Sunrise Anniversary Session in West Orange, New Jersey • Jennifer Larsen Photography


Who says the stunning photography needs to stop once the wedding is over? We absolutely adore Jackie + Tim's one-year anniversary session by Jennifer Larsen Photography. Simple, sweet, and the perfect way to commemorate this blissful time in their life. These lovebirds even incorporated paper - the traditional gift for their first anniversary - into their session! Scroll down for more of their gorgeous anniversary photos!

From Jennifer: Jackie and Tim celebrated their first year of marriage last fall, and in honor of this tremendously special occasion we did a sunrise anniversary session! I feel so honored to have been able to photograph this milestone for Jackie and Tim. More than that, I was completely inspired by this couple's love and commitment to each other. They first met in Las Vegas, when Tim was in the Navy. They dated long distance for years before getting married, and their love for each other is so apparent in the way they are together.

Because year one is the paper anniversary, they incorporated paper props to fit the theme including confetti, their wedding invitation, and a paper table number '1' from their wedding day. Jackie wore her wedding dress for part of the shoot, and we revisited the church where they were married, as well as other surrounding locations. This session was filled with sentimental details and nostalgia. 

We started our shoot right at sunrise at St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell, NJ and then made our way to Verona Park for some golden light. We finished our shoot at the nearby Eagle Rock Reservation on one of the trails, as these two love to hike. And we even found a tee-pee! It was an absolutely dreamy morning with the most loving couple!

From the bride: When I first had the idea of doing a First Anniversary Shoot, I said I wouldn't share the photos because some people might think it's weird to wear your wedding dress again. Well let me tell you, brides-- put the dress on again! This was so fun and seeing my husband look at me and tell me how beautiful I looked in the dress brought back all of our wedding day memories, but even more special than that was the reminder of how happy I am to be married to the love of my life...Plus, I've gotten more wear of the most beautiful item of clothing I've owned.

LOCATION 1: St. Aloysius Church | LOCATION 2: Verona Park | LOCATION 3: Eagle Rock Reservation | GROOM'S BLAZER: Express | BLUE DRESS: Lulu's | CONFETTI: BHLDN | TABLE NUMBER: Mason Rabbit's Paperie | WEDDING DRESS BOUTIQUE: Lotus Bridal | WEDDING DRESS: Allure Couture | FLORIST: Floral Fantasy