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Anniversary In Paradise

While visiting our friends Tom and Jessica in Hawaii earlier this year for our second anniversary, Jessica—who is a professional photographer—so kindly decided to gift us a photo session on one of the dreamy Oahu beaches. As she shares on her blog, “For most couples, the time between wedding pictures and the first baby seems to be way under documented in my humble opinion”—and I couldn’t agree more. The scenery is stunning and such a special reminder of not only our anniversary and our pre-baby season of marriage, but also of Brian’s first ever trip to Hawaii.

As I’ve shared before, getting my photo taken in a formal setting usually makes me feel pretty awkward. I was totally nervous at first, and probably making Jessica’s job much more difficult! But overall, it was so much fun to work with her and see her in action, and of course Brian and I are totally obsessed with the outcome of the photos. She’s so talented, and somehow managed to help us look normal rather than freaked out or over-posed. Now that’s a gift!

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Anniversary In Paradise // www.thoughtsbynatalie.com {photo by Bailey Lane Photography}

Would you ever take (or have you ever taken) “just because” photos with your significant other?

P.S. Check out Jessica’s blog post featuring these photos here!

Photos by Bailey Lane Photography

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