All photos by Izzy Hudgins Photography
Choosing to do a first look was pretty much a no-brainer. The superficial angle is that it was unlikely that we’d get that coveted “reaction shot” at the ceremony. But the real reason to opt for a first look was because I didn’t want to wait so long to see my future husband. Weddings are nervous-making, and I knew I’d be much too jittery if we were apart for the entire day.
Are we that co-dependent? Maybe a little.
Having this moment together relieved so much of the stress that was building since I woke that morning. So much of the portrait time was just an excuse to hold each other and laugh together. I would whisper in his ear, “I know we’re supposed to be smiling for the camera, but I honestly can’t help it!”
Once dressed, I was whisked down behind the hotel where there was a lovely shaded spot with trees and overgrowth. Izzy, our photographer, had already done such an incredible job scouting out camera-worthy locations around the grounds.
We followed her lead on all things, and we got some adorable photographs in return.
“Hey bud, guess who?”