We have a special place in our hearts for anniversary sessions—there’s something to be said about a married couple taking the time to celebrate their love throughout their many marriage milestones! For this anniversary inspiration in the brilliant hills of Irvine, California, Kels & Michael chased some golden light in to the glories of nature to pull off a lovingly simple little session. We fell in love with the quiet little moments they captured between Ashley & Dominic as they rejoiced in their marriage and celebrated a relationship with over a decade’s worth of loving history! That gorgeous gown, that sun soaked scenery, that sweet couple is enough to make our hearts swell with joy!
From the photographer, Kels & Michael:
“This stylized bridal shoot was shot in Irvine, California. This particular day I had planned to shoot more inland to try capturing a different take on Californian landscape. I wanted green, rolling hills and morning light. We set out before sunrise only to be disappointed with a thick fog. We drove around for about an hour trying to escape the fog until we finally found the most ideal location. Although the sun had been up for quite some time at this point, the light was perfect. This beautiful couple has such a unique love story. They met in college and were friends and started dating, after ten years, they finally decided to get married. It was the perfect first anniversary shoot for them. I feel that the images perfectly represent the love and happiness they feel for each other!”
photographer: Kels & Michael / location: Irvine, CA / styling: Hunter Fowler / florals: Finding Flora / dress boutique: BHLDN / dress designer: Theia Couture / men’s formalwear: JCrew / ribbon: Finding Flora / couple: Dominic & Ashley Rand / film processing: The Find Lab