Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!! Today’s fabulous feature comes from Heather Ferguson of Heather Annette Photography, a Utah based wedding photographer. Heather has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.
Without further ado, here is Melinda and Steven’s chic travel inspired anniversary session. Melinda was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:
How did you and Steven meet? He was my brother’s best friend. He had no interest in me in high school (being 3 years older than me). I, of course, looked to him as the “cool” kid that everyone loved. He seemed to be admired by every click andor group you could think of. After high school, I was attending BYU and living in Provo. He returned from his mission and roomed with my brother. We hit it off there.
How long have you been married? Two and a half years.
What has been your favorite part of being married? My favorite part of being married has been being able to enjoy each other all the time. The different angles and situations that we can love each other in has been a fun aspect.
What advice do you offer to newlyweds? Advice to newlyweds: The Golden Rule! If you don’t want someone treating you a certain way, or having unrealistic expectations, then don’t do that to your spouse. Especially the man you love. If something needs to be done, do it yourself or don’t say anything at all. No one likes to be told what they’re not doing, or could be doing “better.” We’re all human.
What one item off of your wedding registry have you used the most? Vidalia Chop Wizard
What made you want to do an anniversary shoot? We realized that after a few years of being married, we hardly took photos the way we did when we were dating. We thought it would be fun to be able to look back on. I remember my grandma saying that when you’re old, you look at photos of yourself when you were young and think, “Hey, I was better looking or thinner or whatever than I gave myself credit for.”
What made you choose Heather as your photographer? Heather has a unique ability to capture emotions that we often perceive as sparks, or fleeting moments. I wanted to be able to have a tangible representation of what we (my husband and I) feel towards each other. Sometimes you get so caught up in the day to day things that you fail to recognize that the “spark” is still there. Seeing it in a photograph and having it forever extends those fleeting moments into lasting, concrete memories. Heather is excellent at capturing an emotion and expanding it into something lasting.
Thank you so much, Heather, for sharing this amazing engagement session with us! Please stop by her website and blog and show her some love! And thank you, Melinda, for taking your time to answer our questions! We wish you and Steven a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!! May every day be better than the last!
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