Our First Look

To have a first look, or to not have a first look…that was our question.

Originally we were both adamant that we did not want a first look. Cody really wanted the first time he saw me to be when I was walking down the aisle, and I really wanted to  do on of those moments where we hold hands on either side of a door and talk to each other before the ceremony.

But with the time of our wedding and the time of year, we knew we wouldn’t get any sunset or photos in any daylight for that matter if we didn’t see each other first and take our newlywed and group photos before the ceremony. We eventually were convinced to do a first look and I am so glad we did because the photos we got afterwards were so worth it.

Our “first look” itself was sweet, but super awkward to be honest. Just because we’d both been rushing around all day and we had a photographer and an assistant right there with us and we didn’t really know what to say. We did get some really cute photos out of it though, and it was such a special moment that we will treasure forever.

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Professional Photography: Karey at Hazy Lane Studios

Venue: Murrieta’s Well

Florist: Jinger & her team at The Flower House

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