An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.

Your wedding should be one of the happiest days of your life. But it’s a fact that wedding days can also be stressful. Cutting out things from your wedding schedule is the best way to reduce wedding day stress. In my experience as a wedding photographer, doing your portraits on a different day, or even as a first look, is an easy way to help your wedding day go more smoothly. You can pick a beautiful location that’s different from your ceremony space, and have more time on your wedding day to spend with your friends and family! If a “first look” isn’t for you, consider doing an adventurous, elegant bridal session after your wedding!

An elegant bridal first look session:

This photo session in Southern Utah was an absolute dream. Johanna and Matt are the sweetest couple (Matt proposed to Johanna after a performance while she was an American Idol contestant)! I loved getting to know them and capturing a little bit of their relationship before their June wedding!

An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
The stunning bouquet for this elegant bridal first look was provided by the talented Starlie of Blooms and Branches Floral.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
We were so lucky to get this cloudy, blue-hour magic instead of rain. My love affair with gray gowns is stronger than ever after this bridal session! Johanna’s dress is a Willowby by Watters from BHLDN.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.
An engaged bride and groom celebrate their upcoming wedding during their first look bridal shoot with an Arizona wedding photographer.

Not sure if you want to do a first look?

First looks aren’t for everyone! You may value the tradition of waiting to see each other before you walk down the aisle. Or you may just like the element of surprise! An elegant bridal session the day after your wedding is a great option to lighten your wedding day schedule. Or, an adventurous portrait session in a rad location could be the perfect start to your honeymoon! There are so many options, and I’m here to help as your photographer. Weddings are my business! Let’s find the right timeline for you.