I’ve had a lot of conversations with people recently about the first look, the time we set aside on a wedding day for the couple to see each other for the first time, before the ceremony, and enjoy some time alone together. A lot of couples on the east coast don’t really like the idea of breaking with tradition, and I do understand that. But … just look what you can get when you do have a first look – I can’t imagine any couple on earth not wanting photos like these …
In one of Jess’ very first emails to me, she wrote, “I love that you do the first look photo before the ceremony … I just love the emotion you get… I adore Jeremy’s expression when he first saw Ophelia.” So, Jess – how did we all do?
After spending a little time shooting candids following the first look, we found a sweet spot in the shade for some portraits. I apologize for the ridiculous size of this first image, but I love it, and I didn’t want to pair it with anything that might detract. 🙂
The kiss is a tricky thing to photograph – because the moment before is absolutely the best bit (when you’re watching, at least). That third picture is … hot! And possibly not quite safe for work. Sorry about that …
And a few final photos of Jess and Chris before we were joined by the bridal party (yup, you guessed it – those will be along tomorrow!)
Oh my goodness, this is just spectacular! I LOVE the location of their first look, does it get better than a wildflower field? GORGEOUS!
We adore these! The first look was one of our favorite moments of the day; we’re so excited to have such fantastic shots of it.
These first look photos are amazing! I get teary every time I see them!
These pictures are stunning! I remember Jessica & Chris’s wedding being one of the most beautiful I’ve ever been to but these photographs are even more beautiful than my memories! Absolutely gorgeous couple, location, wedding, and photos!