If you have been around for a while, you know how much I adore First Looks. Not just for the fact that you get so many for photos of the two of you on one of the most important days of your life, but because of the sheer romance of that moment. First Looks create some of the most romantic memories that you will share in your life together, and I love when my couples choose to include one in their wedding day! Caleb & Carrie’s First Look took place in one of the most picturesque settings in Winchester: the vine tunnel at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to Caleb & Carrie’s First Look, and some of my favorite images of just the two of them on their wedding day. It was 99 degrees and the humidity was insane, so the First Look provided them with two shorter opportunities for bride and groom portraits. We spent 20 minutes with them for portraits immediately following the First Look, then another 20 minutes after the ceremony once the family and wedding party portraits were complete. This way, Carrie’s beautiful makeup and hair weren’t suffering in the heat, and we still were able to get plenty of gorgeous images for their album.
Carrie is a major photography enthusiast, and her own photography is absolutely breathtaking. She made beautiful stone coasters with a variety of her nature images as favors for her guests. Such a special touch that everyone loved! So, I took the dinner hour to go around the Museum grounds and capture images of some of the lovely plants there on her wedding day. I thought it would be a great addition to their bride and groom portraits here on the blog, and also as background images for their wedding album.
First up, the emotional First Look!
Here’s a behind the scenes shot Jon got of the cinematographer and I. I was photographing the ring shot on the right.
Stay tuned for their wedding day blog post next week!
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