valentine’s day morning + a little newlywed advice

In the spirit of Valentine’s day, we were asked by our dear friends over at The Happy Bloom, fine art photography, if they could stop by one morning to catch up and capture us in our element as newlyweds. My hubby, David, and I have done some wedding editorials in the past, but this sweet photoshoot was one of my favorites to date. It was such a fun way to help us remember our relationship during a wild first year in our first home together!


We were asked if we had any advice for other newlyweds?

We have 3 little pieces of advice for a happy first year:

  1. Know your partner’s love language. Read “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. This book is incredible. David and I learned that we feel loved in different ways. Find your partner’s love language style, then choose to show love to your partner in that way (it’s not about what YOU need to feel loved, it’s about what YOUR PARTNER needs).
  2. Communicate. Compromise. Communicate. David and I have never gotten into a fight before. True story. People are literally shocked when I tell them this. Sure, we disagree and we bicker sometimes but we have never let anything escalate to a full blown argument. How? We communicate and we compromise and we communicate some more. If you’re bothered about something or have an objection to something your partner is doing, talk. We both agree that we don’t always have to “win” when it comes to our relationship.
  3. Show a little PDA. We know PDA isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but holding hands while you walk, or even a quick peck goes a long way. Show that after all these years you still find each other attractive. Be proud to be seen together.

Head to Savannah Soiree to see the full, dreamy feature!