Any Other Photo {Sandie and Steve}

Sometimes, you want an Any Other Photo that delivers unapologetic joy and love.  No excuses, no distractions.  It’s a Friday, after all.  This is that AOP. 

Everyone deserves to feel like they, and one other person, are the only people in a room.  There’s nothing like that feeling…be it with a friend, with a sibling, with a partner.  Sandie describes how that feels so vividly.   Go.  Grab the one you love and get that feeling back.

Happy Friday, readers:

Next week, my darling man and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary.  We will spend time looking at the hundreds of photographs that were taken, smile at the memories of all of the fabulous things that happened on that day, and remind ourselves how amazingly lucky we are that we found each other in the first place.

You’ve heard many others say it before me, but our wedding day was perfect, and I adored every minute of it.  Being surrounded by those who love you, cheering you on and willing you to spend the rest of your lives being as happy as you are on that first married day, is a magical feeling.   We spent the whole day grinning, chatting, laughing and singing, and it was joyous to feel so loved by so many.

So why did I choose this picture?  It is not one of our official wedding photos, but was taken by a very talented friend during our first dance.  Despite the fact that we were being observed by 120 people at this point, I felt as though we were the only two people in the room.  I still look at it, and remember how oblivious I felt to the faces and lenses watching us in this moment.  On the dance floor, I thought about the commitment we had made, in front of our wonderful cheering squad, and knew that whatever happened from then on, there would always be us.  Together.  Facing the world and our future.  And it made my heart sing.

Happy anniversary, Mr L!


Categories: Any Other Photo
8 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Steff
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Happy Anniversary. X

  2. Claire
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous! It really was a wonderful day. Love you both lots x

  3. Becca
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    AOP’s are currently making me SUPER excited about our own impending nuptuals (22 days people….22 days….). I cannot wait to feel like this and more.

    **Goes back to read historic AOPs**

    • Lara Blue
      Posted May 31, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

      Wooo! :) Hold onto that feeling. Xxx

    • Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      TWENTY TWO DAYS! So exciting!!

      K x

  4. Lara Blue
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. This made me so happy to read. Wishing you a wonderful anniversary xx

  5. Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Simple and gorgeous!! Happy Anniversary xx

  6. Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Lovely – have a fantastic anniversary!

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