NJ + NYC BOUDOIR | 15 YEARS OF ANNIVERSARY GIFTS THROUGH BOUDOIR PHOTOS

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. 

 Beautiful poetic storybook display by Queensberry.

Beautiful poetic storybook display by Queensberry.

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. 

 Cotton Anniversary Gift Idea - A White Sheet Boudoir Session with LifeAsFineArt.com

Cotton Anniversary Gift Idea - A White Sheet Boudoir Session with LifeAsFineArt.com

3RD ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: LEATHER 

 Imported Italian leather album makes a perfect anniversary gift. LifeAsFineArt.com

Imported Italian leather album makes a perfect anniversary gift. LifeAsFineArt.com

 

4th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: FLOWERS

 

A growing trend this year in boudoir photography is a flowery milk bath. Sure it requires a little effort, but WOW look at the results! Imagine this on your wall! 

 The milk bath...a growing trend in boudoir. LifeAsFineArt.com 

The milk bath...a growing trend in boudoir. LifeAsFineArt.com 

5th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: WOOD

 A beautiful wood carved frame from the Cate Scaglione Frame Collection.

A beautiful wood carved frame from the Cate Scaglione Frame Collection.

 

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!

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8th ANNIVERSARY GIFT: BRONZE

This beautiful Italian imported album is both sleek and sexy, making it the perfect way to celebrate a bronze anniversary.

 Bronze photo album, imported from Italy. LifeAsFineArt.com   | Image courtesy of Album Epoca

Bronze photo album, imported from Italy. LifeAsFineArt.com   | Image courtesy of Album Epoca

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...

 A willowy outdoor sessions makes a lovely anniversary gift for the wall.  Featured here,model  Alexandra Morgan in her early years.

A willowy outdoor sessions makes a lovely anniversary gift for the wall.  Featured here,model  Alexandra Morgan in her early years.

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. 

 Aluminum Anniversary Gift idea... Aluminum print wrapped in linen. } From the Cate Scaglione Collection with Jonathan Penney.

Aluminum Anniversary Gift idea... Aluminum print wrapped in linen. } From the Cate Scaglione Collection with Jonathan Penney.

11th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS: STEEL 

This imported Italian steel-engraved album is a personal and beautiful way to express yourself on your steel anniversary!

 LifeAsFineArt.com | Stainless Stell Italian Imported album, image courtesy of Album Epoca.

LifeAsFineArt.com | Stainless Stell Italian Imported album, image courtesy of Album Epoca.

12th ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEA: LINEN

From my new Cate Scaglione Frame Collection, a linen-matted fine art print.

 A Linen matted print is a great way to commemorate that 12th  linen anniversary. | LifeAsFineArt.com  

A Linen matted print is a great way to commemorate that 12th  linen anniversary. | LifeAsFineArt.com  

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.

 On your 13th Lace Anniversary, Lace is an easy gift to give. But why not make it one he'd never expect? Lace-styled boudoir photo shoot.

On your 13th Lace Anniversary, Lace is an easy gift to give. But why not make it one he'd never expect? Lace-styled boudoir photo shoot.

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!

 Crystal Flash drive | LifeAsFineArt.com 

Crystal Flash drive | LifeAsFineArt.com