One Year Anniversary Photos

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A few weeks ago we had one of the best date nights. We met with Mandi from Chesapeake Charm Photography and celebrated our one year anniversary with a photo shoot. I have to admit, it feels so weird to be having our photos done on the other side of our wedding. How did that year pass by so quickly?

I have always known that I wanted to celebrate our anniversary every year by having photos done. We may not look that different now for our one year anniversary, but in time our family will hopefully grow and we will change, and I want those changes to be documented in photos. I want to be able to see the progressions through images, because they mean so much to me. An image speaks much more than a thousand words in my opinion.

We met Mandi at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis and spent some time walking along the waterfront, where we found the most amazing mint boats (my heart was so happy), and then wandering the rest of the park for some more photos. The thing that stuck out the most to me was when Mandi told us to dance on the dock, even with no music. She likely didn’t know this, but it was in my vows that one of my favorite memories of our relationship was when me and Dave danced to no music in the movie theatre. I had to hold back my tears when she said that, it just meant so much.

We had such a great experience, and I am in love with our photos. We laughed and talked throughout the session, and I’m so thankful to have met Mandi through this creative business. She seriously rocked this! Of course we had to do some of the Pinterest things, like hold our wedding photo.

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Handlettered sign: Chelsea Olsen Handlettering 

All photos by: Chesapeake Charm Photography



  • Heather Hammel

    Happy one year! The photos look great!!!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!!

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    OMG love love love…the mint boats, the dancing, the two of you. SO so beautiful Macy–what a great idea. Happy Anniversary, you guys are just so sweet…enjoy the rest of your trip!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Emelia! I can’t wait to see how our photos change over the years.

  • Megan

    I LOVE THESE! They turned out so well Macy! What a great idea to capture you and Dave (and eventually your family) each year.

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! Mandi did such an amazing job. I can’t wait to see the changes in the photos as the years pass.

  • Kayla Whitter

    These are so beautiful!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Kayla!

  • Bri

    I love the photos!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!!

  • Christine Everyday

    These are so adorable! You two are so cute.

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Christine!

  • Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    We were thinking of doing anniversary photos, because I think it’s a great idea, but we didn’t do them last year. I thought it would be been so cool to be in Maine and get some photos taken, but Jeremy wasn’t 100% on board. And it was more expensive than we thought it would be. Oh well. Yours are beautiful and so perfect! I love the wedding photo and the handlettered sign.

    • Macy Volpe

      Aww that would have been so pretty! I was surprised when Dave agreed to do them, I totally thought he would say that we could just take our own 😉

  • Lauren

    So cute!!! But girl, you KNOW you and Dave look like Mandy Moore and Shane West in the Walk to Remember poster in picture four (but I LOVE it!!!)

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! At least I already look like her haha

  • Lindsay

    Small world, Mandi was really good friends with my cousin in college. Love these pics. They really show off your love :)

    • Macy Volpe

      That is so ironic! Mandi is such an amazing photographer, I am thankful to have met her!

  • Annie

    Love this! YOU GUYS ARE GORGEOUS! If wedding planning and graphic design fails…models?!

    • Macy Volpe

      I wish!! I think I would need to hit the gym a little more often for that.

  • Jordan Beck Wagner

    These are so adorable and such a great idea. Also, LOVING your dress!!! Where can I get it?! haha

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!! It’s from Modcloth!

  • Chelsea Jacobs

    These are so beautiful!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Chelsea!

  • Emilie from

    How are you two so perfect?!

    • Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much Emilie! You are too sweet.

  • Meg Taylor

    THESE ARE SO CUTE!! I love that y’all did the one holding last year’s photos. I’m already thinking about this year’s photos for us – I’m thinking maybe at the new house since we did downtown Charleston last year?? Ugh – I could just gush over these all day – y’all look so happy :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! That would be so adorable! I love lifestyle sessions in peoples houses and kitchens, they really capture each couple so beautifully.

  • Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I love that y’all took a picture with you two on your wedding day! I wish that I had started that tradition because I feel like it would have been so fun and unique!

    • Macy Volpe

      I totally stole that from Pinterest haha. I can’t wait to see the changes over the years- you could always start now!

  • Mary Bolster

    Love love these! Especially the ones of y’all dancing on the dock.

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Mary!!

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