Small Town City Feel Anniversary Session | Indiana PA Family Photographer

 @Jill Gearhart Photography |

You may remember a previous post about what to do with your wedding dress after your wedding (read that here!), and I’m thrilled to bring you MORE amazing examples of post-wedding romps around town in your gorgeous gown. A big advantage of anniversary sessions (in your gown!) is that you aren’t bound by a timeline or a certain location, so if you want some super-unique and out-of-the-box images, this is a great way to do just that!

Dan and Beth had a very small, private ceremony over 2 years ago at Blue Spruce Park, and even though she had a gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown in preparation for a big party-style wedding, their intimate vows in the park were just what they wanted and needed at the time. 2 years and a BEAUTIFUL baby girl later, Beth is still slaying the make-up game (she’s my go-to recommended MUA to brides!) and she finally got to rock that gorgeous pink gown.

We started our session on the rooftop of the church she and her adorable husband Daniel serve at. Danny Beats kills it on the drum set while Beth sings on the front line of our worship team, and as if that weren’t enough, these two are incredible (and founding!) youth leaders in their Celebrate Youth group. They poured so many hours into renovating a space to call their own for youth, and even though they have a newborn, they are still investing in the community by hosting youth get-togethers, attending graduations, and running internship programs for the local high school. They are such special people and absolutely deserved to have their beautiful souls captured in beautiful photos!

They were even sweet enough to oblige in my off-the-wall ideas ad portrait locations after the rooftop session. To the tune of 5 million cicadas, we then ended the session at the spot where they said their “I do’s” two years prior, lakeside at Blue Spruce park in Indiana. I hope you love these photos just as much as I do, and to Dan and Beth, I’m so blessed to get to finally give you wedding photos you deserve!