Since tomorrow is the official first day of the fall season, I figured today would be the last appropriate time to blog about my trip to Charleston during this past summer! Even though it was technically a work trip (one day I'll get around to blogging Jo's wedding...!) my husband and I took a few extra days to make a little vacay out of it.
Winter is coming! (but not for several months...)
Game of Thrones fans were all a flutter last week for the launch of the seventh season's premiere. Though I've never watch a single episode, my sisters, Nikki & Natalie, and bro-in-law Ryan are obsessed. What started out as a themed dinner they were planning QUICKLY grew into a huge party and before we knew it elaborate decorations were involved. But as many people know, the Cannon girls take party planning very seriously! Like with any of our family gatherings, my duty was to photograph and document the event. (Upon looking at the images I'm convinced we could start a family party/event planning business (if we had any spare time!))
Each year on Josh and I's anniversary we take a photo of our photo from the prior year. On our first anniversary we were still living in Houston but took a trip up to NYC to celebrate our first year of wedded bliss! Our 2nd and 3rd anniversaries were also spent in NYC, this time as residents, so up until this year, every anniversary had been spent in NYC! Having recently moved back to town, it was exciting to spend our 4th anniversary in TX, back where everything began.
I don't know how its possible but my niece, Maddie, just gets cuter by the second! I was so excited when my mom bought her this adorable dress from Torly Kid. I love that the Tribeca kid's clothing boutique also has an online storefront, making it so much easier to get their cute stylings all he way to my fam in TX.
One day during my visit to Houston in May, we to took advantage of Maddie's cute new dress and went out for some ice cream (or "iqueem" as Maddie would say!) She naturally picked the "pink" kind with sprinkles and went to town on it! Its amazing to see how much a kid will listen to you when you put sugar in their hands! So happy to have preserved this special little memory with one of my favorite little girls. Looking forward to meeting her baby sister by the end of this month!!
3 years ago today I married the most kind, loving, and wonderful man. Some of you may have met Josh during your sessions as he often comes along as my assistant. As CCP continues to branch out and photograph weddings, you will most likely see him as the second photographer. His talents and abilities never cease to amaze and impress me.
So just before our 1 year anniversary, my mom told me about this photo idea she had seen online. So the first year of your anniversary you pose with a photo from your wedding day. Then for every year after that you take a photo with the image you had made the previous year. Each year the photos get smaller and smaller! I resisted the idea at first but I remember her saying, "This will be so fun to look back on years from now." I'm so glad I trusted her because I know what she meant now. Our original wedding photo already looks so tiny, even at 3 years of marriage!
Since our work schedules are both so crazy we took advantage of our day off yesterday to have a picnic in the park to celebrate. I feel like its so important to make family traditions. Now a days, dates and outings are harder to come by so its even more important to capture these moments to remember and treasure. And with our anniversary tradition, I know at least I will have one great photo of us every year!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)