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Ten Years.  Ten anniversaries, ten years of dreams, fears, making plans and getting through everything together when our plans to plan did not work.  Peter and I celebrated ten years married earlier this month, and it was only fitting we celebrated the only way we know how.  On a beach.

The year started a little rocky with a health scare, so we decided to take a short flight to Florida, stay on the ocean, wear sandals for 5 days straight, and slow down.  This last minute trip started wonderfully when we missed our flight, but luckily we were able to get on another flight about 5 hours later.

The very next day, we woke up to our ten year anniversary.  The day was beautiful, just like on our wedding day 10 years ago in Dominican Republic.  In the late afternoon, the wonderfully talented Kim from Big Day Photography took some pictures of our little family and I am forever grateful.

When the sun lowered in the sky, that amazing man I married popped open a small bottle of bubbly he had secretly picked up in the nearby cafe, some borrowed champagne glasses and he toasted to our life we have built together.  With our feet in the sand, and no one around, he read to me the most heartfelt written message that I will forever cherish. <3

The day was a little cooler than usual, so I paired Harper’s pastel pink Zara dress with some gray leggings and my favorite rose gold Mally Mocs.

Something about palm trees and salty air…


My mother in law spent a few days with us in Florida, and she was able to take Harper back to the hotel while Peter and I got some pictures in of just the two of us…

If you are thinking of an anniversary session, PLAN IT!  You never know the road ahead, or when there will be more feet joining your crowd.  Enjoy today and cherish pictures always!

Marry a man that surprises you with champagne.  And then toasts to you.  <3

Afterwards, we spent the evening in Las Olas and toasted a few more times to ten <3

Have a wonderful Thursday friends, and plan your anniversary session soon!

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  • March 2, 2016 - 1:30 am

    Lisa Castillo Richmond - You two are so cute. Love you and cheers to all those years!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 7:04 pm

    Stephanie Rosado - Amazing pictures of our favorite little family! Happy 10 years guys!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 4:01 am

    Ashley McDonough - So beautiful!! Love every picture! You were stunning in your red dress!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 2:49 am

    Melissa Steichen - Beautiful pictures beautiful family ❤️ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2016 - 2:34 am

    Caitlin Taylor - ‘Marry a man who surprises you with champagne, and then toasts to you.’ Annie, this is so incredible. These pictures show the love you have for each other, your little family, and the water. Cheers to ten years, you two! :)ReplyCancel

    • February 29, 2016 - 3:40 pm

      anniesteele - When you quote it like that, it sounds fancy! XO Caitlin!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2016 - 11:10 pm

    Nicole Garza - What amazing photos. Annie, you’re so beautiful! Amazing family. XOReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2016 - 10:47 pm

    Cynthia Corey - Beautiful pictures!! Wishing you many more Anniversaries together!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2016 - 10:19 pm

    Michelle Vitale Lee - Just beautiful! It warms my heart to see the love you two share!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2016 - 9:56 pm

    Tosha Nichols - Annie and Peter… The love you two have for eachother shows in every picture… It warms my heart! Harper is such a sweetie pie, too! Happy 10th Anniversary… And cheers to many more! Thank you for sharing these amazing photos!ReplyCancel