Surprise Anniversary Session in Old San Juan

I’m so excited to share this surprise anniversary session in Old San Juan with you today! Why? Well, it’s me! And my husband of 23 years. We recently went on a Windstar Cruises Caribbean adventure, and we left from Puerto Rico. We haven’t had photos done in years, so I surprised my sweetie with an anniversary session and our first Airbnb experience (see here). I love the results!

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Yes, I will admit that a tiny bit of me feels a bit odd posting photos of myself on the blog, but I thought – why not? All love needs to be celebrated, even if it is mine. Plus, the backdrop of historic Puerto Rico is just so lovely with the gray-bluish brick walkways, detailed buildings and stunning views.

I also would like to say a little about hiring a destination photographer. It was a little scary in a way because I usually know photographers personally, but hiring one from a distance is a bit challenging. So, finding a photographer in San Juan actually took some sleuthing. Of course a Google search helped, and I also tested out a few hashtags on Instagram. I culled down the photographers based on two things – their style of photography and the look of their website (judgy, maybe, but I feel that photographers are in the business of visual arts, so the site matters).

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After emailing a few about availability and pricing, I ultimately chose one based on the fact that he was friendly AND he saw my email address and took the time to check out my website. I truly appreciated that, so Gabriel Gonzalez was the top pick in my book. He was professional, knew Old San Juan really well, and made both Earl and I feel at ease during the session. I love the results!

So, take a peek at our anniversary session in Old San Juan today!

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And last, but not least, my favorite set of photos. I love you, Earl, and I am looking forward to more of life’s journey with you. Here’s to another 23  years!

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