New Yorker Moments: One Year

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I mentioned to him that as an anniversary gift (because 1st year = paper, right?), I’d like to make a tradition of taking photos each July 7th.  Ya know, kind of like how some families do the annual Christmas card photo?  Well, same idea, but instead marking our anniversary, so by the time we’re 80, we’ll have 50 years of photos of us celebrating each year of marriage (and of course documenting crazy outfit trends, too)!
The day was perfect…7.7 fell on a Monday this year, so we met up after work with the darling Ashley from Generic Brand Human (the best wedding videographer, ever!), and strolled around Central Park snapping photos in our favorite places (mini bouquet is from Whole Foods…because a girl needs a prop!)  It was, of course, a million degrees out, but I think Ashley did a brilliant job photoshopping the glisten off our faces;-)
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Afterwards, we went to the Surrey Hotel on the UES (where we got married, on the rooftop!) and had a beautiful little dinner, renewing our vows between courses.  Such a special way to reflect on our year, and to get excited for what’s to come!

I’m a sucker for traditions (obvs!)  Do you have any annual family traditions?  I’d love to hear, please share below!





32 Comments on “New Yorker Moments: One Year

  1. Happy anniversary!! Do you mind if I steal your idea? :) I was actually thinking of traditions to start with my bf (and our pets)… I LOVE the idea of a silly Christmas card, so I think we will try that this year. Beautiful pictures, by the way! :)
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    • Yay, you totally should steal it!!! I would love to see your silly Christmas card photos, especially if they involve your fur-kiddos, aww!!:-)

  2. Happy anniversary! This is such a brilliant idea and I wish I’d thought of it! Looking back at all your gorgeous photos will be so special! We sadly haven’t instituted any fun traditions. Though we did just celebrate our 5-year anniversary in the Frankfurt airport – it was the day we moved to Riga!!
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    • Oh happy anniversary to YOU, Heather! 5 years is quite the accomplishment, and what a special way to spend it by moving on to this very exciting chapter of your lives together!:-)

  3. Love this post and your pix are just wonderful. I was trying to imagine being 80 and looking at those pictures! What a smile it will bring to your faces, even 5 years from now. I wish I’d thought of that idea – duh – but we can start now and celebrate the next 20 with pictures!! Thanks for the idea.
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    • Haha, it will be super fun to look at the photos years from now! Even when we look back on photos from when we first started dating we’re like, “omg, look how young we were!” I look forward to seeing your photos over the years, too!:-)

    • You absolutely should, Catherine!:-)

    • Aww so glad to hear that Maria!;-)

  4. Wow on 1 year and a VERY Happy Anniversary to you both, Jess! All of these photos are absolutely priceless but I really like that header pic! I speaks soooo many words in my opinion…like a bashful, tingling love between you two :)
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    • Yay, thanks Mike! We really wanted Gillman to be in the photos, but it was in the 90’s that day and too hot for the little guy to be running around the park;-)

    • Yay, I look forward to seeing YOUR pics on the blog!:-) Haha, it felt like the only photos we had together recently were selfies, so I’m definitely glad we took the time to do this!

  5. This is wonderful. I was just thinking today about how every July we go to Provincetown and my daughter plays around a fountain. And the last two years I’ve taken photos there and I forgot my camera today! I want this to be a thing. It’s not too late.
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    • That’s a great idea, Tamara! It will be lovely to make a scrapbook of all those fountain photos!:-)

  6. This is a wonderful tradition to begin and document with annual photos. Today’s families are so fortunate to have digital cameras, but a professional photographer does an expert job of capturing the moment. As you can tell by my blog name, I have a few more married years to brag about – 53 to be exact. My blog stories is my way of documenting our life in a digital scrapbook.
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    • Yay, congrats on the 53 years! Such an inspiration! And totally agree with the documenting your life via your blog…while most of my posts are city/travel related, I definitely post the occasional personal post (like this one!), which I’m sure will be great to have as the years go by!

  7. Happy Anniversary! Lovely pics and what a great idea to take them every year. Wish we had thought of that. Hope you and hubby had a wonderful time :)

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