Anniversary gifts for him

Whether you are celebrating your 5th anniversary of being together or your 50th wedding anniversary, simply putting a little thought into your anniversary gift can go a long way to showing your beloved that you care about them, prize your relationship together, and will continue to do so for the rest of your life. If you are unsure what gift to get, the list of traditional and modern symbolic gifts to mark every anniversary may help. At you will find best anniversary gifts for any year. If any of the suggestions on the list for other years inspire you, then use it. Here are some other ideas:

Time out for the two of you

You may both be busy people, but taking time to celebrate your anniversary will show your partner they are your priority over your other responsibilities. This is a gift in itself. If you can, take the day off work to celebrate together or if that’s not possible, commit all your time away from work to your lover. If you have young children, arrange outside care for them and have a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant, cook together at home or order in a meal. With candles, soft music and your favorite wine you can talk about how far you have come and make plans for the future. For example, promise to commit to monthly date nights, so you can enjoy the anniversary experience more often.

gift box

You may want to take the day out to revisit the place you first met or another place that has meaning for your both. Perhaps you can arrange a mini-break to a place that you know he wants to visit, but hasn’t yet got to. Or surprise him with a hamper of items you know he will love. He will certainly appreciate the effort and thought you have put into it. Make it fun… have a mug engraved with his pet name or with a witty quote that will make him smile. Add his favorite snacks, a piece of kit for his hobby that he hasn’t got or an upgrade on what he already has, his favorite tipple and new glass to drink it from, a DVD of his favorite movie so he doesn’t have to be online to watch it and other fun things that he can enjoy on his own or together with you.

Letters of love

A simple letter of love will be well received. Write from the heart how strong your love is for him. You may like to add a love poem from the experts that fits how you feel. There are several books of love poetry you can refer to, with classic poetry from John Donne or Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Or go for an international flavor with contemporary love poetry from India (Kutti Revathi’s ‘Breasts’) or Eastern Europe (Nazim Hikmett’s ‘Things I didn’t know I loved’). Personalise the poem by printing it out and putting it in a frame with your names engraved at the top and the date of your first date or marriage on the base.


If you want to celebrate in style, remember that whilst diamonds are a girl’s best friend, they can be a boy’s best friend too! You can choose from a wide selection of jewelry that combines style and masculinity. Whatever jewelry you choose, consider his style and his personality to find something suitable. You can buy a monogrammed necklace or bracelet or a simple ring. A smart watch may be appreciated for those who love technology.

A gift for every year together

Another idea is to choose an anniversary gift based on the number of years you have been together. Consider his interests and his hobbies to get a gift he will adore. Be creative! For example, if you have been together for two years, select a gift with two parts such as a pair of tickets to a sports event or concert he would enjoy. If you are celebrating three years of marriage, book a three-course meal at your wedding reception venue or your favourite restaurant.

A token of your love

Romantic favors should be tailored to whatever makes him happy and that you are willing to do. These favors can include practical favors such as taking on one of his household chores. Other ideas are to offer to cook his favourite meal other than just on his birthday; give him a day off from all his responsibilities at home; or be sexy with the favor of a sensuous body massage or an offer to wear sexy lingerie for his enjoyment! Pick a decorated box or mason jar to store these surprises. You know what your man likes, have fun with this one!

the day megan and thomas got married

meet megan and thomas. you guys- i have no words for this day. megan and thomas are people that we are privileged to share life with and being part of their wedding day was just… mind blowing. the way he holds her? oh my. the way her eyes light up when he’s around? unreal. knowing their story and seeing how God has written their individual stories to now be one is beyond beautiful. these two were meant to find each other and adventure together. megan and thomas, seriously, we love the crap out of you two. thank you for letting us tell part of your story.

Thanks to my Canon this has become a great experience.



oh, hey there…

coupleoh, hey. remember us? we’re dave and jessi. we run this gig. no, we didn’t die or fall off the earth. we had another kid… i thought after over a year of absence on the blog, you all deserved a bit of an explanation. see, one baby was doable- i (jessi) could work during nap time or after bedtime. two was a game changer. like, a GAME CHANGER. big time. most days, i just try to get dressed, and if i get a shower? hey oh!! * now that hazel is 3 (what?!) and isaiah is 1

(whaaaaaat?!) i’m working on getting back on my a-game, whatever that means.
so, here i am. blogging the very things that took my attention away from here in the first place! dave and i have recently rediscovered our film cameras and are having a blast capturing life with them. personally, i feel like it’s reconnected me with why i started making images in the first place and has made me a better photographer. and it’s really fun to hear the shutter hammer down and have no idea what’s coming until you get your film developed! AND we bought a film scanner so we can actually do something with all our film images- totally exciting. the images you’re about to feast on are all of our family, and all over the last few months with our film cameras. (his- a pentax k1000, hers- a canon AE1) and don’t worry. i’ll get back to posting our images we get paid to take (feels wrong calling them “work images” because it doesn’t feel like work…) soon. in fact, i have about 10 weddings to blog. !! until then…

*don’t get me wrong- being a parent is the best thing i have ever done. i love being a mama and my babies are the coolest things ever. but it’s still hard. real hard. but also beautiful. real beautiful.

the day dane made michelle his wife

IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!! we blogged! i told you i had good stuff to come.

world, meet michelle and dane. they met in high school and flourished despite the distance through college, writing each other emails and video chatting. now they are husband and wife. and y’all. he wrote her a song and surprised her with it at the reception. if there was any uncertainty anywhere about how much they adored each other, his devotion to her and the look of love in her eyes… oh my! the stuff dreams are made of. michelle and dane, you guys are awesome. thank you for inviting us in to your story.




the day jack and blythe got married

they met, they fell in love, she moved to swaziland, he couldn’t stand the thought of being without her, so he moved there, too. i mean, really- that’s love, people!

I love my camera but I will have to think about a new one.