Jean and Justin decided that for their wedding a first look would be perfect.
A first look can be defined as a special moment for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony.
Stay tuned for more photos from Jean and Justin’s wedding.
Sometimes you just get lucky.
As mentioned in my last post, the entire day leading up to Kristin and David’s wedding was filled with rain. There wasn’t just rain on Saturday. It rained Friday. It rained Thursday. It rained Wednesday. And probably Tuesday too.
But then it stopped. Right at 6 pm.
We also benefited from a bit of cloud cover.
The cloud cover really helped diffuse the afternoon sun, which can be tricky to deal with when your photographing with the sun at your back.
Kristin and David loved the amazing view that the Zilker Park Clubhouse is known for.
After some socializing (and some refreshment) the cloud cover broke in the west and the sun started reflecting nicely off the downtown high rises.
Just a few more for good measure.
And the newlyweds were ready to get the rest of the celebration started in earnest.
May is rainy. It was raining when we left the apartment. It was raining when we dropped off my car. It was raining when we got to the JW Marriott Hotel. After finishing the Bridal Prep session and heading to Zilker Park Clubhouse it was still raining, hard.
But then, right as we arrived, it stopped. For the rest of the afternoon and into the night it was beautiful.
Congratulations Kristin and David!
We were blessed with amazing light in the afternoon that made for some lovely portraits. Check out our next post on Thursday!
See you then.
Some of my favorite wedding day images are from the hours right before the ceremony. In those last few moments before the wedding, you can’t help but revel in the air of anticipation.
It’s normal for everyone in the room to catch a few of the bride’s butterflies. I might even pick up a few while doing my best to take in the scene and get a set of shots that the bride can look back on and help remember her final few hours as a bride to be.
It’s also a time for everyone to try and relax as much as possible. A few bottles of champagne always seem to help.
After a glass or two of champagne, the room always feels less cramped, which is welcome when you have a half a dozen (or more) folks trying to look their absolute best while they’re juggling blow dryers, straighteners and hair spray.
The most anticipated moment, as always, is the bride putting on her wedding dress.
For most in the room, they’ve already been privy and have probably seen the bride in a few dozen others. But for me, it’s always the first time and I’m always amazed how perfect it looks.
The intimate moments shared in the last hours before the wedding ceremony are worth remembering.