We loved everything about this session! Glenna and Alex were already married, but wanted something more from their photos and asked Maggie Grace Photography to help them create beautiful images for their anniversary to look like an elopement. It truly was perfect!!
From the photographer-
“Glenna and Alex are high school sweethearts. After Glenna’s Freshmen year of college, they got married outside their hometown in Washington. They were so, so in love but knew that their dream wedding photographer wasn’t going to happen. They got their photos back later and while they were okay, they weren’t the photos that showed how in love they were or told the story of their wedding day.
Fast forward a year, and Glenna and Alex had moved to Boise, Idaho. I met Glenna at work and we instantly clicked. Within a few months of becoming fast friends, Glenna told me about how her wedding photos had left a hole in her heart. She didn’t just want better wedding photos, she wanted photos that felt like who they were as a couple. We came up with the brilliant idea of taking bridal style anniversary photos in the mountains of Idaho. On a fall day, we drove through the mountains for 2 hours and took photos on a beautiful mountain top where I watched Glenna and Alex’s story unfold in front of me. It only made sense that we take anniversary photos a year later in their new home. That in just a short year, Alex had graduated and grown out his beard and Glenna was on her way quickly to finishing her degree in Graphic Design.
These photos show a couple deeply in love. They are the elopement style photos they never got on their wedding day, but they show the testament of marriage & commitment. Glenna told me once that just a year and a half into their marriage, she knew she loved Alex even more than she did on her wedding day. I love that although their wedding photos weren’t their dream photos, we were still able to tell their story and take photos she’d always dreamed of in the mountains in an elopement style.
Idaho is an amazing place to elope because of how untouched and remote it is. For hours, we took photos in the woods and it was just the three of us. No tourists, no cars- just the smell of fresh pine and true love in the air. There are thousands of remote spots with easy road access that have never been photographed before, making your elopement photos both unique and a special secret to you.”