though. Matt … the shades … you forgot the shades!

So if you are wondering why NOW the shades turn up … it’s because Matt found them by the river. Good thing she loves you, Matt.

 Can’t wait for 2018!

Danielle - August 12, 2013 - 9:14 AM

I may or may not have woken up in the middle of the night to see if these were posted yet 😉 Where to even start…I absolutely LOVE these pictures. I love the lighting, and how you captured how much love Matt and I still have for each other after a whirlwind 5 years, crazy dog and 2 rambunctious boys. You are one amazing photographer, and we are so blessed to have you. Now I can actually have wedding pictures I like hanging on the wall!! You said it best…Can’t wait for 2018! Love you, and thank you again!

Fairly Candid - August 12, 2013 - 9:25 AM

Well if that comment didn’t make my eyes water, I don’t know what would. Happy Anniversary … a few months late. 🙂

Megan - August 12, 2013 - 1:53 PM

I’m tempted to put one of these up in MY house! They are beyond gorgeous!!! What an awesome job, but that job was probably made easier by the natural love that flows between them.

Love you all!

Tracey - August 13, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Love the pictures and the family! They were made for each and
it shows. God Bless you all, and may the years be good to each and everyone of you!

Diane and Jim - August 13, 2013 - 5:15 PM

The pictures are so much fun to look at. We just love that little family. And Danielle you rock!!!!! Matt you are not so bad yourself. Good job Mary.
Jim and Diane

Kathy G. - August 13, 2013 - 6:23 PM

I think she’s even more beautiful than the day she got married. That Matt’s pretty easy on the eyes, too.

LoraLee - August 15, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Oh my gosh Mary. These are the most beautiful pictures!! Those kids are both so darling, and their boys are the cutest ever! What a precious family. I am always blown away by your talent as a photographer! God bless you Honey for giving your sweet kids such a wonderful gift of pictures they will treasure forever. The 50th Anniversary book you made for Lee and me always sits on the end table. We love picking it up often to relive precious memories of past joys. Thank you, thank you for such a thoughtful gift. Love to everyone!

Kathy - August 18, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Wow! Is all I can say. Beautiful photos, beautiful subjects. Matt and Danielle you are an inspiration – here’s to another 50+ years!!!

lsj4157 - August 20, 2013 - 11:19 AM

These photos are beautiful! I see the love behind the camera as well as in front of it. I think you should start taking lots of anniversary pictures!! What a lovely idea Danielle, wish I’d thought of it 33 years ago. It will be a beautiful record of how you two grow and change over time. Stunning. (By the way, Mary, Danielle’s post brought a little moisture to my eyes too and I was already misty looking at those beautiful pictures.)

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