Isa is a 2022 Rolla Senior High School graduate that graduated and headed off to Mizzou this year! I am so excited to watch and see what next year will hold for her. We did her senior portrait session early in the 2021-2022 school year. The sun was shinning and the weather was beautiful. What a great day. She has unique style and we got some equally unique photos to capture her personality.

We got some photos in Rolla, MO at the Missouri S&T Campus and then hopped over to the Audubon - Nature preserve a few miles away to get some portraits in tall wild grasses.

Isa, thank you for choosing me to capture your senior portraits. I wish you all the best as you go out to find new adventures in this next chapter.

Campbell was such a trooper for her senior portrait session. I should just starting calling these adventure sessions. She was open to tromping though the sticker bushes and weeds to get back to this secluded river access for her senior portrait session and we were out and about in downtown Rolla to a few spots to showcase her cute jumpsuit! She was a dream to shoot and was up for my crazy ideas even on this super windy day! To say it was an adventure photoshoot is an understatement.

I was so happy to get to know Campbell and visit with her Mom, and old friend, as we spent the afternoon together. She started with hair styled by the studio stylist and a few portraits indoors and then we worked our way from location to location to get the best shots for her senior portraits. Her and her Mom mentioned they wanted some sun flare with the soft black gown she had picked out and really wanted the autumn fall golds and oranges.. I aim to try and catch each senior's vision for their senior portraits and I think we nailed it in this session!

Campbell, thank you or trusting me to capture your senior portraits. I hope you get into the school of your dreams and I wish you all the best as you embark on the next season of life!

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Weddings are a representation of union, love, and the creation of a new family. That's why celebrating anniversaries is particularly significant, especially for those newlyweds that care about commemorating their newfound love. Or perhaps for those long-lived loves that still want to honor their union!

While facing this pandemic, the whole world has had to lockdown, and people now have to change their lives to adjust to this new reality. There cannot be big parties or family reunions for now. But that doesn’t mean people cannot celebrate in a fun way for their anniversaries! There are many new ways to enjoy yourself with family and your spouse while social-distancing.

If your anniversary is coming up, this article is perfect for you! Watch out for these top trending ideas to celebrate your anniversary during a pandemic!

5- Mail order a date night kit

If you want to enjoy your anniversary only with your spouse, some companies sell boxes filled with everything you need to have a date at home. Some of these include playboards, recipes, ideas, and activities to have a fun night. This way, you don’t have to leave the house to celebrate your anniversary during the pandemic!

4- Repeat the menu from your Wedding

No doubts that candlelight dinners are very romantic. Take it to the next level inspiring the dinner with the menu you had at your wedding party. This way, The taste of the food will take you to a flashback from that time and make the commemoration even more romantic!

3- Create a home-made video

In case you want to commemorate your loved ones, an incredible idea is to film a video speaking to them! Maybe doing a speech you had prepared, some words to make your loved ones feel close to you and feel included to commemorate your beloved date. You can also include a compilation of photos and videos of you both with the family!

If you have some years of marriage, it’s pretty likely you have many memories with your family... This trend to celebrate your anniversary during the pandemic will become quite memorable!

2- Create a virtual world

There are popular games like Minecraft or Crossing animals that allow you to connect with your friends while having fun. Create your own world, decorate it and invite all your familiars to join in!

This idea is especially for those young couples that enjoy video games. The point is to have a virtual party with your avatars!

1-Make a Zoom party

This one is one of the most common trends for anniversaries during this pandemic. Organize your family, pick the time and connect with Zoom to reunite and celebrate.

Some activities you can do to treat yourselves is to make a trivia game about the spouses, questions like “Who cooks the worst?” or “who is the most proactive?” will turn on the party.

You can also plan a dedication where every family member tells a story where both of you are included. The one with the most touching memory wins!

And these are only some of the many original trends to celebrate your anniversary during the pandemic... Do you have any other ideas? Share with us!

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