Our last wedding anniversary of the year is for our dear friends Shawn and Mary! They’re celebrating at their home in Cape Cod, and it’s hard to believe it’s been a year already since we shot their wedding celebration at William & Mary’s Wren Chapel and Williamsburg Winery. We recently chatted and asked them about the images that mean the most to them from their wedding, and this is what they had to say. First, Shawn’s picks:

I love this picture of Mary. It’s hard to put into words what it makes me feel. I just love how she can look gorgeous, dignified, and regal all at once. She just looks so beautiful.

Our first kiss. We were up in front of everyone and the center of attention but I felt felt like we were the only people in the world at that moment. All the anticipation leading up to that moment was now in the past and the only thing left was to enjoy!

Mary’s picks:

Of course all photos capture a moment in time, but this one makes that notion ever present, which I love. I look at it and see Shawn’s enduring calm and sweetness and wonder what he was thinking just then – at 3:12 p.m.

Okay. First of all: My husband is H.O.T. So handsome! I love the whole series of photographs taken just before we were to see each other for the first time that day, but I chose this one because it so beautifully captures how stupidly happy we both were. That morning and early afternoon were frenzied on my end, which is often hard from which to recover (can set the tone if you let it), but as soon as I saw Shawn, all that fell away. He moots the point on my head like no other.

Their joint favorites:

Bill and Anne are amazing. We’re not very good at posing for pictures; this was totally organic and we love it.

We love everything about this photograph, not the least of which is its composition. It’s beautiful.

Candid again. A private moment in the wine cellar just prior to joining the party upstairs. How happy we were for this stolen moment! Shawn says it just seems to capture who we are together.

Shawn’s grandpa: A man like no other. We’ll always remember him dancing – with a line of ladies waiting their turn.

As a personal note, Anne and I both have photos taken at weddings by professional photographers of our moms before their passing, and these images remain among our very favorite, so it warms out heart to know that this one photo of Shawn’s grandpa is among their most prized. Shawn’s grandpa had a tough-as-nails, yet gentle presence about him that day. We loved him immediately.

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