It’s FRIDAY!!! And boy, do we have a special treat in store for you today! Remember a few weeks back when we featured the phenomenal pieces of Gracylu Originals by Tristian Skidmore (click here to see the post)??? Well, we fell head over heels in love with a particular image in that feature and just HAD to share with you the entire photoshoot. This anniversary photo session comes from Andee Tate of Crave Photography and it just blows our minds! Crave Photography is a Utah based wedding and lifestyle photographer. Andee has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.
So without further ado, we present to you the pure awesomeness of Madelyn & Justin’s Vintage AND Modern Anniversary Photo Session! Madelyn was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:
How did you and your husband meet? My husband and I met in a student ward. We grew up 15 minutes apart from one another in very small towns. We missed each other by 1 year in high school. It was by chance that I happened to go to a ward that I wasn’t in boundaries for. I had a boyfriend for the first little while that we knew each other. My husband is a few inches shorter than me, I just couldn’t get over that fact! Haha so for a year or so he kept asking me out and kept trying to get me to go out with him…. After about a year of denying him I decided that I was madly in love with him. We had become best friends and had everything in the world going for us, but because of his height I just refused to accept it, until feelings were too strong for even me to fight. By the time I decided we could date, we were already in love and best friends. We’ve been absolutely inseparable since
How long have you been married? We have been married for a blissful year and a few months.
What has been your favorite part of being married? My favorite part of being married are the content feelings that follow. The pure happiness and utter bliss that you experience together. I love the journey, the trials and everything that comes along with taking on the world TOGETHER. Having your best friend by your side through everything is an unexplainable blessing.
What advice do you offer to newlyweds? Honestly, the best advice I could offer is to learn to love the little things. A lot of people get so caught up in nit-picking at each others quirks, when you should just learn to love and laugh at them. NO ONE is perfect, but together I do think perfection to be a natural occurrence in a relationship. You learn to work together, work as one. ENJOY every minute and remember every memory!
What one item off of your wedding registry do you love the most? My bedding!! I absolutely love taking naps, cuddling and being together. Starting and ending each day with my husband and talking about our day. It’s my retreat.
What made you want to do an anniversary shoot? Besides wedding photos, there aren’t really a lot of pictures that you have taken. I thought it would be sweet and precious to do an anniversary shoot. Have it be the last thing we have done until we start our family and have it be a final reminder of the starting of our life together, and capture our hearts in the photos.
Your photo session has two very different themes:: a very vintage and romantic theme and a very modern and sexy theme. Can you tell us what was your inspiration behind your photo shoot? I am absolutely obsessed with 2 things, vintage and fashion, and my husband so I guess 3 things 😉 lol. I did a shoot with Crave in an orchard that was very 1920’s-ish and it was one of my favorite shoots. I wanted to incorporate that in our anniversary photos as well as some more modern photos that aren’t so ‘over the top’ if you will. I love finding the outfits and putting them together for the shoot. Andee with crave is amazing at setting up the props and finding perfect locations. I think the inspiration was wanting it to be really intimate and romantic.
What made you choose Andee as your photographer? I was so drawn to Andee because of her sample bridals that were so vintage and everything I envisioned for my wedding. She was a dream come true, we had a very small budget and we were her first client we were both answers to prayers! I have kept in touch with her and done a few shoots with her since and I just absolutely adore her!!!!! She is the most down to earth, talented person I have ever known. She is just divine! Easy to work with, and INCREDIBLE at what she does.
Thank you so much, Andee, for sharing this amazing anniversary session with us! Please stop by her blog and show her some love! And thank you, Madelyn, for taking your time to answer our questions! We wish you and Justin a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!! May every day be better than the last!
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