Sister Hazel
"This Kind of Love"
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"The First Look" is when we record the first time the groom sees the bride in the wedding dress. I understand that tradition says you should wait until the wedding to see the bride in her dress, but did you know where that came from? It was from arranged marriages so the groom wouldn't back out once he saw the bride. I don't think that will be a problem here - ha ha.

If I were to pick one moment from my entire wedding that I would want recorded, it would be when I saw my wife, Danielle, for the first time in her wedding dress. It literally took my breath away. I couldn't believe that I was so dang lucky to be marrying her. Unfortunately I didn't have that recorded. I couldn't as I was in the temple. If I were to go back, I would have a pre wedding shoot where I could take the time to really enjoy that special moment. Believe me, on your wedding day you won't have time to slow down and enjoy the moment like you can at a pre wedding shoot. The day will be over before you know it. We see it time and time again - the couple is late coming out of the temple because the ceremony started late or it took so long to get the dress on, late getting to the luncheon because they had to wait at the temple stairs while other weddings took their pictures (this happens all the time!), late to the reception because family showed up late for the family pics. Yes, it happens. A lot!

Since you don't have control of everything on your wedding day you really don't know for sure how rushed you'll be. However, you can take control by having a pre wedding shoot, enjoying that special moment and taking stress of the actual wedding day because you will now have one less thing to do. That's smart and a lot more fun :)

This is Troy & Tammy's pre wedding shoot in San Diego, CA.

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