One of the advantages of getting married in August is that it is almost always guaranteed to have sunny weather, so even though it is hotter than I would like it to be, at least it is always nice enough to take our annual pictures at Juanita Bay Park. I was so excited when I found these number mugs right before our anniversary last year, I knew they would be perfect for our anniversary pictures. The 4 was the only one in cobalt blue (one of our wedding colors) so I have been saving them all year. My dad hasn’t been here for work at all the last few months 😦 so he wasn’t able to take them for us. However, since one of the features my new camera has is Wifi, which allows me to take pictures from an app on my phone, and I bought a tripod before my trip to Europe, I tried taking them myself this year. That was a bit challenging, but also nice because I could see what they looked like before and adjust things accordingly. Maybe next year we will get around to actually paying someone to take them for us…
This really isn’t Vu’s favorite thing to do… but he did really well this year and didn’t complain at all while we were taking them. As much as he hated doing it. So thanks for that Vu! You have a whole year before you have to do it again! 🙂
(Last years pictures here)
Around the time we got married, I saw pictures of a couple who took pictures every year around their anniversary at the same location. I loved this idea and wanted to do it too. We got our engagement pictures taken at Juanita Bay Park and I loved this park so much. It is next to the water with lots of trees and boardwalks over the water, all some of my favorite things. I decided this is where I wanted to take our annual pictures, especially since we already had our first ones.
My dad was visiting a few weeks before our first anniversary and took the pictures for us. The second year we planned to go and take them about 5 separate times, but it was a bad time with Vu being really busy with school and work and having some really difficult problems with sleep, so we kept canceling each scheduled time and never did made it out to take them. However, I have come to the conclusion that whenever I make these kinds of goals and I miss one of the selected times, I don’t want to give up on the goal afterwards. I just accept that I missed one and move on to the next.
My dad was in town for work this past week and he kindly took some to commemorate our third year of marriage.
And here are a few of the ones from our first anniversary and engagement as well. Continue reading