At First Sight.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite the traditionalist, but as a wedding photographer, one thing I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE is when the bride and groom opt to see each other before the ceremony. Two main reasons being, the intimate moment of seeing each other for the first time is captured. It’s so sweet, up close and personal. Second, I get SO much more time with my bride and groom (compared to the usual 20-30 minutes during cocktail hour), which makes for so many more pictures!

A few days before the wedding, Jenna and I devised a plan on how she would reveal herself to Omar on their wedding day. As the plan unfolded, Omar was standing by the ocean waiting for his nervous, giddy, and excited bride to begin the walk through the sand to see him for the very first time. As soon as she tapped him on the shoulder, and he turned around you could see the nerves melt away, the smiles grow wider and the happiness and love radiate through the air. It was a special moment and a treasure of time I am sure they will remember forever.

Here she is getting ready to go see Omar for the first time. She was so nervous and cute!

Omar waiting patiently and isn’t Jenna just adorable!?


I love this one.


Oh, and what the heck, here’s Omar and Jenna’s favorite people!

One Response to At First Sight.
  1. Alicia Meyer
    February 4, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    I love the photo’s of Jenna & Omar side-by-side before they saw each other. Look at Jenna’s face! She is adorable!

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