15 YEARS OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFTS BOUDOIR STYLE
With the height of wedding season here, it's always a gentle reminder to me that lots of my clients are celebrating and seeking wedding anniversary gift ideas. As a New Jersey Boudoir Photographer, my stylist Miranda and I find ourselves super busy hosting clients in NJ + NYC for boudoir photo sessions as gift ideas for their anniversary.
If my clients have taught me anything, it's that every wedding anniversary is a chance to do something special for their love. It doesn't have to be your 1st, 5, 10th or 25th wedding anniversary to need a reason to celebrate. To help you think through your own upcoming anniversary gifts, I've compiled a wonderful list of original ideas how you can celebrate your special day.
1st ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: PAPER
Paper doesn't need to be unsexy. With some elegant boudoir photos as your gift, you can create a special and upscale anniversary gift that will last a lifetime. For the ultimate paper anniversary gift, I'd suggest a boudoir session featuring my Signature Poetic Love Story book with Italian milled Tintoretto paper, made by Queensberry. Many brides are familiar with Queensberry, as the ultimate bridal album. You can personalize the vellum overlay paper with personal messages and quotes.
2nd Anniversary GIFT IDEA - Cotton
There's something organically beautiful about cottony styled boudoir sessions. I'd recommend a "White Sheet" session, featuring ...YOU, a cotton sheet and your God-given beauty.
3RD ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: LEATHER
5th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: WOOD
6th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: CANDY
Nothing says sexy like chocolate. Skip the cliche gift chocolate heart... And create a chocolate themed anniversary, including a boudoir session dressed in chocolate, along with a chocolate leather album?
7th Anniversary GIFT IDEA: Wool
Buy him a wooly sweater as a gift. But before you hand over that plain old dull thing, give him a boudoir image collage of YOU in it. Sweaters are a great way to style a session. If you really want to step things up, consider a wild and wooly fur coat!
8th ANNIVERSARY GIFT: BRONZE
This beautiful Italian imported album is both sleek and sexy, making it the perfect way to celebrate a bronze anniversary.
9th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: WILLOW
I love outdoor sessions. A beautiful willowy session outside is a fun and creative way to celebrate that willow year...
10th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: ALUMINUM
I bet you've never imagined ALUMINUM looking this sexy before? This is an aluminum metallic print ensconced in linen and matted in a carved mahogany frame. Perfect way to showcase your boudoir images in upscale decor.
11th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: STEEL
This imported Italian steel-engraved album is a personal and beautiful way to express yourself on your steel anniversary!
12th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: LINEN
From my new Cate Scaglione Frame Collection, a linen-matted fine art print.
13th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: LACE
Lace is an easy one, and any gorgeous lingerie piece will suffice. But after 13 years, why not give him the gift he'd NEVER expect? Bring your laciest pretty things and I'll help you make a dream session for your 12th Anniversary.
14th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: ANIMALS
I haven't done many sessions involving animals and boudoir YET (we do have one in the works so stay tuned...), but animal print is always a great way to go... (more housebroken, too!).
15th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: CRYSTAL
This might seem like a hard way to surprise him... But when he pops this beautiful crystal flash drive loaded with your boudoir images into his laptop, he may just want to repeat the honeymoon!