Monday, June 4, 2012


At some of our weddings the bride and groom, with our encouragement,  decide to see each other before the ceremony.  We think it is a great idea and presents a wonderful memory for each. Traditionally, the groom sees the bride at the very beginning of the ceremony and that is also a great memory. The difference is that by seeing her before the ceremony, they both have a private moment to tell each other what they are feeling. That moment can last as long as they want, not just a few seconds. 

We have the groom standing alone, looking away from where the bride is approaching him. She walks up to him, taps him on the shoulder and he turns. Standing there is this beautiful woman with whom he'll be spending the rest of his life. We photograph the moment 7 to 10 feet away, allowing them the privacy to tell each other what is in their hearts, at this moment. 

We wanted to share this moment that were so privileged to witness. This was a beach wedding and that is why Brian is not dressed in a more formal manner.

Here are the images from Anna and Brian's first look. 


melissa said...

What a beautiful couple Jim!

Usually the groom just sees the bride when she enters the church or when the ceremony begins...this one's very very intimate and I love it :P

Without words as the images portrayed, only the eyes and the gestures spoke so much love and affection :)

Truly wonderful to see. Thank you for sharing this with us :)

Andy David said...

Hello Jim,
These are very touching shots! I love the look on both their faces & how he stands slightly away from her just taking in her beauty. The intimacy between them is very palpable. Beautiful keepsake photos. Well done Sir! Thanks for sharing with us. I appreciated the visit too.

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