Many of us celebrate anniversaries are truly just a date that marks a recurring past event, your wedding day. In the busyness of life they can continue to be just that. Family life, work, schedules, not feeling connected enough to spend a whole day with your beloved can feel overwhelming as each year passes by.
You hop to the internet and scour for anniversary ideas, all seem overwhelming or not exactly “you.”
Friends, that’s where I’m here to help! We get how busy life can get, we get caught up in habits of life that can make taking time for your beloved a challenge—but we know the work you put into pursuing each other despite life’s hardships. I want to help you create a time away from it all that reconnects your hearts, celebrates your story and rekindles your love.
Hey beautiful soul, I’m Lumalia (Emmy), couples connection photographer. Barefoot, wind blown hair enjoying one of my favorite places on earth, the Oregon coast.
I’m crazy passionate about your connection as a couple. You see, I have this crazy life story that helps me understand how life, childhood wounds, traumas, and just general sh*t makes life hard.
You have this amazing connection with your partner when you can tap into it. But sometimes it takes a little guidance, which is why I believe in the power of connection photography experiences. I want your experience with me to transform you, to carry you into each other’s arms, encourage you out of the muck and remember the affection you have for each other.
I’ll act as your guide, positive relationship supporter, fun encourager, and serve as a calm presence to document your celebration.
1. Let’s chat:
2. Reserve your date
3. Let’s plan your experience.
4. Experience your connection as I guide you and photograph you.
5. Share your photos with family and friends.
6. We give back to help couples in need Celebrate Again.
Your relationship is worth it
The experience brought us closer…
“Lumalia (Emmy) did such an amazing job capturing our anniversary photos! She went above and beyond what any photographer I’ve ever worked with. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our session with her and the experience brought us closer. I loved how we reflected on our 15 years together. I’ll be enjoying these anniversary photos for years to come!”
She will capture the essence of your life…
This incredible woman made all our dreams come true by photoing us. She is such an incredible photographer. If you want someone who will capture the essence of your life and make you feel comfortable and at ease while doing it, she’s your gal. And the photos are breath-taking! I cannot say enough good things about Lumalia (Emmy Gaines). Wow. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!”
This is the experience and catalyst we need to inspire more romance!…
“Lumalia (Emmy) took great care to make us feel comfortable but more importantly encouraged ways to make us feel connected to each other and at times, she almost disappeared from our awareness (in the best way!) so that we were then simply hanging out together, laughing and having fun, and doing things we would not have done without Lumalia (Emmy). We were able to stay true to ourselves and did not have to “model” in any way; we hiked, played in the ocean, and had a picnic – all things we do often and Lumalia (Emmy) captured those everyday moments in a beautiful way. The photos are lovely and I think what we like most about them is that they reflect us completely and looking at them reminds us of a fun experience. Perhaps this is the experience and catalyst we need to inspire more romance! ”
*Help you craft an ideal day together that reflects your love story and the journey life has taken you through. It’s a story that needs to be told.
*Give you all the best location ideas, logistics, and activity recommendations that help you have fun, intimacy and connection.
*Guiding you to you soak in the journey of your marriage, reminiscing on the good, the bad, the hard, and the sweet moments that make your story beautifully yours worth telling.
*We’ll document your day of celebration so you can share your story of your love with your future selves, family and friends.
*Sparking your hearts with a joy for your relationship again. A joy that leads you to a deeper connection every day
*Giving back by helping another couple in need to celebrate again too.
With our 10+ years of experience we’ll guide you through:
*Many couples use my location/activity suggestions to enjoy a vacation with my personal recommendations.
Online Gallery to view, download, print
and share your images worldwide
Photographer travel fees included anywhere thats within the continental USA, Alaska or Hawaii that’s accessible by 2WD cars or commercial airlines.
As a Celebrate Again photography client you’ll get access to our self care Celebrate Again yoga membership. Which include access to our members only yoga and meditation video library, self love yoga series, downloadable affirmations, and monthly live classes with Emmy.
Video + Photo slideshow you can view online, download and share with family and friends! (Maybe host a watch party?! or I’ll help you find a local movie theater to watch your video in!)
*Prices subject to change without notice.
*3-5 minute video
*Audio recording of your time together
*A capture of a 4 sense experiences (sadly we cannot add smell 😉
Starting at *$1500
Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch within 48 business hours to set up your free consultation with me, Lumalia (Emmy). Don’t forget to add our email to your contacts so you don’t miss a thing! We’re excited to join your journey!
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Sometimes we think of anniversary celebration as a vow renewal, and most of our culture thinks vow renewal (whispering to themselves “who broke the vows?” “who cheated on who”)
Other-times an anniversary ends up being an obligatory celebration because we got married or started dating so many years ago. You go out for a nice dinner or maybe plan something slightly different from your usual time together. But after the day is over, it really just felt like a nicer date night.
Celebrate Again is much more than an anniversary celebration. It’s not a vow renewal, though it certainly could be.
Rather, it’s a time to soak up the beauty of your relationship — a hand crafted day to fit your unique love story that propels your hearts into a deeper affection.
An affection that radiates past the day of your celebration and into your daily lives. It is a celebration that leaves the ordinary behind and lifts your hearts to an experience that we hope will change the course of your relationship for the better.
Let’s fill our relationships with experiences; stories to tell, not things to show. I believe your love story is worth being told. Together we’ll find a fun activity for you and your beloved to enjoy on your anniversary celebration day.
Through my processes we’ll talk about your favorite food experiences and try our best to make that happen on your anniversary celebration! Because all the best conversations revolve around the delights of food. And who doesn’t love eating?!
I believe that in the midst of life’s busyness we must take time to slow down and find the moments of stillness that fuel us for our best lives and best marriages. Together we’ll make sure your anniversary celebration includes relaxation, whether that’s doing yoga lead by me or laying on a beach or making time in your day to do nothing.
You striving for connection, but it seems celebrating that connection often gets put by the wayside. I’m here to help you celebrate your connection while digging deeper into it. Part of your anniversary celebration will include a time of reconnection lead by me or one of our awesome photography team members. It will include fun and intimate conversation starters and directions to draw deeper into each others affections.
I believe that life is so busy that you deserve and need someone to help you create an unforgettable experience.
With my 10+ years of experience as photographers in an industry revolving around couples. I’ve spent a decade understanding how to help couples cultivate a true connection in front of the camera. Having been married ourselves for 11 years now, I know and understand the challenges of an enduring life long relationship, its ups and downs, its threats and obstacles, but most importantly its joys. I have also been teaching yoga now for over two years and enjoys the study of energy, mindfulness and breath work to transform our lives.
I want to be an advocate for your marriage to thrive and joyfully celebrate in an unforgettable way.
Celebrate Again is more than an couples connection guide and photographer. I am your guides and storyteller of marriages that radiates joy and love to an infectious degree.
I’m sad to say I don’t travel outside of the west coast or Hawaii right now.
Would you rather live a life full of experiences or one that’s successful?
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