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WHAT'S A FIRST LOOK YOU ASK?:
Well it's all the rage now! Brides and Grooms are getting slammed with the hustle and bustle of the entire wedding day workflow and are not spending one minute with just eachother on their day. The first look gives the couple a special moment that ends up being one of the best moments of the day. The two get to see one another for thirty minutes while the photographer captures them spending this short quiet alone time. It also allows for some of the best pictures of the day. Here are some words from one of my brides:
"When Barb first suggested to me that Isaac & I do a "first look" photo shoot, I was some what hesitant, and definitely had to think it over. Isaac & I are traditional, we had a traditional church wedding, did all the traditional wedding things that bride & grooms do, I was afraid that doing a first-look would ruin the moment of me walking down the aisle, seeing my groom for the first time....I was so wrong. We decided to do the first look, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. The photo shoot was truly an intimate moment. It was just me and him, nobody else. It was the first & only time during that day that Isaac & I had a few moments together, and I truly cherish that time.
Barbara stood off capturing priceless photos of us in our true form, she captured our nervousness, surprised faces, happiness, excitement, and joy of being together, just the two of us, before the business of the wedding began. The first look was truly a special moment I will never forget. Not only did the first look help me get over my nerves, it also made the rest of the photos go by like a breeze. After Isaac & I finished our first look, we went ahead and did all of our wedding party photos, and most of our family photos. By the time the wedding started, we had pretty much finished all of our photos. After the wedding, we took a few more photos, and then, Isaac & I went to our reception. We didn't stand around for hours after the wedding, like some people do, taking photos. We literally arrived at our reception right on time.
I truly would recommend a first look photo shoot to anyone. Barbara captured a moment in time I never will forget, and I am so grateful we did a first look! "-------- Heather Hill Mata
1. WHEN DO I NEED TO BOOK MY SHOOT w/ YOU?
Whenever you want, but the sooner the better. Let me know when you are available so I can put you in my calendar.
2. WILL YOU BE THE PERSON SHOOTING OUR WEDDING?
Absolutely! Every shot you see on here is taken by me. If you have a large wedding and want a second photographer - I have another fabulous person that will join me on your big day.
3. WHEN WLL I GET TO SEE MY PHOTOS?
Your wedding day photos will be avilable within a week after the wedding featured on the blog. You will have all of your photos within 5 weeks.
4. WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
Personally, I think the best of the best! Canon. I have a variety of cameras, lenses, and flashes to ensure that you are well taken care of on your wedding day.
5. WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Be your self and wear what is comfortable for you. I always think that patterns and stipes are a fun pattern in photographs. Don't be shy with props and don't be afraid of color!
6. I WANT TO ASK ANOTHER QUESTION
That's perfectly fine - shoot me an email and I'll get back to you.
AN INVESTMENT YOU WILL NEVER REGRET:
Having beautiful photographs that you love and which capture an unforgettable moment in time is an investment you will never regret. Most people, when facing an unexpected evacuation, think of retrieving their precious photographs first! Their value is beyond estimation. Having wonderful pictures of yourself, your family, special places or events in your life is the only true time machine we can know. Investing in these memories now will ensure there will be no remorse later.
ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT:
Engagement shoots happen to be one of my favorites! I love getting to be with the bride and groom before the wedding because it allows me to get to know the couple and see how they interact with each-other. It's important to me because my goal is to get you comfortable so when the big day comes, you will feel completely at ease knowing how we will interact with one another. Not to mention engagement shoots are just simply F-U-N! Lots of laughs, kisses and love.