We embraced for a few hugs with our friends and family after our first look, but Zak quickly pulled us away for our bride and groom pictures. We spent a little time in the heart of the snow storm…armed with an umbrella, which happened to be a lifesaver during this time.
We posed and cuddled and smooched until I was chilled and my hair had lost nearly all of its once perfectly coiffed style, so Zak directed us back to the covered porch, to our first look corner. Maybe it was the sentiment of that corner or just good picture taking, but I’m in love with these pictures. One has already been made into canvas and is displayed in our home.
When we first met with Zak we emphasized that while we certainly didn’t want to compromise getting pictures, we also didn’t want to spend an absurd amount of time away from our guests. This is why we chose a first look; we wanted ample amount of time with our friends and family. To party, to celebrate, and mingle. Zak obliged us and our bride and groom portrait time was perfect…we got beautiful pictures that we are more than happy with and didn’t take hours to do. This certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you have the same feeling, know that it’s okay!
This may seem crazy, especially because I’ve seen how many pictures other couples choose to take; it makes our amount seem so tiny (well, there are a ton of shots, however, Mr. Honey and I are not the most in-sync smilers of all time!). But, it’s what we wanted and trust me when I say we have no regrets. Not only was time a consideration for us but it was cold out! I got to go back inside and warm up, but Mr. Honey had to join his dudes for some good ol’ male bonding!
Do guys bond over picture taking?!
*All Photos by the talented duo of Zak Fleming Photography
- We had a busy wedding week
- Teamwork made our Dream Work
- We rehearsed casually
- There was a pizza party!ï»¿
- Friday night was Princesses, Panties & Practice
- Bridal details made me reminisce
- I became a bride!
- The Honey Girls took a walk in the snow
- The Dudes got handsome
- We did our first look with our doggy!